Seaweed-fueled cars? Maybe one day, with help of new tech

Cars and trucks might one day run on biofuel made from seaweed with the help of two technologies being developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. …read more

Opinion: A 'cleanish' energy target gets us nowhere

It seems that the one certainty about any clean energy target set by the present government is that it will not drive sufficient progress towards a clean, affordable, reliable energy future. At best, it will provide a safety net to ensure that some cleanish energy supply capacity is built. …read more

Mississippi Power, Silicon Ranch commission 50MW PV project in Mississippi

The installation, which can produce enough energy to supply power to approximately 6,500 homes, is comprised of 200,000 panels. Image: Mississippi Power Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch have officially commissioned a 50MW solar project in Hattiesburg, Mississippi that is operating and providing energy to the Mississippi Power grid. The installation, which can produce enough energy … Read more

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Itron-Silver Springs, Doosan’s Storage Win, and More Smart Grid News

Here’s a look at recent news from some of Washington state’s grid modernization and energy storage players, including Itron’s planned acquisition of Silver Spring Networks; a big energy storage project in the Mojave Desert for Seattle-based Doosan GridTech; and a bolus of federal funding for electricity grid researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Itron Buying … Read more

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India Solar PV Market Overview

The “India Solar PV Market Overview, 2016-2022” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. Major solar installations so far, was dominated by the Southern region of India and it is predicted by the ongoing developments and projects in pipeline that, while approaching to 2022 Northern region will surpass the Southern region with maximum installed solar PV capacity. … Read more

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World’s 6th Mass Extinction Grows — Ash Trees and 5 African Antelopes Near Extinction (With Climate Change Playing A Part)

Climate Change Published on September 20th, 2017 by James Ayre 0 September 20th, 2017 by James Ayre  The eradication of the world’s remaining wildlife seems to be continuing at pace, going by the most recent IUCN Endangered Species List — with numerous species that were until recently common now “disappearing faster than they can be … Read more

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China Has 75% Of Electrolyte Solution Market and 75% Of Anode Materials Market (Key Lithium-Ion Battery Components)

Batteries Published on September 20th, 2017 by James Ayre 0 September 20th, 2017 by James Ayre  Chinese firms now control more than 75% of the electrolyte solution market, according to the Tokyo-based Yano Research Institute. Electrolyte solution is a key component in the manufacture of lithium-ion battery cells. This state of things represents a substantial … Read more

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