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The Secret on the Ocean Floor

February 19th, 2018

Via: BBC: In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California. It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where its owners boasted it would herald a revolutionary new industry beneath the waves. Equipped with a towering rig and the latest in drilling gear, the […]

The Breakneck Rise of China’s Colossus of Electric-Car Batteries

February 3rd, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: The next global powerhouse in the auto industry comes from a small city in a tea-growing province of southeast China, where an unheralded maker of electric-vehicle batteries is planning a $1.3 billion factory with enough capacity to surpass the output of Tesla and dwarf the suppliers for battery-powered cars by GM, Nissan and […]

Plug Wars: The Battle for Electric Car Supremacy

January 27th, 2018

Via: Reuters: German carmakers hope a network of high-power charging stations they are rolling out with Ford will set an industry standard for plugs and protocols that will give them an edge over electric car rivals. At the moment, Tesla and carmakers in Japan and Germany use different plugs and communication protocols to link batteries […]

Tesla Gigafactory Production Problems Worse than Previously Disclosed

January 26th, 2018

The Hacker News comments on this are interesting. Via: CNBC: Tesla’s problems with battery production at the company’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are worse than the company has acknowledged and could cause further delays and quality issues for the new Model 3, according to a number of current and former Tesla employees. These problems include […]

Grid Up. Grid Down.

January 24th, 2018

The grid has been having intermittent issues since last night’s thunderstorm, and the power was off for most of the afternoon today. Back to posting early AM NZ time tomorrow, assuming the power stays on.

Ford Plans $11 Billion Investment, 40 Electric Vehicles by 2022

January 14th, 2018

Via: Reuters: Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show. … Of the 40 electrified vehicles Ford plans for its global lineup by […]

Hinkley Point: The ‘Dreadful Deal’ Behind the World’s Most Expensive Power Plant

December 25th, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — Via: Guardian: Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is the biggest building site in Europe. Here, on 430 acres of muddy fields scattered with towering cranes and bright yellow diggers, the first new nuclear power station in the UK since 1995 is slowly taking shape. […]

General Electric to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Power Business Revamp

December 7th, 2017

Via: Reuters: General Electric Co (GE.N) is axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business, the struggling industrial conglomerate’s latest effort to shrink itself into a more focused company. The U.S. company launched the cuts to save $1 billion in 2018, saying it expected dwindling demand for fossil fuel power plants to continue. “Traditional power […]

Tesla Completes Construction of 129 Megawatt Hour Battery

November 23rd, 2017

Via: Independent: Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt hour battery for South Australia, the […]

The Fixers Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

November 20th, 2017

Thanks for everything you do, Jehu. Jehu Garcia – YouTube Via: Vice:

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