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Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

Alphabet Inc.’s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.  The research lab, which hatched Google’s driverless car almost a decade ago, is developing a system for storing renewable energy that would otherwise be wasted. It can be located almost anywhere, has the potential […]

Clean Disruption News: For the 1st time since 1984, renewables surpass nuclear as a percentage of US energy generation

This year, for the first time in the modern nuclear era, renewable energy has surpassed nuclear power as a percentage of U.S. energy generation. Nuclear power generation has been facing hurdles for a while: it’s expensive to expand, often politically unsavory, and not as competitive as the cheap natural gas that has flooded the market in recent […]

Solar in Europe: Solar dominates Spain’s 5GW renewables auction – winners announced

Spain’s energy ministry has released the full list of winners from its latest renewables auction, with several small-scale projects in amongst the large-scale winners. A total of 3,909MW of solar PV capacity and 1,128MW of wind capacity was awarded to 40 companies, in yesterday’s auction. The list of solar winners was as follows: Solar Developer capacity […]

Clean Disruption News: Hawaii’s Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy

Hawaii continues to push the envelope in renewable energy, providing a path for the rest of the country. Hawaii has long been the U.S. leader in solar energy deployment, despite the fact that the state’s renewable energy efforts rarely get national attention. Solar energy, in particular, makes sense in Hawaii because of the state’s abundant sunshine […]

STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth – Visionary Debate with Tony Seba, Alex Levran & Eckhart Gouras

Today, we present SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Debate “STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth” held in San Francisco on Solar Leaders TV Stage at Intersolar North America 2017. We spoke with the following visionaries: Tony Seba, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at […]

Clean Disruption News: Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with CATL, China’s biggest battery maker

Last year, Apple was rumored to be working on an autonomous all-electric car codenamed ‘Project Titan’. The company later confirmed development work on an autonomous driving platform and CEO Tim Cook even referred to it as “a core technology” for the company, but it showed signs of giving up on developing an actual car. But now Apple […]

Clean Disruption News: Green finance group calls on EU to stop funding fossil fuels

A group of financial experts has set out its vision for hardwiring sustainability goals into the European Union’s financial system, calling on the 28-country bloc to stop pouring public money into polluting fossil fuels and focus spending on clean energies instead. The EU’s high-level group on sustainable finance issued its interim report on Thursday (13 July), urging the European […]

Clean Disruption News: Volvo Becomes the First Premium Car Maker to Go All Electric

Starting 2019 onwards, all vehicles manufactured by veteran automaker Volvo will either be hybrid or electric. According to Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Car Group’s president and CEO, “We are convinced that the future of Volvo is electric.” COMMITTED TO ELECTRIFICATION Electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of automobiles, thanks to efforts by both veteran car […]

Tony Seba: Major industries such as energy and transportation will undergo a complete “disruption” by the year 2030

Major industries such as energy and transportation will undergo a complete “disruption” by the year 2030, Mr. Tony Seba told guests of the Pacific Council and the Korea Foundation during his keynote address at the SeouLA Forum on March 31 in downtown Los Angeles. SeouLA convened dynamic business, civic, government, and academic leaders from the United States and South […]

Clean Disruption News: France to ban all new oil and gas exploration licenses & will support the addition of more than 17 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity

France plans to terminate the granting oil and gas exploration licenses at home and in overseas territories, as the country aims to increase the share of renewables in the nation’s energy mix.   Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced the draft proposal on Friday 23 June. He told BFMTV: “There will be no new exploration licenses for […]

Clean Disruption News: Nuclear Falls Behind Renewable Electricity on National Scale in USA

After steadily climbing in 2017, renewable power dethroned nuclear as the leading carbon-free electricity source in the United States, even as lawmakers try to prop up nuclear power with more generous tax credits. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest monthly electric power report, released last week, shows renewable energy generated more power in March and April compared to nuclear […]

Someone has to do it. Orchestrated by LTI ReEnergy – exclusive talk to Michael Bellmer at Intersolar Europe 2017

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Michael Bellmer, Managing director at LTI ReEnergy who approached us a new company “orchestrating strategy”. Below you can also learn how Michel & his Team define this new strategy (source LTI ReEnergy) A concert of great artists. The energy revolution is gaining momentum. Renewable energy […]