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Climate Change Could Dampen Argentinas Recovery

“It’s like being at war.” That’s how Luciano Pieruci, a 26-year-old farmer describes his battle against the floods that swamped a swath of the 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of soybeans, corn, and wheat he tends in Argentina’s Córdoba province. “The low-lying fields have become lagoons,” says Pieruci, who decided to leave them

The Way We Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

Batteries are everywhere these days: in our iPhones, toothbrushes, vacuum cleaners, and electric cars. But batteries—really big batteries—are just getting started.The idea is that grid-sized versions might be used to store excess wind and solar power, smoothing out the peaks and valleys of the electricity supply. There’s just one problem:

Harvey Set to Overpower Wind in State That Generates the Most

One of the worst things that can happen to a wind farm is too much wind.Hurricane Harvey was packing top winds of 110 miles (175 kilometers) an hour on Friday, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory. That’s twice the 55 miles-an-hour speed that prompts many turbines to shut off. The

Harvey Could Be First Hurricane to Strike Texas Since 2008

Harvey, which could strengthen into the first hurricane to strike Texas since 2008, forced workers off Gulf of Mexico platforms, sent cotton rallying and has airlines preparing for flight disruptions.Currently a tropical depression, Harvey was 460 miles (740 kilometers) southeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, with top winds of 35 miles per

U.K. Just Went Without Coal Power for the First Time Since 1880s

The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc.“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National

Driving Teslas Model 3 Changes Everything

If you’ve ever driven Tesla’s flagship vehicle—the $140,000 Model S P100D—you’ve experienced an unparalleled version of driving power. Zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds punches you back in the seat while making the stomach turn somersaults. Some people live for that feeling. I’m not one of them. Sure, driving a fully loaded electric beast is as thrilling

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook for how fuel and electricity markets will evolve by 2040. The

Parked Electric Cars Earn $1,530 From Europe’s Power Grids

Electric car owners are earning as much as $1,530 a year just by parking their vehicle and feeding excess power back into the grid.Trials in Denmark carried out by Enel SpA showed how batteries inside electric cars could help balance supply and demand at times and provide a new revenue

Germany to Take on Tesla With Gigafactory Rival

German executives are preparing to announce a new home for a lithium-ion battery plant designed to rival the output at ThyssenKrupp AG manager has helped to assemble a consortium of 17 German companies and won government support for the project, which will break ground in the fourth quarter of 2019