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coalNatural gas and renewables will be most of US power and US will export oil, coal and gas

Natural gas is continuing to dominate energy usage in the United States. Coal provided 60% of US electrical power 30 years ago and was still providing 50% in 2005. Coal is very competitive in certain parts of the United States, …

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 …

chinaGlobal Renewable power spending has been virtually flat for seven years and most countries will need expensive grid upgrades to handle more solar and wind

Global investment in renewable energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro and biofuel) edged up 2% in 2017 to $279.8 billion, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.2 trillion. The level of global renewable power spending has been virtually flat for seven years. …

batteriesIn California, 100% Solar and Wind in 2045 will need $350 billion in energy storage

In California, both wind and solar generation are about ten times less in the lowest months versus the top three months. If California reaches the 80% mark for renewables there will be massive amounts of surplus generation during the summer …

economic impactThe 100% solar, wind and water plan is broken and costs 3 to 5 times more than alternative clean energy

The Solutions Project is an environmental group with a claim that the world can be powered with 100% renewable energy (wind, water and sunlight) and a simultaneous phase-out of fossil and nuclear power. The all-renewables grid would have with no …

chinaBloomberg New Energy Finance has the bullish global solar energy scenario through 2040

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy …

energyNew 195 meter tall wind turbines will be taller than 60 story skyscrapers and will generate 8 to 15 Megawatts

Dong Energy has built over 1000 large offshore wind turbines. They will be building new taller and bigger wind turbines. They will go to 195 meters tall and 8 Megawatts and larger. In the United States today, a loose convention …

economic impactHuman brain scanning used to correct robot mistakes

Using data from an electroencephalography (EEG) monitor that records brain activity, a MIT system can detect if a person notices an error as a robot performs an object-sorting task. The team’s novel machine-learning algorithms enable the system to classify brain …

chinaInductive heating of Magnetic Nanoparticles enables safe thawing of cryopreserved transplant organs

A new study reveals that nanotechnology can be used to rapidly rewarm cryogenically treated samples without damaging delicate frozen tissues, which may someday help make organ cryopreservation a reality. More than 60% of the hearts and lungs donated for transplantation …

chinaPhilippine Defense Secretary expects China will start building an island less than 200 miles from Manila

The Philippine defense secretary predicted China would start building an artificial island on the bones of Scarborough Shoal. Scarborough Shoal is less than 200 miles from Manila while the current islands that China built are 500 miles away. If unopposed, …