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oilprice.com - MINING.com  - New Battery Tech Could Make Solar Energy Storage Even Cheaper
New Battery Tech Could Make Solar Energy Storage Even Cheaper
Oilprice.com

US-based engineers have joined forces to develop high-voltage reference batteries for behind-the-meter energy storage applications, based on a bipolar technology that uses silicon wafers in traditional lead batteries. The wafers are similar to…

mining.com - New lead battery technology could be cheaper solution to store solar energy
New lead battery technology could be cheaper solution to store solar energy
MINING.com

The bipolar technology is known as Silicon Joule and has been developed by Gridtential Energy with the goal of reducing lead batteries' weight and achieving a performance competitive with that of lithium-ion batteries but at a lower cost. The…

bloomberg.com - Krystal Chia - Rush to Cut Emissions Lifts a Solar Mogul's Wealth to $4 Billion
Rush to Cut Emissions Lifts a Solar Mogul's Wealth to $4 Billion
Bloomberg

Polysilicon producer GCL-Poly has surged 920% since September Founder Zhu Gongshan is among beneficiaries from green push Rising demand for a niche material used in solar panels has sent shares of top producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. soaring…

foxnews.com - Talia Kaplan - Laid-off pipeline worker: The Biden administration 'has taken my livelihood from me'
Laid-off pipeline worker: The Biden administration 'has taken my livelihood from me'
Fox News

Jason Jernigan, a laid-off Keystone XL Pipeline worker, told ' America's Newsroom ' on Monday that he doesn't know how he is going to make a living now, saying, 'This is all I know how to do.' 'I spent my whole life learning this craft and this…

bloomberg.com - Brian Eckhouse - Biden DOJ Says Trump 'Lawfully' Killed Solar-Tariff Loophole
Biden DOJ Says Trump 'Lawfully' Killed Solar-Tariff Loophole
Bloomberg

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg The climate-focused Biden Administration said former President Donald Trump “acted lawfully and fully within his authority” when he killed a tariff exemption for two-sided solar panels, marking a…

arstechnica.com - John Timmer - Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy
Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy
Ars Technica

Our editor-in-chief obviously hates me. That's the only conclusion I could reach after he asked me to watch an abysmal attack video targeting renewable energy—a video produced by a notorious source of right-wing misinformation. But despite…

usatoday.com - Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY - Texas electricity provider files Chapter 11 bankruptcy after devastating winter storm, power blackout
Texas electricity provider files Chapter 11 bankruptcy after devastating winter storm, power blackout
USA TODAY

The oldest and largest electricity cooperative in Texas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the devastating winter storm that wreaked havoc on the state in February. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed its bankruptcy…

bloomberg.com - Xi Mobilizes China for Tech Revolution to Cut Dependence on West
Xi Mobilizes China for Tech Revolution to Cut Dependence on West
Bloomberg

Bets state-led investments will produce advanced microchips Biden looks to secure supply chains, deny China technology For U.S. politicians, China's potential to dominate sensitive cutting-edge technologies poses one of the biggest geopolitical…

evwind.es - ENGIE acquires 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa | REVE News of the wind sector in Spain and in the world
ENGIE acquires 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa | REVE News of the wind sector in Spain and in the world
REVE

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire from Abengoa a 40% equity stake in Xina Solar One, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar plant, as well as 46% of the Operations & Maintenance Company. The plant…

newscientist.com - Timothy Revell - Klara and the Sun review: Ishiguro's thought-provoking future for AI
Klara and the Sun review: Ishiguro's thought-provoking future for AI
New Scientist

As soon as I started reading Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel, Klara and the Sun, I fell into the warm and familiar embrace of his writing. As in Never Let Me Go, his 2005 novel about human clones raised as organ donors for their original bodies…

euronews.com -  Rosie Frost - 'Next-generation' wearable tech turns your body heat into electricity
'Next-generation' wearable tech turns your body heat into electricity
Euronews.com

Scientists have developed a wearable device that uses your body heat as a battery. Our bodies maintain a constant temperature of around 37 degrees celsius to allow the chemical reactions that keep us alive to happen. But it isn't a particularly…

telegraph.co.uk - Juliet Samuel - Exclusive: Scientists at top British universities worked with Chinese nuclear weapons researchers
Exclusive: Scientists at top British universities worked with Chinese nuclear weapons researchers
The Telegraph

Scientists at Britain's leading universities – including Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester – have worked on a string of projects with researchers at China's nuclear weapons research institution, The Telegraph can reveal. The…

axios.com - Amy Harder of Breakthrough Energy - New England power fight foreshadows divisive clean energy future
New England power fight foreshadows divisive clean energy future
Axios

It wasn't his first choice, but Sean Mahoney isn't fighting a 150-mile proposed power line sending Canadian hydropower to New England as part of the region's climate-change goals. Why he matters: Mahoney, a senior expert at the nonprofit…

teenvogue.com - Kandist Mallett - Climate Change and Infrastructure Collapse Are Our Future If We Don't Act
Climate Change and Infrastructure Collapse Are Our Future If We Don't Act
Teen Vogue

Winter Storm Uri brought below-freezing temperatures to Texas, a state that's not prone to experiencing such icy conditions. Statewide, residents were subjected to rolling blackouts, water issues, and food shortages. The New York Times reported…

newsweek.com - Manuel Moerbach - Europe leads the way as electric vehicle revolution is underway around the world
Europe leads the way as electric vehicle revolution is underway around the world
Newsweek

Plans for a new electric vehicle revolution over the coming decade are already in full force across many of the major economies in the world. New data shows how Europe is currently leading the transition in replacing their fossil fuel cars with…

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