Weekly Top Ten

How solar owners’ post-hurricane demand for batteries could impact utilities

As Hurricane Irma receded last September, thousands of Floridians sheltered in 115 well-lit schools, drinking hot coffee and communicating with the world through cell phones charged by solar-plus-storage systems. Funded by a $9.8 million 2009 Recovery Act grant, the solar-plus-storage systems powered the schools despite the overcast weather, while 6.7 million utility customers had no ... Read more

Is Tesla Subsidized? What’s The Truth About Claims Tesla, SpaceX, and Elon Musk Wealth Only Exist Because Of Subsidies?

Clean Transport Published on February 18th, 2018 by James Ayre 0 February 18th, 2018 by James Ayre  It’s pretty common nowadays to hear the claim that the only reason that Tesla, or SpaceX, or any of Elon Musk’s other ventures exists is because of government subsidies. I’ve myself heard the claim quite a lot over ... Read more

Climate Change To Lead To More Frequent UK Flooding, Warns Environment Agency

Climate Change Published on February 19th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill 0 February 19th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill  5.2 million properties in England are at risk of flooding, and increases in the frequency of intense bouts of flooding are expected across England due to changes in the country’s climate, warns the nation’s Environment Agency. ... Read more

ING and European Investment Bank Invest €300 Million In Green Shipping

Clean Transport Published on February 20th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill 0 February 20th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill  Global financial institution ING has partnered with the European Investment Bank in committing €300 million to support green investments in the European shipping sector. Dutch multinational banking and financial services company ING announced this week that ... Read more

MISO monitor says lack of authority hurt operator’s performance during January cold snap

Dive Brief: A cold snap in January forced offline almost 10 GW of capacity in the southern region of the Midcontinent ISO, spiking prices and revealing weaknesses in the network of generators and transmission, Platts reports. In response, the grid operator’s independent market monitor said a lack of authority to manage resources played a big ... Read more

Federal judge rules White House delay of efficiency standards is unlawful

Dive Brief: A federal judge yesterday ruled the White House’s delay on finalizing efficiency regulations for several consumer and commercial products is unlawful and the Department of Energy must issue the regulations within 28 days. In separate lawsuits, environmental groups and attorneys general from almost a dozen states sued DOE in June to force the release ... Read more

Why Telstra could make $20 billion play in Australia energy markets

Will Australia’s telecommunications giant Telstra finally make good on a plan to challenge Australia’s incumbent energy utilities and launch a major charge into the energy market? It’s an idea that has been talked about ever since analysts and consultants first thought of how telcos could bring about a “Kodak” moment for energy utilities as new ... Read more

Finding Your Way Anywhere With Three Easy Words To Remember

Autonomous Vehicles Published on February 19th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart 0 February 19th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart  Wouldn’t it be easy if you could find your way anywhere on this planet by simply remembering three easy words? Well, you can. Which Three Words? Depending on where you are and where you are going, three words ... Read more

Renewable power: State is 9th globally in output – Times of India

Times of IndiaNew low cost solar capital additions and a major repowering of TN’s wind projects, a concerted improvement in energy efficiency plus reduced transmission and distribution losses, should deliver more than 80% of all electricity demand growth in the … and more …read more Related

What Are Elon Musk’s Ultimate Goals? Overview Of Tesla and SpaceX Plans

Cars Published on February 17th, 2018 by James Ayre 0 February 17th, 2018 by James Ayre  What’s the ultimate goal of Elon Musk? As some would have it, he’s a money grubber who only exists because of government “subsidies” (presumably a reference to the federal EV tax credit, which is open to consumers buying electric ... Read more