5G, AI, cybersecurity and renewable energy set for investment boost under EU coronavirus recovery plan

May 27, 2020 at 05:21PM The European Commission is proposing to direct billions of euros of financial relief into high tech and green investments to help the bloc recover from the coronavirus crisis. Technologies such as 5G, AI, cloud, cybersecurity, supercomputing and renewable energy look set to benefit from a €750BN pan-EU support package setContinue reading “5G, AI, cybersecurity and renewable energy set for investment boost under EU coronavirus recovery plan”

Tesla applies to become UK energy provider raising hopes its giant batteries could help power the country

May 04, 2020 at 01:04PM Tesla, the company behind the Model 3, S, X, and Y electric cars, might become an energy provider in the United Kingdom. Tesla applies to become UK energy provider raising hopes its giant batteries could help power the country … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Tesla applies to become UKContinue reading “Tesla applies to become UK energy provider raising hopes its giant batteries could help power the country”

Our love of the cloud is making a green energy future impossible

April 25, 2020 at 05:30PM Mark Mills Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Mills is the author of the book, “Digital Cathedrals: The Information Infrastructure Era,” and is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, and a partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, an energy-tech venture fund.Continue reading “Our love of the cloud is making a green energy future impossible”

Google data centers watch the weather to make the most of renewable energy

April 22, 2020 at 08:56PM Google’s data centers run 24/7 and suck up a ton of energy — so it’s in both the company’s and the planet’s interest to make them do so as efficiently as possible. One new method has the facilities keeping an eye on the weather so they know when the bestContinue reading “Google data centers watch the weather to make the most of renewable energy”

Sustainable microgrids are the future of clean energy

March 04, 2020 at 09:41PM Alex Behrens Contributor Share on Twitter Alex is a research analyst and blogger focused on future technologies in transportation, energy, automation, and decentralization. He has experience in data and operations at Fortune 500 companies and tech startups and has been a regular contributor at Seeking Alpha, Spend Matters, Metal Miner,Continue reading “Sustainable microgrids are the future of clean energy”

Tesla’s record stock price shows its investment in energy storage is finally paying off

December 19, 2019 at 01:40PM A little over a year after sparking a legal firestorm for musing that he would take Tesla private for $420, Elon Musk is likely glad he didn’t. Tesla’s stock just hit a record high yesterday, brushing close to $400 per share and putting the company within striking distance of thatContinue reading “Tesla’s record stock price shows its investment in energy storage is finally paying off”

Astronomers spot highest-energy blast from most powerful cosmic explosion in the universe

November 20, 2019 at 03:34PM ‘This has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of these violent phenomena,’ says scientist Astronomers spot highest-energy blast from most powerful cosmic explosion in the universe … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Astronomers spot highest-energy blast from most powerful cosmic explosion in the universe

Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business

October 24, 2019 at 01:49AM Tesla CEO Elon Musk forecast that the company’s energy business will eventually be the same size as — or even bigger than — its automotive sector, the latest sign that the company plans to put more time and resources to scaling up its solar and storage products. “It could beContinue reading “Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business”

PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says

September 23, 2019 at 08:20AM Announcement made as part of PlayStation’s work with the UN on climate change PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, SonyContinue reading “PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says”

Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

September 19, 2019 at 09:00PM Google today announced its largest package of renewable energy deals yet. Worth a total of 1,600-megawatts, the package includes 18 deals in the U.S., Chile and Europe. This brings Google’s current set of wind and solar agreements to about 5,500 megawatts (MW) and the company’s number of total renewables projectsContinue reading “Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals”

Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack

July 29, 2019 at 11:50PM Tesla has launched a new utility-scale energy storage product called Megapack modeled after the giant battery system it deployed in South Australia as the company seeks to provide an alternative to natural gas “peaker” power plants. Megapack is the third and largest energy storage system offered by Tesla. The companyContinue reading “Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack”

Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage

July 25, 2019 at 02:07PM Apple led the way in solar usage as technology companies step up their development of renewable energy projects to offset their carbon emissions. That’s the word from the Solar Energy Industry Association in its latest tally of leading corporate solar energy installers across the U.S. Last year, Apple installed 400Continue reading “Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage”

Bitcoin uses more energy than the whole of Switzerland – and it’s getting worse

July 05, 2019 at 01:10PM Environmental impact of the cryptocurrency is getting worse, research suggests Bitcoin uses more energy than the whole of Switzerland – and it's getting worse … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin uses more energy than the whole of Switzerland – and it's getting worse

This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

May 8, 2019 at 11:02AM An Oregon company plans a new kind of nuclear power plant that many consider the future of the industry. It’s smaller, cheaper and could work well with renewable energy. This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer…

Despite declines for the quarter, Tesla is bullish on its overall energy business

April 24, 2019 at 11:26PM Even as its solar business declined in step with its overall earnings, Tesla is bullish on the prospects for the energy side of its business over the course of the year. The energy business is an unheralded part of Tesla — overshadowed by its headline-grabbing (and much larger) auto exploitsContinue reading “Despite declines for the quarter, Tesla is bullish on its overall energy business”

Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal

April 09, 2019 at 02:00PM Slow progress on powering the firm using renewables has raised questions Amazon has been accused of abandoning a much-publicised goal of running its data centres on 100% renewable energy – instead focusing its attention on winning business from the oil and gas industry. According to a Greenpeace report released earlierContinue reading “Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal”

Trump Administration Flips Switch On Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

March 26, 2019 at 09:03AM The Trump administration wants to reverse a rule designed to make light bulbs more efficient. Environmental groups say the change will cost consumers and waste energy. Trump Administration Flips Switch On Energy Efficient Light Bulbs…

Kites and drones used to harness wind power could revolutionise renewable energy

February 20, 2019 at 01:08PM Spanish scientists using kitesurfing kites to analyse high-altitude energy generation systems Kites and drones used to harness wind power could revolutionise renewable energy … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Kites and drones used to harness wind power could revolutionise renewable energy

Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning energy storage market | Giles Parkinson

February 18, 2019 at 03:41AM The South Australian battery pockets $4m as the market looks to unlock multiple potential value streams The Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia continues to make its mark on the Australian energy market, pocketing another $4m in the fourth quarter from the provision of frequency and ancillary services.Continue reading “Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning energy storage market | Giles Parkinson”

Starting with data centers, Carbon Relay is slashing energy costs and emissions using AI

January 29, 2019 at 02:33PM Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn International is backing Carbon Relay, a Boston-based startup emerging from stealth today that’s harnessing the algorithms used by companies like Facebook and Google for artificial intelligence to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the technology industry’s own backyard — the data center. Already, the computing demands ofContinue reading “Starting with data centers, Carbon Relay is slashing energy costs and emissions using AI”