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Jun 13, 2022

Renowned carver adopts solar power as clean-energy alternative to diesel on not-so-sunny Haida Gwaii

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Over the years, Masset, B.C., master carver Jaalen Edenshaw has advocated for clean energy use on the archipelago, a region that is disconnected from B.C. Hydro’s main electricity grid and mainly reliant on diesel.

Since last October, the Haida carver has been teaming up with brother Gwaai to carve a totem pole in honour of Kaay’ahl Laanas hereditary chief Watson Price (Gaahlaay) at a workshop in Masset powered by 18 solar panels that can generate as much as 40 kWh of electricity a day — enough to fully charge a small electric car.

Edenshaw, a member of the Ts’aahl Eagle Clan, is renowned for his traditional creations, including masks, canoes, and 13-metre high red cedar totem poles that are on display in galleries around the world.

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Jun 13, 2022

Physicians’ Group Asks for a Ban on Ads

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Its aim is to do to the fossil fuel industry what the ban on tobacco ads has done to that industry.

Jun 12, 2022

Ironic! Norway is Building a Massive Wind Farm to Boost Oil Production

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In a huge twist of irony, Norway is building the world’s largest wind farm — to power offshore oil and gas fields.

If you’re raising your eyebrows at this point, we are too.

The project called Hywind Tampen is set to be constructed and operated by Norwegian energy giant Equinor, who also happens to be drilling for oil and gas in the area.

Jun 12, 2022

New electrocatalyst offers hope for less expensive hydrogen fuel

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There are a handful of ways to produce hydrogen fuel without emitting carbon into Earth’s atmosphere. One involves using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

This method, known as electrolysis, requires a catalyst that speeds up that occur within cells.

More often than not, this electrocatalyst is platinum, a metal so rare that it’s typically more expensive than gold, which makes the more costly than traditional sources of renewable energy and fossil fuels.

Jun 12, 2022

Tesla Model Y with new 4680 cells shows impressive potential for faster charging

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Early experiences with the new Tesla Model Y with 4,680 cells and a structural battery pack are showing some impressive potential for faster charging and better energy density.

When Tesla delivered its first made-in-Texas Model Y vehicles, we noted that it was strange that Tesla didn’t reveal any details – like specs and pricing – about the new version of the electric SUV.

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Jun 12, 2022

ICYMI: What is energy? Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains

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https://youtu.be/u36H4Uo3rPM

Jun 12, 2022

Tesla Fact vs. Fiction: Why the Public Perception is Wrong

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Why the Public Perception of Tesla is TOTALLY wrong:

Shared by Michael Michalchik.

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Jun 10, 2022

Seeing through walls: Camero-Tech launches the XLR40 imaging systetm

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According the company, this innovative system enables the detection of live objects behind walls at a distance of more than 50 meters.

Camero-Tech, a member of the SK Group and an Israeli developer, producer, and marketer of pulse-based UWB micro-power radar ‘Through Wall Imaging’ systems, announced the launching of its groundbreaking XaverTM LR40 (XLR40) system, which detects live objects behind walls at distances of over 50 meters.

Jun 9, 2022

Energy Dome launches world’s first CO2 battery for long-duration energy storage

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Italian company Energy Dome has announced the successful launch of its first CO2 Battery facility in Sardinia, Italy. The milestone marks the final de-risking of the CO2 Battery technology as Energy Dome enters the commercial scaling phase, becoming the first commercial long-duration energy storage technology on the market offering a reliable alternative to fossil fuels for dispatchable baseload power globally.

The Energy Dome CO2 battery uses carbon dioxide to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind energy, over a long period and release it quickly. Energy Dome says the technology can be quickly deployed anywhere in the world at less than half the cost of similar-sized lithium battery storage facilities.

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Jun 9, 2022

Earth-abundant solar pixels found to produce hydrogen for weeks

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Devices made of readily available oxide and carbon-based materials can produce clean hydrogen from water over weeks — according to new research (Nature Materials, “Long-term solar water and CO2 splitting with photoelectrochemical BiOI–BiVO 4 tandems”).

The findings, co-led by Dr Virgil Andrei, a Research Fellow at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, with academics at Imperial College London, could help overcome one of the key issues in solar fuel production, where current earth-abundant light-absorbing materials are limited through either their performance or stability.

Multiple BiOI and BiOI-BiVO 4 pixels on a device. (Image: Dr Virgil Andrei)

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