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coalGermany Plans to Shutdown All Coal Power Plants by 2038

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Germany has announced that they will close down all coal power plants by 2038 according to Clean Energy Wire. Germany plans to close 25% of existing coal-burning plants (12.5 gigawatts) by 2022. This will be 24 coal plants shut within …

chinaChina Solar and Wind Projects Must Beat Coal From Now On

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China will not approve wind and solar power projects unless they can compete with coal power prices. China stopped subsidizing large scale solar projects in May, 2018. This was reported by John Parnell at Forbes. China’s leaders did not like …

brazilWill the loyalty of Venezuela’s military follow the money?

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How will Maduro be able to keep the loyalty of the military when Guaido has all the money? The USA has already started to arrange to give all of its oil purchase money and gold to Venezuela’s new President Guaido. …

energyRailguns Stabiliize ITER Nuclear Fusion Plasma Three Times Faster than Gas Guns

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One of the problems preventing the Multi-billion dollar ITER nuclear fusion project from scaling to provide commercial energy are disruptions of the plasma. Disruptions are sudden events that can halt fusion reactions and damage the tokamaks. Princeton has developed an …

energyInterview with Isotropic Systems CEO John Finney on Breakthrough Satellite Technology

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Isotropic Systems is developing breakthrough satellite and satellite receiving technology. They recently received $14.4 million dollars in series A funding in a round led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures. Isotropic Systems now has received a total of $25.4 million in funding. …

batteriesElon Musk Says There is No Agreement for Batteries in China With Tianjin Lishen

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There was a report that Tesla had signed up Tianjin Lishen as a battery supplier but Elon Musk said this is not true. Tesla is looking to expand its battery supplier base outside of Panasonic, which has supplied the cells …

energyLPP Fusion Update for 2019

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LPP Fusion is working on dense plasma focus fusion. LPP Fusion Technical Milestones in 2018: Completed experiments with tungsten electrodes Observational confirmation of the destruction of filaments Publication of cosmology results in leading journal—Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society …

energyNuclear Fusion Commercialization Race

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Nextbigfuture was emailed a correction for TAE Technologies. In a video, the CEO of TAE Technologies said that TAE Technologies would commercialize within 5 years. TAE Technologies clarified in an email that they would begin commercialization efforts by 2023. This …

energyRussia Will Test a New Sodium Fast Reactor and Reprocessing to Handle All Nuclear Waste

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The MBIR is a sodium-cooled fast reactor with 150 megawatts of thermal power and will have a design life of up to 50 years. It will be a multi-loop research reactor capable of testing lead, lead-bismuth and gas coolants, and …

energyIf TAE Technologies Succeeds With Commercial Fusion Then a Fusion Rocket Will Follow

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TAE Technologies has also looked at building a nuclear fusion rocket. Nextbigfuture had covered TAE Technologies recent announcement that they will have a commercial nuclear fusion rocket by 2023. The design is from an older 2004 paper. Any new system …