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Big Batteries Needed To Make Fickle Wind And Solar Power Work|
That's because California is planning to rely increasingly on power supplies that aren't necessarily available every minute of every day. The state plans to get one-third of its electricity from wind and solar energy by 2020. Utilities in the state are
Xcel Energy's 'Anti-Rooftop' Proposal Lights Up Solar Energy Battle In Colorado|
Almost 30,000 Coloradans signed a petition that was delivered to Xcel Energy executives asking the company to withdraw its proposal to reduce the current credit rate for solar power generated by homeowners' rooftop systems from 10.5 cents per kilowatt
Glocester adopts relaxed rules for solar energy projects|
GLOCESTER - To encourage solar energy, the Town Council last week granted final approval to an ordinance that sets almost no restrictions on installation of the increasingly prevalent renewable energy projects. The council by unanimous vote at its Dec.
2013 is a 'record-shattering' year for solar power in America|
The outlook for solar power in America is bright and sunny. The U.S. solar industry recorded its second largest quarter ever in the third quarter of 2013, and the largest quarter ever for residential installations. For the first time in more than 15
South Carolinians get chance to voice position on solar energy|
The public will get a chance Wednesday to weigh in on possible changes in electric utility regulations that could turn South Carolina from a cellar-dweller to a leader in production of solar power.
Even on Short Winter Days, California is Breaking Solar Energy Records|
California's grid-tied solar seems to be gearing up to ring out the old year with a bang. The state broke another record on Tuesday for the amount of solar energy flowing into the state's power grid from large solar installations, with more than 2,800
Jersey City solar energy company Soltage acquires 3.5 MW solar power plant in ...|
By Joe Ross for NJBIZ | Twitter | Facebook Jersey City-Based Soltage LLC announced today a 3.5 MW solar power plant in Mass. will be the seventh investment in the company by NewWorld Environmental Infrastructure L.P., of New York. Investment terms
A new material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient|
A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old goal of discovering a bulk
Canadian Solar Surging on Sales of Power Projects|
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ), this year's second-best performer on the Nasdaq Stock Market, has surged more than sevenfold as a shift toward selling power plants led to its first profitable quarter in more than two years. More than 41 percent of the
Sun Burned: TVA and State Legislators Combine to Handicap Solar Power ...|
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has placed solar power in its crosshairs—not for any rational reason, just to be vindictive. The solar industry has been a bright spot in the otherwise anemic economy, with Tennessee among the leaders.
The Rental History Of An Academic Nomad
This fall marked the first time since 1999 that I’ve lived in the same dwelling for more than a year. That’s ridiculous, but it’s not because I have some unquenchable wanderlust. I’m just an academic, and we go where we’re told (or accepted). I’ve paid nearly as much to move my stuff across the country (five times and counting) as I’ve paid in rent, which is a testimony to the weight of my books and the cheapness of the cities in which I lived. Let this be a warning to all of you bored at your day jobs and thinking about a Ph.D.: don’t anticipate getting comfortable.
“The Barn,” Valencia Street, Walla Walla, Wash., 2002-2003, $300 (my quarter)
This was the life! Senior year of college, my three best friends, $300 a month including utilities, a two-minute walk to campus, which was considered “somewhat far.” It was a historical party house, which meant that in moving in, we were also agreeing to host an assortment of parties passed down through the liberal arts ages. It also meant the carpet was saturated with at least two decades of beer. When one of my friend’s moms brought a steam cleaner, you don’t even want to know the color of the water that came out. I lived in the basement, slept on futon mattress, and had my own sneaky personal exit door. The toilets were constantly clogged and nothing ever worked, but it was, to my mind, perfect....
Carbon Capture Technology Could Be Vital for Climate Targets
, Provides an overview of the results of EMF27, a major research project combining 18 different global energy-economy models from research teams around the world. It examines the role of technology in future climate mitigation, asking which technologies will be needed and when in order to reach different climate targets.
In 2010, coal, oil, and gas supplied more than 80% of the world’s total primary energy supply — and the demand for energy is projected to increase by 2 to 3 times by 2100. The EMF27 study shows that without policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuels will remain the major energy source in 2100, with resulting increases in greenhouse gas emissions. But where should policymakers focus their carbon mitigation efforts? Which technologies hold the most promise?
“Some technologies are more valuable than others, particularly CCS and bioenergy compared to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, because the combination of the two can lead to negative emissions,” says IIASA researcher Volker Krey, lead author of the study published last week. “That would allow us to compensate for short term delays in mitigation by later taking carbon out of the atmosphere....