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Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

Lithium has the purest of fundamentals of any ‘commodity' out there, and the next oil barons look set to actually be lithium barons.

'Ideal' energy storage material for electric vehicles developed

Walt Mills for Phys.org:  The energy-storage goal of a polymer dielectric material with high energy density, high power density and excellent charge-discharge efficiency for electric and hybrid vehicle use has been achieved by a team of Penn State materials scientists.

Why Businesses Should Care About Energy & Energy Management

The added bonus of energy management is that it will make it easier to implement policies that will be more sustainable in our changing world — both environmentally and economically.

US Energy Dept says “holy grail” of clean energy storage is imminent

  Cat Distasio for inhabitat:  Many countries are on the brink of becoming self-sufficient in their clean energy production, thanks to advances in battery technology that allow electricity from renewable sources to be stored and used on demand. Over the yea

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Solar Power International 2016

Solar Power International 2016 will take place from September 12th to 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert

Louis Sahagun for The LA Times:  The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert’s Soda Mountains, citing concerns that the project would destroy habitat and block ancient trails used by bighorn sheep for thousands of years.

In a 3-2 vote, the board on Tuesday declined to certify documents required under state law in order to issue county permits for the project on public land along Interstate 15 near the entrances to Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park, and less than a mile from the Mojave National Preserve.

“We endorse renewable energy, but this was the wrong project in the wrong location,” said Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood.   Cont'd...

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MidAmerican Energy moves forward with $3.6 billion investment in Wind XI project

MidAmerican Energy Company received the final order from the Iowa Utilities Board for Wind XI today. The board's action is a positive step toward the company's 100 percent renewable vision.

Solar trackers now powering Grenada Elementary School

Three state-of-the-art, American-made solar trackers are now powering the Grenada Elementary School in Grenada, California.

SUNRNR of Virginia, Inc. Named National FEMA Award Winner

SUNRNR of Virginia, Inc., a manufacturer of portable solar-plus-storage generators, is the recipient of one of eleven 2016 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards given by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for practices or programs that make communities safer, better prepared, and more resilient.

Konecranes' waste-to-energy technologies help unlock bioenergy potential

A broad range of lifting and materials handling technologies specifically designed for waste-to-energy (WTE) and biomass applications is being introduced to Australasia, India and China by Konecranes as the region develops its bioenergy potential.

"Reliability - Made by Schaeffler" at WindEnergy Hamburg

Improved Machine Availability through Optimized Components and Digital Services

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Seaward Group

The Seaward Group is a specialist manufacturer of electrical safety testing equipment. The company's market leading test range includes specialist test instrumentation for the renewables sector. Included is a specialist range of solar PV installation test equipment to verify the safety and performance of both rooftop and ground mounted solar systems. Recently introduced is new diagnostic technology for the fault finding and periodic testing of electric vehicle (EV) charging point equipment.