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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

Failing Nuclear Power Is Good For Coal, Bad For Earth

Scana Corp. announced Monday it will stop construction on a nuclear power plant in South Carolina—one of two in development in the U.S. Project costs ballooned in recent years, and the decision should eventually save electricity customers $7 billion. But the stoppage and others like it may cost everyone more in the long

Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energys 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

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