Renewable energy

Nuclear energy and alternatives old and new | Letters

Let’s go for an expansive renewable energy system, backed up with energy efficiency and energy storage, says David Blackburn. Plus Mike Ellwood on the integral fast reactor, and John Barstow on the case for keeping coal as a backup Your article on Hinkley Point C outlines the rising costs, long delays and the mental health …

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Environment News – Just 10% Could Change the World!

Environment News – The Hunger Strike That Went Mostly Unnoticed / What a Difference Just 10% Could Make!     Some bite-sized pieces of news from the environment this week. 14 August, 2019 News snippets A London university is banning the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate …

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Greening the Cloud With Renewable Energy

Despite serving a valuable purpose to us all, tech companies have been criticized for years for their exorbitant energy consumption. Data centers are the backbone of the internet and keeping all that information just a click away requires a lot of electricity. A transition to renewable sources is underway, which cloud users can encourage by …

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Low on water, California farmers turn to solar farming

If California is to meet its goal of running on 100-percent clean electricity by 2045, fields that once grew hay are going to have to start producing electrons. That’s according to a new report from The Nature Conservancy that estimates the state will need to cover an area at least twice as large as Yosemite …

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5 Ways Businesses Can Practice Sustainable Manufacturing

Photo by Paul Kramer on Unsplash Without the manufacturing industry, the world would come crashing to a halt. It produces the products people need and use, as well as the ones they sell, which is vital to a thriving economy. Unfortunately, this process can and does do some damage to the environment. People are becoming very concerned about …

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Stanford Researchers Develop Battery to Harness Energy from Seawater

Stanford researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source of renewable power. Stanford researchers have developed an affordable, durable technology that could harness this so-called blue …

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The Top 4 Benefits Of Installing Solar Panels On Your Home

Solar panels have become one of the trendy features to have in homes, both here in the United States and abroad. They aren’t just nice to have, however, there are hidden benefits of using them as well. Here are the top 4 benefits of installing solar panels on your home: 1. Reducing/Eliminating Energy Bills If …

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Become an Eco-Conscious Traveler: Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Travel on a Budget

With more than a million people traveling internationally every year, tourism has undisputedly created a positive impact on the global economy. However, since most travelers are not environmentally conscious, it has also caused environmental damage. Even small changes in your travel routine can make a real difference and make this world a better place, one …

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Europe ‘could get 10 times’ its electricity needs from onshore wind, study says

An increased rollout of onshore wind turbines across Europe could technically provide the continent with more than 10 times its existing electricity needs, according to a new paper. To make their estimate, a team of German researchers took into account changing wind speeds, all the available land and, crucially, futuristic turbine designs that are already …

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Modern conservatives don’t fear social change, they just oppose it when it undermines their friends | Richard Denniss

As the right line up behind power and the establishment, it’s no longer ideologies that divides Australian politics The modern conservatives often seem afraid of new technology. They act as though renewable energy, battery storage and electric cars will take us down the path to blackouts, economic ruin and, of course, the end of weekends …

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