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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.