Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today solar panels only generate electricity when there’s sunlight, wind farms when there’s wind, so energy needs to be stored so it can be released later. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable...

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The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you generate electricity in one part of the world you can’t transport it to any other place in the world – supergrids are a paradigm shift.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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New Norwegian wind farm trials giant wind catcher grids with hundreds of wind turbines

New Norwegian wind farm trials giant wind catcher grids with hundreds of wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wind power projects are springing up all over the world and companies are now starting to innovate new more powerful designs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. By now we’re all familiar...

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Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is alot of controversy about using land for biofuel production, but the sea on the other hand …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The world’s hunger for energy is increasing...

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Amazingly Elon Musks massive Starship rocket is carbon neutral

Amazingly Elon Musks massive Starship rocket is carbon neutral

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Elon Musk “tries to save the planet” on one hand, on the other people criticise him for SpaceX’s rocket emissions but there’s a twist to the story.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuels are zero emissions and have ten times the energy density of Lithium Ion batteries making them a vital asset in the fight against climate change.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The shipping industry bets big on Ammonia to reach carbon zero

The shipping industry bets big on Ammonia to reach carbon zero

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world’s cargo ships use bunker fuel which is the most polluting form of all fuels, and they need to reach carbon zero by 2050. Ammonia could be the answer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine never having to plug your devices into a plug socket again, and accessing electricity in the same way you access WiFi – that’s now possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s over $100 billion worth of nuclear waste in dumps around the world with a life of a million years, this technology would neutralise all of it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future homes won’t be powered by electricity from power stations – and there will be plenty of alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The energy industry is changing. Yesterday...

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Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has ten times the energy storage capacity of Lithium Ion batteries and is zero emission, but the technology needs to scale up to be cost competitive.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of energy is renewable, and this is one of the most extreme examples of solar power that you’ll ever see …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Here’s a question...

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Insect inspired robots are coming to fix the world’s wind turbines

Insect inspired robots are coming to fix the world’s wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wind turbines are popping up everywhere, but at over 40 storeys tall now they’re also getting more problematic to fix and maintain.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The world of maintenance...

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Tail light packing helmet is powered by nothing more than ambient light

Tail light packing helmet is powered by nothing more than ambient light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now being able to generate enough electricity from very low levels of ambient light has been difficult and almost impossible, this material could eliminate the need for batteries in products.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy is everywhere, even in a Black Hole, but as with all energy systems the challenge is finding a way to get access to it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today...

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Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s difficult to make rocket fuel on a planet far far away, but this technology might make it a snap.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the most common but...

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Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Line is a revolution in city building, designed from a blank slate with the future in mind it does away with alot of the problems that beset modern cities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has more than ten times the energy density of lithium Ion batteries, zero emissions, and nothing to recycle, but distributing it has been an issue until now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Giant 40 storey tall wind turbines are coming to power America’s east coast

Giant 40 storey tall wind turbines are coming to power America’s east coast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The larger the wind turbines the more electricity they generate and the cheaper they do it – making renewables even more affordable.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable energy is now...

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Research breakthrough shows Cold Fusion could be possible after all

Research breakthrough shows Cold Fusion could be possible after all

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cold fusion is science fiction, but a new breakthrough could edge it from being theoretical to possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of Google’s odder bets over the years was...

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