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Fraunhofer Tests a New Underwater Energy Storage Concept

The Fraunhofer Institute is planning to test a new storage concept in a German lake before the end of this year. The storage idea, which involves …

It’s not just solar panels. Electric cars can be contagious, too.

We already know that solar power can be contagious. Studies have found that if you install a rooftop solar system, it increases the odds that your neighbors will too.<p>Now along comes tantalizing evidence that electric vehicles have a similar dynamic. When charging stations are more visible, people …

Electric Vehicles

The bottleneck of a low-carbon future

Rare earth metals, hard-to-find materials, with unfamiliar names such as lanthanum, neodymium and europium, are used in wind and solar energy …

Duke Energy Finds Success In The New Energy Economy. Can Other Utilities Learn From It?

Market economies march forward. It’s how they deliver better products and services, enabling them to weather what is often unforgiving and competitive climates. The individual businesses unable to make such adjustments are shunted aside while the bold yet nimble ones get ahead.<p>No where is this …

Natural Gas

The town that reveals how Russia spills two Deepwater Horizons of oil each year

Oil spills in the Komi Republic caused by old pipelines are relatively small and rarely garner widespread attention - but added up they threaten fish stocks and pasture for cattle<p>The Komi Republic in northern Russia is renowned for its many lakes, but sites contaminated by oil are almost just as …

Adelaide charges ahead with world’s largest 'virtual power plant'

AGL project to roll out 1,000 battery systems to homes and businesses will operate like a 5MW plant, and optimise energy produced from solar panels<p>Adelaide will be home to the world’s largest “virtual power plant” – AGL is rolling out 1,000 battery systems to homes and businesses, with backing from …

Renewable Energy

How eco-friendly are electric cars? | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 04.08.2017

Dieselgate has many people turning to electric vehicles as a more environmentally friendly option. But in some respects, e-cars can be just as bad …

Serious Business: Should Renewable Energy Continue Receiving Government Subsidies?

This week, renewable energy and oil and gas companies go toe-to-toe in a debate about which sectors the U.S. should be supporting.<p>Renewable energy like wind and solar is abundant, but can these technologies replace fossil fuels and help to reduce our country's carbon emissions?<p>The U.S. government …

Smart bricks would enable walls capable of generating electricity, clean water and oxygen

A lot of things are becoming "smart" these days, but bricks might not be something you'd expect to be added to the list. On the way to buildings that …

Carbon Dioxide

7 Steps to Writing the Perfect Job Description

Extraordinary people won't take ordinary jobs.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>One of the most overlooked parts of finding a great candidate is attracting a diverse, competent, and exciting group of prospects in the first place. The best way to do that? Write an outstanding job description.<p>…

Employment

Energy Problem: Putting The Battery In Context

<b>Our Energy Problem: Putting The Battery In Context by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p><b>The Battery Series</b> is a five-part infographic series that …

Google Cut Its Energy Bill by Letting AI Run Its Data Centers

Power to the machines.<p>Google's AI isn't just crushing human go players anymore. DeepMind now is control of its server rooms.<p>Google tasked the AI with controlling some of the tasks in its server rooms, like cooling and server usage, to try and reduce power consumption. Bloomberg reports that the …

World's most efficient EV could cover 11,000 km on energy equivalent to 1L of gas

The car chosen to topple the Guinness World Record was a modified TUfast eLi14, initially created for the 2014 Shell Eco Marathon. In search of <i>even</i> …

How To Prep For Your Technical Interview (According To The Pros)

Congratulations — you landed the in-person technical interview for your brand new dream job. But now comes the hard part: the dreaded technical interview. The bane of newbie and experienced developers and engineers alike.<p>To help you get through it, I turned to three pros for guidance on advice for …

Surging electricity prices spark calls for national inquiry into renewable energy

Nick Xenophon says there are ‘legitimate questions’ about the renewable energy mix after South Australian price shocks<p>Surging electricity prices in South Australia have sparked calls for a national inquiry into renewable energy and whether the electricity market is coping with the influx of wind …

Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars?

By Jordyn Cormier<p>Cars are often used as the golden standard of environmental destruction. We know that our driving is hurtful to the environment. …

New Concentrating Solar Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power

Deep in the Nevada desert, halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, a lone white tower stands 195 meters tall, gleaming like a beacon. It is surrounded by …

This Startup Entrepreneur Lives On Min. Wage So He Has More Money To Donate

<i>Ben West is a startup entrepreneur based out of Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a member of the Effective Altruism community and had donated over $100,000 to effective charities before his company even started, and expects to donate millions in the future. I interviewed him to understand more about</i> …

Future of Natural Gas Hinges on Stanching Methane Leaks

DAMASCUS, Ark. — In the energy business, natural gas is supposed to be one of the good guys — the cleaner-burning fossil fuel that can help wean the world from dirty coal during the transition to a low-carbon future.<p>But when natural gas escapes unburned, as it often does during production and …

Energy industry the perfect place for MBA graduates to ‘get their hands dirty’

While I have never been interested in a career in energy, the industry is fascinating because it combines many of the business school elements I …

America's "Soaring" Gasoline And Oil Demand Was Just An Illusion: How The EIA Fooled The Algos

When it comes to "real-time" measurements of crude demand and supply, the data is notoriously bad (and perhaps, according to some, intentionally …

Oil

What Economists Don't Know About Physics -- And Why It's Killing Us

<i>Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.</i> -- <b>Kenneth Boulding</b><p>(<i>Spaceship Earth: NASA</i>)<p>The mantra of classical economists is "growth." So fixated are they on growth that recessions are often referred to as periods of "negative growth."<p>…

Fossil Fuels

It’s time for an integrated electrical grid in Western Canada

In its intrepid plan to hasten Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy, the federal government is looking to invest in truly transformative infrastructure projects. One such investment is staring it in the face: an integrated western electricity grid.<p>Such a grid would boost two western …