William McKenna Masters

113 Flips | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | 5 Followers | @WilliamMcKe3vu3 | Keep up with William McKenna Masters on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “William McKenna Masters”

Boeing 787 ecoDemonstrator Flight Promises More Sustainable Aviation

Scientists predict green energy revolution after the discovery of graphene like cheap solar cells.

A recently discovered form of carbon graphite, material in pencil lead, has turned out to have properties that could revolutionize the development of …

Is a Solar Development Boom About to Begin in Texas?

Texas is a highly desirable state for investing in renewable energy, topping the list for wind power development, but it is still quite a nascent …

U.S. Unveils Solar-Energy Deal, Labor-Rights Program in Myanmar

ACO Investment to Develop New Power Plants<p>The U.S. on Thursday unveiled two initiatives in Myanmar—a solar-power plant and a new program to boost labor rights—to help develop the country, even as some critics blame its civilian government for backsliding on recent economic and political changes. …

Divesting From Fossil Fuel Would Cost $5 Trillion

<b>Published on</b> August 27th, 2014 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>46<p>August 27th, 2014 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Investors face a tremendous challenge moving forward in an …

Amory Lovins: As Economists Argue, Renewables Keep Getting Cheaper

The academic world is full of debate about how expensive or cheap renewables are compared to fossil fuels. But do those debates actually match what’s …

Could This Be Solar Energy's Big Moment?

Solar power has been on an upswing in the U.S., with usage now standing at six times’ its 2010 rate and the cost of solar installations since 2010 …

Distributed Renewable Energy —Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability

The market for distributed renewable energy (DRE) is rapidly expanding all over the world. This is in large part due to the drop in manufacturing …

Can India Achieve 100% Renewable Energy?

<b>Published on</b> August 21st, 2014 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>40<p>Can India Achieve 100% Renewable Energy?<p>August 21st, 2014 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>Energy …

The Energy Collective

Since 1995, Energy Central has been a hub for news and content for electric power industry professionals. With more than 200,000 registered members, …

Climate Change This Week: China Out Competes US on Solar, Droughts and Chills, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Daily Climate Change:</b> Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Aug 22, 2014<p><b>How unusual has the weather been?</b> No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

Researchers make a breakthrough in solar energy

Research team makes advances in artificial photosynthesis<p>A team of researchers from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have made a breakthrough in artificial …

10 Facts About Wind Power

<b>Published on</b> August 25th, 2014 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>25<p>10 Facts About Wind Power<p>August 25th, 2014 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>Department Of Energy.<br>Liz</i> …

Verizon Triples Solar Energy With $40 Million Investment

Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is investing almost $40 million to triple its use of solar energy this year.<p>SunPower …

Expert Says We Can Reduce Fossil Fuel Use 80% With Existing Technology

Amory Lovins, a “recovering physicist” who founded and now leads the Rocky Mountain Institute, is the author of <i>Reinventing Fire</i> and a Forbes contributor who says that existing technology allows us to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent. For this article he provided a quick explanation of his …

Gen-Y May Prove Major Challenge To Renewable Investment

<b>Published on</b> August 25th, 2014 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>7<p>August 25th, 2014 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Common thinking over the past decade has been that the current …

Disconnect Between Claims For Solar And Reality

In my last post, I noted that opponents of solar power tend to seize on problems like the frying of birds by solar concentrators and arguably exaggerate them. However, now I will turn to the other side, and note that solar power proponents present an unremittingly positive view of solar, but one …

Retail vs Wholesale Energy Pricing: 1 Reason It's Easy For Rooftop Solar To Be Cost Effective

<b>Published on</b> August 26th, 2014 | <i>by Daryl Elliott</i><p>17<p>Retail vs Wholesale Energy Pricing: 1 Reason It’s Easy For Rooftop Solar To Be Cost Effective<p>August …

Politics Threatens World's Largest Solar Power Project

<b>Published on</b> August 26th, 2014 | <i>by Mridul Chadha</i><p>5<p>Politics Threatens World’s Largest Solar Power Project<p>August 26th, 2014 by <b>Mridul Chadha</b><p>An aerial …

The Economist Sowing Even More Confusion About Renewable Energy

On 5 August, I posted a commentary about economist Dr. Charles R. Frank, Jr.’s Brookings Institution working paper from May, which came to wide notice when it was featured on a full page of <i>The</i> <i>Economist</i> in late July. Dr. Frank’s paper claimed, and <i>The Economist</i>‘s anonymous writer largely agreed, that …

Signing of Bill Could Further Decrease California's Solar Costs

A bill currently going through California’s state government could help drive down the cost of residential solar even further. The bill, called the …

Solar Power

Transparent solar panels may be a window into the future

Close<p>Clean solar power may be the future of energy. Transparent solar panels that seem just like normal glass may make that future real.<p>Researchers …

The corporatisation of US green energy: a double-edged sword worth billions

Renewable energy,Environment,Energy,US news,Chevron,Google,Apple,Micro Focus International,Microsoft,Energy industry,Oil and gas companies<p>As tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy increase, corporations are entering the green energy landscape<p>There’s a popular meme that surfaces on green …

$18 Million To Awaken The Sleeping Geothermal Energy Giant

<b>Published on</b> August 9th, 2014 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>33<p>$18 Million To Awaken The Sleeping Geothermal Energy Giant<p>August 9th, 2014 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>The US …

Finding new angles on solar energy

If you’ve ever looked at a flat-screen TV or computer monitor from an odd angle, you’ll get an idea of the challenge facing manufacturers of solar …

Can Renewable Energy Survive Without Government Support?

Clean energy is becoming a priority for many countries throughout the world.<p>In small, developing countries, renewable energy represents economic …