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Japan Pictures Likely Show Melted Fukushima Fuel for First Time

July 22nd, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: New images show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel hanging from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima reactors, a potential milestone in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history. Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest utility, released images on Friday showing a hardened black, grey […]

Elon Musk Claims U.S. Approval for World’s Longest Tunnel

July 21st, 2017

My guess is that there are so many secret underground facilities in and around Washington DC that this will simply not happen. But if this does somehow get approved, an additional guess is that you’ll be able to slap a Mr. Fusion on your Tesla before the DC hyperloop is running. In any event, Musk […]

Fishermen Express Fury as Fukushima Plant Set to Release Radioactive Material Into Ocean

July 14th, 2017

Via: Telegraph: Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean. In an interview with […]

Tesla Starting to Build Charging Stations That Handle 40 Vehicles at Once

July 11th, 2017

Via: Electrek: Electrek has obtained the project plans of a new Supercharger station to be built in Kettleman City, California. It’s located along the highway 5 roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, where there are high concentrations of Tesla vehicles and therefore, one of the most popular routes for long distance travel. Tesla […]

Houston Startup Plans to Store Wind Energy Underground

July 8th, 2017

Via: Houston Chronicle: Texans have long stored oil, natural gas and other forms of energy in underground salt caverns, so it’s only natural that a Houston startup wants to store wind energy there, too. The method is in the company’s name, Apex-CAES, where CAES stands for compressed air energy storage. The company plans to use […]

100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack System for South Australia

July 7th, 2017

Via: Tesla: This week, through a competitive bidding process, Tesla was selected to provide a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system to be paired with global renewable energy provider Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, South Australia. Tesla was awarded the entire energy storage system component of the project. Tesla Powerpack will charge using renewable energy […]

Tony Seba: Clean Disruption – Energy & Transportation

July 7th, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — Via: Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES):

1,800 Tons of Radioactive Waste Has an Ocean View and Nowhere to Go

July 2nd, 2017

Via: Los Angeles Times: The massive, 150-ton turbines have stopped spinning. The mile-long cooling pipes that extend into the Pacific will likely become undersea relics. High voltage that once energized the homes of more than a million Californians is down to zero. But the San Onofre nuclear power plant will loom for a long time […]


June 27th, 2017

Via: Twitter: UPDATE 15:00 CEST — Maersk (@Maersk) June 27, 2017

New Cyber Attack Underway

June 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft (ROSN.MM) said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on Tuesday and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighboring Ukraine were also disrupted. A Moscow-based cyber security firm, Group-IB, said it appeared to be a coordinated attack simultaneously targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine. […]

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