- Wind Farms Catch Fire 10X More Than Reported
Government subsidies have made wind farming a leader in the renewable energy sector. It isn't just politicians tired of subsidies and environmentalists and homeowners who don't want them near their homes, they also catch fire more than is report ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2014 - 9:30pm
- Off The Grid: All-In-One Trigeneration System Offers Greener Power With Energy Storage
A trigeneration system fueled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems. Combined Heat and Power units have been used by large businesses for many years, producing electricity fr ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2014 - 11:18am
- The Downside To Biofuels- They Can Be Invasive Crops
Throughout the 1990s, biofuels were the environmental rage. Everyone from Vice-President Al Gore to Greenpeace touted them as the replacement for fossil fuels. The future belonged to such renewable energy. Benefited by a Republican Congress that loved sci ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2014 - 12:32pm
- Your Stinky Gas Is My Clean Clean Energy
With carbon dioxide from the American energy sector plummeting back to early 1990s levels and coal, the dirtiest energy source, back at early 1980s levels, environmentalists have tried to turn on natural gas and its primary component, methane. Don't ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2014 - 10:00am
- Fukushima Report Questions US Nuclear Safety Culture
It wasn't explicitly tasked by Congress with assessing the safety culture of nuclear facilities. Nevertheless, an extensive new report written by the Committee on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security o ...
Blog Post - Brandon T. Bisceglia - Aug 13 2014 - 8:18am
- Electric Vehicle Consumers Are Better Off With Small Driving Ranges
The downside to electric cars is both cost and driving range. Cost simply takes time and adoption; as has been shown in every technology from agriculture to computers, it only gets affordable for the masses after enough rich people have uptake. Driving ra ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2014 - 10:28am
- The Future Of Nuclear Energy May Be A Battery
20 years ago, nuclear science died a horrible death at the hands of President Clinton and Senator John Kerry. It's science fiction fantasy to imagine now what nuclear science would be like if the last 40 years had been spent with American ingenuity an ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 24 2019 - 11:29am
- With Solar Panels In Peril, Asians Look To Lead In Energy Storage
The downside to solar and wind is not just low efficiency and high cost, it is also that they are intermittent. But that impacts cost also. Relying on them has meant contracting with traditional energy companies to be 'on demand' at far higher c ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 19 2014 - 4:30pm
- Transparent Concentrator: Solar Energy That Won't Block Your View
Researchers have developed a way to use windows for solar energy- without ruining your view. The new technology is a solar concentrator, called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator, that is placed over the window and creates solar energy while sti ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2014 - 8:31am
- Where The River Meets The Sea, Renewable Energy Happens
Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT who evaluated the method of power generation called pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), in which two ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2014 - 8:56am