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The Energy Report


Two years in preparation, The Energy Report presents a provocative scenario, set in 2050, of a world run entirely on renewable energy. By 2050, we could get all the energy we need from renewable sources. This will solve most of … Continue reading

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Debate Continues on Smart Grid Benefits versus Massive Costs


Deployment to consumers‘ homes could cost between $338 billion and $476 billion over the next 20 years, but will deliver $1.3 trillion to $2 trillion in benefits over that period Deployment of smart grid technology from U.S. utility control centers … Continue reading

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Report Maps California’s Energy Future to 2050


California Council on Science and Technology Report Looks Ahead to 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Fuel Emissions from 1990 Level “California’s Energy Future – The View to 2050″ looks a generation ahead at what’s required to reach that goal and … Continue reading

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Smaller, cheaper, faster: Does Moore’s law apply to solar cells?


The sun strikes every square meter of our planet with more than 1,360 watts of power. Half of that energy is absorbed by the atmosphere or reflected back into space. 700 watts of power, on average, reaches Earth’s surface. Summed … Continue reading

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New high-performance lithium-ion battery ‘top candidate’ for electric cars


Scientists are reporting development of an advanced lithium-ion battery that is ideal for powering the electric vehicles now making their way into dealer showrooms. The new battery can store large amounts of energy in a small space and has a … Continue reading

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Vinod Khosla: Searching for the Radical Solution


2010-12-23 Scientific American  Clean technology investor Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, talks with Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti about the energy payoffs to be had by reinventing mainstream technologies. Download MP3 See also In Search of the Radical Solution: … Continue reading

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Plasco waste-to-energy plant’s permit set to expire


2011-01-06 Ottawa Citizen While U.S.-based Solena is in commercial ventures, e.g., with Qantas (see previous posting), Ottawa‘s Plasco seems to be struggling to reach commercial potential. Plasco Energy Group’s plant on Trail Road is slated to shut down on Jan. … Continue reading

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