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General Electric Finally Manages to Jettison Its Historic Lighting Business

General Electric is no longer in the light bulb business, the company announced on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Ge, Defense, Industry, Aviation, General Electric, Smart Homes, Lighting, Light Bulbs, Savant Systems

Alberta Energy Minister Says the Pandemic Is a 'Great Time' to Build Pipeline Due to Limits on Protests

The energy minister of the Canadian province of Alberta, Sonya Savage, told listeners to an oil trade association podcast that the coronavirus pandemic was the perfect time to move forward with the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due to bans on large protests, the Canadian Press reported.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Gas, Conservation, Indigenous Rights, Trans Mountain, Alberta Energy, Pipelines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Alberta Sonya Savage

Australian researchers claim world first in global race to develop better solar panels

Experimental cell using the potentially game-changing material perovskite passes a series of heat and humidity testsA team of Australian researchers are claiming a world first in a global race to develop cheaper, more flexible and more efficient solar panels after their experimental cell passed a series of heat and humidity tests.Using a type of crystal material known as perovskite, the group found that a simple glass and synthetic rubber coating around the cell was enough to stop it from degrad...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Australia news, Solar Power

U.S. Renewables Are Set to Generate More Electricity Than Coal for the First Time

This is set to be the year renewables take off. A new report from the Energy Information Administration shows that electricity generation from renewables is finally set to surpass that of coal, a major milestone in the efforts to a clean energy economy. The coronavirus is helping drive this shift.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Renewable Energy, Oil And Gas, Clean Energy, Energy Information Administration, First Time

Japanese, Chinese and Korean Cars Makers Are Serious About Catching Tesla

Sandy Munro indicated that every OEM (original equipment maker) in Japan and most in China and Korea are buying his teardown reports on Tesla electric cars. Sandy only sold one of his reports in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Japan, Science, Technology, China, Cars, Tesla, World, Innovation, Korea, Electric Cars, Sandy, Sandy Munro

The World Just Set a Record For the Cheapest Solar Farm

All might feel awful in the world—and for the most part, it is—but there are still glimmers of hope. Today, that hope comes in the form of cheap-ass solar energy.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Renewable Energy, United Arab Emirates, Solar Energy, Cheapest Solar Farm

NASA will test a new spacecraft solar sail using a NanoAvionics satellite

NASA is going to test a new solar sail system to determine if it’s a viable alternative to propellant-based thrusters for maneuvering small satellites, and potentially for low-cost transportation of spacecraft set on deep-space missions. The agency has selected Illinois-based NanoAvionics to provide the spacecraft that will be used to test the solar sail system, the company announced today. The mission, called NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System or ACS3, is headed by NASA’s Ames Research...
Tags: Energy, TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Illinois, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Solar Sail, Spacecraft, Emerging-technologies, Outer Space, LightSail, Planetary Society, Cubesats

US Supports Commercial Space Mining and Will Negotiate Deals to Enable It

On April 6, the US White House released an executive order that Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space, consistent with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Technology, White House, US, World, Innovation

Renewable Energy Set a Major Record in 2019

Globally, renewable energy sectors including wind, solar, and hydropower are booming. The world is using more renewable energy than ever before. Over one third of the world’s electricity comes from renewable sources, according to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency, or Irena, on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Renewable Energy, IRENA, International Renewable Energy Agency, Fuck Fossil Fuels

The Promise and Peril of Nuclear Power

Temperatures are rising, the Antarctic is melting, and a million animal and plant species face the risk of extinction, all driven by the climate crisis. To save us from the coming climate catastrophe, we need an energy hero, boasting limitless power and no greenhouse gas emissions (or nearly none).Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Nuclear Power, Carbon Emissions, Nuclear, Antarctic

Trump Admin Set to Announce Bullshit Plan to Build Dirtier Cars That Cost More to Drive

Donald Trump’s administration is set to gut Barack Obama-era fuel efficiency standards on Tuesday, the New York Times reported, in a huge middle finger to anyone who cares about the environment and likely the White House’s biggest backtrack in federal climate policy.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, White House, Environment, Cars, Barack Obama, Automotive, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, New York Times, Automobiles, Donald Trump, Dirtier Cars That Cost More To Drive, Trump Admin Set

China Nears Completion of First Commercial Walk-away Safe Nuclear Reactor

Twin HTR-PM reactors will drive a single 210 MWe turbine in China’s high-temperature pebble bed reactor. This new reactor could eventually be mostly factory mass-produced. The higher... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, China, World, Innovation

We Can Increase Life Expectancy Without Fossil Fuels

Oil and gas companies love to tell us how much we need their products.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Fossil Fuels, Fuck Fossil Fuels

A New Partnership Between Los Angeles and the Navajo Nation Could Be the Start of a Green New Deal

For more than 40 years, the Navajo Nation helped power the city of Los Angeles through a dirty coal plant on the reservation. The Navajo Generating Station closed late last year, but the link between the city and the Navajo Nation may live on in a way that’s much more healthy.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Los Angeles, Coal, Navajo Nation, Navajo Generating Station, Just Transition

Coconut Oil Could Be the Next Disastrous Biofuel

In the Philippines, the coconut tree is called the tree of life due to its many uses and central role in the country’s economy. In Luzon, the most populated island in the country, coconut farms flush with green coconuts can be found on the coast, on top of hills, and in valleys alongside creeks and rivers. The…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Science, Philippines, Biofuels, Luzon

How Climate Change Could Bring About the Next Great Recession

Our weather is becoming more extreme, litigation is targeting fossil fuel companies—and our whole economic system is at risk of imploding if the energy sector doesn’t prepare for climate change, financial experts warn.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Recession, Fossil Fuels, Globalization, Climate Crisis

Why Trump might soon make (some) scientists very happy

The White House issued its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10.The request includes deep cuts to many federal science agencies, though it also calls for more funding into certain research, including NASA.The administration could soon mandate that all federally funded research be published without paywalls, a move that many researchers seem to support. The White House sent its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10, offering a glimpse into how the Trump administration wants to repri...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, Science, Obama, Congress, White House, Usda, Nasa, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Homeland Security, Wiley

The Trump Administration Is Withholding Almost $1 Billion in Renewable Energy Funding

The Trump administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) is holding onto nearly $1 billion of funds allotted for a clean energy program research and development program, congressional Democrats said at a hearing on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Research and development, Department Of Energy, Trump, Department of Energy DOE, Trump Administration

US Carbon Emissions Are on Track to Fall a Shameful 4 Percent by 2050

To meet the goals set in the Paris Climate Accord and avert climate catastrophe, UN scientists say nations must cut their greenhouse gas emissions to half of their 2018 levels by 2030 and aim for net zero emissions by 2050. That means cutting emissions by 7.6 percent every year for the next decade. But according to a…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, US, Paris, Carbon Emissions, Un, Energy Policy, Future Dystopias

Alert Warning of 'Emergency' at Canadian Nuclear Plant Sent by Mistake, Officials Say

Canadian officials have demanded an explanation after an inaccurate alert was sent out to cell phones stating staff were responding to an incident at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station near Toronto on Sunday, the BBC reported.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Toronto, Bbc, Canada, Nuclear Power, Nuclear, Whoops, Emergency Alert System, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

IBM Quantum Computer to Help Develop Next-gen Lithium Sulfur Batteries

A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, uses a quantum computer to model the dipole moment of three lithium-containing molecules,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Technology, Future, World, Innovation, Batteries, Ibm, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, Quantum Computers, Qubits, Quantum Chemistry

A Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Has Knocked Out Power For All of Puerto Rico

Just a day after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake knocked out power to the southern part of Puerto Rico, the entire island is in the dark after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake broke out early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Earthquakes, Puerto Rico, U S Geological, It Never Ends, Hurricane Maria

Earthquake Shows How Fragile Puerto Rico's Electric Grid Still Is

Puerto Rico just can’t seem to catch a break. The people of the island have been dealing with a series of small earthquakes for about a week, but the situation worsened Monday when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the southwest part of the island early morning. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Earthquake, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria

Tesla Beats Estimates With a Record 112,000 Cars Delivered in Fourth Quarter

Tesla delivered a record 112,000 vehicles globally during the fourth quarter. Analysts expected Tesla to deliver 106,000 vehicles to customers during the fourth quarter. Elon Musk and Tesla had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Cars, Fourth Quarter

Toyota CEO Predicted Peak Oil by 2020 Back in 2009

Toyota’s North American CEO, Jim Lentz, predicted back in 2009 that by 2020 the world would hit peak oil—the idea that the world’s demand for oil would exceed the world’s supply of oil. And since we’ve officially entered the year 2020, it feels like an appropriate time to look at whether his prediction was correct.…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Oil, Cars, Sustainability, Toyota, Predictions, Alternative Energy, Jim Lentz, Peak Oil

Biden to Coal Miners: Learn to Code

Democratic presidential contender and Joe Biden has some advice for the recently disrupted: learn to program.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Learn To Code, Programming, Science, Technology, Jobs, Labor, Joe Biden, Coal, Coding, Biden, 2020 Election

Study: Massive Blowout at Gas Well in 2018 Spewed 5 Times as Much Methane as ExxonMobil Estimated

Research published this week shows that an ExxonMobile-owned natural gas well blowout in Belmont County, Ohio in February 2018 released a hell of a lot more methane than previously thought.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Climate, ExxonMobil, Exxon Mobil, Gas, Times, Methane, Exxon, Belmont County Ohio

Earth observation startup Capella Space will launch a seven satellite constellation in 2020

Capella Space is all set to begin commercial operations in 2020, with the launch of seven satellites that will provide synthetic aperture radar (SAR)-based imaging, which will provide its clients with extremely high-resolution imaging of Earth with extremely fast turnaround time, more power-efficient operation and higher quality than is currently available on the market from other small satellite-based solutions. Backed by DCVC and Spark Capital, Capella says it has all the funding it needs t...
Tags: Energy, TC, Space, Science, Tech, Earth, Stars, United States, Satellite, Oil And Gas, Aerospace, U.s. Government, Spark Capital, U.S. Air Force, Capella, Imaging

Heliogen’s Solar Farm Could Drastically Reduce Global Emissions

Backed by Bill Gates, clean energy company Heliogen has developed a concentrated solar energy source that could eliminate carbon-emitting industrial processes—essentially “transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels.” The advancement would allow heavy machinery to forego fossil fuels and employ those created from the process (like hydrogen or syngas), ultimately reducing global carbon emissions by 10%. The technology at the center of Heliogen’s innovative idea …
Tags: Energy, Science, Design, Climate Change, Environment, Tech, Fossil Fuels, Bill Gates, Innovation, Solar Energy, Clean Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Linkaboutit, Solar Farm, Heliogen

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