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For The U.S. To Become Carbon Neutral, Long-Term Energy Storage Is A Must
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For The U.S. To Become Carbon Neutral, Long-Term Energy Storage Is A Must

Ken Silverstein on Forbes writes about the efforts of the private sector to create long-term energy storage. “If voracious energy users such as data centers are to hit their net-zero targets, they must run their enterprises on renewable energy. But the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow. So long-term...

Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries
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Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries

"Form is preparing to soon be in production of the 'kind of battery you need to fully retire thermal assets like coal and natural gas' power plants, said the company’s chief executive, Mateo Jaramillo, who developed Tesla Inc.’s Powerwall battery and worked on some of its earliest automotive powertrains."

Tesla To Open Superchargers To Other Electric Vehicles Later This Year
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Tesla To Open Superchargers To Other Electric Vehicles Later This Year

Johana Criter on CleanTechnica reports that Tesla will open up its superchargers to other electric vehicles later this year. “Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainability, and by opening up its Supercharging network to other EVs, it’s doing just that. Of course, I’m sure Tesla will make extra money from the service, but...

Why Bill Gates Is Banking On Small Modular Nuclear Reactors
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Why Bill Gates Is Banking On Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

And Bill Gates, at least, thinks that small modular reactors may be the most practical step forward while public-private initiatives are working to take the concept out of the lab and into the field. If the current tests come to fruition, the country’s bet will have paid off.

Time To Clean The Skies, Electric Planes Have Arrived
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Time To Clean The Skies, Electric Planes Have Arrived

Emily Pickrell in Forbes writes on the innovation of electric planes. “It can’t come too soon – the airlines say they need to meet their goal of 50% reduced net emissions by 2050, compared with 2005 levels. To achieve this while meeting expected demand growth, electric planes will need to be in the mix.” Read the...

How To Scale Up Carbon Capture And Storage
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How To Scale Up Carbon Capture And Storage

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is starting to happen. A plethora of CCS projects has emerged in the last year, large and small in scope, in upstream and LNG, as well as energy-intensive industries beyond the oil and gas value chain including the power, steel, cement and fertilizer sectors.

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