September 20, 2021
What will electric vehicle batteries look like in the future?
Electric vehicles, Energy

What will electric vehicle batteries look like in the future?

In the future, “gigafactories” in the UK might be producing millions of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Electric vehicles are expected to substitute much of today’s fleet, as the government already has committed to a prohibition on selling the latest petrol and diesel-engined automobiles by 2030. Nissan has pledged to increase electric vehicle manufacturing at its Sunderland facility […]

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Texas’s Surge in Renewable Energy Prompts Questions about the adequacy of electricity generation
Electricity, Energy

Texas’s Surge in Renewable Energy Prompts Questions about the adequacy of electricity generation

Renewable energy accounted for one-quarter of the electricity consumption in 2020, up from 8% in 2010. There’s more on the way, with the solar capacity expected to quadruple by the year 2024 from current levels. Renewables require backup from many other power facilities to supply electricity demand because their availability is unpredictable. Meanwhile, Texas’s older coal, nuclear, […]

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Investment in the Lightspeed constellation made by the government of Ontario
Satellites, Space

Investment in the Lightspeed constellation made by the government of Ontario

The Ontario government has agreed to support part of Telesat’s Lightspeed constellation, which will commit some of its satellite capability to enhance communication links in the Canadian province. According to the Ottawa, Ontario-based satellite operator, the five-year arrangement, worth 109 million Canadian dollars ($87 million), concentrates on expanding cellular networks and high-speed internet to unserved and […]

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