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Is Solar Reliable When Grids Are Stressed?

Is Solar Reliable When Grids Are Stressed?

As solar technology continues to…

Underwhelming Model 3 News Crushes Tesla’s Market Cap

Underwhelming Model 3 News Crushes Tesla’s Market Cap

Tesla investors have grown pessimistic…

Will Humanity Ever Harness Star Power?

Will Humanity Ever Harness Star Power?

Though speculators suggest that commercially…

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Burma, Emerging from International Isolation, Pursues Major Hydroelectric Plans

Mar 22, 2013 at 20:01 | John Daly

What a difference two years makes.Since Burma’s junta in March 2011 allowed a nominally civilian government led by President Thein Sein, who had previously served as a general…

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The Darker Side of Renewable Energy

Mar 21, 2013 at 18:10 | Gail Tverberg

Based on the sound of the name renewable, a person might think that using only “renewable” energy is ideal–something we should all strive to use exclusively. But there are lots…

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Developing Countries Expected to Drive a Nuclear Power Boom

Mar 20, 2013 at 18:11 | Energy Digital

Global nuclear energy generation will climb by almost 30% by the end of the decade, thanks in part to an influx of new nations developing nuclear programs, says research and…

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Taiwanese Strongly Opposed to Expansion of Nuclear Power

Mar 19, 2013 at 18:07 | John Daly

March 11 marked the second anniversary of the nuclear catastrophe at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s six reactor Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, when a tsunami effectively destroyed the site on…

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U.S. Game Changing Renewable - Geothermal Power

Mar 16, 2013 at 16:05 | John Daly

The biggest weakness of renewable power advocates is the fact that the sun doesn’t always shine, nor the wind blow.Geothermal power, which does not suffer from down time,…

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MIT Develops Meltdown-Proof, Nuclear Waste-Eating Reactor

Mar 16, 2013 at 15:16 | Brian Westenhaus

Transatomic, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff is developing a nuclear reactor designed to overcome the major barriers to nuclear power.  For the anti-nuclear folks the design offers to…

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Clarifying the Clean Energy Innovation v Deployment Debate

Mar 16, 2013 at 14:59 | Science Progress

Recently there has been a resurgence of what is becoming a classic (see: tired) debate between very smart people about the tension between clean energy innovation and deployment.This…

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Ethanol Mandate: Jumping the Gun in a Big Way

Mar 14, 2013 at 18:13 | Jen Alic

US consumers aren’t sure the ethanol math is adding up here as they prepare for this year’s new federal mandate—they’re also not sure whether it’s good for their car engines.

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France Predict Cost of Nuclear Disaster to be Over Three Times their GDP

Mar 14, 2013 at 18:07 | Wolf Richter

Catastrophic nuclear accidents, like Chernobyl in 1986 or Fukushima No. 1 in 2011, are very rare, we’re incessantly told, and their probability of occurring infinitesimal. But when they do occur,…

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Cooking Oil Gets KLM Across the Atlantic

Mar 13, 2013 at 17:59 | Jen Alic

Certainly it is a great leap for biofuels that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has successfully make a seven-hour flight from New York to Amsterdam flying on recycled cooking oil, after…

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