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Gizmos & Gadgets: A Solar Roof That Will Cost You Less Than a Normal Roof Plus the Cost of Electricity

October 29, 2016 – Yesterday in Los Angeles Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX went on an outdoor stage surrounded by homes with roofs studded with solar panels. His ... Continue Reading →
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Added Renewable Electricity Generation Surpassed Fossil Fuel Plants in 2015

October 26, 2016 – For the first time renewable energy growth exceeded all other electrical power generation technologies added in the last year. States Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive ... Continue Reading →
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Australia Combines Solar and Pumped Storage at Abandoned Gold Mine Site

September 14, 2016 – For more than a century Kidston, Australia was a gold mining town but in 2001 that all came to an end. The mine shut down and what was left were the remnants ... Continue Reading →
Energy companies are seeking utility-scale battery storage similar to this pilot project in the UK. Photo credit: UKPN

Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →
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Solar, Batteries and Electric Vehicles – a $6 Trillion Industry in the Next Two Decades

September 5, 2016 – It’s Labour Day here in Canada and in other places around the world, a tradition that goes back to 1872. Advances in technology are seen by many who ... Continue Reading →
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United Arab Emirates Pilot Project Stores Solar Energy in Desert Sand

August 22, 2016 – The city of Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s great experiment in building a sustainable urban environment for an extreme climate.  Designed to incorporate a bit ... Continue Reading →
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Demonetizing Our Living Costs – Peter Diamandis Talks About Technological Socialism

July 18, 2016 – In the latest email I received from Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari XPrize he talks about the rapid demonetization of the cost of living. What does that ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. Democratic Platform Adopts More Aggressive Climate Change Agenda

July 12, 2016 – Bernie Sanders in endorsing Hillary Clinton today as the Democratic nominee for U.S. President has won her support for a more aggressive climate change agenda ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Diamandis Talks About the Coming Solar Energy Revolution

May 9, 2016 – I received an email from Peter Diamandis yesterday describing his vision of a shift from fossil fuel generated electricity to solar over the next two decades. He ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: New Gel-Based Battery Could Be Just What the Energy Grid Needs

April 15, 2016 – The University of Sydney in Australia, in its research on catalytic chemicals and fuels, appears to have invented a promising new battery technology which has ... Continue Reading →