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Self-curing resin may make wind turbines more eco-friendly :


Although wind turbines may seem like the epitome of "green" energy, scientists from Vanderbilt University are working on making them even greener. More specifically, they're looking at a resin that could ...


Laser system wirelessly charges phones from across the room Electronics:


We've cut the cord for communication, thanks to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but charging our little pocket supercomputers still takes a tether. Judging by the range of wireless charging technologies in the works, ...


Why a Posh Montana Ski Town May Use Treated Wastewater for Snowmaking:


A ski resort town near Yellowstone National Park is growing faster than its water supplies can last. So local leaders have identified an important role for the community's treated wastewater: snowmaking. Written ...


'It's not fast enough. It's not big enough. There's not enough action.':


Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat. The United States, under President Trump, is planning to withdraw from the Paris accord and is expected to see ...


Archie Bray, Lewis & Clark Library branches in Augusta, Lincoln go solar as part of green energy initiatives :


Both the Archie Bray Foundation and the Lewis & Clark Library made great strides in going solar in recent months. In November, the Bray's solar system of 84 solar modules on its new Education and Research ...


Blockchain Consortium Aims to Create an 'Energy eBay':




Graphene filter makes even Sydney Harbour water drinkable - in one step:




Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance:




Electricity-generating tinted windows reveal a sustainable future:


When it comes to a sustainable future, scientists aren't seeing clearly. Researchers have developed a new type of tinted "smart window" that generates electricity when darkened. The windows "can ...


Patagonia Action Works is the new platform for aspiring environmental activists:


Patagonia is giving customers a new and convenient way to take part in environmental activism. The outdoor clothing company has launched Patagonia Action Works https://www.patagonia.com/actionworks/#!/choose-location/ ...


Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Tahoe Will Get Tesla Powerpacks to Reach 100% Renewable Energy Goal:


Tesla will install a Powerpack energy storage system totaling 8 megawatts in Tahoe, California. The system will hold power for local solar farms and other sources to help stabilize the local electric ...


Why a Big Utility Is Embracing Wind and Solar:


Imagine planning your next trip and finding that Delta was selling first-class seats for less than the cramped middle seats in the back of the plane. So you fly first class to New York and walk into ...


Electric Cars Could Destroy the Electric Grid--or Fix It Forever:


Electric vehicles are a fixture of many a transportation utopia, and for good reasons. In a world still reliant on private transportation, they promise everything from lower pollution to higher torque. ...
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The future of nuclear power? Think small, look to Corvallis, Oregon:


If Reyes and other experts are right, his steel cylinder -- a one-third scale model of the reactor his company hopes to build -- will lead a revival of commercial nuclear power by overcoming two problems ...


Trump Tariffs Will Deeply Impact Montana's Solar Market - Solar installations predicted to plummet by nearly 50 percent.:


"Montana is going to be creamed because Montana, as a state, doesn't do anything to drive renewable energy," said Del Chiaro. Montana and Idaho top the list for solar demand loss by percentage, ...


10 Trends That Will Shape the Global Solar Market in 2018:




Is a Transition to Renewable Energy on the Verge of Being Unstoppable?:


What exactly is base load and what role does it play in the electricity grid? A fair amount of confusion was recently created when Rick Perry, secretary of the Department of Energy, filed a notice ...


Hulu Moves Data Centers to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Facility:


It takes a lot of energy to connect millions of viewers across the United States with the content they love. With a tech team of more than 620 Hulugans http://www.hulu.com powering our library of ...


These Architects are Building a Machine That Can Recycle Construction Waste into Reusable Materials:


Enlisting the support of NASA, MIT and a host of other partners, Christopher Maurer and his team at redhouse studio are working on creating a machine that converts construction waste into reusable materials. Beyond ...


Tesla's Massive Battery in South Australia Made $1 Million AUD in Only a Few Days:


Tesla's Powerpack in South Australia is not only stabilizing the grid it's turning a huge profit too. By Jessica Miley https://interestingengineering.com/teslas-massive-battery-in-south-australia-made-1-million-aud-in-only-a-few-days?_source=newsletter&_campaign=E4mAgxMv4MAN4&_uid=nXe0N3Xbxr&_h=64cc3b5d9718727b8670189a16e07bec629326aa&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=mailing&utm_campaign=Newsletter-26-01-2018 ...


Today's TED Talk - The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy:


There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa -- off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog ...


Big Money Is Getting Into Microgrids:


The Carlyle Group will put hundreds of millions of dollars toward owning and operating microgrids, tackling the industry's financing challenges. Julian Spector https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/big-money-is-getting-into-microgrids?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GTMDaily#gs.V9RNfVc ...


Kentucky Legislature Tries to Shut Down the Sun:


State lawmakers are attacking a program that uses an inexhaustible supply of wireless energy to create electricity. During the same week, President Trump puts a tariff on solar-panel imports. ...


Trump's tariff on imported solar cells could hurt Montana's solar industry, group says:


President Donald Trump's new tariff on imported solar cells could slow the growth of Montana's renewable energy industry and cost local jobs while increasing the price of solar installations, the ...


New Business Models Gain Strength With Renewed Interest in Microgrids:




Residents Move Into America's First Solar Powered Town:


Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city ...


Residents Move Into America's First Solar Powered Town:


Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city ...


EU outlines strategy to wipe out plastic waste:


Putting the brakes on our plastic waste is going to be anything but straightforward. Europe alone generates 25 million tonnes of plastic waste each year and recycles less than 30 percent of it. Eliminating ...


What Does the 'Electrification of Everything' Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out:




Idaho-based energy development company Franklin Energy at odds over $200 million lithium-ion battery storage plan with Idaho regulators:


Idaho regulators twice rejected the company's https://www.franklinenergy.com/ request, saying the project is allowed only a two-year contract because the batteries would be charged with solar power. The ...

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