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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. — AukeHoekstra (@AukeHoekstra) May 21, 2017

Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying

A big deal was made about the sustainability factor of the Rio Olympics, with Dow, for example, working with partner companies and nonprofits to implement a host of energy- and resource-efficiency initiatives and technologies in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, packaging and construction. Show More Summary

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... — 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

‘Sustainable Apparel’ Apparently Continues to Gain Momentum; Supply Chain Cited

In yet another announcement about “sustainable apparel,” Levi Strauss & Co. has said that it is funding $350,000 toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain. Projects will include expanding a natural indigo dyeing...Show More Summary

Why America Needs the MOX Facility

If Isaiah had been a nuclear engineer, he’d have loved this project. And the Trump Administration should too, despite the proposal to eliminate it in the FY 2018 budget.The project is a massive factory near Aiken, S.C., that will take plutonium from the government’s arsenal and turn it into fuel for civilian power reactors. Show More Summary

New Study Explicitly Refutes Trump EPA Head’s Denial

Scientists just published an entire study refuting Scott Pruitt on climate change Chris Mooney, May 24, 2017 (Washington Post) “In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers published a scientific...Show More Summary

Solar Jobs Lead U.S. Economy

Report: Solar jobs grow 17 times faster than US economy; Cost of solar energy comes down dramatically Matt Egan, May 24, 2017 (CNNMoney via CentralIllinoisProud) “…Solar employment expanded last year 17 times faster than the total U.S. Show More Summary

Wind Gets Endorsement From U.S. Utility Giant

Wind energy's watershed moment; U.S. cumulative wind and hydro energy capacity, 1900-2016 Amy Harder, May 25, 2017 (Axios) “…[Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke said high penetrations of wind do not threaten the reliability of the grid and is “very comfortable” with getting over a third of his utility’s power from wind. 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

‘Partnerships Are Crucial for Water Goals’: Q&A with MillerCoors

Marco Ugarte, PhD, sustainability manager for MillerCoors, discusses how public-private partnerships address water reduction goals. The post ‘Partnerships Are Crucial for Water Goals’: Q&A with MillerCoors appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Neutrons Provide the First Nanoscale Look at a Living Cell Membrane

A research team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed the first-ever direct nanoscale examination of a living cell membrane.

Enerchain: A Decentralized Market on the Blockchain for Energy Wholesalers

Diego Dal Canto announces a blockchain energy market while advocating incremental change in the sector

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