Posts Tagged Renewable Energy

Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?…

Yale Environment 360 interviews the chair of a US scientific panel regarding technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/negative-emissions-is-it-feasible-to-remove-co2-from-the-air Advertisements

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Interesting facts #35…

What is photosynthesis? Live Science presents insight into this energy harnessing process employed by plants. The article describes photosynthesis types, explains the components relevant to the process, and then explores current related scientific studies to develop new clean fuels… Read all about photosynthesis here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/51720-photosynthesis.html

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What is Sustainable Transportation…

Sustainable or Green transportation uses renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels. It has a very low impact on the environment. Conserve-energy-future.com takes a brief look at green transportation here: https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/sustainable-transportation.php

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How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more…

Summary:  Someday, the gasoline you buy might come from carbon dioxide pulled out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out of the ground. By removing emitted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fresh fuels, engineers have demonstrated a scalable and cost-effective way to make deep cuts in the carbon footprint […]

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Could Evaporation Be a Significant Source of Renewable Energy?…

Intro from Yale Environment 360: One drawback of wind and solar power is intermittency, resulting in the need for energy storage. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, biophysicist Ozgur Sahin explains how evaporation from lakes and reservoirs could be transformed into a stable source of renewable energy… Read the rest of this article here: http://e360.yale.edu/features/could-evaporation-be-a-significant-source-of-renewable-energy

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Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record…

General update on greenhouse gas concentrations (sciencedaily.com), data presented is from the World Meteorological Organisation: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030141900.htm

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How 139 Countries Could Be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050…

Intro: Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study… Read about it here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60461-renewable-energy-road-map.html

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Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality…

Intro (ipsnews.net): The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels…  Read about this initiative here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/09/dominicas-geothermal-dream-become-reality/

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Finnish demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air… 

Some alternative energy news from enn.com – http://www.enn.com/energy/article/51500

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Why Don’t Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency? – Yale E360… 

Introduction:  Analysts call it the “energy performance gap” — the difference between promised energy savings in green buildings and the actual savings delivered. The problem, researchers say, is inept modeling systems that fail to capture how buildings really work…   Read about it here: http://e360.yale.edu/features/why-dont-green-buildings-live-up-to-hype-on-energy-efficiency

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Full Speed Ahead: Renewable Energy Market Goes Mainstream – The Energy Collective… 

Intro:  The renewables sector is entering an exciting new phase. Rapidly evolving technology, economies of scale and regulations and changing attitudes among policy makers means that, despite reductions in subsidies, renewables are winning market share from fossil fuels around the world…  Read the article here: http://www.theenergycollective.com/ftijournal/2404340/full-speed-ahead-renewable-energy-market-goes-mainstream

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Industry Meltdown: Is the Era of Nuclear Power Coming to an End? – Yale E360… 

Environmental report from Yale Environment 360 on the future of nuclear energy: http://e360.yale.edu/features/industry-meltdown-is-era-of-nuclear-power-coming-to-an-end

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Global Pollution and Prevention News: Polluted air can generate power… 

A report from enn.com, on pollution and clean energy research: http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/51194

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Turning chicken poop and weeds into biofuel… 

Some good news for the environment (enn.com): http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/51160

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Alternative Energy and Fuel News: Methanol: The next fuel-efficient renewable energy source?… 

News and research on alternative energy sources from enn.com: http://www.enn.com/energy/article/51075

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New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep… 

Summary:  A new flow battery has been developed that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production…  Read the article at sciencedaily.com: New, long-lasting flow battery could run for […]

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Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables… 

Global renewable energy update from climatecentral.org: Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables

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Why the Future Belongs to Decentralized Renewables, Not Centralized Hydrogen and Giga-Scale Nuclear… 

Summary from (theenergycollective.com): What the future of our energy system will look like continues to be a subject of heated debate. According to one well-established tradition, writes Professor John Mathews of Macquarie University in Australia, the route to decarbonisation will run via massive nuclear power systems to the hydrogen economy. But China and to some extent […]

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