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energyHeavily Discounted Gold: The Smart Way To Play The Rally

What happens when the world’s biggest miners run out of gold? We already know. We’ve already hit peak gold, and the only companies sitting on promising new reserves are the junior miners. The big miners are scrambling for more gold, …

batteriesTesla Next Generation Lithium Batteries vs Solid State Batteries from Everyone Else

Batteries for electric cars and trucks will become a $6 billion market with silicon added batteries and advanced lithium-ion batteries dominant until 2026 when solid-state batteries could become dominant. Almost all car and truck makers are betting next-generation batteries will …

energyChina Completes Big Nuclear Reactor and Will Start Small Modular Reactor Project

China’s sixth nuclear reactor at Yangjiang is now operational and is the 48th nuclear reactor in operation in China. The 1000 MWe CGN-designed ACPR1000 pressurised water reactor achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time (first criticality) on 22 …

energyLPP Fusion Technical Progress and New Fundraising

LPP Fusion has reduced the impurities in their plasma with the new beryllium electrodes. They will switch the gas mixture to include nitrogen in order to get the symmetrical compression needed for high gains in fusion yield that low impurity …

air pollutionTesla Megapack Doubling Energy Capacity by Area for Utilities

Tesla’s larger Megapack is doubling utility-scale energy storage with 60% more capacity while using 40% less space than current systems. At the site level, Megapack requires 40% less space and 10x fewer parts than current systems on the market. As …

dronesRoadmap to Over 50% Heat to Electricity for Cars, Drones and Space Probes

Researchers achieved 29.1 ± 0.4% thermophotovoltaic power conversion efficiency, by reuse of unabsorbed subbandgap photons. They have roadmap to achieve higher efficiencies by separately considering the realistic improvements of material, device, and chamber parameters. With the improvement of these parameters, …

energyTranscending Geography and the Future of World Power

The world we know today has largely been shaped by geography, populations and agriculture. Peter Zeihan has some useful analysis of how geography has shaped geopolitics. He correctly notes the large advantages the US has had with the best farmland …

batteriesTesla Revolutionizing Body Frame, Wiring and Battery Construction

Elon previously described a vision of radically transforming the factories that build his cars. In 2016, Elon had the goal of making his factories ten times more productive every ten years. Elon wanted to transform his factories every two years. …