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December 2017
China Extends Electric Vehicle Tax Rebate

An electric vehicle from SAIC Motor Corporation.

Thank goodness our latest tax bill kept the renewable energy incentives – China is making a huge play for this increasingly mainstream market (in their own country, anyway). The People’s Republic
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12/27/2017
It has been rumoured for a long time, but Apple has finally confirmed that it does throttle the performance of older phones after software updates, but the reasons given very much concern power engineering – Apple uses power management technology to reduce the power draw from older batteries. In a statement
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12/21/2017
The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Train
The world’s first truly solar-powered train is ready to serve a small line in Australia. The Byron Bay Railroad Company restored a vintage 1949 NSW train and retrofitted it with solar panels and an on-board battery bank. BBRC
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12/21/2017

Final Version of Tax Bill Preserves Renewable Energy Incentives
In a sign of green energy’s growing clout, the final Republican tax bill preserves most of the wind and solar incentives. We’d
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12/20/2017
UPS Places Large Order for Tesla's Electric Big Rig
Tesla
Tesla may have upstaged its electric big rig announcement with their sexy, new Roadster, but UPS doesn’t care. While the international delivery service plans to
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12/19/2017
Porsche Hybrid Puts Huge Strain on Battery Suppliers
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12/18/2017
The market for energy scavenged from the environment is buoyant at the moment due to the demand for self powered sensor clusters for Internet of Things applications. Sensors are being placed in areas where it would be hard to connect to the mains or replace batteries, so drawing energy from the environment is
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12/14/2017
A Breakthrough in Electric Vehicle Range
We’ve talked a lot about electric vehicles and “range anxiety” (see here,
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12/12/2017
Tax Bill Could Dramatically Slash Renewable Energy Incentives

The U.S. House of Representatives

For better or worse, the pending Senate and House Bills will have a monumental impact on renewable energy. The House version proposes more draconian cuts, but even the Senate edition – which largely protects renewable energy – could trim clean energy investments. The controversial legislation
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12/08/2017
One week on and having had some time to reflect, I’m still blown away with what I saw at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg and how those innovations will carry over, not just in manufacturing, but in the real world too. Last week
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12/07/2017
Researchers Convert Beer Into Viable Biofuel
Chemists at the University of Bristol have demonstrated a viable new butanol mixture using common, everyday beer. The team managed to convert the ethanol in America’s favorite adult beverage into usable biofuel. Traditionally, ethanol doesn’t make a good biofuel because of the former’s low energy
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12/07/2017
Volkswagon to Launch All-Electric Ride-Sharing Service
Volkswagen

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept

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12/06/2017
Australia Just Switched on The World's Largest Battery Array
It’s the size of an American football field, can power 30,000 homes, and owes its existence to a high-stakes wager between two billionaires. It’s the world’s largest battery array, and the government of South Australia
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12/01/2017

 



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