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batteriesChina’s top battery maker will make cheaper next generation low cobalt batteries

China’s largest lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) plans to begin producing in 2019 next-generation nickel-rich batteries, which are cheaper to make and have longer life-spans. Cobalt stabilizes and extends the life of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Cobalt prices …

chinaUS and China are working toward a November meeting to settle the trade war

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are mapping talks and meetings that will lead to a planned trade summit in November where President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping would resolve the Trade War. The existing tariffs represent a relatively small portion …

batteriesBreakthrough to safer solid state batteries with double the performance

The University of Michigan has a made a breakthrough towards a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte which could enable lithium-ion batteries with twice the energy performance. Current lithium-ion batteries max out with a total energy density around 600 watt-hours per liter (Wh/L) …

energyNuclear energy generation should add 26 GWe in 2018 and 2019

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year and reached 2506 TWh. At the end of 2017 the global nuclear capacity of the 448 operable reactors stood at 392 GWe, up 2 GWe compared with the …

energyGlobal Solar and Wind has to increase by about five times to provide all of annual increase in electricity

Global solar power is projected to go from 500 TWh in 2018 to about 900 TWh in 2022. Global wind power is projected to go from 1200 TWh in 2018 to about 1600 TWh in 2022. This will cost over …

economyResearchers projected post-2008 crisis growth onto the world through 2100 and then talked about 7% economic cost of climate damage

A research paper claims that if the world stays at 2 degrees celsius of warming versus going up to 4 degrees celsius of warming then the world economy will be US$17.5 trillion per year stronger in 2100. At 4 degrees …

batteriesTesla Semi truck should start production in 2019

Tesla should start production of the electric Semi truck starting in 2019. The Semi will share many components with the Model 3. The Semi will use four Model 3 electric motors and the two touchscreens on the driver’s console. The …

energyGold and silver nanostructures claimed to have room temperature superconductivity

Arxiv – Evidence for Superconductivity at Ambient Temperature and Pressure in Nanostructures Despite being a low temperature phenomenon till date, superconductivity has found numerous applications in diverse fields of medicine, science and engineering. The great scientific interest in the phenomenon …

energyElectricity pricing in California will cause old people to not use life saving air conditioning in heat waves

Old people and babies are vulnerable to death from heat waves. The electrical pricing is setting old people up to not use the air conditioning that they may truly need at some point to save their life. Steeply tiered electricity …

energyUS hard oil sanctions on Iran will reduce oil exports by 1 million bpd but not hitting collapsing Venezuela

The US government forecasts new sanctions on Iran will cut Iran’s oil exports by 700,000 to 1 million barrels a day. Iran exported an average of about 2.1 million barrels of oil per day over the last year. Iran has …