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The End Of Oil & Gas: A Different View

I have come to believe that the end of oil & gas could look very different than what people expect. In ways it could appear even to defy the accepted law of supply and demand. If I am right, loss of demand in the face of continued availability of the resources could drive retail prices up instead of down. And once this process has begun, the consequences could quickly become disruptive

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The Iconic Mercedes Pagoda Is Redefined As An All-Electric Vehicle By Ionic Cars

All-electric Mercedes PagodaI love the English countryside. Whenever I visit the UK, I always makes sure I go for a lovely Sunday drive in the countryside. On a lovely day, the drive reminds me of trips to Nyanga and Vumba, small towns not so far from my home town, Mutare. It is always a splendid experience taking [&hellip

Kenya’s Electricity Generation Company KenGen To Set Up Public EV Charging Stations

The EV charging business is certainly going to be gamechanger for KenGen and Kenya Power on the revenue side. First of all, they will already have anchor clients with their own fleets! Utility companies own thousands of vehicles, and electrifying those will also cut down their massive petrol and diesel bills

Storing energy in red bricks

(Washington University in St. Louis) Red bricks — some of the world’s cheapest and most familiar building materials — can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity, like a battery, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. Chemists have developed a method to make or modify “smart bricks” that can store energy until required for powering devices. A proof-of-concept published Aug. 11 in Nature Communications shows a brick directly powering a green LED light.

Will Nikola Or Tesla Produce America’s First Production Battery Electric Trucks?

Last month, Nikola Motor broke ground on its first factory in Coolidge, Arizona, where it plans to produce the Nikola Tre and Nikola Two Class 8 trucks. Just a few days earlier, Tesla broke ground on its newest factory under construction in Austin, Texas where it plans to produce the Cybertruck, Semi, Model Y, and Model

Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors

(University of Technology Sydney) An efficient in situ pathway to generate andattach oxygen functional groups to graphitic electrodes for supercapacitors by inducing hydrolysis of water molecules within the gel electrolyte.

Greening The Grid: Resource Adequacy, Intermittency, & Carbon Pricing

To green the grid, we must adopt a strategy of meeting our energy needs with low-cost renewable wind and solar resources. The obvious question is how to resolve the intermittency issue (what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine). Solving this problem is a necessary ingredient for “saving the planet.”

Proterra Delivers 21 Electric Buses, Chargers, & Complete Energy Management System To ETS

Canadian transit operator Edmonton Transit took delivery of the first 21 electric buses from Proterra this month from a total order of 40 electric buses for the year. The 21 buses will go into service in August, providing nearly silent, emissions free transit service to Edmonton residents

The Battery & Mining Catch-22 Threatening The EV Revolution

Electric vehicles need batteries, and it takes one or two years to get a battery production plant up and running. However, something that is often forgotten is that you don’t make batteries out of thin air