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UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018

Investment bank UBS is forecasting that electric car costs will hit parity with petrol cars next year - UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018. Analysts for UBS have torn apart a perfectly good Chevy Bolt to see how it is put together. Show More Summary

IEA Predictions Of Solar Power Capacity Growth

Stunningly wrong, year after year... I made a graph showing the historic track record of the IEA in predicting solar: reality steeply increasing but IEA is having none of it. pic.twitter.com/Mq5Jx8LY6z — AukeHoekstra (@AukeHoekstra) May 21, 2017

Rude Maps

Apparently Beavis and Butthead became cartographers when they eventually finished school - Rude Map Of The World. #Map shows the rudest place names around the world. Wonder what the authors left out... https://t.co/WVvbNMU1px pic.twitter.com/R4Gn0FieES — Simon Kuestenmacher (@simongerman600) May 22, 2017

World’s largest floating solar PV plant connected to grid in China

PV magazine reports on a new floating solar PV plant in China - World’s largest floating solar PV plant connected to grid in China. Chinese PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow announced that a 40MW aquaculture project, the world’s largest...Show More Summary

Japan and China successfully extract methane hydrates from seafloor

Methane Hydrates are one of those apparently mythical energy sources that never quite get to commercial production. The Independent reports that China and Japan may be making progress on extracting the burning ice from the oceans (at who knows what cost to the climate) - Japan and China successfully extract ‘combustible ice’ from seafloor. Show More Summary

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

The Guardian reports that the doomsday seedbank at Svalbard has been flooded after the permafrost it is built on melted - Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts. I wonder how far above sea level it is ? ItShow More Summary

Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever

Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone has an obituary for the monster that invented Fox News - Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever. We are a hate-filled, paranoid, untrusting, book-dumb and bilious people whose chief source of recreation...Show More Summary

The FT on The Big Green Bang

The FT has an in-depth look at the transition to renewable energy - The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable. The article contains some choice quotes along with a raft of statistics: Irish executive Eddie O’Connor: “Fossil fuels have lost. Show More Summary

7,000 massive methane gas bubbles under the Russian permafrost could explode anytime

Thin Progress has a report on Siberia's melting permafrost - 7,000 massive methane gas bubbles under the Russian permafrost could explode anytime. Russian scientists have recently discovered some 7,000 underground methane bubbles in Siberia that could explode anytime. Show More Summary

Rethinking Transportation: The end of petrol and diesel cars? "All vehicles will be electric by 2025"

Ambrose Evans Pritchard has an article on Stanford professor Tony Seba's optimistic predictions that the end is nigh for fossil fuelled vehicles in his report "Rethinking Transportation" - The end of petrol and diesel cars? All vehicles will be electric by 2025, says expert. Show More Summary

Elon Musk Has Finally Confirmed What the Boring Tunnels He’s Making Are For

Futurism has an update on Elon Musk's boring project - Elon Musk Has Finally Confirmed What the Boring Tunnels He’s Making Are For. We now have an idea of just what Elon Musk's Boring Company is going to be for. Yes, it's to solve traffic, but it looks like it isn't meant just to be your usual tunnel for cars. Show More Summary

REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

IRENA has released their annual report on the transition to renewable energy - REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation (PDF report). Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Show More Summary

Elon Musk's Future - Boring, Electric Semis, Solar Roofs and More Gigafactories

Elon Musk recently had a TED talk with Chris Anderson covering a wide range of topics, including the Tesla Semi and expanding the Gigafactory fleet - What will the future look like? Elon Musk speaks at TED2017. Showing a concept photo...Show More Summary

Norway Looking To Electric Ships To Replace Trucks

Gas 2.0 has an article on an electric shipping experiments in Norway (the first vessel is due to launch in 2018)- Norway Is Looking To Autonomous Electric Ships To Replace Trucks. Trucks are essential to commerce. Virtually every item purchased in stores is transported by truck at some point. Show More Summary

Solar to attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear combined this year

PV Magazine has an article on the now unstoppable transition to solar power - Solar to attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear combined this year, says Frost & Sullivan. Analysts expect global renewable power investment to...Show More Summary

How Western Civilisation Could Collapse

Collapsist stories in the media are pretty rare these days (even the tide of stories about authoritarian dystopias has receded since its peak after Donald Trump's election) - however the BBC has kept the meme going with this uplifting tale -. Show More Summary

Paul Hawken's "Drawdown" project

Dave Roberts at Vox has an interview with Paul Hawken about his book on the "Drawdown" project to assess the effectiveness of carbon emission reduction options - A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.. Show More Summary

Word of the day - Spherecuck

I have this feeling the entire alt-right is just satire these days. Spherecuck. @neider_george @James2012 @kayenne22 @BookishNeptune @NothingSirius @FlatEarthCity @80Jovan @mchlrthbn @jamreilly57 @JimJerrolds @IronRealmMedia Lol, spherecuck logic! pic.twitter.com/lgzXbrJh2H — Flat•Realm (@FlatRealm) May 7, 2017

First coal-free day in Britain since 1880s

The BBC reports that Britain has enjoyed it's first day free of coal fired power generation since the dawn of the industrial revolution - First coal-free day in Britain since 1880s. Next gas then nuclear... Britain has gone a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the 1880s, National Grid says. Show More Summary

Peak Foiled ?

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

Grist notes that Spanish oil company Repsol just announced that it has made the largest onshore oil discovery in the United States in 30 years - a find of 1.2 billion barrels beneath Alaska’s North Slope - PEAK FOILED. If there’s anyone still waiting for peak oil to save us from climate change, get over it. Show More Summary

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