Tag: energy

This topic discusses generating energy, conserving energy, using energy, and similar topics. It covers several sources of clean energy, including solar power, wind power, geothermal power, and wave power. And it also includes non-renewable energy sources like coal and petroleum.

Norway’s oil company, Statoil, is drilling wells in the far north, in the Barents Sea. This offshore drilling project includes many safeguards because of Norway’s relatively strong environmental regulations. According to the University of Alaska, some of the features of this project include reinjecting carbon dioxide into the field, as well as drill cuttings. The […]

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Abound Solar is setting up manufacturing facilities with loan guarantees provided by the federal government. The Recovery Act provides funding for construction to several firms which produce solar cells on a large scale. According to the governor of Colorado, the manufacturing plant locations are in Lakewood, Colorado as well as Tipton, Indiana. The Tipton site […]

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Carbon capture using solar power can now potentially remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, using a process, STEP, which the scientist Dr. Stuart Licht describes in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. This journal isn’t available to the public but supporting information is available under open access. Lithium is not the only material which […]

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Buildings consume large amounts of heat every year to ensure that their internal temperature stays at a comfortable level. Air conditioning cools down rooms, while heaters increase the temperature. Ice and water based systems are well known to provide cooling effects and many building designs already incorporate their use. Designing a heating system which can […]

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California has several propositions on the ballot. One of these propositions, Proposition 16, requires a two thirds vote before establishing a community power generation project. The proposition is backed by Pacific Gas and Electric, the large utility, since it would prevent cities and counties from setting up competing power generation systems. This proposition would have […]

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