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EV battery maker’s bankruptcy labelled ‘another failure’ of Obama’s green policies. Plus predictions on solar consolidation and efficiency savings; and a geoengineering scandal.
When fewer than 10% of cars in Australian cities like Sydney travel more than 100km, do we need electric vehicle charging infrastructure?
Not many companies have dared make a full-frontal assault on the decades-old business model of energy utilities. That’s because no-one had a disruptive technology or a disruptive game plan. SolarCity says it has one, which is why its IPO will be viewed with great interest, including in Australia.
Suntech cuts cell production, shares jump. Algae.Tec draws interest at Berlin air show. Plus news on Tesla; carbon; biofuels; India’s grid spend; hot August nights.
US DoE says hydrogen fuel cell EVs may enter the market soon, thanks to rapid progress – progress a UNSW team may just have boosted.
Julia Gillard this week gave a glimpse of what the smart grid of the future might look like. Regulatory reform is crucial, but energy utilities need to get this right. If they don’t, it won’t be just Californian pot smokers and the US Marines leaving the grid. And we’ll be watching utilities disappear down a “bottomless vortex”
Men are self-conscious about using canvas shopping bags, or driving Prius hybrids. They think green is too feminine. Where is the green Marlboro Man?
Projected prices for battery technologies are lower than current prices, but fall substantially short of expectations perpetuated by the likes of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
…and if its plan is successful, Mitsubishi will become the first major automaker to complete a full transition to electric power.