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The way we get power is about to change forever

The age of batteries is just getting started. In the latest episode of our animated series, Sooner Than You Think, Bloomberg’s Tom Randall does the math on when solar plus batteries might start wiping fossil fuels off the grid.  

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Germany set to pay customers for electricity usage as renewable energy generation creates huge power surplus

German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity. Wind generation is forecast to climb to a record on Sunday, creating more output than needed and driving electricity prices below zero, broker data compiled by Bloomberg show. It

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How the US generates electricity

The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine. It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs and available natural resources of each state. Carbon Brief has plotted the nation’s power stations in an interactive

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Record-breaking summer for renewable power generation

Supplies of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, in the UK have outstripped fossil fuels this summer. On 26 May, solar panels produced more than a quarter of all electricity needed in the country, with windy and bright

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A technology develops electricity-generating flexible glass

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass windows and flexible veneers, announced plans to develop electricity-generating flexible glass. SolarWindow scientists and engineers recently applied layers of the company’s liquid coatings on to Corning® Willow® Glass

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In Haiti, a startup is building 100% renewable grids for towns with no power

A year ago, no one living in Môle-Saint-Nicolas, Haiti, had electricity. By the spring of 2016, the town had a brand new grid, and it will soon run completely on solar and wind energy. “In six months, we built from

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15.5% drop in China coal production shows transition gaining speed

The 15.5 percent drop in China’s production year on year in May and the cumulative 8.7 percent year-over-year decline since January has deep ramifications for the global coal industry. China produces and consumes half the world’s coal, and its production

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Global light duty electric vehicle sales are expected to exceed 6 million in 2024

The market share of luxury plug-in electric vehicles is expected to grow from 23 percent in 2015 to 50 percent by the early 2020s, report ‘Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts’ finds. The new report from Navigant Research details the global market for

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Energy hasn’t been this hot since they invented fire

Nothing in the energy business can compete with oil for volatility, geopolitical drama, or sheer utility. Its low price per barrel, currently under $50, won’t last forever. But it may last through the year ahead.     What will be

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The Story of Energy – Where Does Our Power Come From?

Energy is critical to our modern lives. But our increasing demand for it has created a range of political, social and environmental problems.

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