Musk and 116 Others Tell UN To Ban Weapons Controlled By Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous Vehicles Published on August 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley 0 August 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley  If you are the National Rifle Association, you are all in favor of weapons like drones, tanks, machine guns, and submarines controlled by artificial intelligence. After all, the Founding Fathers clearly anticipated such things when they were making … Read more

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Looking Beyond the Eclipse: How the Historic Event Tested Customer Engagement on the Electric Grid

Even if you couldn’t step outside to watch the solar eclipse take place today, it was still possible to participate in this historic event. No, not just by watching the NASA livestream — but by curbing your electricity usage. The eclipse will affect around 1,900 utility-scale solar PV power plants across the U.S. today, causing … Read more

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EBRD, Proparco commit US$116 million for 100MW PV portfolio in Egypt

The new facilities will be constructed, operated and owned by two Egyptian subsidiaries of the French company EREN Renewable Energy and Access Power. Image: EBRD The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and French financial company Proparco are set to help Egypt make major strides in the development of its renewable-energy sector. Both companies … Read more

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Solar and Wind Slash Cost Of Electricity In Australia, Power Indigenous Communities

Batteries Published on August 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley 0 August 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley  Electricity in Australia is some of the most expensive in the world. The cost of electricity from solar and wind is dropping so rapidly that renewables are pricing coal and natural gas out of the utility market and creating … Read more

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Bicycles and Autonomous Cars Are On A Collision Course

Autonomous Vehicles Published on August 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley 0 August 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley  Bicycling pays big dividends in terms of individual health, national medical care costs, and the profitability of local businesses. Sir Liam Donaldson, England’s former chief medical officer, is well known for saying, “The potential benefits of physical activity to … Read more

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Toyota (Still) Banks On Lithium-Air Energy Storage For Next-Gen EV Batteries

Batteries Published on August 21st, 2017 by Tina Casey 0 August 21st, 2017 by Tina Casey  Lithium-air batteries may or may not ever happen, but it’s not for lack of trying. Toyota Motor Europe is one of the funders behind a new MIT study that dives into the mysteries of this elusive energy storage technology, … Read more

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Rising CO2 Levels Are Sapping Staple Crops Of Their Protein and Iron Content

Agriculture Published on August 21st, 2017 by Guest Contributor 0 August 21st, 2017 by Guest Contributor  Originally published on Nexus Media. By Marlene Cimons We already know how prolonged drought, high heat and heavy rains prompted by climate change can wreak havoc on agriculture. But there is more disturbing news. If we do nothing, growing … Read more

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