- James Hansen: To Mitigate Climate Change, Nuclear Energy Should Be Included
James Hansen, a former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies who was one of the first scientists to raise concerns about global climate change, spoke at MIT Tuesday in the biennial David J. Rose Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Nuclear ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2015 - 9:33am
- Has UK Renewable Electricity Really Tripled?
Renewable electricity has nearly trebled under this government. said Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat energy and climate change minister, during an environment debate held by the Daily Politics show. Amid the climate of mistrust about claims made by politicians ...
Article - The Conversation - Apr 24 2015 - 7:30am
- Best Reason For Better Green Energy: Incomes Are Rising And More People Will Want Air Conditioning
Global incomes continue to rise, more people are living more comfortably, globalization has been a huge win for many developing nations and that means more people than ever can afford air conditioning. While some policy makers live in an idealized develop ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2015 - 9:05pm
- 'Chinook' Monitoring May Bring Early Warning System For Reduced Wind Energy
Existing popular alternative energy schemes have an ironic flaw- they make fossil fuels more profitable because they are not predictably consistent, which means expensive contracts for "instant on" traditional providers to prevent blackouts. The ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2015 - 12:15pm
- Outsourcing Alternative Energy To The Developing World
Like with emissions-free, white-collar astronomy jobs, it seems strange that anyone would protest emissions-free alternative energy, but in the United States it faces an uphill battle. On one side environmental groups lobby for it, while on the other, diff ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 19 2015 - 11:16am
- Nuclear Power Isn't Really Zero-emission, But Neither Is Anything Else
Nuclear power is sometimes described as being free of greenhouse gas emissions, and that’s true of the nuclear fission reactions themselves. But here is a list of all the stages of the nuclear power cycle at which greenhouse gases are emitted: uranium min ...
Article - The Conversation - May 21 2015 - 7:30am
- Fast Charging Electric Bus In Testing
Electric vehicles are all the rage for wealthy elites but they have a more practical future benefit- mass transit, assuming the electricity source is low-emission like nuclear or solar. Right now, things like electric buses require more cost because of th ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2015 - 8:00am
- Are Local Crowd-Funded Turbines The Future For Wind Energy?
The UK’s onshore wind power industry may have been dealt a huge blow by new government policies announced last week, but this apparent setback should instead be seen as an opportunity. Elsewhere in Europe local, cooperative wind power is flourishing – cou ...
Article - The Conversation - Jun 2 2015 - 2:00pm
- Sustainable Jet Fuel: Sunshine And Seawater Could Power Flight
The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011 aviation contributed around 3% of Australia’s emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005. While the indus ...
Article - The Conversation - Jun 10 2015 - 1:00pm
- The Real Science On Wind Farm Impact: Noise, Infrasound And Health
In a radio interview, Prime Minister Tony Abbott raised what he described as the “potential health impacts” of wind farms. ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 30 2015 - 11:01am