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Tesla’s Big Battery Will Change Power And Politics

Tesla’s Big Battery Will Change Power And Politics
Above Photo: © Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/ Elon Musk unveiling new Power Pack   It puts paid to arguments for coal fired base load.   We have written previously about how Tesla will kill the duck in Australia in 100 days or it’s free. Now more detail has come out about what is being called the world’s largest battery, that Elon Musk is building. It will store energy generated at a big wind farm and deliver power during peak hours in ... Read more

Renewables Generated More Power Than Nuclear In March And April

Renewables Generated More Power Than Nuclear In March And April
Above Photo: by John Moore/Getty Images Utility-scale renewable electricity generation surpassed nuclear for the first time since Reagan was president. Solar farms planted on an abandoned nuclear plant site or powering a coal museum or atop a strip mine offer stark images of the ascendance of renewables. But forget metaphorical images — utility-scale renewable electricity generation in March and April actually surpassed nuclear for the first ... Read more

Our Best Shot At Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public

Our Best Shot At Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public
Above Photo: “Cities and towns that want well-run water and sanitation services, low-cost access to the internet, and affordable housing should keep those operations public.” Charles Cook via Wikimedia Commons. A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets. Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of ... Read more

Protesters Interrupt Rick Perry’s Speech At Energy Conference

Protesters Interrupt Rick Perry’s Speech At Energy Conference
Above Photo: Rick Perry smiled to photographers Monday as he left Trump Tower after a meeting with the president-elect. (Photo: AP) Contradicting overwhelming scientific consensus, the energy secretary claims that carbon dioxide is not the “primary control knob” for climate change. Energy Secretary Rick Perry offered little explanation when protesters pressed him to explain his position on climate change at an energy conference on Tuesday. ... Read more

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer
Above Photo: Kite Power Systems (KPS). Source: KPS Power from kite would work more often than wind turbines Start-up received funding from Shell, Schlumberger, EON Power-generating kites backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Schlumberger Ltd. and EON SE will start tests in the U.K. this summer, with the aim of developing a technology that could eventually replace offshore wind turbines. Kite Power Systems, known as KPS, is working on a 17-meter ... Read more