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Renewables company Neoen says Tesla’s Australia battery makes it more profitable 0

Renewables company Neoen says Tesla’s Australia battery makes it more profitable

Energizer — Pairing wind with batteries makes wind more competitive with fossil fuels. Megan Geuss – Sep 25, 2018 12:21 am UTC Enlarge / Bloomberg Best of the Year 2017: Powerpacks which will be used to form the world’s largest lithium-ion battery stand on display during a Tesla Inc. event at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by Neoen SAS,…

Renewable energy for Puerto Rico 0

Renewable energy for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is not prepared for another hurricane. A year ago, Hurricane María obliterated the island’s electric grid, leading to the longest power outage in U.S. history. This disrupted medical care for thousands and contributed to an estimated 2975 deaths. The hurricane caused over $90 billion in damage for an island already in economic crisis.…

Google’s new long game: 100% clean energy all the time 0

Google’s new long game: 100% clean energy all the time

Our time to move away from dirty energy to green sources is limited. Federal governments can’t be relied upon to push the conversion–especially not the one in the U.S., which is actively working against large-scale adoption of green energy. Much of the progress we’ve seen so far has come from big corporate energy buyers demanding…

Hurricane damage: Could renewable energy be the answer to Puerto Rico’s recovery? 0

Hurricane damage: Could renewable energy be the answer to Puerto Rico’s recovery?

CLOSE Federal officials have spent several billions trying to bring hurricane-struck Puerto Rico out of the dark. USA TODAYAlexis Massol-González founded Casa Pueblo in 1980 to oppose open-pit mining. Today, the community center in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, is one of the few self-sustaining solar “microgrids” on the island.(Photo: Rick Jervis)ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico – Visitors to…

Why We Don’t Have Crazy Good Five-Minute-Charging Batteries For Electric Cars Yet 0

Why We Don’t Have Crazy Good Five-Minute-Charging Batteries For Electric Cars Yet

Electric vehicle batteries are a problematic business: About half of the carbon generated by building the whole car is dedicated to the lithium-ion cell system, they weigh a lot—the Tesla Model S’ clocks in at 1,200 pounds, even at the smaller 85kWh size—and then there’s charging time, which for your current average electric car is…

America Hasn’t Learned Much Since Hurricane Maria 0

America Hasn’t Learned Much Since Hurricane Maria

Although the effort to rebuild Puerto Rico has made progress, the island is still confronting questions of status, economics, and emigration that Hurricane Maria helped expose. Vann R. Newkirk II Sep 20, 2018 Carlos Barria / Reuters SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Puerto Rico se levanta. It’s become something of an official motto among officials on the…