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October 2016

100% Renewables Increasingly Looks Possible

Research may be toppling one of the strongest objections to renewable energy: that wind and solar are not reliable enough to support the grid 24-7-365, so they need fossil and nuclear backup.
Scientists seem to be finding solutions to the variability…

Saying that Tesla Motors has been, from the beginning, a sustainable energy company, Elon Musk conceded Friday night that homes with Tesla roofs, Tesla Powerwall batteries and Tesla automobiles cannot displace centralized electric utilities.
But…

Elon Musk made the headlines this week announcing that new Tesla vehicles will have full self-driving capability, but there's a more powerful force behind the development of autonomous-vehicle technology, a RAND Corp. expert said Tuesday.
The U.S.…

Hawaii Sitting On The Lid Of A Solar Explosion

Hawaii's tremulous effort to embrace solar energy—but not too fast—may be holding at bay an explosion of rooftop solar in the island state, according to experts in data and adoption behavior.
"Whether it’s birth control in Andean Highland villages or…