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Australia Risks Missing Out On Lithium Battery Boom

Published on February 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Australia must act quickly and decisively to take advantage of its leading position in the global lithium resources market, or risk missing out on what could be a $2 trillion value supply chain, a new report has warned... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

How Tesla Redefines The Auto Business

Published on February 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s original mission was to electrify the world’s transportation system. Along the way, that expanded into a reboot of the entire automotive industry. By the time it’s all over, Tesla will have redefined not just the way cars are fueled, but the way they are designed, manufactured, marketed and sold... Read More


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What Are Elon Musk’s Ultimate Goals? Overview Of Tesla & SpaceX Plans

Published on February 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre

What's the ultimate goal of Elon Musk? As some would have it, he's a money grubber who only exists because of government "subsidies" (presumably a reference to the federal EV tax credit, which is open to consumers buying electric cars from any auto manufactures, and to California's air pollution reduction programs). As others would have it, he's a savior of the world who will "colonize" Mars and transition the world away from fossil fuels... Read More


Tesla In Talks To Supply Battery Storage To Con Edison

Published on February 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla is teaming with Orange & Rockland Utilities, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, to test the effectiveness of grid scale battery storage systems for selected commercial and industrial customers. If successful, this could lead to a major new source of business for Tesla. ... Read More


China: Should Tesla Stay Or Go?

Published on February 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A new report throws another factor into the Tesla factory in China mix. If Tesla builds cars there, must it equip them with batteries made in China, too? ... Read More


US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

Published on February 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the nation's nuclear energy fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's new Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2018. ... Read More

Clean Power

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

Published on February 16th, 2018 | by The Beam

A first of its kind study simulating a global electricity system based entirely on renewable energy on an hourly basis throughout a whole year shows that the existing renewable energy potential and technologies, including storage, are able to generate sufficient and secure power supply worldwide by 2050. ... Read More


Faster E-Bikes In Danish Bike Lanes: Green Bliss Or Split Skulls?

Published on February 15th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Today, the Danish Road Safety Agency released a draft for a trial on letting so-called Speed Pedelecs use bike lanes in the country. Speed Pedelecs are able to reach a motor-assisted top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) as opposed to standard Pedelec e-bikes that can go 25 km/h (15 mph)... Read More

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