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Cal on February 19th, 2017

Recent global solar-power capacity auctions have come in at record low levels: $0.033/kilowatt-hour (kwh) in India, $0.032/kwh in Mexico, $0.024/kwh in Abu Dhabi, $0.029/kwh in Chile, and $0.039/kwh in the United States. In adding renewable energy to their grids, many countries are now holding public auctions whereby the lowest qualified bidders get the government contracts […]

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Cal on December 23rd, 2016

In November the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published a paper entitled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum” in which the authors claimed to have discovered a propulsion system that defies the laws of physics as we have understood them for the past 400 years. Newton’s third law of motion states that […]

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Cal on December 3rd, 2016

Scientists from the UK’s University of Bristol have developed a lab-made nuclear diamond that can generate electricity and is made from radioactive waste. The diamond battery has an incredible lifetime, and will only be half used up by the year 7746.  As most people know, a severe downside of the nuclear fission process is the creation of dangerous radioactive waste, which […]

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Cal on November 25th, 2016

A new report from Navigant Research predicts that the annual sales of electric buses will increase significantly between now and 2026. The market for medium and heavy-duty electric drive buses is growing quickly, with hybrid, plug-in hybrids, batteries, and hydrogen fuel cells becoming more prominent within the world’s urban areas. Navigant sees the number of electric buses on global steets […]

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Cal on November 9th, 2016

Toyota plans to sell 30,000 fuel cell vehicles a year by 2020, in time for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which it hopes to use as a platform to demonstrate the prowess of hydrogen technology. Toyota favours hydrogen over electric cars because of the short range and long recharging time of EVs. Toyota believes car buyers […]

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Cal on September 18th, 2016

China plans to build more than 60 nuclear plants in the coming decade, according to Zheng Mingguang, vice president and chief nuclear designer at China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation.  Each of China’s major nuclear companies — SNPTC, CNNC and CGN — will start building a minimum of two new reactors a year. Automaker General Motors said […]

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Cal on September 14th, 2016

The International Energy Agency indicates that coal will surpass crude oil as the world’s most popular fuel source within 10 years. The boost in coal demand is due to extreme growth in emerging markets like China and India, countries that require cheap fuel sources for electricity production in order to support their quickly growing infrastructures and populations. At […]

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Cal on September 3rd, 2016

Singapore is the first country on the globe to implement self-driving taxis on the road for public use.  nuTonomy – the company behind the cars and the app that hails them – has implanted six cars that can autonomously pick up passengers and deliver them to destinations. The cars – Mitsubishi i-Mievs and Renault Zoes – traverse a […]

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