Tesla’s success will not be about how many cars it can produce, but how soon can it master the science, the art, of autonomous driving technology.
Having set multiple ambitious targets to cut emissions and transform its energy system, the state of California must now deliver.
Phasing out coal can be done at relatively modest cost, and could be the greatest climate bargain of all time.
Berkeley City Council bans gas in new residential buildings. Transport, the biggest source of GHG emissions in California, is next in line for restrictions and/or conversion to electric.
Recent advances in energy storage technology, especially batteries, coupled with dramatic cost declines is making storage increasingly attractive.
The more renewables – and particularly solar – capacity comes on-line, the lower the profitability for baseload generators. Just ask California.
Plentiful, cheap and getting cheaper. Report argues cost of wind and solar likely to be well below cost of fossil fuel generation nearly everywhere.
The future will not only be electric, but green electric, and the transition will happen a lot quicker than most people think.
Renewables paired with storage could see gas peakers become a rarity, only selectively and sparingly used in systems with challenging limitations or localised constraints.
America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected energy secretary Rick Perry’s request for rule change in competitive wholesale markets to favor coal and nuclear plants. Could cooler heads be prevailing?