Daily Archives: May 11, 2016

Goodbye Northern coal, hello sunlight?

By Mike Sandiford On Monday, 50 years of coal generation in South Australia ended with the closure of the Northern power station. But Northern’s shutdown does not mean that South Australian power supply is coal-free. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

China Reports 500,000th Plug-in Vehicle Sold

By Jeff Cobb China has reported that by March it had exceeded a half-million plug-in electrified vehicles sold, and if things go to plan, the world has seen almost nothing yet. In what is now the largest conventional car and plug-in car market, Chinese authorities have since 2012 had a goal that Tesla could approve…

Team boosts lithium-ion battery performance

Researchers are working to solve the problem of short-life of lithium-ion batteries like those used in laptops and cellphones, making them reliable and longer-lasting using a thin-film coating technique called atomic layer deposition. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Renewables Supplied 90% Of Germany’s Electricity On Sunday

By Guest Contributor Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Germany set a new renewable energy record over the weekend, when solar, wind, biomass and hydro combined to supply as much as 90 per cent of the country’s total power demand at times, and sent power prices into the negative for several hours. The spike…

Passive Maglev Breakthrough Could Bring Hyperloop To Life (Video)

By Steve Hanley Originally published on Gas2. Sitting in Los Angeles traffic one day, Elon Musk thought to himself, “There has to be a better way.” And that is when he got the idea for the Hyperloop. Musk made his idea public and challenged the engineering community to build it. What is a Hyperloop, exactly?…

Nissan Committing To 30 Percent Stake in Embattled Mitsubishi Motors

By Jeff Cobb Nissan Motor is in talks with Mitsubishi Motors to settle a 30-percent stake in the automaker now under investigation for a widening mpg cheating scandal. According to an exclusive report in the Nikkei Asian Review, Nissan will meet Thursday with the Mitsubishi board to settle a proposed $1.84 billion (200 billion yen)…

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