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Tesla Starts Mass Production of New ‘2170’ Battery Cell at Gigafactory

January 5th, 2017

Via: Electrek: For the past year, Tesla has been guiding “by the end of the year” for the start of battery cell production at the Gigafactory. The end of the year has come and gone, but Tesla didn’t confirm the start of production. As it turns out, Tesla, and its battery partner Panasonic, started production […]

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind

December 16th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — Via: Bloomberg: Emerging markets are leapfrogging the developed world thanks to cheap panels. A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity. This […]

GM Delivers First Bolt EVs to 3 Customers Just a Few Blocks from Tesla’s Factory

December 13th, 2016

Via: Electrek: While it shouldn’t necessarily be seen as a swipe at Tesla for delivering the first sub-$40,000 long-range electric vehicle before them, it wouldn’t be the first time that GM tries to subtly, or more directly, take a shot at Tesla with the Chevy Bolt EV. Like when it sent out press pictures with […]

Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

December 13th, 2016

Via: BBC: President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for US secretary of state. In a statement, Mr Trump praised Mr Tillerson, 64, as among the “most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers” in the world. Mr Tillerson is said to have a good relationship with […]

Pipeline Spills 176,000 Gallons of Crude Into Creek About 150 Miles from Dakota Access Protest Camp

December 12th, 2016

Via: CNBC: A pipeline leak has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek roughly two and a half hours from Cannon Ball, where protesters are camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes, as well as environmentalists from […]

Possible Sabotage on NZ Electricity Infrastructure

December 7th, 2016

That’s twice in a row now that I was working on sales of off grid solar systems for people when the the power went out. My latest off grid customer went to the bank to try to transfer her money for her new system, and it was closed due to this outage. Absolutely true story, […]

Confirmation of Wendelstein 7-X Magnetic Field

December 6th, 2016

Via: DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory: Physicist Sam Lazerson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with German scientists to confirm that the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy device called a stellarator in Greifswald, Germany, produces high-quality magnetic fields that are consistent with their complex design. The findings, published […]

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Route

December 4th, 2016

Via: NBC: The secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers told Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II Sunday that the current route for the controversial Dakota Access pipeline will be denied. Archambaut told NBC News after he heard the decision that he was “thankful that there were some leaders in the federal government that […]

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda to Run Electric-Car Division

December 4th, 2016

Via: Green Car Reports: It’s now abundantly clear that Toyota is changing course when it comes to zero-emission vehicles. After years of promoting hydrogen fuel cells while shunning and disparaging battery-electric cars, the company now plans to introduce a mass-market electric car by 2020. The fact that Toyota is reportedly only now assembling the team […]

Oil Prices Surge 7% After OPEC Output Cut

November 30th, 2016

Update: OPEC Agrees to Cut Production in Drive to End Record Glut — Via: Reuters: Oil prices jumped as much as 8 percent on Wednesday to a five-week high as some of the world’s largest oil producers gathered in Vienna to try to agree to a production cut that could be bigger than expected. An […]

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