Brett Nelson

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Why president Trump can’t squash the innovating, job creating, money saving clean energy industry

Like many others, proponents of clean energy were thrown into a state of shock after the US election results. During the campaign, now President-elect Trump dismissed climate change as a Chinese hoax and threatened an abrupt shift in US energy policy.<p>Despite this shaken political climate, there are …

Donald Trump

Ethanol producers and politics, looking for trouble

The ethanol mandate is a perfect example of Groucho Marx's observation that "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, …

Paris Climate Deal Sinks Coal Stocks, Lifts Renewable Energy

By Sudip Kar-Gupta, Annabella Nielsen and Swetha Gopinath<p>Dec 14 (Reuters) – A landmark deal to curb global warming dented shares of fossil fuel …

"Hydricity" Would Couple Solar Thermal and Hydrogen Power

Photos: Getty ImagesSolar heat could help generate both electricity and hydrogen fuel at the same time in a system that scientists in Switzerland and …

How emissions trading at Paris climate talks has set us up for failure

The Paris Agreement has mostly been greeted with enthusiasm, though it contains at least one obvious flaw.<p>Few seem to have noticed that the main tool …

New Clean Power Powerhouse: Power-To-Gas Plus Software Defined Power Plants

<b>Published on</b> December 14th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>48<p>New Clean Power Powerhouse: Power-To-Gas Plus Software Defined Power Plants<p>December 14th, 2015 by</b> …

After Paris, 3 Reasons the World Could Bid Adieu to Fossil Fuels

The new climate accord aims to accelerate the shift toward clean energy. How quickly can this happen?<p>Now comes the real challenge: powering a world without fossil fuels.<p>The Paris climate accord, in its ambition to cut planet-warming carbon emissions, calls for a tectonic shift in energy—in essence, …

Nigeria is betting on solar power to reach a million homes without access to the grid

In the last few years, the rise of Nigeria’s economy to become the largest in Africa has often been heralded for overcoming numerous systemic obstacles but there remains one obstacle which many believe holds the country back: a chronic shortage of power supply.<p>With about 90 million Nigerians living …

Renewable Energy

White House Praises Heavily Subsidized First Solar as Beneficiary of Paris Climate Agreement

The White House identified a solar company with a shaky past — which has received more than $1 billion in federal subsidies — as an example of an economic leader after the Paris climate deal that was reached over the weekend.<p>First Solar received $1.46 billion in federal loan guarantees from …

Solar Farm Rejected Over Fears It Could Drain The Sun, Cause Cancer

The Paris climate change agreement is a triumph for the planet, but the widespread ignorance of this subject demonstrates a failure of science …

The Devastating Corporate Response to Carbon Madness

<b>Guest essay by Eric Worrall</b><br>What do you do, if governments are threatening to impose damaging new taxes on your business, in the name of combatting …

Here’s how many solar panels we’d need to provide power for the entire planet

Solar energy currently is an untapped resource, only providing 0.39 percent of the energy in the US. This figure is expected to increase …

Stock Market Crash October 2015? 9 Of The 16 Largest Crashes In History Have Come This Month

For example, on October 28th, 1929 the biggest stock market crash in U.S. history up until that time helped usher in the Great Depression of the …

16 incredibly awesome photos of bendy, twisty tech (and one toy)

The mysterious death of Caleb ‘Bratayley,’ 13-year-old Maryland YouTube star

<i>The YouTube star known as Caleb Logan Bratayley, right, with sister Hayley.</i><p>Human life is filled with many mundane moments — particularly for children not struggling with poverty, disease or political unrest. Kids play mini-golf. Kids go to gymnastics practice. Kids sit around on Sunday mornings and …

Elon Musk On Volkswagen Scandal: 'We've Reached The Limit Of What's Possible' With Fossil Fuels.

<b>Update: Nope, #Volkswagen #DieselGate #Oil grip is stronger than any @twitter values. Maybe @jack CEO of Twitter can read it now? I cannot post</b> …

5 Weight-Loss Secrets From the Mayo Clinic Diet

<i>Are you ready to develop a better relationship with food, and finally adopt healthy habits that’ll last a lifetime? The Mayo Clinic Diet online</i> …

3 New Technologies To Care For An Aging Parent

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Microsoft's next tablet is superior to the Surface Pro 3 in every single way

The Surface Pro 4, introduced on Tuesday, blows away its predecessor in pretty much every single way.<p>The Surface Pro 4 is faster, thinner, lighter, and more functional than the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft even gave special attention to the accessories, redesigning the Surface Pro 4's keyboard and …

Surface Pro 4

Welp, This Fantasy Football Scandal Didn't Take Long to Blow Open

Everything you need to know about #Fantasygate with FanDuel and DraftKings.<p><b>Update:</b> DraftKings has responded to allegations that an employee used proprietary information to win $350,000 on FanDuel. According to DraftKings, the company conducted a "thorough investigation, including examining records …

Death by 'capacity factor': Is this how wind and solar ultimately win the game?

This is little understood, but important<p>Those who don't think renewable energy will amount to much usually have a few arguments. Price used to be a …

How to Boost Your Metabolism (According to Science)

Your body’s basal metabolic rate (metabolism) is the amount of energy it burns while at rest in order to keep the body functioning. Your metabolism …

Nutrition

The Pentagon is figuring out how to make bodies heal themselves

Humans are quite feeble. We break easily, and just about every part of us deteriorates as we age. But the Pentagon’s research division, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes to fix that. Today (Oct. 5), the agency said it had selected seven research facilities—including MIT, …

Organic Chemistry

Don't mind the cold? NASA scientist's frozen vest helps burn 500 calories a day

It seems too good to be true to sit at your desk and burn calories.<p>But a former NASA scientist is behind the latest no-effort calorie burn.<p>Dr. Wayne Hayes designed a vest that he says burns calories as the body tries to warm itself. The catch? It involves wearing a frozen vest.<p>Hayes created the …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

The real reason most Americans don't save enough money for retirement

Aesop would have had a straightforward explanation for why some people just can't manage to save up for retirement: Some people are born ants—industrious and in possession of great willpower—while others are grasshoppers, living only for today.<p>Millennia later, sorting workers into …

Retirement

Mind-blowing things your appliances will do in the future (pictures)