Mridul Chadha

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The best biographies and autobiographies ever written

<b>Our critics chose the greatest memoirs and biographies ever written, from the definitive biography of Winston Churchill to a dazzling graphic novel about a young girl's coming-of-age in Iran</b><p><b>Lives of the Caesars</b> by Suetonius (c121AD)<p>Suetonius was private secretary to the emperor Hadrian and although …

Literature

The fifth-largest offshore wind farm on the planet officially opens

The Race Bank offshore wind farm in the U.K. is officially open, Danish renewable energy business Orsted announced.<p>Situated off England's North …

Wind Power

10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go …

Self-improvement

43.7 pc of electricity needs met through renewable energy, says Infosys

<b>New Delhi:</b> Infosys, India's second largest software services firm, saw over 43 per cent of its electricity requirements being met through renewable …

Renewable Energy

Graphene battery charges in just five minutes

Billions of pounds have been poured into research of the "revolutionary" material graphene, though few real-world applications have so far been …

Electric Vehicles

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

Maryland Town Turns Down Free Energy For Life From Wind Farm

In yet another example of green energy looking a little less attractive in reality than in theory, a resort town in the blue state of Maryland has …

Renewable Energy

TN to study feasibility of 250 MW floating solar power plant

Chennai, June 12 (IANS) In order to reduce the evaporation of reservoir water and increase sourcing of solar power, Tamil Nadu is looking at the …

Tamil Nadu

Republicans push Trump to support Obama-era climate amendment

An effort to phase out greenhouse gases found in air conditioners and refrigerators has broad bipartisan support -- but not from the White House.<p>An …

Climate

The Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 So Far

Many of our favorite nonfiction books of the year so far have unique perspectives on current political debates. Francisco Cantu sheds new light on …

Books

Evolutions

• <b>Author:</b> Oren Harman<p><b>A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human,</b> <b>from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism</b><p>We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the …

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

Europe’s Largest Asset Manager Sees ‘Tipping Point’ on Climate

The world’s deepest-pocketed investors are starting to take climate change seriously, according to Amundi SA.<p>“We are really observing a tipping point …

Fossil Fuels

A radical US startup has successfully fired up its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

The US energy startup, Net Power, has announced that it has successfully fired up its natural-gas plant in La Porte, Texas. In the age of climate change, when reducing emissions should be our primary goal, it may sound odd to celebrate the launch of a fossil fuel-burning plant. But Net Power is …

Fossil Fuels

Solar is starting to replace the largest coal plant in the western U.S.

On Navajo land in Arizona, a coal plant and coal mine that have devastated the environment are being replaced by solar–with both enormous benefits and local drawbacks that can serve as a lesson for how the rest of the country will need to manage the transition to renewables.<p>In the desert near …

Renewable Energy

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

What Happens When Renewables Eat Their Own Profits?

The plummeting cost of renewables could be a double-edged sword if energy markets fail to deliver the financial returns to justify further …

Renewable Energy

The Science of Star Wars

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Brake & Jon Chase<p><b>Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!</b><p>Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, <i>Star Wars</i> is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. <b>The Science of Star Wars</b> addresses 50 topics that span the movies’ universe …

A new solar-powered tile can create enough energy to power homes

The pavement that generates electricity: Researchers reveal solar-powered tiles that can create enough energy to help power our cities<p><b>The tile, which</b> …

We Read All the New Books on Leadership So You Don’t Have To

Every year, dozens of publications are released that all claim to have an answer to the question: What makes a great leader? But if you’ve ever had …

Brad Stevens

California is throttling back record levels of solar—and that’s bad news for climate goals - MIT Technology Review

Californians are enjoying a sunny spring, which means the state’s solar farms and rooftop panels are flooding the grid with electricity.<p>The problem …

Renewable Energy

Tesla gets green light to create the world’s largest virtual solar plant in South Australia

The government of South Australia, which changed hands after an election this March, just announced that it would move forward with the previous …

Clean Energy

Eastern States Opposed To Offshore Drilling Just Approved A Massive Offshore Wind Farm

6:45 PM 05/24/2018<p>Massachusetts and Rhode Island have signed off approval to build a 1,200 megawatt wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, …

Wind Farm

If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

The last few years have seen growing concern over what happens to solar panels at the end of their life. Consider the following statements:<p><b>The problem of solar panel disposal “will explode with full force in two or three decades and wreck the environment” because it “is a huge amount of waste and</b> …

Solar Power

All electric vehicles in India possible only in 2050, says Toyota Kirloskar top executive

<b>Hyderabad:</b> Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Thursday said the Centre's earlier target of setting up an all-electric fleet from 2030 will be possible from …

Top China Wind Power Producer Shines as Fewer Turbines Idled

The Chinese government’s moves to ramp up renewable energy consumption have sparked optimism over the future of China Longyuan Power Group Corp., the …

Why the offshore wind industry is about to take off

There are only five wind turbines operating in U.S. waters today. But that will likely soon change, partly because of states with ambitious offshore wind targets.<p>Massachusetts, for example, is about to pick one of the three bids it got from companies vying to build one of the nation's first …

Billionaire Tom Steyer gets Michigan renewable energy deal

Michigan's two dominant utilities committed Friday to increase the power they produce from wind and other renewable sources to 25 percent by 2030 under pressure from billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, who ended a ballot drive opposed by the electric providers in response.<p>Consumers Energy and …

Scientists Hit Back: Another Paper Claims 100% Renewables is Possible and Affordable

Is it possible for the world to run on 100 percent renewable energy? It's a noble goal, as the best science tells us we must significantly slash …