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Elon Musk’s Boring Company finally has a paying customer for its first tunnel project

The company, born out of the billionaire’s hatred of freeway traffic, has been tapped to build a one-mile tunnel to connect two ends of the Las Vegas Convention Center at a total cost of $48 million, the city’s convention and visitors authority said in a press release.

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The company, born out of the billionaire’s hatred of freeway traffic, has been tapped to build a one-mile tunnel to connect two ends of the Las Vegas Convention Center at a total cost of $48 million, the city’s convention and visitors authority said in a press release.

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Solar, wind, plus other renewables beat coal for first time in US

Coal began firing US homes and factories in the 1880s. A century later, the cheap, plentiful fuel was America’s primary one (pdf) for electricity generation. But its long reign is slowly coming to an end.

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Coal began firing US homes and factories in the 1880s. A century later, the cheap, plentiful fuel was America’s primary one (pdf) for electricity generation. But its long reign is slowly coming to an end.

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Chinese Scientists Aim to Generate Fusion Power by 2040

It’s the ultimate energy goal: generating power from smashing together particles at extremely high pressure and temperatures — but without the threat of nuclear catastrophe.

There’s one big catch, though. Fusion energy has yet to achieve the milestone of actually generating more energy than is required to get the process going. But now, according to Reuters, are hoping to achieve fusi More

It’s the ultimate energy goal: generating power from smashing together particles at extremely high pressure and temperatures — but without the threat of nuclear catastrophe.

There’s one big catch, though. Fusion energy has yet to achieve the milestone of actually generating more energy than is required to get the process going. But now, according to Reuters, are hoping to achieve fusi More

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SpaceX will blast people across the Atlantic in a rocket in under 30 minutes by 2030

Long-haul flights in a rocket could soon make plane travel on Earth virtually obsolete, an investment firm suggests.

A trip from London to New York would only take 29 minutes and less than one hour to Sydney on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship.

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Long-haul flights in a rocket could soon make plane travel on Earth virtually obsolete, an investment firm suggests.

A trip from London to New York would only take 29 minutes and less than one hour to Sydney on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship.

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Chinese Officials Say Their "Artificial Sun" Will Be Completed This Year

In November, Chinese researchers announced that the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor — an “artificial sun” designed to mimic the nuclear fusion process the real Sun uses to generate energy — had hit a milestone by achieving an electron temperature of 1

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In November, Chinese researchers announced that the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor — an “artificial sun” designed to mimic the nuclear fusion process the real Sun uses to generate energy — had hit a milestone by achieving an electron temperature of 1

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Why Bezos and Microsoft are betting on this $10 trillion energy fix for the planet

Burnaby, British Columbia, is similar to most North American bedroom communities. The majority of its residents commute into neighbouring Vancouver every morning and then head back to their suburban homes at night. There is one thing, though, that sets it apart: Around the corner from one of the two Costcos in town is a small start-up that’s inching ever closer to solving the planet’s More

Burnaby, British Columbia, is similar to most North American bedroom communities. The majority of its residents commute into neighbouring Vancouver every morning and then head back to their suburban homes at night. There is one thing, though, that sets it apart: Around the corner from one of the two Costcos in town is a small start-up that’s inching ever closer to solving the planet’s More

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Net-zero energy homes have arrived — and are shaking up the US housing market

The homebuilder’s early investment in zero-energy construction was prescient. If you buy a new house in California within the next few years, there’s a good chance it will be built along similar lines. In December, California instituted a new requirement that calls for most new homes and multi-family residential buildings up to three stories high to include solar rooftop panels beginni More

The homebuilder’s early investment in zero-energy construction was prescient. If you buy a new house in California within the next few years, there’s a good chance it will be built along similar lines. In December, California instituted a new requirement that calls for most new homes and multi-family residential buildings up to three stories high to include solar rooftop panels beginni More

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China Is Building a Solar Power Station in Space

China’s Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth. The plant would be able to harness solar power even when it’s cloudy back on Earth, since its photovoltaic array would be floating high above any terrestrial weather.

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China’s Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth. The plant would be able to harness solar power even when it’s cloudy back on Earth, since its photovoltaic array would be floating high above any terrestrial weather.

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San Jose: Mayor in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has been in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company about the possibility of creating an underground tunnel between Diridon Station and Mineta San Jose International Airport
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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has been in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company about the possibility of creating an underground tunnel between Diridon Station and Mineta San Jose International Airport
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All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Tesla

Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay More

Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.

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All Tesla patents are now freeuse, because Elon Musk is a saint – Tech – Mashable India

In a blog post released over the weekend (which I highly recommend you read), Musk announced that all of Tesla’s patents are available to the public for whoever, wants to use them in good faith. Tesla Motors is way ahead of the competition, when it comes to making electric cars, and a move like this could seem self-sabotaging. But, Musk explained that the thought behind this move in a tweet, tha More

In a blog post released over the weekend (which I highly recommend you read), Musk announced that all of Tesla’s patents are available to the public for whoever, wants to use them in good faith. Tesla Motors is way ahead of the competition, when it comes to making electric cars, and a move like this could seem self-sabotaging. But, Musk explained that the thought behind this move in a tweet, tha More

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Elon Musk Just Offered to Drill a Hole Through An Australian Mountain

Elon Musk just made an Australian lawmaker an offer an unusual offer.

In a Twitter exchange today, the Boring Company CEO offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West.

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Elon Musk just made an Australian lawmaker an offer an unusual offer.

In a Twitter exchange today, the Boring Company CEO offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West.

The dig would come at a competitive price of “about $15 million per kilometer, so probably around $750 million,” according to Musk’ More

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New Evidence of Superconductivity at Near Room Temperature and High Pressure

The key to this discovery was creation of a metallic, hydrogen-rich compound at very high pressures: roughly 2 million atmospheres. The researchers used diamond anvil cells, devices used to create high pressures, to squeeze together miniscule samples of lanthanum and hydrogen. They then heated the samples and observed major changes in structure. This resulted in a new structure, LaH10, which the r More

The key to this discovery was creation of a metallic, hydrogen-rich compound at very high pressures: roughly 2 million atmospheres. The researchers used diamond anvil cells, devices used to create high pressures, to squeeze together miniscule samples of lanthanum and hydrogen. They then heated the samples and observed major changes in structure. This resulted in a new structure, LaH10, which the r More

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Wind to Surpass Hydro as No. 1 US Renewable Power Source in 2019

Wind power is on track to surpass hydropower as the U.S. grid’s largest source of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Energy Information Administration data.

Hydro had a century-long head start, and plants like the 2,000-megawatt Hoover Dam and 6,800-megawatt Grand Coulee Dam still outsize any other generating stations. However, the country has added virtually no new hydro capacit More

Wind power is on track to surpass hydropower as the U.S. grid’s largest source of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Energy Information Administration data.

Hydro had a century-long head start, and plants like the 2,000-megawatt Hoover Dam and 6,800-megawatt Grand Coulee Dam still outsize any other generating stations. However, the country has added virtually no new hydro capacit More

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China Plans 6GW of Subsidy-Free Wind in Inner Mongolia

China is planning a 6-gigawatt subsidy-free wind complex to help power the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, according to China’s State Power Investment Corporation.

The Ulanqab Municipal Development and Reform Commission approved the first phase of the ¥42.5 billion ($6.3 billion) project, which was given planning approval in March last year, at a meeting held late December.

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China is planning a 6-gigawatt subsidy-free wind complex to help power the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, according to China’s State Power Investment Corporation.

The Ulanqab Municipal Development and Reform Commission approved the first phase of the ¥42.5 billion ($6.3 billion) project, which was given planning approval in March last year, at a meeting held late December.

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China Is Set To Become The World’s Renewable Energy Superpower, According To New Report

The continuing growth in renewable energy around the world is set to boost the power of China while undermining the influence of major oil exporters such as Russia and Middle East states like Saudi Arabia, according to a new report on the geopolitical implications of the changing energy landscape.

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The continuing growth in renewable energy around the world is set to boost the power of China while undermining the influence of major oil exporters such as Russia and Middle East states like Saudi Arabia, according to a new report on the geopolitical implications of the changing energy landscape.

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IHS Predicts Global Solar Installations To Reach 123 Gigawatts In 2019

Leading clean energy analysts IHS Markit released a new solar PV installation forecast before Christmas which expects to see 2019 deliver the highest level of new solar capacity installed in a year, with annual installations to increase by 18% and reach 123 gigawatts (GW).

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Leading clean energy analysts IHS Markit released a new solar PV installation forecast before Christmas which expects to see 2019 deliver the highest level of new solar capacity installed in a year, with annual installations to increase by 18% and reach 123 gigawatts (GW).

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Waze CEO interview: self-driving cars, Tesla, Uber, and commuting

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41% solar conversion efficiency

It is unlikely CPV modules will be appearing on rooftops any time soon, but they could make a significant contribution to utility scale solar if they can provide far greater efficiency than conventional solar panels. Now the hard work of moving the new technology out of the lab and into the real world will begin.

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It is unlikely CPV modules will be appearing on rooftops any time soon, but they could make a significant contribution to utility scale solar if they can provide far greater efficiency than conventional solar panels. Now the hard work of moving the new technology out of the lab and into the real world will begin.

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Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that stunning drop?
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The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that stunning drop?
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SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation

SpaceX’s application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company actually puts those birds in the air.

SpaceX is just one of many companies that the FCC gave the green light to today at its monthly meeting. Kepler, Telesat and LeoSat also got approval for various services, More

SpaceX’s application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company actually puts those birds in the air.

SpaceX is just one of many companies that the FCC gave the green light to today at its monthly meeting. Kepler, Telesat and LeoSat also got approval for various services, More

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Eco-Friendly Car Recycling

Most of us have heard the kitschy “recycle, reuse, reduce” campaign song from the early 90s, have scrolled Facebook or flipped on the TV to see something about climate change, and probably have even seen the Yipster kid at the local grocer in a Save the World T with recycling insignia on the back—anyone not living under a rock knows it’s a good idea to recycle.
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Most of us have heard the kitschy “recycle, reuse, reduce” campaign song from the early 90s, have scrolled Facebook or flipped on the TV to see something about climate change, and probably have even seen the Yipster kid at the local grocer in a Save the World T with recycling insignia on the back—anyone not living under a rock knows it’s a good idea to recycle.
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The Boring Company is open to building tunnels for utility lines, says Elon Musk

Concepts of The Boring Company’s futuristic, ultra-high-speed tunnels show a sleek system transporting passenger pods and private vehicles at speeds of around 124 mph (200 km/h). As revealed recently by Elon Musk during a “fireside chat” in Los Angeles, though, the tunneling startup is also open to building tunnels that are far less glamorous.

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Concepts of The Boring Company’s futuristic, ultra-high-speed tunnels show a sleek system transporting passenger pods and private vehicles at speeds of around 124 mph (200 km/h). As revealed recently by Elon Musk during a “fireside chat” in Los Angeles, though, the tunneling startup is also open to building tunnels that are far less glamorous.

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‘Harvesting the sun’: Washington state’s largest solar farm nears production

LIND, Adams County — Washington’s largest solar farm will begin commercial production next month in this Columbia Basin town better known for its annual Combine Demolition Derby.

Nearly 82,000 solar panels have been installed near Lind’s pioneer-era cemetery, resembling a mirage on the dusty landscape. Sensors adjust the angle of the flat, blue panels throughout the day, allowing them More

LIND, Adams County — Washington’s largest solar farm will begin commercial production next month in this Columbia Basin town better known for its annual Combine Demolition Derby.

Nearly 82,000 solar panels have been installed near Lind’s pioneer-era cemetery, resembling a mirage on the dusty landscape. Sensors adjust the angle of the flat, blue panels throughout the day, allowing them More

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Australian state pledges 50% renewable by 2030

The Victorian Labor Party announced on Thursday that, if re-elected in the upcoming State election, it would increase the state’s Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030 in a move intended to create thousands of jobs, increase renewable energy in the state grid, increase investment, and drive down energy prices.
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The Victorian Labor Party announced on Thursday that, if re-elected in the upcoming State election, it would increase the state’s Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030 in a move intended to create thousands of jobs, increase renewable energy in the state grid, increase investment, and drive down energy prices.
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Elon Musk authorizes employee to assist in California wild fire

California, Tesla’s home state, is currently on fire as the current wildfire season is proving to be particularly devastating.

CEO Elon Musk has authorized Tesla employees to provide assistance for the wildfires and not worry about payment.

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California, Tesla’s home state, is currently on fire as the current wildfire season is proving to be particularly devastating.

CEO Elon Musk has authorized Tesla employees to provide assistance for the wildfires and not worry about payment.

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Tesla Model 3 Dashcam Captures Road Rage Incident

f not just because we felt compelled to share and remind people what type of ridiculousness is happening on the roads today, this is another opportunity to provide a solid example of the new Tesla Model 3 dashcam (TeslaCam). Today, dashcam’s are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. In the world we live in, it seems just about everything is caught on tape, and while that may not be More

f not just because we felt compelled to share and remind people what type of ridiculousness is happening on the roads today, this is another opportunity to provide a solid example of the new Tesla Model 3 dashcam (TeslaCam). Today, dashcam’s are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. In the world we live in, it seems just about everything is caught on tape, and while that may not be More

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China Plans to Launch an ‘Artificial Moon’ to Light Up the Night Skies

The night skies might soon have company: Chinese scientists are planning to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 to illuminate city streets after dark.

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The night skies might soon have company: Chinese scientists are planning to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 to illuminate city streets after dark.

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Could Tesla And SpaceX Join Hands For Global Internet Service?

As anyone who’s stuck paying an onerous bill to a local internet monopoly will agree, there’s a great market opportunity out there for any company that could offer a global wireless internet connection. SpaceX has been working on just that since 2015, developing a broadband satellite constellation called Starlink. A recent article in SmarterAnalyst proposes that Tesla could be an integral part More

As anyone who’s stuck paying an onerous bill to a local internet monopoly will agree, there’s a great market opportunity out there for any company that could offer a global wireless internet connection. SpaceX has been working on just that since 2015, developing a broadband satellite constellation called Starlink. A recent article in SmarterAnalyst proposes that Tesla could be an integral part More

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The ‘Tesla Effect’ is starting to extend from legacy carmakers to the oil industry

Back in February, self-made billionaire Don Gao from China mentioned that the “Tesla Effect”continues to grow even in markets beyond the California-based company’s reach. Gao, who owns Positec – a maker of power equipment – uses lithium-ion batteries for his company’s products, and they are steadily becoming a potent rival for heavyweight brands like Black & Decker. The billionair More

Back in February, self-made billionaire Don Gao from China mentioned that the “Tesla Effect”continues to grow even in markets beyond the California-based company’s reach. Gao, who owns Positec – a maker of power equipment – uses lithium-ion batteries for his company’s products, and they are steadily becoming a potent rival for heavyweight brands like Black & Decker. The billionair More

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