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citiesOrbits and lighting levels for artificial moon satellite over China

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China Daily provided more details about the artificial full moon mirror satellite over Chengdu. This article is referring to Chinese statements about their mirror moonlight system and referencing a presentation “Mirrors in Dawn Dusk Orbit for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric …

canadaTerrestrial Energy Molten Salt nuclear plant regulator review progress

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Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC’s regulatory …

chinaLighting up a megacity at night will lead to night solar farm lighting

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Chengdu plans to launch in 2020 a mirror satellite to create dusk lighting at night. The satellite will appear to be 8 times a full moon. They believe this will remove the need for most street lighting which will save …

energyTechnological and Societal Innovation is key to beating poverty

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Bill Gates the challenge of eliminating extreme poverty, which used to be defined as living on less than a $1.90 per day. The World Bank remains committed to achieving the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Innovation is the …

chinaChina adds nuclear energy and US courts allow state subsidy laws

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The Haiyang 2 AP1000 in China is the fourth AP1000 nuclear energy reactor to be connected to the electricity grid. Sanmen 1 became the first AP1000 to begin commercial operation in September, 2018. China has 1750 Gigawatts of power generation. …

blockchainThe Blockchain Race Towards a More Sustainable World

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The effects of climate change have become increasingly real over recent years. NASA confirms what we regularly see on the news: increases in extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and hurricanes; melting polar ice caps leading to higher sea …

batteriesMove Aside Lithium – Vanadium is the New Super-Metal

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It’s the most critical economic resource you’ve never heard of. Element “V”. Without this unknown commodity, you can’t build as strong a bridge, factory or skyscraper. It’s used extensively in planes, trains and supertankers. It could soon form the backbone …

batteriesSodium ion batteries could finally be ready for prime time

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High energy density sodium ion batteries using Cobalt oxide plating are providing better performance than lithium ion batteries. Sodium ion batteries (SIBs) have emerged as the most direct route to developing more cost effective and more sustainably produced metal-ion batteries …

energyIs the Big Insane Ask easier?

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What is the purpose of the UN IPCC climate reports when they have insane economics and do not provide any remotely reasonable action plans, goals or priorities? There are many simpler steps that can be taken that can pay for …

batteriesMainstream talk about Tesla Effect and 20 years to end age of oil

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Paul Sankey of Mizuho Securities discussed the Tesla effect which is the concept that the 20th century was centered on oil and the 21st century will be centered on electricity, and what it is doing on oil stocks. Sankey says …