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Alternative Energy

The Post-COVID ‘Great Reset’ Won’t Be Fueled By Renewables

Sep 03, 2020 at 17:55 | Gail Tverberg

It seems like a reset of an economy should work like a reset of your computer: Turn it off and turn it back on again; most problems should be fixed.…

What Are Anti-Solar Panels?

Sep 03, 2020 at 14:49 | Irina Slav

Solar panels have been hailed as one of the most important energy technologies of our time for their ability to theoretically produce infinite energy. But solar panels only…

Ammonia: A Jet Fuel For The Future

Sep 03, 2020 at 13:29 | Josh Owens

The aviation industry is responsible for 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, twelve percent of emissions from transport, and is one of the most carbon-intensive activities any…

Nuclear Power Could Win Big In U.S. Elections

Sep 01, 2020 at 11:04 | Jon LeSage

The world’s largest nuclear power market is ready to gain more government backing for the energy — no matter who wins in November. For nearly a half century, the Democratic…

Apple Is Fueling A Renewable Boom In Taiwan

Aug 31, 2020 at 10:59 | Michael Kern

Apple is seemingly everywhere these days. From its headline-grabbing stock split to its industry-leading carbon-neutral push, the tech giant is truly showing that it is worth its

Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Aug 28, 2020 at 16:09 | Irina Slav

Following energy news these days is exciting: there is so much about new batteries, more efficient solar panels, cheaper wind energy, and dozens of EV models coming to…

Australia Looks To Take The Lead In The Hydrogen Boom

Aug 28, 2020 at 12:47 | Alex Kimani

Over the past decade, the European Union has widely been viewed as being ahead of the renewables curve, and it recently-launched new hydrogen strategy

How To Stop Wind Farms From Becoming ‘Bird Graveyards’

Aug 27, 2020 at 13:15 | Josh Owens

Problems With Renewables The problems with renewable energy are, by now, common knowledge for most. From intermittency to storage limitations, high upfront costs and geographic restrictions, each of…

High Profile Nuclear Reactor Rollout Faces 3-Year Delay

Aug 26, 2020 at 13:57 | Haley Zaremba

The U.S. nuclear industry, with a fleet of plants already outdated and a bit shabby, has never been able to recover from the market’s inundation with cheap fossil…

How Solar Farms Can Coexist With Agriculture

Aug 25, 2020 at 16:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

One of the main arguments against extensive solar power installations is that solar farms require a lot of land—land that the agriculture industry craves as well. But what if it…

Laying The Base For A Hydrogen Economy In The U.S.

Aug 25, 2020 at 11:00 | Alan Mammoser

Announcements of plans and projects for hydrogen-based energy are appearing with ever scale and ambition in Europe and Asia. The United States, in contrast,…

America’s Ageing Nuclear Fleet Underprepared For Climate Change

Aug 21, 2020 at 17:01 | Haley Zaremba

The United States is not only one of the first and foremost nuclear powers of the world, it has also long been the nuclear powerhouse of the planet,…

California’s Renewable Energy Conundrum

Aug 21, 2020 at 17:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Amid a heatwave in the West, the largest U.S. solar state, California, is grappling with power issues and with keeping its electricity grid stable as demand exceeds supply.…

What Will It Take For Americans To Switch To EVs?

Aug 21, 2020 at 16:52 | Irina Slav

One and a half million electric cars on the roads of the U.S. West and Midwest by 2030: this is the vision of…

Europe’s Biggest Coal Nation Could Soon Go Nuclear

Aug 20, 2020 at 13:34 | Viktor Katona

Every severe economic crisis shakes the basic foundations of seemingly mainstream policies and ideas and makes one wonder whether the recession’s impact could have been mitigated by timely and ambitious…

China Is The Biggest Winner Of The U.S. Renewables Boom

Aug 14, 2020 at 17:32 | Alex Kimani

Since the days of President Jimmy Carter and the 1970s oil crisis, the U.S. has relentlessly pursued the utopia of becoming energy independent. But with persistent oil crises…

Europe’s First Geothermal Lithium Recovery Plant To Be Built In The UK

Aug 07, 2020 at 13:57 | MINING.com

The UK government announced plans to invest, through its Getting Building Fund, in the construction of Europe’s first geothermal lithium recovery pilot plant at a location near Redruth,…

Controversial Nuclear Plant In Belarus Nears Completion

Aug 07, 2020 at 13:14 | RFE/RL staff

Belarus has begun loading fuel into the first of two reactors at its new Russian-built Astravets nuclear power plant, which it says it expects to become

Going Green Is Easier Done Than Said For The U.S.

Aug 07, 2020 at 12:17 | Haley Zaremba

As the rest of the world follows the global trajectory toward an energy transition, moving away from fossil fuels to alternative forms of energy, whether in the interest…

Can Renewables Fully Sustain Our Current Way Of Life?

Aug 06, 2020 at 17:20 | Tsvetana Paraskova

“The reason renewables can’t power modern civilization is because they were never meant to. One interesting question is why anybody ever thought they could.” Michael Shellenberger, Time magazine “Hero of…

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