energy storage

Australian State Picks Tesla to Install the World’s Largest Grid-Scale Battery

Australian State Picks Tesla to Install the World’s Largest Grid-Scale Battery

Dozens of companies from 10 countries had expressed interest in the South Australian project.
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of
Rick Perry predicts energy storage will change the world. Trump wants to cut its funding.

Rick Perry predicts energy storage will change the world. Trump wants to cut its funding.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry hailed energy storage Thursday, describing it as the “holy grail” of energy. The Trump administration, however, doesn’t share Perry’s enthusiasm for the technology, based
From Yarn Bunnies to Amazon, Tech Fights Trump Coal Plan

From Yarn Bunnies to Amazon, Tech Fights Trump Coal Plan

Selling custom nose rings, crocheted bunnies and hand-carved Santas is energy-intensive stuff.
Tesla’s record-breaking battery is the world’s best—but still needs to be bailed out by fossil fuels, eventually

Tesla’s record-breaking battery is the world’s best—but still needs to be bailed out by fossil fuels, eventually

In March, Elon Musk made a bet on Twitter that his company Tesla could, in just 100 days, build a 100 MW lithium ion battery…
This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

Solar, wind, and battery prices are dropping so fast that, in Colorado, building new renewable power plus battery storage is now cheaper than running old coal plants. This increasingly renders
California Regulators Set 2025 Closure of Last Nuclear Power Plant

California Regulators Set 2025 Closure of Last Nuclear Power Plant

The Public Utility Commission announced an agreement Thursday with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to close California’s last nuclear power plant reactors at Diablo Canyon by 2025.
Margot Robbie pitches new Nissan Formula E concept

Margot Robbie pitches new Nissan Formula E concept

Filed under: Green,Motorsports,Geneva Motor Show,Nissan,Electric,Racing From the woman who brought your Harley Quinn and Tonya Harding ...Continue reading Margot Robbie pitches new Nissan
The sad inevitability of energy price rises | Letters

The sad inevitability of energy price rises | Letters

Replacing the government-controlled system by private companies made the costs of the delivery process soar, writes David Reed. Plus letters from John Heawood and Mark LewinskiPrivatising our vital
Trump's Steel Tariffs May Take a Swipe at Battery-Storage Market

Trump's Steel Tariffs May Take a Swipe at Battery-Storage Market

The burgeoning battery-storage industry may become the latest to feel the sting of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum.
California Becomes First State to Order Solar on New Homes

California Becomes First State to Order Solar on New Homes

California just sent the clearest signal yet that rooftop power is moving beyond a niche market and becoming the norm.

One Chinese company now controls most of the metal needed to make the world’s advanced batteries

Tianqi Lithium, a Chinese company, recently paid more than $4 billion to become the second-largest shareholder in Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM), a Chilean mining…

Why energy storage is key to a global climate breakthrough

When Vaclav Smil writes about energy, the world pays attention. “I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next Star…
A new startup is showing how to make batteries cheaper—and safer

A new startup is showing how to make batteries cheaper—and safer

Christina Lampe-Önnerud has been called the “Queen of Batteries.” She’s a Swedish chemist and entrepreneur who built one battery company (called Boston Power), sold it,…

To hit climate goals, Bill Gates and his billionaire friends are betting on energy storage

The world needs radical new energy technologies to fight climate change. In 2016, Quartz reported that a group of billionaires—including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack…
Tesla strikes another mammoth energy storage deal in California

Tesla strikes another mammoth energy storage deal in California

Lithium-ion battery projects are becoming economically viable.
How to Transform a Wilderness Into a Giant Battery

How to Transform a Wilderness Into a Giant Battery

Chris Gwynne stands in a ravine below a towering dam in the Tasmanian wilderness and ponders whether the giant concrete structure can withstand the politics that may keep it from playing a key role in

ARPA-E, a sustainable energy moonshot agency of the US government, is absolutely kicking ass

The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy [ARPA-E] was set up by bipartisan action in 2007, funded by Obama in 2009; expanded by Congress in 2009; and survived attempts by
California’s 2018 legislative blitzkrieg delivered its most ambitious climate policies ever

California’s 2018 legislative blitzkrieg delivered its most ambitious climate policies ever

California’s politicians love the sun. Not to mention wind, biogas, batteries, microgrids, and every other energy invention that will help eliminate the state’s net greenhouse-gas…