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Turbine Sunset

Over 100 cities now get at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal, solar and wind. This includes Reykjavík, Iceland where geothermal and hydro-power are powering much of the city, and Basel, Switzerland where 100% of renewable power comes from the city's own energy supply company. In the US, where some 58 cities and towns…

Volvo EV

The Volvo motor-car company confirmed in 2017 the strategic decoupling of their vehicles from the internal combustion engine, supplementing all vehicles from 2019 with electric motors. We are committed to electrification, so from 2019 all new Volvo car models will include an electric motor. [ Hakan Samuelsson - President & CEO ] It will launch five fully electric cars between…

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…

Tesla Semi

The announcement by Elon Musk of his proposed electric semi-truck and new roadster almost broke the internet last week. Perhaps missed in the hype, cheering and very loud music accompanying a very, very, very fast red car, was a small, but potentially profound announcement about the truck "mega-chargers" and the flat-priced provision for charging these trucks. Innovations in this sector…

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…

Yes, think about this for a moment. N. E. G. A. T. I. V. E. spot-price for electricity. Policy, expenditure, loan-term investment; all predicated on an underlying assumption of markets. Beware the paradigm shift...The impossible just happened in Texas http://t.co/lBxA5q4cyK #strandedassets— Bill (@billcoppinger) September 20, 2015LinksUtility Dive - ERCOT prices in to negativeERCOTOriginal Article - Slate.comBusiness Insider

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