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The Key To Alternative Energy's Future: Better Batteries

XPRIZE | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green

Utilities that continue to rely on old-fashioned centralized power generation and don't embrace flexibility could be doomed, in part because the cost of battery storage could fall from $230/kWh in 2020 to as low as $150/kWh several years later. (Thanks, Tesla.)

Forget Vegas, Nevada is Now About Reno and Lithium

James Stafford | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
James Stafford

As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.

Lithium Market Set to Explode: All Eyes Are on Nevada

James Stafford | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
James Stafford

While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium--the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war...

Demand for Lithium Drives Innovation

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2015 | Technology

With shortages of lithium predicted and demand for the element growing, looking for new and cost-effective ways to extract it from one of our largest natural resources certainly makes sense.

The Worrywort's Guide to Keeping Three Kids Safe

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Morra Aarons-Mele

My takeaway: For little kids, be vigilant. And once your children are old enough to understand risk and danger, educate them to have common sense, while knowing that they will need help and supervision in getting there.

What's Inside a Tesla Battery, Sociologically?

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Markus Giesler

The intention behind Tesla's POWERWALL may not only be to escape the fossil fuel era but to also reframe traditional energy governance as a historical fossil that stands in the way of clean energy.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Tesla's New Home Battery Could Be The iPad Of Energy Storage | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business

But a few things need to change first.

Scientists Say They've Invented A Smartphone Battery That Charges In One Minute

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology

Besides recharging much faster, the new aluminum battery is safer than existing lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames, they added.

Dreamliner Battery Still Not Safe Enough, NTSB Report Says

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released the result of its near two year investigation into the battery fire event on a Japan Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan Airport in January 2013.

Dreamliner's Dramatic Life Mimics Woody Allen's Art

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When it comes to the Dreamliner design, the FAA and the NTSB do have very different perspectives. But unlike the couple in Annie Hall, both sides cannot be right.

A Ridiculously Easy Way To See If Your Batteries Are Duds

William Goodman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

There always comes that frustrating moment when your television remote or other electronic device runs out of power, and you need to rummage through y...

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids from Swallowing Button Batteries

Kate Carr | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

The biggest risk in swallowing these button batteries isn't choking, as many people might suspect. It's burning.

Roundup: Gadget Battery Packs for Almost Any Need

Chris Rauschnot | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology
Chris Rauschnot

Get out, be mobile and now there is no need to look for the next power outlet. Select the right backup battery solution from the many options in this roundup that all do a great job.

Review: Lenmar PowerPort Wave 7000 & PowerPort Gold Portable Chargers

Chris Rauschnot | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
Chris Rauschnot

Wading through a plethora of chargers on the market today for smartphones and tablets is tough, but Lenmar's recent offerings have made it easier to choose. Their external batteries have both style and dependable functionality.

Review: Sanho's HyperJuice Plug High Capacity Dual USB Battery Pack

Chris Rauschnot | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Chris Rauschnot

Designed in Silicon Valley, the HyperJuice Plug from Sanho is a well-engineered backup battery that looks good and performs great. There may be a few batteries that can charge multiple iPads and smartphones simultaneously, but this offers quite a geek statement whether being used or not.

Boeing Working To Fix Fire-Catching Battery

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

* Changes not finalized - paper * Best-case scenario has flights resuming next month * FAA clears one-off 787 "ferry" fl...

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S...

Airlines Knew Exploding Batteries Were A Problem For Months

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

TOKYO -- U.S. investigators said Wednesday they asked Boeing Co. to provide a full operating history of lithium-ion batteries used in its grounded 787...

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - January 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

China's Strategic Next Step: Buying Critical US Taxpayer Funded Technology

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

Unless the Obama administration intervenes, the U.S. may soon have to depend on one of China's wealthiest and most politically-connected Communist party leaders for access to taxpayer-funded technology that will power the next generation of satellites and military vehicles.

Electric Vehicle Naysayers: Get Over It, Support American Jobs

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Quit aiding and abetting our economic competitors, and start and abetting our economic growth. The progress in electric cars is a true American success story. Those who want General Motors or electric vehicles to fail are motivated by nothing but partisan politics.

WATCH: Energy, Stored In Spray Paint

Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology

When this correspondent told a coworker that researchers at Rice University had developed a paintable battery, his response was to sharpie an Eveready...

'Green News Report' - June 14, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big Oil w...

Post Office Bans Shipment Of iPads To Troops Overseas

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is banning international shipments of electronics with lithium batteries such as smartphones, laptops and ...