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New hybrid plant combines batteries with gas turbine to cut pollution 60%

After Aliso Canyon leak, state ordered utilities to fund alternatives.<p>This week, General Electric (GE) and Southern California Edison (SCE) announced …

Natural Gas

Electrek green energy brief: Utility scale solar in Vietnam gets 10¢/kWh, a pathway to 10TW of solar power, more

Vietnam introduces utility-scale solar FiT and rooftop net metering – <i>FiT for utility-scale solar PV would be VND2.086/kWh (US$0.0935), exclusive of Value Added Tax. The FiT would be subject to fluctuations in the VND/US$ exchange rate and would only apply to projects where the cell efficiency is</i> …

Does “green energy” have hidden health and environmental costs? Yes, but not as much

Solar and wind have much lower health and environmental footprints than fossil fuels<p>There are a number of available low-carbon technologies to generate electricity. But are they really better than fossil fuels and nuclear power?<p>To answer that question, one needs to compare not just the emissions of …

Portable "Trashpresso" up-cycling plant transforms trash into tiles

In developed countries, it's easy for most people to not give garbage disposal much thought: it's hauled to the curb, and a truck carries it away out …

Changing Importance Of The Sources Of Energy

Humans have been using energy since the discovery of fire. The use of energy intensified since the Industrial Revolution and it is currently used in …

Fossil Fuels

Tesla driver says Model S ‘saved his life’ after walking away unscathed from a crash ~500-ft down a hill

We have reported before on Tesla owners crediting their vehicles’ safety features for saving their lives after severe accidents, like when a Model X crashed into a semi-truck earlier this year, but probably none as spectacular as a crash that happened in California last week.<p>A Tesla Model S driver …

Why California Can Afford Green Energy More Than Your State

California has been at the forefront of renewable energy investment and climate change initiatives. And the former EPA under the Obama administration routinely cited California as the model for other states. Although I’m an east coaster by birth, please note that I lived in San Diego for nearly a …

Natural Gas

Virginia Policy Makes Going Solar Easy For Homeowners

<b>Power companies are fighting an uphill battle they are sure to lose and they’re blaming customers who are taking advantage of massive government</b> …

Solar Power

Three solar thermal plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day

Tamarugal project expected to theoretically generate 2,600 GWh of electricity annually.<p>The Chilean government recently gave the go-ahead on a massive …

Renewable Energy

While Trump promotes coal, other countries are turning to cheap sun power

On the solar farms of the Atacama Desert, the workers dress like astronauts. They wear bodysuits and wraparound sunglasses, with thick canvas headscarves to shield them from the radiation.<p>The sun is so intense and the air so dry that seemingly nothing survives. Across vast, rocky wastes blanched of …

Renewable Energy

There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water

It’s easy for all concerned about air, water and nature to descend into despair as we watch brazen rollbacks of environmental legislation in the US. Just last week, developments included an executive order to rewrite US carbon emissions rules, jeopardising the country’s ability to uphold its Paris …

Climate Change

Time-Shift Your Excess Solar With Ice Storage

Ice Energy has announced a new model of its thermal energy storage in ice, designed purely with the solar homeowner in mindTime-Shift Your Excess …

Clean Energy

The hydropower paradox: is this energy as clean as it seems?

In July, UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon highlighted the role of hydropower in boosting the use of renewable energy globally, when he visited a nonprofit institute in China that helps emerging nations develop and build hydropower plants. Many countries consider hydroelectricity a clean source of power …

Hydroelectric Power

All of these things can be made with one barrel of oil

Oil gets a bad rap these days, but the stuff is actually quite incredible.<p>Many people think of crude oil as a thick, black liquid that is used to source our unquenchable thirst for gasoline. However, the reality is that each barrel of oil is refined to be used in a variety of applications that …

Oil

General Electric continues expansion into Internet of Things

<i>General Electric (GE) has been tasked with improving efficiency at power plants for Japanese electric power company, Tepco, using the Internet of</i> …

Carbon emissions are priced too cheap for climate change

In most of the world, 70 percent of emissions are priced at zero.<p>Most carbon emissions around the world are priced too cheap to reduce greenhouse gas …

Fossil Fuels

One of the most coal-dependent countries says it will only agree to the Paris Climate agreement on its own terms

In the letter dated Monday and seen by Reuters, Jan Szyszko says Poland, whose economy is heavily dependent on coal, would consent to fast-tracked ratification "only on terms that take into account the specificity of the Polish economy".<p>EU environment ministers meet on Friday for an extraordinary …

Sad Shelter Pup Got a Day Out and Couldn't Stop Smiling – Then Something Awesome Happened - One Green Planet

Shelters are incredibly lonely places for dogs. While animals are definitely safer in shelters than they would be chained to a house, wandering the …

Don't Worry, the Earth Is Not Locked into Ten Degrees of Warming

The internet is abuzz with a new climate study that seemed to deliver a bombshell conclusion: the amount of carbon humans have put into the …

Dutch parliament votes to shut down all of the country's coal plants

The Dutch parliament voted Thursday night to shutter the nation’s coal industry in order to achieve a 55-percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by …

Fossil Fuels

Seattle still figuring out how to do this whole composting thing

Well-meaning Seattleites are putting too many non-biodegradable produce bags in their compost bins, which is damaging the city’s composting machines<p>Seattleites like it to be known that they’re concerned with the environment and making changes to improve the way we dispose of waste. It’s the whole …

Why Does Fracking (Sometimes) Trigger Earthquakes?

A new study proposes why fracking triggers some faults but leaves others dormant—and it suggests a possible method of earthquake prediction.<p>At 3 a.m. on the morning of May 17, 2012, the town of Timpson, Texas, was awoken by the largest earthquake ever measured in the eastern half of the state. The …

Infographic: What Can Be Made from One Barrel of Oil?

What Can Be Made from One Barrel of Oil?<p>Oil gets a bad rap these days, but the stuff is actually quite incredible.<p>Many people think of crude oil as a …

Oil

Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran are meeting to discuss oil this week – and this is why it matters

If you have low expectations you won’t be disappointed – not a bad way to approach life, as well as economics. But it is particularly appropriate …

$17 Billion In Stolen Oil To Be Investigated, OPEC Member Nigeria Says

Nigerian lawmakers are set to investigate whether $17 billion in undeclared oil and fuel exports were stolen by companies and various government agencies under former president ”Goodluck” Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, in office for five years until his defeat to current President Muhammadu Buhari in …

Africa

Our Atmosphere Is Leaking Oxygen and Scientists Don't Know Why

It’s nothing to lose sleep over—really, I promise—but Earth’s atmosphere is leaking oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen levels have dropped by 0.7 percent …

The 'Fingerprint' Of Global Warming Doesn't Exist In The Real World, Study Finds | Climate Dispatch

One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, …

Climate Change

10 Easy Family Changes Toward Waste Reduction

Do you ever think about where things go after you throw them away? <i>Really</i> think about it? Do you picture an overflowing landfill, imagine the accompanying nauseating stench, or think about how unnatural and scary the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is?<p>I have been thinking about these things since …

Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his terrifying climate policy

His approach would revoke crucial climate protections and open up huge amounts of land to fossil fuel drilling.<p>On Thursday, Donald Trump spoke before …

Fossil Fuels