Energy

The War Between Energy Utilities and Rooftop Solar

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March 9, 2015 - In an article posted on March 7, 2015 in the Washington Post,

Indonesia - The World's 6th Largest GHG Emitter Faces Coal Energy Challenge

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March 1, 2015 - In 2012 Indonesia's contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) global emissions amounted to 4.5%. That placed them sixth, well behind the United States, China and Germany.

Science, Technology and Islam - The Latest News

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February 19, 2015 - Some of you who are my readers may not know that when I graduated from university my degree was in Islamic Studies and Medieval History. I was very much aware of Islam's contribution to the science of mathematics, astronomy and chemistry during the golden age of the Islamic World, the 8th through the 10th century.

BASF Sees Tenfold Performance Improvement for EV Batteries

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February 19, 2015 - The common battery found in electric vehicles (EVs) these days is lithium-ion.

The State of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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February 17, 2015 - The Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Institute (GCCS) in its most recent report tells us there are approximately a dozen large-scale CCS projects operating around the world. The total amount of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) amounts to less less than 30 million tons per year.

Climate Change in the News - Geo-engineering, Agriculture and GHGs and Norway's Carbon Pledges

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February 7, 2015 - I write a considerable amount about climate change. Why? Because I consider it and runaway human population growth to be the two most significant negative impactors in the 21st century. This week some of us here on Earth once more brought up the topic of geo-engineering our way out of climate change.

New Advances Bringing Lithium-Air Batteries Closer to Commercial Application

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January 28, 2015 - The promise of electric vehicles (EVs) is very much dependent on improvements to battery technology. Today's lithium-ion batteries consist of a series of cells that contain layers of lithium separated by cobalt-oxides. Lithium salt is the anode. Lithium cobalt oxide is the cathode. Ions travel between the two to create an electric charge.

West Virginia Legislators Bury Heads in Coal in Repealing Renewable 25% Target

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January 26, 2015 - While much of the rest of the world sees reductions in the use of coal and other fossil fuel energy sources as critical to a low carbon future, it appears West Virginia is trending in the opposite direction.

 

 

Energy Companies Continue to Opt Out of CCS Projects

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January 25, 2015 - Once again the energy companies of the world have found a retreat from carbon to be too painful for their pocket books. The latest is a decision by four European utilities to opt out of a decade long carbon capture and sequestration project.

MIT Researchers Question Carbon Sequestration to Reduce CO2

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January 23, 2015 - Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to "having our cake and eating it too!" Those who believe we c

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