Japan plans on eliminating gas powered vehicles by mid-2030s, ramps up renewable energy investments

On Friday, in a significant development, the Japanese government said it aims to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in the country in the next 15 years so as to reach net zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050. The “green growth strategy,” sees an increased adoption of hydrogen in…

China taps wind energy to power heating systems for winters

China will subsidize wind energy generators that generate power for heating systems during winter at the local government level. On Friday, China said it would use wind energy in order to generate sufficient power for heating systems during bitterly cold winters. The development is aligned with China’s stated aim to slash carbon emissions from coal-burning…

Artificial intelligence are making Europe’s electrical grid more efficient

Roland Berger, a consultancy firm, says, the adoption of AI by utilities are heralding a new age of leaner, more efficient distribution and load bearing systems. According to Roland Berger, a consultancy firm, if utilities were to adopt artificial intelligence, which could predict demand swings on the usage of power, for example, they could significantly…

Tesla’s wind powered battery solution for South Australia on track for deployment by Dec. 1

South Australia’s power blackout could be history thanks to Tesla’s “Hollywood solution”. Almost a year after South Australia suffered a major blackout, it has started building the world’s biggest battery to help keep its electricity grid on and humming in what is being slated as Australia’s most wind-dependent state. With Tesla winning the bid to…

Liquid batteries could significantly cut the cost of solar and wind energy installations

Developed by Harvard researchers, this is one technology waiting to be adopted and has a ready market for it. One of the issues facing battery technology is not just their capacity to retain their charge but also, more importantly, their lifespan. Even a lithium-ion pack can become useless after a couple of years of heavy…