New low-cost, non-flammable, high-capacity, rapid-charging, solid state battery could pose threat to the internal combustion engine
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Goodenough announced in early March that he and his team at the University of Texas at Austin had invented a glass-based battery that blows away the performance of every previous kind of battery, including lithium-ion batteries—which were invented in the 1980s by…him. So right now, Goodenough’s technology is powering your smartphone, laptop, electric toothbrush, Tesla and any other rechargeable electronic thing you own. Lots of inventors claim they’re working on breakthrough types of batteries. Goodenough is the only one who can also say he’s done it before.
Goodenough’s new battery can store three times more energy than a comparable lithium-ion battery, according to the very serious Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
“Over the next 15 years, the Chinese will build enough clean electricity to power America. So how exactly is it “nonsense” to think the U.S., EU, or even India could not do the same over, say, twice as much time? Answer: It isn’t.”
“This is a great summary piece on the renewable energy revolution from one of CleanTechnica’s daily readers. Unlike with many of the recent reader articles we’ve published, this one doesn’t come from a frequent commenter but from one of the many, many lurkers who read CleanTechnica daily and silently. I’m happy he jumped in”
The bill that could set France on the path to renewable energy has passed the cabinet and will make its way to Parliament this fall.
Energy Minister Segolene Royal said that France will mobilize about €10 billion ($13.41 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans, and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill.
A powerful message on the "truly disruptive" nature of solar energy technologies and the profound changes they portent for energy generation and individual customers ... drawn from a range of respected energy experts.
100% RE is reality across the world From North America, to Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania: Local, regional and national governments demonstrate that 100% RE is technically possible, economically advisable, socially imperative and environmentally inevitable. They also highlight that the decision to phase out fossil fuels is solely dependent on political will.
100% RE is cheaper than fossil resources Renewable energy is becoming more and more affordable: According to new scientific research, electricity from wind turbines and solar panels is now cost competitive with new coal-, nuclear and gas-fired power plants in most regions and significantly cheaper than oil-fired power plants. Since costs for wind and solar further decline, they will be the cheapest energy sources in the future, even without accounting for climate change costs and other health impacts of fossil and nuclear power plants.
100% RE is the solution for the climate crisis Science proves that it is game over for fossil fuels (IPCC AR 5 SYR).The world must stop greenhouse gas emissions through a phased elimination of fossil fuels if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Renewable Energy Technology is ready to deliver a 100% sustainable and efficient energy system for achieving the internationally agreed upon climate protection target.
100% RE can generate significant cost savings 100% RE future is both financially and economically advantageous, generating a wide range of benefits for both citizens and governments. The benefits range from savings on fossil fuel imports, improved energy and economic security to reduced vulnerability to external shocks.
We have good news for you. Literally! For the 100th Sustainable Hour radio show on 21 November 2015, we collected a list of examples of climate action news stories that have come out recently. Landmarks, mile stones and gains to…
“As the world's leaders prepare for another round of eloquent speeches, our question to them is simple: Exactly how and when is your country going to phase out fossil fuels? Please, may we see your plan?
The reality is that very few countries have such a plan. Which is incredible, given the current state of climate affairs. Denmark is one rare exception. The country has a plan, which outlines a transition to 100% renewable energy within a relatively short period of time. Ambitious? Yes. Unrealistic? Not at all. Here is how:”
By providing an international platform for government, business and civil society to work together on low carbon solutions, Climate Week NYC will show the world there are clear opportunities and many benefits in joining the global ‘clean revolution’.
“Today is truly an historic day,” said County Executive Mike Hein. “It is no secret that continued reliance on unsustainable fossil fuels has the potential to lead to a global energy crisis, and in situations such as this I firmly believe that government must lead by example. In the past, the County was striving towards a goal of purchasing 10% of its electricity from renewable sources, but when I look out and see the pristine beauty of Ulster County I am reminded that we must protect our environment all across the country, not just for us but for our children and grandchildren. Purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources considerably reduces our carbon footprint and embodies my administration’s continued commitment to the environment and to our future.”
Ulster County executive Mike Hein issues executive order requiring county government to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. The executive order is the first of its kind in New York State.
A Dutch company cased The Archimedes has developed a small, highly efficient, and silent rooftop wind energy generator called the Liam1, which it claims could generate half the power a typical house would need, and which they say would be ideal for combining with solar rooftop PV panels.
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