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batteriesWatching Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory Rise Before Our Eyes Through 2019

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Tesla Shanghai Lingang Gigafactory 3 construction is well underway and large amounts of heavy equipment are operating on the site. SpaceX was able to build the structure of the Starhopper in one month and Tesla a third Model 3 production …

energyProfitably Fix Half of the Global Warming Problem and Save 2.4 Million Lives per Year

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Fixing CO2 is a harder problem than fixing soot and air pollution. Carbon dioxide is a gas. It is harder to split the carbon dioxide out of a smokestack than it is to filter out soot and particulates. Carbon dioxide …

economic impactMicro-reactors As Cheap As Natural Gas Without Air Pollution

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This article looks at the mid-2020 timeline for micro-reactors which has strong Department of Defense interest. Nextbigfuture has been interviewing the project lead, Venkat Rao, for what was the Los Alamos Megapower micro-reactor. Nextbigfuture will also be talking to Westinghouse …

artificial intelligenceCEO of TAE Technologies Says They Will Reach Commercial Fusion by 2023

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TAE Technologies will bring a fusion-reactor technology to commercialization in the next five years, its CEO Michl Binderbauer announced recently at the University of California, Irvine. TAE Technologies next fusion device will be called Copernicus and it is designed to …

artificial intellgenceArk Invest Has a $4000 Price Target for Tesla and Sees Big Tech Transformation

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ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood believes the whole transportation industry will shift to electric. They have a price target of $4000 for Tesla. They think Tesla will reach that level by 2023. The $4,000 price target assumes that Tesla evolves from …

energyNew Evidence of Superconductivity at Near Room Temperature and High Pressure

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Researchers at the George Washington University have taken a major step toward reaching one of the most sought-after goals in physics: room temperature superconductivity. The key to this discovery was creation of a metallic, hydrogen-rich compound at very high pressures: …

businessTesla is Making a Lot of Profit and Should be Building Model Y and Semi-Trucks in 2020

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Tesla is predicted by analysts to turn a profit in the fourth quarter of 2018. The average estimate is a profit of $206 million on a GAAP basis. In April, analysts expected a fourth-quarter loss of about $234 million. The …

chinaChina Belt and Road is Replicating China’s Coal Fueled Climb from Poverty

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative is replicating China’s fossil fuel-based climb from poverty in two-thirds of the world. These countries have two-thirds of the world’s population, 30 percent of global GDP, and an estimated 75 percent of known energy reserves. …

computerSaving Half of the Clean Energy in the USA and the World

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Nuclear power provides half of the low-carbon clean energy in the United States. Providing $12-17 per megawatt hour in credits would preserve this clean energy. This would be the cheapest way to preserve most of the low carbon energy in …

batteriesTesla Model Y and Semi-Truck Production in Late 2019 or Early 2020

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NFI Industries vice president of fleet services James O’Leary says NFI ordered 10 Tesla Class 8 trucks and they are expecting them to be delivered in 2020. Daimler and Volvo will start delivering their electric models as early as 2019. …