Revolution-Green http://revolution-green.com Alternative Energy News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:20:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Jail Time for Keshe ? http://revolution-green.com/jail-time-keshe/ http://revolution-green.com/jail-time-keshe/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:20:19 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15974 We have covered Keshe for many years. he has claimed anything from anti-gravity machines to free energy machines. You can read up on our previous stories at Revolution- Green : http://revolution-green.com/?s=keshe Now it appears the law has caught up with him. I was sent the following by a friend who actually reads the Hope Girl Blog. […]

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We have covered Keshe for many years. he has claimed anything from anti-gravity machines to free energy machines. You can read up on our previous stories at Revolution- Green : http://revolution-green.com/?s=keshe

Now it appears the law has caught up with him. I was sent the following by a friend who actually reads the Hope Girl Blog. Given its content I felt it was useful to pass onto our readers

Keshe May Serve Prison Time
During the court case Keshe’s lawyer was defending Keshe against illegal medical practices that Keshe had been performing and charging patients for.  Keshe claims to have paid everyone back, but Dirk Laureyssens a former working partner turned whistleblower attended the trial and testified that Keshe did not pay back the money and continues his illegal practices on an international level.  While Keshe claims to have millions of supporters, only around 6 people actually showed up to support him at the trial. There is another court case against Keshe being filed by Dirk Laureyssens who will be going after Keshe for as much as 10 million Euro in damages.Mehran Tavakoli Keshe’s big court case just happened in Kortrijk Belgium on Monday June 26, 2017, and he and his wife Carolina De Roose may be facing jail time for fraud and human experimenting. We are waiting for the verdict said to come from the judge on August 7, 2017.

For those who are just tuning in to the saga, allow me to provide a little bit of background from our perspective. Last year Tivon and I did an honest inquiry into Keshe plasma Technology. We set out with the best of intentions, coming from a professional engineering background, we were hoping to be able to summarize a great technology and to present it in a good light. Unfortunately it did not turn out the way we planned. Soon after we started investigating Keshe tech, we found A LOT of problems with the technology. Also ,we were presented with testimonies from people calling themselves “Keshe Victims” some of the stories were just horrifying. To top it off we were sent a copy of an arrest warrant for Keshe and learned that he’s wanted for fraud and human experimentation.

Regardless of these revelations, we still tried to be neutral and give Keshe a chance to explain his side of the story.  When we approached the “Keshe Spaceship Institute” and started asking a few questions about such accusations, we received an outlandish threat from Keshe’s wife Carolina de Roose, threatening to fabricate a story that would label me as being a pedophile in charge of a child sex trafficking ring.  Such threats were ludicrous and I felt, were coming from a rather unhinged individual. Nevertheless, Keshe followed through with his threat and made videos and publications accusing me and my organization of such things.   I would later learn that this is Keshe’s motus operandi. There is a definite pattern with Keshe and his wife. This being, the moment they are questioned about their technology or exposed as frauds, they will call you a pedophile as their main defense. Plus, they appear to have an extensive and well funded network of fake news reporters and online propaganda dis-info agents to help carry out such defamation campaigns. Keshe and his wife have done this to dozens of people, many of whom can be found in the “Keshe Victims” group.

We did an investigative report on Keshe and put all the evidence that I had found out on the Hopegirl blog and in an extensive 3 hour show. We reviewed the technology, the medical cases where Keshe was accused, the millions of dollars in fraudulent sales he’s acquired from people who want their money back, the arrest warrants… everything. In response to all of this evidence I was continuously attacked.  I ended up pulling all my Keshe articles and videos because it just wasn’t worth it to me anymore. We live in a time where people will choose to believe a lie, so I figured I would just let them. Heck, I tried.

Keshe’s  loyal disinfo propaganda supporters/promoters include Kerry Cassidy, Sean Maguire and Gordon Duff from Veterans today.  To add to this, there are many new age zealouts out there who continue to promote Keshe despite the growing mountain of evidence against him.

It looks like the prison sentences will be 30 months for MT Keshe and 24 months for his wife Carolina De Roose. Many of the victims of Keshe’s fraud and illegal practices don’t feel that this is enough time. I guess we’ll all just have to see what the verdict is.

Source: http://www.hopegirlblog.com/2017/06/27/keshe-and-wife-carolina-de-roose-may-serve-prison-time-after-yesterdays-court-case-in-belgium/

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Scientists Just Created a Light That is 1 Billion Times as Bright as the Sun http://revolution-green.com/scientists-just-created-light-1-billion-times-bright-sun/ http://revolution-green.com/scientists-just-created-light-1-billion-times-bright-sun/#comments Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:31:03 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15968 Light 1 Billion times Brighter than the Sun

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Billion Times As Bright as Sun?

Light that is this powerful can be destructive as well as useful.  Slight exposure of the human eye to such light is no doubt immediate blindness.  Detection of many different types are predicted with this technological jump.  Be aware that it is the opinion of this editor that one area of light discoveries, hidden in black ops research, is the hidden fact that diseases can be cured with light.  Feed the body good nutrition and expose it safely to different specific wavelengths of light, which penetrates the body, as any child knows that has placed a flashlight lens against their hand, looking at the other side of the hands, they see the illumination of the light that is traveling though their hand.  With this in mind think of this, specifically tuned wave lengths of light, colors, can penetrate the body causing chemical reactions that lead to curing such things as cancer, blindness,  brittle bones, ringing in the ears and the list is endless.  Our prediction is that light will be playing a more than major role in curing disease and problems of the human body, as well as in the bodies of our animal friends. —  Agcat


A million suns isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion suns. Physicists from the University of Nebraska’s aptly-named Extreme Light Laboratory have just made the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it is one billion times brighter than the surface of the sun, Phys.org reports.

The super bright laser beam is helping researchers understand how light and matter interact. When light from a regular bulb or the sun strikes a surface, it “scatters,” which is what allows us to see. In everyday circumstances, an electron scatters just a couple photons of light at a time, but with the University of Nebraska’s laser, almost 1,000 photons scatter at once.

                                 

“It’s as if things appear differently as you turn up the brightness of the light, which is not something you normally would experience,” said the University of Nebraska’s Donald Umstadter. “[An object] normally becomes brighter, but otherwise, it looks just like it did with a lower light level. But here, the light is changing [the object’s] appearance. The light’s coming off at different angles, with different colors, depending on how bright it is.”

In one example, the scientists were able to create a high-resolution X-ray of a USB drive, photographing interior details that aren’t able to be seen with regular X-rays. Understanding the phenomenon could help scientists find more sophisticated ways to “hunt for tumors or microfractures that elude conventional X-rays, map the molecular landscapes of nanoscopic materials now finding their way into semiconductor technology, or detect increasingly sophisticated threats at security checkpoints,” Phys.org writes. “Atomic and molecular physicists could also employ the X-ray as a form of ultrafast camera to capture snapshots of electron motion or chemical reactions.”

Read more about the Extreme Light Laboratory and its findings at Phys.org. Jeva Lange

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QEG Hope Girl Censored !!!!!!LOL http://revolution-green.com/qeg-hope-girl-censored-lol/ http://revolution-green.com/qeg-hope-girl-censored-lol/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:06:41 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15963 What will hope Girl do now. After years of scamming people, originally promoting an overunity device. Hope Girl finds she may not live up to the ethical standards required by YouTube. I will miss Hopegirls slanderous videos about myself describing me often as a big oil troll, when in reality I kindly offered at my […]

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What will hope Girl do now.

After years of scamming people, originally promoting an overunity device. Hope Girl finds she may not live up to the ethical standards required by YouTube. I will miss Hopegirls slanderous videos about myself describing me often as a big oil troll, when in reality I kindly offered at my own expense to test their overunity claims. They latter retracted the overunity claim.

They also bullied and threatened people like TK who dared question their claims.

I will always defend the freedom of speech, I will not however support blantent false claims and scams regarding free energy claims. 

In her own words: “I love my Hope Girl Youtube Channel, and have put a lot into it over the past 5 years. Unfortunately, like so many others channels on Youtube it has become censored and infiltrated in several ways. I explain the different things that have happening over the last few months in this short video below.

I will keep the channel up, but most probably will not be posting any more videos on it. Rather I’ve got some new plans for new channels and more! So watch this space and subscribe to the Hopegirl blog for our upcoming shows and videos on our new channels.”

 

 

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Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025 http://revolution-green.com/electric-cars-will-cost-less-buy-regular-cars-2025/ http://revolution-green.com/electric-cars-will-cost-less-buy-regular-cars-2025/#comments Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:35:04 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15960 A new study suggests that electric vehicles will cost less than a normal, gasoline-powered car sooner rather than later. The study comes from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and its findings project that electric cars will carry retail prices lower than those of regular cars as soon as the year 2025. The largest factor in the […]

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A new study suggests that electric vehicles will cost less than a normal, gasoline-powered car sooner rather than later.

The study comes from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and its findings project that electric cars will carry retail prices lower than those of regular cars as soon as the year 2025.

The largest factor in the plummeting prices involves the cost of batteries, which make up the largest portion of the cost associated with electric cars.

By 2030, the price of batteries is expected to have decreased 77 percent from today’s levels.

Cost of ownership

It should be noted this study looks at the actual price of electric vehicles, not the total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the vehicle. However, there’s even better news on that front as well.

By next year, the lifetime cost of ownership in Europe of an electric car is expected to dip below a conventional, internal-combustion engine vehicle, according to a study by UBS.

The same study also predicted 14 percent of new car sales will be electrified vehicles in 2025—around 100 million electric cars globally.It doesn’t seem far-fetched as European countries move to ban older diesel cars and a push for electrification occurs across the globe.

Electric cars do not have nearly as many moving parts as a regular vehicle, which helps the propulsion method achieve cost parity quicker. The lack of an engine, transmission, and other components means service visits are fewer and aren’t nearly as frequent.

And as the price of batteries continues to fall, there will certainly be technology improvements along the way.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-26/electric-cars-seen-cheaper-than-gasoline-models-within-a-decade

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1110619_ubs-study-predicts-electric-car-cost-parity-in-europe-in-2018

 

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Morgan Stanley is betting that electric cars will corner 70 per cent of the European Vehicle Market http://revolution-green.com/morgan-stanley-betting-electric-cars-will-corner-70-per-cent-european-vehicle-market/ http://revolution-green.com/morgan-stanley-betting-electric-cars-will-corner-70-per-cent-european-vehicle-market/#comments Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:20:32 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15956 Morgan Stanley is betting that electric cars will corner 70 per cent of the European vehicle market by the middle of the century, leading to upheaval for the power sector and a scramble for dominance of lucrative new technologies. Who will be the winners and losers ? Global banks in London and New York are […]

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Morgan Stanley is betting that electric cars will corner 70 per cent of the European vehicle market by the middle of the century, leading to upheaval for the power sector and a scramble for dominance of lucrative new technologies.

Who will be the winners and losers ?

Global banks in London and New York are no longer debating whether the switch-over will occur. Research reports have shifted to granular analysis over what this means for large swathes of the economy, and who will be the winners and losers as the old edifice crumbles.

Morgan Stanley says in a report this week that a ratchet effect is under way. It’s becoming more costly each year to develop petrol and diesel cars that comply with tightening rules on emissions of CO2 and particulates (NOx), yet the cost of electric-vehicle (EV) batteries keeps falling. The crossover point will arrive in the mid-2020s.

EV SALES

The US bank expects global EV sales to reach one billion annually by 2050, pulling ahead of internal combustion engines. The switch could take place much faster. A widely-cited report by Tony Seba and James Arbib at think tank RethinkX argues it will make no sense to make fossil-fuel driven cars, trucks, buses, or tractors within a decade.

The US pioneer Tesla – worth more on Wall Street than General Motors or Ford – is targeting annual sales of one million EVs within three years. It is mulling a joint venture in China, the biggest market for zero-emission cars.

China has banned petrol motorbikes, leading to a massive switch to EV two-wheelers. Some 230 million are on the roads. Under draft proposals from the industry ministry, all car companies will have to reach an EV quota of 8 per cent of sales from next year, 10 per cent by 2019, and 12 per cent by 2020.

Morgan Stanley said it would be “very difficult” for Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes to comply with this. They will hit a sales cap in China. This will be a rude shock.

Whether China’s breakneck drive for EVs lowers CO2 emissions is an open question. This depends on how quickly it cuts reliance on coal plants – down 8 per cent in two years – and shifts to gas, nuclear, and renewables.

In Japan, Honda is betting its future on EVs, aiming to raise the sales share to two-thirds by 2030. Ford plans 13 new EV models in the next three years.

In Europe, Renault-Nissan is targeting 1.5 million EVs sales a year by 2020, and Volvo 1 million by 2025; Volkswagen is scrambling to make up lost ground with plans for 2 million to 3 million annually by 2025.

POWER COMPANIES

A parallel battle is under way among power companies, each eyeing control of ultra-fast charging points in the way that US railroad barons sought to snap up land in the late 19th century. Even more money will be made from the “big data” networks that underpin EV technology. Chargemaster in the UK runs a network of public charging stations called POLAR. ChargePoint in the US offers an ultra-fast unit enabling “hundreds of miles of range in under 15 minutes”.

Morgan Stanley expects up to 3 million public charging stations in Europe by 2050, up from 100,000 today. They will be ubiquitous. Smart phones will locate them instantly. “Range angst” will rapidly fade. Britain’s National Grid has carried out advance planning under its Future Energy Scenario and is eyeing a network of fast-chargers for the motorways. It estimates there could be 6 million EVs in Britain by 2030 under a “Gone Green” assumption.

A string of European firms are jostling to seize the lead in their home markets, with SSE in the UK, Innogy, EON, Iberdrola, Enel, Fortum, EDP, ABB, and Schneider Electric, all pushing ahead with expansion plans.

They are watching developments closely in Norway. The country is close to 30 per cent penetration for EVs, achieved by tax-free status and waivers on toll roads, as well as free parking until 2016.

Germany’s Bundesrat has voted to ban the sale of new fossil-fuel cars by 2030. This is not binding but it is a straw in the wind. In Italy, EVs are tax-exempt for five years. France offers euros 6,300 subsidies for EVs.

Nicholas Ashworth from Morgan Stanley says electrification will break the existing system with time. Utility companies should have no trouble over the next decade but the extra power required to recharge a European fleet of 150 million cars in 2050 would be equivalent to “another Germany” springing into being.

Nobody knows how much could be achieved by shifting to off-peak hours through smart grids and variable tariffs. Nor whether car batteries will act as a major storage reservoir.

Everything is up in the air. All we know is that vast sums are at stake and vested interests that fail to adapt in time will be wiped out. I wo’t be around like many of you to see this but gives me some hope for my children and grand children.

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These Drones Use Wi-Fi To See Through Brick Walls http://revolution-green.com/these-drones-use-wi-fi-to-see-tthrough-brick-walls/ http://revolution-green.com/these-drones-use-wi-fi-to-see-tthrough-brick-walls/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:24:29 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15922 These Drones Use Wi-Fi To See Through brick Walls - Would you be interested in a Superman-esque ability to see through walls? Have a couple of Wi-Fi-equipped drones at your disposal? Then you may be able to take advantage of some neat new research coming out of the lab of University of California, Santa Barbara

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Editors Note: Some believe wearing a aluminum foil hat will keep aliens from UFO’s from reading our thoughts, will we need to wear aluminum foil underclothing to keep sensitive areas of our bodies from being mapped? – Agcat

These Drones Use Wi-Fi To See Through brick Walls – Would you be interested in a Superman-esque ability to see through walls? Have a couple of Wi-Fi-equipped drones at your disposal? Then you may be able to take advantage of some neat new research coming out of the lab of University of California, Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor Yasamin Mostofi.

Mostofi and her researchers developed a system that allows two drones working together to generate detailed images of objects through walls, using only Wi-Fi RSSI measurements. In a proof-of-concept demonstration, one drone flew outside an enclosed four-sided brick structure with an unknown interior. While flying, it transmitted a Wi-Fi signal, which was then measured by the other drone.

While this is done, some smart algorithms then model the 3D unknown area of interest using some highfalutin technology such as a Markov Random Field to measure its spatial dependencies. Although the image generated isn’t 100 percent perfect, it’s impressively accurate in broadly stating what is behind a particular wall. Making it even more impressive is the fact that the prediction can be achieved with a very small number of Wi-Fi measurements, and uses only off-the-shelf technology such as commercially-available drones, Wi-Fi transceivers, and Tango tablets.

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While the idea of using Wi-Fi signals to see through walls has been explored by other researchers, the fact that Mostofi’s work employs drones opens up a plethora of new possible uses.

“There are several potential applications, such as emergency response, archeological discovery, and structural health monitoring, that can benefit from obtaining a high-resolution 3D image of an unknown area through walls with everyday Wi-Fi signals,” Mostofi told Digital Trends. “For instance, consider structural health monitoring for bridges. It would be very helpful if unmanned aerial vehicles can fly around a bridge, especially in the hard to access areas, and image the details inside to assess the health of the bridge.”

From here, Mostofi said that the team is working to improve the work and find new possibilities and potential implementations.

“The general area of sensing and learning about our environment with everyday radio frequency signals, such as Wi-Fi, is one of the major research thrusts of my lab,” she said. “From our past experience, there are good commercialization opportunities in this general area.”

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Solar Solution Brings Water to Besieged Syria Town http://revolution-green.com/solar-solution-brings-water-besieged-syria-town/ http://revolution-green.com/solar-solution-brings-water-besieged-syria-town/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:57:17 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15937   Editors Note: This goes to show how a little cooperation, even in war damaged areas can result in great things, such as available clean water.  So if you are getting discouraged on your inventive helpful work, take heart, because your invention might be the next help in a war affected area.  Agcat Solution Brings […]

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Editors Note: This goes to show how a little cooperation, even in war damaged areas can result in great things, such as available clean water.  So if you are getting discouraged on your inventive helpful work, take heart, because your invention might be the next help in a war affected area.  Agcat

Solution Brings Water to Besieged Syria Town.  Douma (Syria) (AFP) – Solar panels on wheels make for a strange sight on the streets of Syria’s besieged Douma, but the makeshift generator is helping local residents secure water.  Douma lies outside the capital Damascus, in the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, and has been under a suffocating government siege since 2013.  Residents have had no electricity for four years, relying instead on generators for everything from lighting to refrigeration.  But the siege also means generator fuel is expensive and increasingly rare, which is where the solar panel generator comes in.  It trundles around the city, powering the water pumps residents use to draw supply from underground wells, and helping fill the electricity supply gap.  “The most important thing for a family is to secure water. A house without water is a house without life,” said Abu Mohammad Ahmad, an engineer and local council member who supervises the project.  The generator is a simple set-up, just 12 solar panels and six batteries mounted on an iron cart.  The panels each have a capacity of 100 watts a day, and are also used to power the batteries, which serve as a back-up on days when the panel supply is low.

The project supplies local schools, as well as mosques and communal water tanks.  As the cart is pushed and pulled to its next destination, residents weave around it on bicycles, which have become a favored mode of transport in the city because of the fuel shortages.Arriving at a blue communal water tank, one of the generator’s operators unfurls a cord from the device and connects it to an electric pump.Soon the chug of the pump is accompanied by the splashing of water filling up the tank.

                                                   

– A boon for locals –

Local residents arrive with buckets and big plastic bottles to fill up. Nearby stands Abu Akram, 52, who once owned a minimarket but lost his livelihood when the shop was destroyed in bombardment. “This is the most successful project in the Ghouta region,” he told AFP over the gush of water.  “We used to draw water by using generators, but we’re besieged, and fuel is hard to find and very expensive,” he added.  He and his neighbours would sometimes club together to buy a single litre of fuel so they could pump up enough water to fill a tank.  “But this project is free and it has helped us a lot,” he said.

The project grew out of the failure of a previous local council initiative, under which 13 schools were provided with solar panels.  “Some of the panels were stolen, so we ended up removing them and putting them in storage,” said Ahmad, as an employee cleaned the panels behind him.  When the idea was born for a mobile solar generator, they were dug out of storage and strapped to the iron cart, which was built out of the remains of vehicles damaged in bombardment.  A single panel costs $200 and each battery $240, but the set-up also requires an inverter device that costs around $600.. “The more solar panels we could have, the better,” said Ahmad, adding that the cart was designed to carry up to 24.

– ‘God will reward them’ –

Ahmad would like to see the project which began about a month ago expanded to help Douma’s approximately 50,000 residents, though costs and availability so far have made it impossible.  “If we get the capacity, we have plans for between 20 and 50 vehicles, which would cover 22 neighbourhoods and secure about 70 percent of the city’s water needs,” he said.  At a local school, headmaster Bashar, 54, describes the project as “a major improvement”.  “Before we used to run the generator and it made so much noise,” he said, standing by a wall with a tree painted on it.  “It was really exhausting. Sometimes the generator would work, sometimes it wouldn’t. Sometimes we’d have fuel, and other times not.”.  “Now the solar panel cart comes in and we fill up the water tank, and no one even knows it’s here. It’s great.”

At a local mosque, Abu Mohammad Badran, who calls believers to prayer, is delighted by the project.  Muslims perform ablutions before prayer and mosques are usually outfitted with taps to allow them to do so.  “We were really struggling to have water in the mosque. It was so expensive,” he said. During the holy month of “Ramadan we need even more, because the number of people coming to pray is much greater,” he added.  “If they fill us up with enough water for a day or two, God will reward them.”

 A Syrian man waters plants near an iron cart loaded with solar panels in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on June 7, 2017 (AFP Photo/Hamza Al-Ajweh) Douma (Syria) (AFP) – Solar panels on wheels make for a strange sight on the streets of Syria’s besieged Douma, but the makeshift generator is helping local residents secure water. Douma lies outside the capital Damascus, in the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, and has been under a suffocating government siege since 2013. Residents have had no electricity for four years, relying instead on generators for everything from lighting to refrigeration. But the siege also means generator fuel is expensive and increasingly rare, which is where the solar panel generator comes in. It trundles around the city, powering the water pumps residents use to draw supply from underground wells, and helping fill the electricity supply gap.

“The most important thing for a family is to secure water. A house without water is a house without life,” said Abu Mohammad Ahmad, an engineer and local council member who supervises the project.  The generator is a simple set-up, just 12 solar panels and six batteries mounted on an iron cart.  The panels each have a capacity of 100 watts a day, and are also used to power the batteries, which serve as a back-up on days when the panel supply is low.  The project supplies local schools, as well as mosques and communal water tanks.

As the cart is pushed and pulled to its next destination, residents weave around it on bicycles, which have become a favoured mode of transport in the city because of the fuel shortages.  Arriving at a blue communal water tank, one of the generator’s operators unfurls a cord from the device and connects it to an electric pump.  Soon the chug of the pump is accompanied by the splashing of water filling up the tank

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China’s CHJ Automotive Plans $7,800 Ultra Compact Electric Car http://revolution-green.com/chinas-chj-automotive-plans-7800-ultra-compact-electric-car/ http://revolution-green.com/chinas-chj-automotive-plans-7800-ultra-compact-electric-car/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:29:18 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15933 Chinese company CHJ Automotive plans to start from the low end. Co-founder Kevin Shen says the company plans to introduce an ultra-compact electric car starting at around $7,800 in 2018. The company is working together with Clem, a French ride-hailing service, to test the cars in Paris. A headline on CNBC calls the company a […]

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Chinese company CHJ Automotive plans to start from the low end. Co-founder Kevin Shen says the company plans to introduce an ultra-compact electric car starting at around $7,800 in 2018. The company is working together with Clem, a French ride-hailing service, to test the cars in Paris.

A headline on CNBC calls the company a “Tesla rival,” but that is not accurate. No self-respecting Tesla owner would be caught driving one of these electric microcars. But Teslas are not appropriate for use in many parts of the world, as Shen explains.

340 million people (who) daily commute with e-scooters in China

“In China, there are 340 million people (who) daily commute with e-scooters, but there is a strong demand for them to upgrade to something. But we cannot imagine all off them driving cars, so we want to give them something else, which is an ultra-compact car.”

Shen is not worried that so few electric cars are currently sold in China. New government regulations will push that number higher very soon. With more than 25 million new cars sold every year in China, “There is a very big market for everybody,” says Shen. It is no coincidence that Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has said his company is working on an electric car for the Chinese market that will sell for less than $8,000.

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1 meter wide and 2.5 meters long

The as-yet-unnamed car will be about 1 meter wide and 2.5 meters long. Shen says it will have a swappable battery and utilize Google’s Android Auto operation system. It plans to offer the car in Europe as well as China, but only as a ride-sharing vehicle on the Old Continent.

Is the ultra-compact car something we are likely to see in America? That seems unlikely. Being shorter and narrower than a Smart Car, the CHJ offering may be seen as “diminutive” rather than “ultra compact.” In a sea of pickup trucks and SUVs, it might seem too risky to drive on public streets.

But that size disadvantage may make it ideal for places like Mumbai, Tokyo, and any one of China’s 110 cities with a population of more than 1 million. That’s where a tiny, low-performance, cheap electric car may be just the ticket for navigating a thicket of urban congestion and parking woes.

Source: CNBC

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Coal company closes 37 mines as solar power’s influence grows http://revolution-green.com/coal-company-closes-37-mines-solar-powers-influence-grows/ http://revolution-green.com/coal-company-closes-37-mines-solar-powers-influence-grows/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:06:20 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15930 The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable. The government has announced it will not build any more coal plants after 2022 Coal India, which produces around 82 per cent of India’s coal, said the mines would be decommissioned by March 2018. India’s solar […]

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The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable.

The government has announced it will not build any more coal plants after 2022

Coal India, which produces around 82 per cent of India’s coal, said the mines would be decommissioned by March 2018. India’s solar sector has received heavy international investment, and the plummeting price of solar electricity has increased pressure on fossil fuel companies in the country.

The government has announced it will not build any more coal plants after 2022 and predicts renewables will generate 57 per cent of its power by 2027 – a pledge far outstripping its commitment in the Paris climate change agreement.

Plans for nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – were scrapped in May, signalling a seismic shift in the India’s energy market.

Analyst Tim Buckley said the move away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in the country would have “profound” implications on global energy markets.

“Measures taken by the Indian government to improve energy efficiency coupled with ambitious renewable energy targets and the plummeting cost of solar has had an impact on existing as well as proposed coal fired power plants, rendering an increasing number as financially unviable,” he said.

“India’s solar tariffs have literally been free falling in recent months.”

A report in February by Delhi-based research group, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), found that if the cost of renewable energy continued to fall at the same rate, India could phase out coal completely by 2050.

Reference

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/metals-mining/coal-india-to-shut-37-mines-this-fiscal-year-sources/articleshow/59056219.cms

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Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power http://revolution-green.com/deceleration-runaway-electrons-paves-way-fusion-power/ http://revolution-green.com/deceleration-runaway-electrons-paves-way-fusion-power/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:57:07 +0000 http://revolution-green.com/?p=15927 Two young plasma physicists at Chalmers University of Technology have now taken us one step closer to a functional fusion reactor. One step closer (another 1000 to go?) Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult […]

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Two young plasma physicists at Chalmers University of Technology have now taken us one step closer to a functional fusion reactor.

Although the vacuum chamber in the British fusion reactor JET has a wall made of solid metal, it can melt if it gets hit by a beam of runaway electrons. It is these runaway elementary particles that doctoral students Linnea Hesslow and Ola Embréus have successfully identified and decelerated. CREDIT: Eurofusion

One step closer (another 1000 to go?)

Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plasma physicists at Chalmers University of Technology have now taken us one step closer to a functional fusion reactor. Their model could lead to better methods for decelerating the runaway electrons, which could destroy a future reactor without warning.

It takes high pressure and temperatures of about 150 million degrees to get atoms to combine. As if that was not enough, runaway electrons are wreaking havoc in the fusion reactors that are currently being developed. In the promising reactor type tokamak, unwanted electric fields could jeopardise the entire process. Electrons with extremely high energy can suddenly accelerate to speeds so high that they destroy the reactor wall. (something they forgot to tell us before?)

It is these runaway electrons that doctoral students Linnea Hesslow and Ola Embréus have successfully identified and decelerated. Together with their advisor, Professor Tünde Fülöp at the Chalmers Department of Physics, they have been able to show that it is possible to effectively decelerate runaway electrons by injecting so-called heavy ions in the form of gas or pellets. For example, neon or argon can be used as “brakes”.

When the electrons collide with the high charge in the nuclei of the ions, they encounter resistance and lose speed. The many collisions make the speed controllable and enable the fusion process to continue. Using mathematical descriptions and plasma simulations, it is possible to predict the electrons’ energy – and how it changes under different conditions.

“When we can effectively decelerate runaway electrons, we are one step closer to a functional fusion reactor. Considering there are so few options for solving the world’s growing energy needs in a sustainable way, fusion energy is incredibly exciting since it takes its fuel from ordinary seawater,” says Linnea Hesslow.

She and her colleagues recently had their article published in the reputed journal Physical Review Letters. The results have also attracted a great deal of attention in the field of research. In a short period of time, 24-year-old Linnea Hesslow and 25-year-old Ola Embréus have given lectures at a number of international conferences, including the prestigious and long-standing Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, where they were the only presenters from Europe.

“The interest in this work is enormous. The knowledge is needed for future, large-scale experiments and provides hope when it comes to solving difficult problems. We expect the work to make a big impact going forward,” says Professor Tünde Fülöp.

Despite the great progress made in fusion energy research over the past fifty years, there is still no commercial fusion power plant in existence. Right now, all eyes are on the international research collaboration related to the ITER reactor in southern France.

“Many believe it will work, but it’s easier to travel to Mars than it is to achieve fusion. You could say that we are trying to harvest stars here on earth, and that can take time. It takes incredibly high temperatures, hotter than the center of the sun, for us to successfully achieve fusion here on earth. That’s why I hope research is given the resources needed to solve the energy issue in time,” says Linnea Hesslow.

Facts: Fusion energy and runaway electrons

Fusion energy occurs when light atomic nuclei are combined using high pressure and extremely high temperatures of about 150 million degrees Celsius. The energy is created the same way as in the sun, and the process can also be called hydrogen power. Fusion power is a much safer alternative than nuclear power, which is based on the splitting (fission) of heavy atoms. If something goes wrong in a fusion reactor, the entire process stops and it grows cold. Unlike with a nuclear accident, there is no risk of the surrounding environment being affected.

The fuel in a fusion reactor weighs no more than a stamp, and the raw materials come from ordinary seawater.

As yet, fusion reactors have not been able to produce more energy than they are supplied. There is also a problem with so-called runaway electrons. The most common method of preventing this damage is to inject heavy ions, such as argon or neon, which act like brakes due to their large charge. A new model developed by researchers at Chalmers describes how much the electrons are decelerated, paving the way to making these runaway electrons harmless.

Reference

Read the scientific article: Effect of partially-screened nuclei on fast-electron dynamics.

The article was written by Linnea Hesslow, Ola Embréus, Adam Stahl, Timothy DuBois, Sarah Newton and Tünde Fülöp of the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, and Gergely Papp of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany.

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