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Impact of Renewable Generation on Operational Reserves Requirement: When More Could Be Less

How changes in regulations allowed wind power to increase in Texas without increasing operational reserves

Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs

Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3 percent efficient silicon cell, steps away from the 29 percent theoretical maximum

Robotic Kelp Farms Promise an Ocean Full of Carbon-Neutral, Low-Cost Energy

Open-ocean kelp farms with drone shepherds could provide renewable energy that doesn't take up land area

Will a New Glass Battery Accelerate the End of Oil?

New low-cost, nonflammable, high-capacity, rapid-charging solid-state battery could pose threat to the internal combustion engine

A Bill Maher Debate About The Climate

Asking questions is good. Asking questions about climate change as a way to avoid the scientific facts about it is not part of the scientific process. From Just Ausername via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsBShow More Summary

Sweet Winds

M&Ms pays for enough wind to power lots candy. From mmschocolate via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

This Is Not Natural

This is a short simple refutation of all the misguided ideas people have that climate change is just part of the earth’s natural weather variation. Look around. Harvey and Irma ain’t natural. From Global Weirding with Katherine Hayhoe via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//

How to Predict a Utility’s Transmission and Distribution Costs: Count the Customers

The number of customers found in a utility’s territory, not how much energy is delivered to them, is the best predictor of annual transmission, distribution, and administration costs

New Projects Show Carbon Capture Is Not Dead

Petra Nova, the world's biggest CCS project, started up last week, and other sites show that it's not just for coal anymore

Offshore Wind Farms Don’t Harm Marine Life

Analysis suggests that crabs in Sweden are not negatively affected by Lillgrund farm

Arpa-E’s Grid Battery Moonshot

Tracking ARPA-E’s research grants to companies developing batteries capable of backing up a solar and wind-powered electric grid

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 9 -15 September 2017

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Back home for a while. School starts next week. Yes, we're on the quarter system. Also back to the books this week. Just received notice of a new book from the UC Press by two top water scientists, Jeffrey J. Opperman and Peter B. Moyle, Floodplains: Processes and Management for...

Check Your Resume For These Useless Buzz Words

Hiring managers have to work their way through hundreds of resumes, and most of the time, these resumes all start to look and sound the same. LinkedIn released its annual list of overused resume buzzwords in the fall of 2017. Is your...Show More Summary

What Work Environment Do You Need to Retain Millennials?

Millennials require a different sort of workplace to thrive, and it's because they have a different approach to life than the generation of their parents. Younger workers love a flexible work environment, but your company must do more than just break the standard 9-to-5 workday to retain millennials. Show More Summary

The Chocolate-Climate Change Connection

Is your chocolate bar fueling climate change? Anna Pujol-Mazzini, September 15, 2017 (Sydney Morning Herald) “Your afternoon chocolate bar may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees...Show More Summary

The New Energy Future Is Within Reach

An entirely renewable energy future is possible, a new study says Adam Wernick, September 9, 2017 (Public Radio International/Science Friday) “…[C]ountries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources,...Show More Summary

The World Is Turning Off Nuclear Power

Report: Nuclear power on the decline Cecile Barbieri, September 14, 2017 (EurActiv) “Nuclear power seems on its way out, as construction of only one new nuclear reactor was undertaken in 2017…But the sector’s inherent inertia means that...Show More Summary

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