- Germany Embraces Natural Gas
When it was fashionable to do so, Germany claimed they were scuttling their nuclear power plants. Their energy companies, bolstered by billions of Euros in government subsidies, rushed to replace nuclear energy with solar and other alternative energy schem ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 20 2014 - 2:20pm
- Sweet, Sweet Biofuel Using GMOs
A new biofuel has been created from yeast and ordinary table sugar. The yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products. It has something everyone can love. And hate. It's a biofuel, which envir ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2014 - 1:37pm
- IDDP-1: Magma-Enhanced Geothermal System Proof Of Concept
What would you do if you were on a borehole drilling expedition and tapped into 1,000 degree Celcius magma at slightly over a mile deep? Most people would run but the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project at Krafla in 2009 felt a sense of accomplishment. It was ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 23 2014 - 5:39pm
- Duckweed: Pest Has Potential To Become Biofuel Powerhouse
Duckweed is a tiny floating plant that often becomes a hard-to-control weed in ponds and small lakes. Yet these ecological lemons might become energy lemonade. It's not all bad, duckweed has been used to clean contaminated water and to produce pharm ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2014 - 9:33am
- A BitTorrent For Electricity
On a per capita electricity production basis, environmentalists are winning the war on energy Electricity for all, which was once considered the goal of technological progress, is now treated like a giant step on the road to an ecological Apocalypse. As a ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 4 2014 - 11:14am
- Wind Farms: Negative Effect On Climate Change Is Overblown
Wind farms are not very good. Yes, politicians embrace them because the unions advocating them donate heavily to campaigns, and environmentalists advocate them because they always advocate something new until it becomes popular (natural gas the 1980s, etha ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 26 2014 - 11:01am
- Optimize Agriculture By Optimizing Photosynthesis
Maybe photosynthesis can be improved. That may sound like blasphemy but the easy solution to growing more food is teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves. That could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2014 - 4:11pm
- Biomass Plants: Go Small And It Could Help Stabilize The National Power Grid
The worldwide love affair with subsidized green energy is fading fast but that shouldn't be taken to mean the science is not solid. In America, new power plants are difficult to get built and as a result the cost of electricity has gone up while the ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 10 2014 - 4:31pm
- Shale: One More Nuclear Waste Disposal Option For The Administration To Ignore
Shale is the source of the United States' current natural gas boom and the lower greenhouse gas emissions it has brought. As if that is not wonderful enough, it could help solve another energy problem: what to do with radioactive waste from nuclear p ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 17 2014 - 8:52pm
- To Environmentalists 'Wasteful' And 'Unneeded' Claims Usually Involve The Word 'Science'
South Carolina is suing the federal government to save the mixed oxide fuel project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, where weapons-grade plutonium from dismantled nuclear weapon stockpiles will be converted to fuel for nuclear reactors. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 19 2014 - 1:02am