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Miners of the cryptocurrency BITCOIN, use more electricity than 159 countries in the world. If it keeps increasing at this rate, Bitcoin mining will consume all the world’s electricity by February 2020. I might type that again. If it keeps increasing at this rate, Bitcoin mining will consume all the world’s electricity by February 2020. Think about that for a…

Wind Energy

#KiataWindFarm connected to grid and generating. Largest operating turbines in Australia. More, cheap #RenewableEnergy pic.twitter.com/dN617amLU2 — Windlab (@Windlab) November 6, 2017 Notes: Kiata Wind Farm is a wind energy project located 50km north west of Horsham, Victoria. Windlab, an Australian owned company, is developing the project from its Canberra headquarters. Kiata Wind Farm is a 30 MW wind farm. When operational…

Solar Generation

What a near-perfect day October the 10th was. A completely cloudless blue sky, almost no breeze and about 21-22 degrees celsius. Those conditions produce a wonderful "shape". My home generation produced over thirty kilowatt Hours [3okWh] yesterday. Clearly the next option has to be battery storage and more cells As Richard Thaler would agree, whilst not demonstrating the traits of homo-economicus it is most…

Solar Energy

A small milestone. As the sun rose this morning, our household solar power system generated its Thirtieth MegaWatt since being installed just on four years ago. The irony is not lost on me, watching my energy consumption fall, but a power bill rise... This also comes at a time when the Australia Institute [ @TheAusInstitute ] has released a report Electricity Costs, which finds…

Tipping points are not always obvious, this one may be. Two announcements this week, juxtaposed. Infrastructure Victoria's 30-Year Strategy and Google's move on renewable energy in 2017. Technology companies now account for about 2% of total Global Carbon emissions, that rivals the aviation industry. Let's not even consider the amount of fresh water they require, that's another article... Consider that…

Innovation Five frogs sitting on a log, four decide to jump in, how many are left? The answer? Five!  ... because deciding and doing are two very different things...   The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald produced its first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016. This marks the start of scientific operation.…

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