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    Tesla Is Building a Giant Battery in Texas to Back up Grid

    Tesla Is Building a Giant Battery in Texas to Back up Grid

    Almost a decade after moving into the electric vehicle industry, Elon Musk’s Tesla is supersizing its plans to bring its battery technology into the power storage game. Gambit Energy Storage LLC, a Tesla subsidiary, is building a 100 megawatt energy storage project in Arlington, Texas, outside of Houston. The giant battery will plug into the […]

    Startup Company Recycles Electric Car Batteries

    Startup Company Recycles Electric Car Batteries

    As electric vehicles become more mainstream, the demand for lithium ion car batteries is growing. But to increase production, the industry needs more lithium, cobalt, and nickel. One possible source is batteries that are no longer in use. “It’s a bit of a waste to just have batteries sitting in a landfill. And there’s opportunity […]

    World’s Largest Liquid Air Battery Will Help the UK Go Carbon Neutral

    World’s Largest Liquid Air Battery Will Help the UK Go Carbon Neutral

    Construction is starting on what will be the world’s largest liquid air battery, The Guardian reported Thursday. The project, known as the CryoBattery, will also be the first commercial battery of its kind. It will be housed near Manchester in the UK and help the country store renewable energy. When it is completed, it will […]

    4 Ways Local Solar Projects Benefit Cities

    4 Ways Local Solar Projects Benefit Cities

    By Lacey Shaver When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projects tend to offer scale and help make a measurable […]

    World’s Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

    World’s Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

    Hawaii has a new, game-changing tool in its renewable energy arsenal. Power producer AES Corporation and the not-for-profit Kaua’i island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) unveiled what’s claimed to be the world’s largest solar-plus-storage peaker on the island of Kauai on Tuesday, the Lāwa’i Solar and Energy Storage Project. This is a significant step to help the […]

    83% Decline of Freshwater Animals Underscores Need to Protect and Restore Freshwaters

    83% Decline of Freshwater Animals Underscores Need to Protect and Restore Freshwaters

    This year’s Living Planet Report shows that populations of animals—including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians—plummeted by 60 percent between 1970 and 2014. But those living in freshwater are experiencing a far more drastic decline: 83% since 1970. It’s a sobering statistic and one tied directly to the ever-increasing pressures that people are putting on […]

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    By Mikhail Chester, Braden Allenby and Samuel Markolf The most recent international report on climate change paints a picture of disruption to society unless there are drastic and rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Although it’s early days, some cities and municipalities are starting to recognize that past conditions can no longer serve as reasonable […]

    Could Paper Power the Next Generation of Devices?

    Could Paper Power the Next Generation of Devices?

    By Seokheun Choi It seems like every few months there’s a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses like Apple hugely successful, the short shelf life of these […]