Energy

More Natural Gas Replacing Coal Could Mean Far Less Water Usage

A new study has found that the switch from coal to natural gas hasn't just reduced greenhouse gas emissions from energy, it has reduced water usage. That is even factoring in water used during hydraulic fracturing- fracking- and shale gas generation. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2019 - 5:03pm

How Does Solar Power Work?

How do solar panels work? – Nathan, age 5, Melbourne, Australia. The Sun produces a lot of energy called solar energy. Australia gets 20,000 times more energy from the Sun each day than we do from oil, gas and coal. This solar energy will continue for as ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 5 2019 - 8:36pm

Biofuels Are A Negative For The Climate And We Can Thank Environmentalists For That

When Al Gore was Vice-President in 1994, he forced the U.S. EPA to mandate ethanol in gasoline by breaking the Senate tie in favor of environmentalists who had been pushing ethanol as 'sustainable biofuel' for decades. His vote forced gasoline ma ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 6 2019 - 10:41am

Lithium-Sulphur Battery Can Power A Smartphone For 5 Days

Australian academics have a filed patent (PCT/AU 2019/051239) on the manufacturing process for a lithium-sulphur battery capable of powering a smartphone for five continuous days. Even better for them, they got $2.5 million in government funding and indust ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 7 2020 - 5:47pm

Solar Power Is A Manifestation Of Income Inequality, Solar Geoengineering May Instead Fix It

Solar panel proponents rave about their solar energy. They tout how low their electricity bills are, that the utility is forced to buy energy from them at the same price they sell it, and that they are helping the planet. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 13 2020 - 5:28pm

Microsoft Made-Up Math: They'll Become Carbon Neutral Using Electric Cars And Charging Themselves Carbon Taxes

Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are trying to out-compete each other in ways to wrap themselves in the flag of environmental sustainability, but some of the ways they want to do it are laughable. Amazon's Jeff Bezos wants to do his part to stop global w ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 17 2020 - 10:44am

When A Debate On Nuclear Energy Happens And No Experts Are Invited

Intelligence Squared recently had a debate on nuclear energy kicked off by Bill Nye, the famous Science Guy, and moderated by John Donvan. On the pro-nuclear side were Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Obama, and Kirsty Gogan, co-f ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 5 2020 - 1:33pm

Subsidized Solar Energy- Let's Not Buy Any More Magic Rocks

People may complain about tax breaks for successful energy companies but the one thing worse is spending real money on lousy ones.   Yet it has happened because advocacy is taking precedence over science. The recent Solyndra LLC collapse is not the first t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 24 2020 - 2:48pm

Fast Charging Stations Damage Tesla Car Batteries After Just 25 Charging Cycles

A new p aper shows that a selling feature of electric cars, fast-charging stations along highways, actually subject batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2020 - 11:56am

Trump Did Not Start Fracking On Public Lands, Obama Did

When is it right to turn over 5 million acres of public land for exploitation by energy corporations?  The Obama administration did just that, with corn ethanol, and environmental groups wrapped him in the flag of renewable biofuels despite science showing ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 13 2020 - 5:30am