Renewable Energy News 2016

Achieving the goal of a world supplied by 100% renewable energy will require a clear understanding of how different renewable energy technologies can work together to provide reliable energy systems. This webinar brings together five renewable energy technology organizations, representing solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and bioenergy, to provide case studies and best practices of cities, regions, and countries where various high-penetration combinations of renewable energy technologies are working together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H22JrvY4COk

Nikola Tesla’s Niagara Falls has used Tesla Turbine Pumped Hydro for energy storage since 1956 and even earlier in it’s beginning from 1896-1899 with Niagara’s patents for a “soft lead” electrolytic battery. Hydro Storage “Pump storage is like a battery; you charge the battery by pumping water from the lower reservoir to the upper reservoir and release it at a time when its needed, which will be the peak times,” he said. While solar and wind are great when the sun is shining and the wind is blowing, but don’t always coincide with when power is needed. 2015 Hydro-power study on Pumped Hydro. A More Efficient Micro-hydro that Utilizes a Tesla Turbine. Tesla Turbine Pump. Tesla Fluid Propulsion. Tesla Fluid Dynamics. Tesla Wind Turbine. Oil companies preferably use the blade-less Tesla Pump type turbines to pump their thick liquids through their pipelines and wells. Also see Gravity Power Pump-Turbines for Pumped Storage.July 10th 2015 Norway could be Europe’s Green Battery using Nikola Tesla’s Turbine Pumped Hydro with his Reciprocating Engine and Mechanical Oscillator and attached to his Steam Engine.

(As an analogy to Norway’s system, in Tesla’s reciprocating engine, you would replace the potential energy of a spring, and replace it with the water pressure in the first container, and use the air pressure to provide frequency coherence in the second container. In the reciprocation engine patent, in order to improve efficiency to over-unity, Tesla recommended the capture of the thermo-dynamic heat created by the friction generated in the system. The heat could be turned to steam and attached to his steam engine patent could provide additional power.)

100+ ways to use or harvest radiant energy for use at night time or when needed: wave energy hybrids, wind to hydrogen, wind and static electricity, solar heating and cooling, solar thermal de-salination, solar treatment and desalination, forward osmosis, hybrid de-salination, solar thermal desalination with chemical extraction, thermal storage/district heating, solar cell capacitors, P2G power to gas, solar to hydrogen, solar concentrator to strotinum + CO2 + molten salt dual-turbine for 24 hour storage, Tesla’s “Nitrogen fixation” from the air for use in Agriculture, energy to CO2 and methanol and methane, solar glowing wallpaper, catalyst to hydrogen, solar and ambient powered sensors, solar concentrators with molten salt with ceramic or concrete additives, solar water pumping, solar water filter, floatovoltaics to prevent evaporation or water treatment with efficiency gains of 10-60%, inertial batteries, kinetic energy batteries, mechanical battery, flywheel batteries, windmill battery, or Ferris wheel battery, compressed air hyper-loop evacuated tube compressed air hybrid, frequency regulation debate, frequency regulation for old batteries, ice energy / ice storage, cold storage, train gravity, regenerative traction battery, day-time chemical conversion from benzene to hydrocarbons, day-time chemical conversion to phosphates, Si-GaAs for chemical fuels, Solar to Salt, night-time ultra-violet rays, using Tesla’s Mica and Tin up to 8% UV solar radiation at night, day-night printed solar wallpaper, wireless lights running off of wall-paper, solar-wind hybrid drapes, solar roads, solar-kinetic roads, light-changing solar paint, day or night solar windows, night-time UV bug zapper, indoor lighting photo battery, night-time concentrated ambient light, ambient radio waves to DC, always-on radio wave power, storing ambient body movement or heat, piezoelectric and electroactive polymer energy, piezoelectric and kinetic, night-time IR nano-antenna’s, static compensators (STATCOM), hybrid solar + graphene battery, fuel-free nano-motor powered by ultra-sound and magnetic fields, atomic harvesting from low-level radioactive Radium, cryogenic using liquid air, no resistance superconducting magnet storage, Tellurium transformation, nuclear power plants as the electrical grid and frequency regulation ballast. Aviation Week’s UAV’s atmospheric satellites, solar hybrid balloons, airborne wind energy, electric hot air balloon, Kite-born wind energy, Nikola Tesla’s tethered balloon, wireless airship, wireless power. Marconi/Tesla (AEG) Telefunken Station of 1917 allegedly being used to send war communications and wireless power to Germany’s wireless u-boat submarine, German balloon with tether in WW1/WW2, French and Italian balloons with tether in WW1/WW2 to protect the Royal Navy, or Tesla’s balloon and cable. Nikola Tesla “electric ray” for u-boat submarine detection. Electrical Experimenter 1918-1919. May 25th 2015 “swelling magnets” exhibit over-unity energy harvesting. June 24th 2015 SiliconReef offers analog and mixed-signal design services, has introduced its first product, a power management IC for solar energy harvesting applications up to 90% efficiency. Wireless power forecasts 2014-2024. Wikipedia current energy storage projects. Energy harvesting methods strategies and forecasts through 2018. Explore the Global energy harvesting / regeneration for electric vehicles land, water & air 2015-2025.

10+ Human Motion Energy Harvesting Technologies http://www.element14.com/community/groups/energy-harvesting-solutions/blog/2012/12/20/different-approach–still-energy-harvesting

Recycling 101: Waste heat recovery — 10+ Waste heat recovery systems are increasingly used in mixed-use buildings to move waste heat from laboratories, data centers, or industrial activities to provide beneficial heating in other parts of the building. Recovering waste heat becomes an attractive option for facilities working to achieve low energy use (such as net zero energy or high-performance buildings) and to reduce emissions. http://www.csemag.com/industry-news/codes-and-standards-updates/single-article/recycling-101-waste-heat-recovery/22bd22a2284b4bd393251e8c7758b52a.html

 At Amsterdam International Water Week, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development recognized 12 new game-changing solutions that will increase water availability and promote efficient use of water in agriculture. http://www.greentechlead.com/water/securing-water-for-food-recognizes-12-game-changing-technologies-28838Energy Harvesting Journal provides you with a free daily update of the latest industry developments. Launched in February 2009, this free portal covers progress of energy harvesting and energy storage in all its forms. Hosted and written by IDTechEx, the leading analyst and event organizer on energy harvesting and related technologies, articles provide commentary, analysis and give a balanced view of the subject. We seek your input – company progress, press releases, case studies and developments, which in turn we will feature as future articles. IDTechEx has the world’s largest database of RFID case histories, 3,800 case studies from 109 countries. Publications include detailed market forecasts and technology trends such as: Energy harvesters (Piezoelectric, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, electrodynamic, biological and more) , Ultra low power electronics , Power management , Device integration , Energy storage (Thin film batteries, super-capacitors) , Wireless power.

apparatus for the utilization of radiant energy
Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy and Radiant Energy Receiver

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PROJECT TESLA: The Demonstration of Artificially Stimulated Resonance of the Earth’s Ionosphere Waveguide: a precursor for the wireless transmission of vast amounts of electrical power using the Schumann Cavity. February 21, 1989 http://www.beyondweird.com/occult/prjtesla.html

 

Renewable Energy News 2014-2016:

The Little-Known Reason Renewable Prices Are Dropping | ThinkProgress

Renewable energy is like pizza. The fundamental ingredients — dough, sauce, cheese — are cheap and widely available, but individual grocers can sell toppings for as much as they want.
One Of The Largest Coal Companies In The United States Just Filed For Bankruptcy | ThinkProgress
Arch Coal, the country’s second-largest coal company, filed for bankruptcy on Monday.
Gartman: Oil ‘panic’ could sink prices to $15
Dennis Gartman says the mid $30s could be the new norm for oil.
US crude touches fresh 12-year low near $30
Crude oil fell back towards $30 on concerns about oversupply and fragile demand from China on Tuesday, after recovering as investors booked profits.
Oil drops to near 12-year low as slump to $10 is forecast | News.Markets
The price of oil fell to its lowest level since April 2004 as Standard Chartered was quoted as forecasting a tumble to just $10 per barrel…
How Low Oil Prices Are Transforming Global Politics In Startling Ways | OilPrice.com
As the price slump persists, many have grown skeptical about the fact that oil prices could ever rise to $100 again, this lower-for-longer scenario could re-shape the global political climate
Tesla Announces Plans for Self Driving Cars…Without a Driver | CleanTechnica
Tesla Announces Plans for Self Driving Cars…Without a Driver | CleanTechnica
Light Recycling Boosts Energy Efficiency Of Incandescent Light Bulbs : SCIENCE : Tech Times
MIT researchers created a new incandescent light bulb with 21st century technology. The new light bulb prevents thermal energy from escaping by redirecting the heat and converting it back to light.
Is the Post-Fossil Fuel Era Now Inevitable? | Michael Northrop
Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, France’s point person for COP21, wisely explained a year ago that Paris will be judged a success if it leads to the conclusion that the shift to the post-fossil fuel era is inevitable.
Oil briefly dips below $30; $124B in oil company profits lost
There aren’t many people who feel bad for oil companies. But the profit implosion almost makes you pity them
Lottery players go to great lengths for Powerball tickets – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Lottery ticket buyers have to suspend their belief in math to drop $2 on an infinitesimal chance to win the Powerball jackpot, but in Nevada, they also have to drive across the desert and wait in lines …
‘Underground Battery’ Could Tap Geothermal Energy, Store CO2 – Renewable Energy World
Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels will require increased use of renewable energy and reducing the CO2 intensity of fossil energy use.
Can We Move Forward To The Future Of Electric Power? | CleanTechnica
Researchers demonstrate how sunlight generates electrical charge within cutting-edge solar cell film
The details of how charge carriers form within a solar cell and then generate an electric current have remained unclear. A breakthrough by a trio of researchers at the University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki, Japan), as reported in …
Access : Synthesis of silicon- or carbon-bridged polythiophenes and application to organic thin-film transistors : Polymer Journal
Polymer Journal, official journal of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan publishes high quality papers in all areas of polymer and macromolecular research.
Utilities Cling To Regulated Model As Markets Turn Against Them | OilPrice.com
Alternatives to grid-based electricity are on the horizon. Electricity sales have gone nowhere, it’s time for the utility sector to get their act together
Rubio: Let’s Be Number One In Renewables | ThinkProgress
So how does the junior senator from Florida plan to get us there?
Toward quantum computing on silicon-on-insulator platform
Cruz Commander – YouTube
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Nevada solar industry collapses after state lets power company raise fees | Environment | The Guardian
State public utility commission gave only power company permission to charge higher rates and fees to users, shattering industry’s business model
Australian Solar Panel Dumping Investigation (Re)Awakens – Energy Matters
A previously terminated investigation into the alleged dumping of solar panels from China in Australia will resume.
Nevada PUC: Yes To Casinos, No To Rooftop Solar Customers | Nevada Public Radio
Tesla’s Worldview, Via Tesla VP Diarmuid O’Connell & Wired UK Editor Michael Rundle | CleanTechnica
Higher food prices lift WPI inflation | Business Standard News
Read more about Higher food prices lift WPI inflation on Business Standard. Inflation in the manufactured products’ category was unchanged from the previous month, at -1.4%
Forget $20 – Oil Prices At $8 Per Barrel In Canada | OilPrice.com
While the WTI benchmark is still trading for $30, Canadian heavy oil producers are not just feeling the pain, they are forced to shut-in operations as operating costs are higher than revenues
Perovskites for solar cells produced by mechanochemistry
Perovskites for solar cells produced by mechanochemistry
Stable ‘superoxide’ opens the door to a new class of batteries
Stable ‘superoxide’ opens the door to a new class of batteries
Gold beads may boost cancer treatment
Gold beads may boost cancer treatment
Electromagnetic radiation can be fully absorbed using an anisotropic crystal
Electromagnetic radiation can be fully absorbed using an anisotropic crystal
Nano-hybrid materials create magnetic effect
Nano-hybrid materials create magnetic effect
Fuel cell advance
Fuel cell advance
High-quality mono-silicon crystal grown at low cost for solar cells
A joint research team in Japan has developed a “single-seed cast method,” a new casting method making it possible to grow high-quality mono silicon at low cost. New casting method may facilitate the return of a market-competitive …
First all-antiferromagnetic memory device could get digital data storage in a spin
If you haven’t already heard of antiferromagnetic spintronics it won’t be long before you do. This relatively unused class of magnetic materials could be about to transform our digital lives. They have the potential to make …
Is The Tungsten Bulb On Its Way Back?
Resonance: The Mechanical Universe (1985) – YouTube
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Trump campaign member praises ‘great success’ of Bundy’s armed occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge
Big US banks reveal oil price damage – FT.com
Three of the biggest US banks revealed the damage wrought by a plunging oil price this week, disclosing big jumps in costs for bad energy loans and fears of contagion in other portfolios. Citigroup, the fourth biggest by assets, said on Friday
The False Promise Of Decoupling GDP Growth From Resource Consumption
Quandary – Are Molecularly Manufactured Burgers Imbued with the Life Force?
Introduction – Humanity’s Guiding Spirit this essay was co-written with Angelika DomschkeIt may be apt to commence with a quote from our book Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions:  
How to Tell When the Oil Market Is Throwing in the Towel – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Oil: Is there no bottom? For that to be the case, price would be no object for a related but far-less-quoted asset. Oil storage certainly is at a premium as inventories reach record levels around the world, reflecting a continuing glut.
Texas Sets New All-Time Wind Energy Record – Scientific American Blog Network
Somerset introduces new wind power law – City & Region – The Buffalo News
SOMERSET – Somerset Town Supervisor Daniel M. Engert’s proposed new law regulating wind power developments would require companies to pay property owners reimbursements if their property values fall because of the proximity of wind turbines.It also would require a company to …
Inside Story – What’s behind the falling price of oil? – YouTube
With too much global supply and the lowest price in nearly 20 years – there’s anxiety about a possible oil market meltdown. US crude prices fell below $30 a …
New Mexico Pueblo Reclaims Swath of Historic Tribal Homeland – ABC News
New Mexico Pueblo Reclaims Swath of Historic Tribal Homeland
N.C. regulators reject effort to slow approval of proposed Duke Energy plant near Asheville – Charlotte Business Journal
State regulators shot down the petition by environmental groups to hold a full hearing on Duke Energy’s (NYSE:DUK) proposed $1.1 billion Asheville natural gas plant.
Activists say North Carolina’s Clean Power Plan doesn’t do enough to help the poor—on purpose | News | Indy Week
The omission of a Clean Energy Incentive Program may be part of the state’s plan to undermine the Obama administration’s climate-change efforts
Bill Maher to Al Gore: We’re the only developed country with a major party that thinks climate change is a hoax
Real Time with Bill Maher: Bill Maher Full Interview Al Gore 1/15/2016 – YouTube
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Queensland Government plans to crack down on power hoarders using battery technology | The Courier-Mail
THE State Government is considering how best to tackle the possible rise of power hoarders who use battery technology to soak up electricity during low-demand times to pump back into the grid for cash.
Blocking solar progress surely violates law – Las Vegas Sun News
I am retired and spent $50,000 to stabilize my expenses and completely net-meter my home prior to the 3 percent cap. In addition, I sized my system to the maximum allowed so I could hopefully charge some type of electric vehicle with the credits I would have accumulated. In fact, had NV Energy allowed a bigger system, I would have paid and installed it while the financial market was conducive for that type of investment, ensuring my freedom from this utility expense.
Why cheap hydro was too good to be true: Cohn | Toronto Star
Are we paying too much for electricity now, or were we just paying too little before?
At Tampa Tiger Bay Club, clean energy leader slams utility-backed solar power amendment | Florida Politics
Scots shouldn’t be fooled by the oil-price naysayers | Kevin McKenna | Opinion | The Guardian
Income from oil and gas is just a fraction of the Scottish economy, so don’t believe those who say we’ll be crippled by the current price slump
Drivers being ‘fleeced’ at petrol pumps depite oil prices hitting 12-year low | Home News | News | The Independent
Oil has hit its lowest price since 2004. But oil bosses are keeping the profits for themselves, rather than passing the savings on to consumers at the petrol pump.   Brent crude, the standard measure for oil prices, continues to fall below $30 per barrel. It closed at  $28.94 on Friday 15 January, losing 40% of its value compared to last October. As recently as June 2014, Brent Crude was trading at over $110 per barrel.
Low oil prices could affect war against Islamic State, says Kurdish leader – Times of India
Iraq’s Kurdistan region is in danger of being drowned by an economic “tsunami” as global oil prices plunge, its deputy prime minister said, warning it could undermine the war effort against Islamic State.
The Dark Side Of Tesla’s Technology – YouTube
This is the presentation Mark Passio gave at the Tesla Science Foundation’s “Tesla’s People” conference on July 11, 2015. In this presentation, Mark explains…
Energy bills, the Big Six and the scandal of people dying of cold in their own homes | Voices | The Independent
This weekend, people will die of cold in their own homes – in this, the world’s fifth-largest economy – because they cannot afford to pay the high prices charged by energy companies.  Though the cost of fuel to the Big Six has tumbled, they have not cut prices to match. And, rather than make them do so, the Government has turned its fire on clean, renewable power.
LETTER: Vigilance over fracking risks – West Sussex County Times
The Government managed by stealth to get the Bill to permit hydraulic fracturing for gas approved on December 16 by 37 vote majority.
Nova Scotia wind energy company to fight high Nova Scotia Power tariffs – Nova Scotia – CBC News
A wind energy company executive in Nova Scotia says he’ll push hard at regulatory hearings to ensure a program that allows renewable companies to sell directly to customers isn’t paying excessive tariffs to Nova Scotia Power.
UK parliament sets its sights on Trump | Europe | DW.COM | 17.01.2016
As the House of Commons prepares to debate a petition banning Donald Trump from entering the UK, the Scottish campaigner behind the motion tells DW she’s pleasantly surprised at the attention she’s been getting.
Critics: Power lines imperil Lower San Pedro
San Pedro impacts can be mitigated and controlled, power line proponents say.
911 – WTC – Nazi Air-Fuel Bomb: Is this how the World Trade Centers were destroyed? – YouTube
Hitler’s Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and Technology, by Henry Stevens… http://amzn.com/1931882738
PRESS RELEASE: The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2015 Finds that U.S. Solar Workforce Grew by More Than 20% for the Third Consecutive Year | The Solar Foundation
Renewable energy has passed the point of no return | GulfNews.com
It is a sign of a maturing industry when future growth depends on financial innovation not only further technological progress
Denmark Sets Another World Record in Wind Energy Production
The record sets the country even closer to its goal of generating 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.
Blandings Turtles vs turbines court drama continues : Prince Edward County News countylive.ca
Prince Edward County News, All County, All the time
Abu Dhabi-Jordan solar deal expected as World Future Energy Summit kicks off | The National
Regional and multinational companies are hoping to capitalise on the momentum for the sector after the successful climate talks in Paris last month.
Local utilities balk at 20-year contracts with NPPD
A dozen Nebraska towns and one regional power provider have spurned Nebraska Public Power District’s demands for 20-year wholesale electric contracts.
Westerville middle schoolers headed to D.C. for city-designing competition | The Columbus Dispatch
If Ohio middle-school students have anything to say about it, cities of the future are going to be impressive places to live. And a victorious team from Genoa Middle School in Westerville is taking its vision of a future city to Washington, D.C., in February, when it will vie with teams across the country in the national Future City competition.
Tesla Powerwall & Powerpacks Per-kWh Lifetime Prices vs Aquion Energy, Eos Energy, & Imergy | CleanTechnica
Welcome to the home of the future in the UAE | The National
It looks like any other family villa, with a majlis, sun terrace and carport. But visitors to the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi will find the Estidama-compliant Home is a rarity, a sustainable and eco-friendly property.
Hitler Kickstarted The Koch Empire. Also Stalin. – YouTube
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HARRY REID SAYS BUNDY RANCH DISPUTE NOT OVER BECAUSE HE NEEDS LAND FOR CHINESE – YouTube
HARRY NEEDS THE LAND FOR THE CHINESE FIRM ENN ENERGY GROUP. REID IS SELLING OUT AND MAKING MONEY OFF OF AMERICAN LAND. HARRY REID MUST BE STOPPED AND REMOVED…
Nevada PUC May Be Setting State On Path Toward Grid Defection
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission, by pursuing high fixed charges and very low export compensation for customer-owned PV, may be setting the state on a path towards grid defection, and forgoing the significant benefits of pursuing an integrated grid—one where all resources, central and distributed alike, are fully leveraged to enable a clean, low-cost, and reliable electricity system for all customers.
Central Florida electric utilities look to increase clean energy and reliability – Orlando Sentinel
Solar energy’s ability to compete in cost with conventional energy looks to be a rising game changer for utilities, including those serving Central Florida.
Dip coating to solve perovskite moisture sensitivity | Chemistry World
Replacing ions in surface layer may help promising solar cells to maintain moisture stability
62 world’s richest people own same wealth as half the world – report – YouTube
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Dow, S&P 500 try for gains; utilities lead
U.S. stocks traded mixed Tuesday as pressure from lower oil prices offset initial attempts to bounce from a sharply lower start to the year.
RWE cuts losses in England | Windpower Monthly
Read RWE cuts losses in England and other wind energy news & analysis on Windpower Monthly
Yates joins Somerset in officially opposing wind power project – City & Region – The Buffalo News
YATES – The town officially went on record last week against a major wind power project, and opponents are getting ready to divvy up the developer’s money to fight the project.Apex Clean Energy, based in Charlottesville, Va., is seeking to construct as many as 70 wind turbine…
Neighbors question wind-solar project | Agweek
While some say a possible solar-wind hybrid project near Frazee, N.D., would benefit the city and its residents, others say it would annoy homeowners and kill…
Why An Overflowing Oil Supply Won’t Drown Renewable Energy Growth
Gov. Christie Pocket-Vetoes Legislature to Aid Small Wind Farm Projects – Surf City, NJ – The SandPaper
Can’t give it away: Plunging oil prices pain producers — RT USA
Oil is now cheaper than the barrels used to transport it. As the price of crude continues to drop, consumers are getting a break at the pump, while producers are struggling to survive in a business that is, in some cases, worth less than nothing.
Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second
Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second
FAA: Botetourt wind farm would be aviation hazard – The Daily Progress: Charlottesville Business Journal
The plan is about 17 nautical miles from the nearest public airport.
Governor’s emails show debate over blame for Flint water – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aide told him the “real responsibility” for the city’s water issues rested with local government officials, …
Governor’s emails show debate over blame for Flint water – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aide told him the “real responsibility” for the city’s water issues rested with local government officials, …
Overblown news: Davos edition – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: What goes on at Davos is a lot of show with a lot less substance. Here’s why.
Good solar cells from bad effects | Energy Harvesting Journal
Good solar cells from bad effects | Energy Harvesting Journal
Why Solar and Wind Thrive Despite Cheap Oil and Gas
Low oil prices are rattling stock markets, but investors remain bullish on solar, wind, and other clean energy. Here are three reasons why.
Researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiency | Energy Harvesting Journal
Researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiency | Energy Harvesting Journal
Battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools | Energy Harvesting Journal
Battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools | Energy Harvesting Journal
America’s Ready for 100
Low-carbon energy both vital and economical, forum hears | GulfNews.com
UN meeting discusses policy and financial measures at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash
Crude prices are at their lowest levels since 2003. Fifteen experts tell us what that means for the United States and the rest of the world.
Flexible transparent electrodes for photovoltaics | SPIE Homepage: SPIE
Two simple room-temperature and solution-based chemical processes are used to realize a new class of silver nano-network-based devices.
Appeals court: Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review – Brunswick News: Business
WASHINGTON — In what environmentalists hailed as a victory for efforts to curb climate change, an appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal challenges are resolved.
Time to think of a future without oil | Free Malaysia Today
As the government works to revise a budget that assumed the price of crude would not fall below US$48 per barrel, one thing has become abundantly clear: w…
911 – Mark Metcalf authenticates my hypothesis of the antenna mast above WTC #1. – YouTube
The Secret War Against Medford, Oregon — http://web.archive.org/web/20040625164906/http://aboutsilvermedicine.com/media/medfordhtml.html Mark Metcalf and th…
911 – WTC – A cure for the common cold? – YouTube
How do we cure ourselves of fear? Anger? How do we train ourselves to prevent or lessen any future possibility for fear or anger to rule our lives? http://vi…
The Real Cost Of Energy Storage, According To Lazard
In November 2015, financial advisory firm Lazard released its first-ever Levelized Cost of Storage Analysis (LCOS). Well known for its Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE) analysis—now out in version 9.0—Lazard publishing an analysis of storage is a major sign that it considers battery energy storage a critical technology that’s here to stay.
SA must embrace the technological changes that are coming: WEF – YouTube
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VW probe finds manipulation was open secret in department: newspaper – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) development of software to cheat diesel-emissions tests was an open secret in the company department striving to make its engines meet environmental standards, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said on Friday, citing results from VW’s internal investigation. A culture of collective secrecy prevailed within the department, where the installation of the defeat software that would cause the carmaker’s biggest ever corporate crisis was openly discussed as long ago as 2006, Sueddeutsche said. Volkswagen has said that to the best of its knowledge only a small circle of people knew about the manipulation, which Europe’s biggest carmaker admitted to U.S. environmental authorities in September last year.
Saudi airstrike in Yemen kills at least 20 civilians incl rescuers, MSF paramedic – YouTube
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Davos 2016 – Press Conference: Presenting the latest Environmental Protection… – YouTube
http://www.weforum.org/ Press Conference: Presenting the latest Environmental Protection Index by Yale University. Historic global agreements this past year …
Andrija Puharich on Nikola Tesla – YouTube
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Eugene Mallove Presentation at ISNE (1997) – YouTube
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Dr. Eugene Mallove on Coast to Coast Interview (2004) – YouTube
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It’s not just Flint that’s poisoned – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: In neighborhoods of New Orleans and Boston, New York and Baltimore, across the country in urban pockets much the same size as Flint, those same levels are regularly found in up to 25 percent of children.
What are the GOP candidates saying about climate change? | Public Radio International
All of the Democratic contenders have called for government action to address climate change, but there seems to be little appetite for that among the Republican candidates on the stump in New Hampshire, where the first primary is just a few short weeks away.
‘Synchronicity’ (2015): “Edison was a dick!” – YouTube
The movie explores time travel, multiple universes & wormholes along with love, money & science with an emphasis on the rivarly between Nikola Tesla & Thomas…
Group says wind farm causing health issues
A group of people say the noise of wind turbines is giving them chronic health problems.
McCarter opposes eminent domain in wind energy project | Madison County Record
SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Kyle McCarter encouraged state and federal courts last week to reject any requests from Clean Line Energy Partners for eminent domain authority regarding the Grain Belt Express Clean Line project.
Plans for laid off coal miners uncertain
As oil and gas has hemorrhaged hundreds of local jobs, another sector of energy-based jobs — coal mining — is expected to follow, with fewer jobs.
16 agreements signed at India-France Business Summit in Chandigarh : India, News – India Today
French President Francois Hollande and PM Narendra Modi addressed CEOs of French and Indian companies at a business summit in Chandigarh today.
Dutch masters didn’t jilt windmills – or the eco-principles involved : video | Cambridge News
While out shopping in Vlaardingen, near Rotterdam, recently– where my daughter lives with her Dutch partner – I chanced upon this windmill and took a few pictures. …
High court upholds government’s energy conservation program – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: The Supreme Court has upheld a 4-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 on Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory …
Oil Crash Only The Tip Of The Iceberg – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: We have seen an oil price slump like this before and, if history anything to go by, a financial crisis is on the horizon
So yes, the oil crash looks a lot like subprime – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: The price of crude has been tracking an infamous subprime mortgage index.
Oil Prices Rebound Above $30—Is a Rally Finally Here? | TIME
The increase could be a sign that the markets think that oil has been far oversold.
Saudi Aramco Chairman Talks Oil Down | OilPrice.com
After last week’s intense rally, oil prices tanked this morning as Saudi Arabia’s Aramco chairman gave away that his company is able to play this game for ‘much longer’
ISIS holed up at Syria’s largest dam, uses hostages as human shield, escapes airstrikes – YouTube
Under pressure from airstrikes, Islamic State in Syria has partially retreated to a strategic safe haven. Its fighters are said to be holed up at Syria’s Tab…
Organic solar cells: Going green : Nature Energy
High-performance polymer solar cells are normally processed with halogenated solvents, which are toxic and hazardous.
Sophisticated enzyme-mimic enables efficient hydrogen production
Researchers have developed a new catalyst that paves the way for low-cost, large-scale hydrogen-production.
David Snowie buries D.C. – POLITICO
Nevada PUC reconsiders grandfathering net metering rules — SCOTUS to release D-R decision?
The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science: (1902:July-Dec.) – Google Books
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Supreme Court upholds electricity demand rule | TheHill
Green groups cheered the 6-2 ruling, which overturned a lower court’s decision.
Study: Wind & Solar Could Eclipse Fossil Fuels For Electric Power Within 15 Years :: North American Windpower
Letter: All property owners should get to vote on wind project – Brattleboro Reformer
All property owners should get to vote on wind project Editor of the Reformer: An open letter to the Grafton Selectboard from property owners who are not residents of the town.
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Smart parking bays, electric bikes and Thames-powered heating: London trials smart tech | Netimperative – latest digital marketing news
Tesla – “Not A Dream” – YouTube
A surreal land of oil & gas is visited by an unlikely yet welcomed stranger. Director, Story, VFX, Edit, Sound: Freise Brothers Cinematographer: Christian Ev…
Surprising chemistry inside a potential breakthrough battery | Energy Harvesting Journal
Surprising chemistry inside a potential breakthrough battery | Energy Harvesting Journal
Solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells | Energy Harvesting Journal
Solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells | Energy Harvesting Journal
Chappatte on the Collapse of Oil Prices – The New York Times
Sunset for the Oil-Rich? As prices fall, so do some Mideast fortunes.
EPA tests show no bacteria in Flint water but spots need chlorine boost | MLive.com
‘It was us or nobody’: Meet the heroic professor who helped uncover the Flint lead water crisis​ – The Washington Post
Marc Edwards, a Virginia Tech expert on water quality issues has become a hero to residents of Flint, Michigan.
Keiser Report: Deflating oil market (Episode 867) – YouTube
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Grand jury indicts people behind Planned Parenthood videos – YouTube
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Solar & Wind Have Won Energy Technology Race, Says Germany
The minister responsible for Germany’s ambitious Energiewende, or energy transition, from coal and nuclear to renewable energy says it is clear that solar and wind energy have won the technology race.
Mixed Reaction to a Novel Balloon-Based Device for Storing Solar Power Above the Clouds | Greentech Media
The technology faces major logistical and cost challenges.
Paris Agreement Unleashes $16 Trillion of Investment in Renewables and Cleantech
The Paris Agreement, signed last month during COP21, will unleash more than $16 trillion of investments for renewable energy and clean technologies.
In plasmonics, ‘optical losses’ could bring practical gain
What researchers had thought of as a barrier to developing advanced technologies based on the emerging field of plasmonics is now seen as a potential pathway to practical applications in areas from cancer therapy to nanomanufacturing.
New fluorescent nanomaterials whose inspiration was taken from plant antenna systems | EurekAlert! Science News
One of the biggest temptations facing a scientist is to try and reproduce natural phenomena which are so fascinating given their effectiveness and perfection. This is the aim being pursued by the UPV/EHU’s Molecular Spectroscopy Group which, coinciding with the International Year of Light, has designed a set of fluorescent nanomaterials which have taken their inspiration from the antenna systems of plants.
World Energy Council Report: Energy Storage Has Solid Future
Renewable energy storage endeavors appear to be highly attractive business models worldwide for the year 2016.
Occupations from Madison to Oregon – Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin
As the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge enters its fourth week, it’s a good time to compare it to the takeover of the Wisconsin Capitol five years ago by protesters of Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.
Did The Supreme Court Just Put The Nail In The Coffin For Utilities? | OilPrice.com
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of demand response for consumers. This could be bad news for utilities as dwindling energy demand could now contract even further
OREGON SUPPORTERS!!—o…THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!!!!!!!! – YouTube
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Celebrities, Companies Step Up to Help Flint Amid Water Crisis – NBC News
Aretha Franklin is donating hotel rooms, Pearl Jam gave $125,000, and even Pepsi and Coke joined forces to help Flint schoolkids.
New DEQ chart sheds light on Flint water response
2 names that have figured prominently in the controversy are absent from the updated chart of job responsibilities.
Simplifying solar cells with a new mix of materials
An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar panels to convert sunlight …
Equation shows that large-scale conspiracies would quickly reveal themselves
If you’re thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher.
An alternative to platinum: iron-nitrogen compounds as catalysts in graphene
An alternative to platinum: iron-nitrogen compounds as catalysts in graphene
You can’t drink the water in Flint, but you still have to pay for it – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Takeisha Major and her two sons moved into their home on Agree Avenue in East Flint, Mich., on Nov. 1, 2015. By Dec. 11, Major had already received two bills from the city of Flint for water and sewer fees totaling $655.64. She refuses to pay.
More aerodynamically efficient wind turbines coming to Palm Springs area | News – Home
What’s up with those new wind turbines? Joe Galli finds out.
Spanish wind laments ‘darkest year’ as zero added in 2015 -Recharge | Global Renewable Energy News
The Spanish wind industry labelled 2015 its “darkest year” after not a single megawatt of capacity was added to the country’s turbine fleet.
New Jersey Gov. Christie vetoes offshore wind bill | Utility Dive
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Thione Niang On Akon Lighting Africa & Solar Leapfrogging In Africa (Video Interview) | CleanTechnica
Adam Trombly in 1988 – Climate Change Perspectives & Tesla Technology Developments – YouTube
Adam Trombly lectures about climate change and building his own version of an “N” Machine. Additional confirmation of the science of “Zero Point” energy expl…
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PROJECT: EDDY CURRENTS – YouTube
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Oregon Standoff Turns Deadly – YouTube
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Inside the John Day meeting where Oregon standoff leaders were headed before arrest | OregonLive.com
The meeting, called by a local logger, was part revival, part venting session after Ammon Bundy, who’s led the occupation of the Malheur National Refuge, was arrested.
KW04 | New analysis: Thin-film PV catches up in solar technologies race – SolarServer
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Where was the FBI during Oregon armed standoff? Out of sight but listening, watching – LA Times
<p>As the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon dragged on for most of January, local law enforcement was spread thin and federal agents were nowhere to be seen.</p> <p>Behind the quiet facade, however, the FBI was running surveillance on the occupation and recording the activists’…</p>
More Calls for ‘Stand Down’ in Oregon Standoff – YouTube
Leaders of the armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon stay behind bars until at least Friday, but make public appeals to persuade th…
Flint Government Poisons Water Supply, Dominion Power Polluting The James River, & Stop Poking Bears – YouTube
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Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in US
A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the world.
Carbon dioxide captured from air can be directly converted into methanol fuel
(Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that CO2 captured from the air can be directly converted into methanol (CH3OH) using a homogeneous catalyst. The benefits are two-fold: The process removes harmful …
Geli’s ‘Internet of Energy’ Software Gets Real-World Test in Texas Microgrid | Greentech Media
DOE-funded, DNV GL-led project will embed startup’s software in batteries and other smart microgrid loads.
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Vietnam Plans Move Away From Coal
Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has announced his government’s intention to “review development plans of all new coal plants and halt any new coal power development.”
CNN Presses Snyder On Failure To Listen To Top Aide Who Said Flint Residents Getting Blown Off By Us – YouTube
CNN CORRESPONDENT POPPY HARLOW: The kids were being poisoned by the water they were drinking here. The EPA knew about it. Your spokesman, your former spokesm…
2nd cone, 2nd version: wire mesh, Chemtrail Dispersion, experiment. – YouTube
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UAE banks on ‘rainmakers’ to secure future water supply | Environment | The Guardian
As climate change makes the desert nation hotter and drier and a growing economy uses more water, the United Arab Emirates is giving &pound;5m to international researchers finding ways to wring more moisture out of the clouds
This quote from Rick Snyder’s emails says everything you need to know about Flint’s water crisis
House panel calls hearing on Flint water crisis | TheHill
EPA officials will testify but not Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R).
Erin Brockovich Explains The Flint Water Crisis – YouTube
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France Is Planning To “Pave” 600 Miles Of Roads With Solar Panels – Gas 2
How Congress And The Supreme Court Blew Up The Natural Gas ‘Bridge’ To Renewables | ThinkProgress
Recent decisions by Congress and the Supreme Court boost renewables and energy efficiency so much, they may wipe out the natural gas renaissance that had been recently brought on by cheap shale gas.
3 things to know: Six Flags solar farm in Jackson
The planning board could vote on the project at its Feb. 1 meeting. What are the main issues surrounding the project?
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Wind Energy Comes of Age – Paul Gipe – Google Books
Wind Energy Comes of Age Wind Energy Comes of Age is the most thorough assessment ever published of the technology, economics, and politics of generating electricity with wind. It provides an up-to-date status report on the modern wind industry worldwide. Written by Paul Gipe, one of America’s leading wind energy experts, this book chronicles wind energy’s remarkable progress from its rebirth during the 1970s through a troubled adolescence in California’s mountain passes in the 1980s to its maturation on the plains of northern Europe in the 1990s. Gipe argues in a readable and engaging style that wind is no longer an alternative source of energy. He cites improvements in the performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness of modern wind turbines to support his contention that wind energy has come of age as a commercial technology. Unlike other books on the subject, which focus on technology alone, Wind Energy Comes of Age critically examines a host of issues that will determine the future of this renewable resource, including: Wind energy’s environmental benefits The design of wind turbines “as if people matter” Wind energy’s impact on people and the environment Aesthetics and public acceptance Wind energy’s potential Centrally directed vs. market-oriented R & D Wind energy’s role in electric utilities Wind Energy Comes of Age is extensively illustrated with more than 170 original line drawings, photographs, and charts. An annotated bibliography, tables of technical data, maps of wind resources, and a virtually exhaustive list of manufacturers, governmental agencies, and private organizations working with the wind further enhance the book’s value as a reference. Not since the classic works of Putnam in 1948 or Golding in 1955 has there been a book on wind energy of this scope. For those interested in the burgeoning wind energy field—engineers, researchers, environmentalists, policy specialists, and community leaders—Wind Energy Comes of Age is an essential resource.
Too competitive and stable to ignore | Windpower Monthly
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Transmitting Wind Power To Customers Is A Quixotic Challenge : NPR
Some wind resources are hundreds of miles from potential customers. Projects to build high voltage lines to carry that power to where it’s needed are regularly stymied by the regulatory environment.
Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents — Chapter IV
NIKOLA TESLA ON HIS WORK WITH ALTERNATING CURRENTS: Preface, Introduction, Section IV, Apparatus for Transformation by Condenser Discharge; Damped Waves, and Section VII, Theory and Technique of Energy Transmission.
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Appendix II. Tesla’s description of Long Island plant and inventory of the installation as reported in 1922 foreclosure appeal proceedings.
Patent US8568410 – Electrical ablation surgical instruments – Google Patents
An electrical ablation device includes an elongated flexible member having a proximal end and a distal end. A clamp jaw portion is located at the distal end of the elongated flexible member. The clamp jaw portion is operatively movable from an open position to a closed position. A cutting blade is located in the clamp jaw portion. The clamp jaw portion is adapted to couple to an electrical waveform generator and to receive an electrical waveform.
Saving Power at Peak Hours – YouTube
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Oregon “standoff” live feed – red flags, contradictions, hypocrisies, lies, and “coincidences” – YouTube
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Political Conspiracies: 2016 – YouTube
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Iraq’s new threat: low oil prices;
BAGHDAD — Iraqis seeking to withdraw money from banks are told there is not enough cash. Hospitals in Baghdad are falling back to the deprivation of the 1990s sanctions era, resterilizing, over and over, needles and other medical products meant for one-time use. In the autonomous Kurdish region in the north, the economic crisis is even worse: Government workers — and the peshmerga fighters who are battling the Islamic State — have not been paid
Coal liquefaction – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Texan Wind Is Blowing Away The Competition | OilPrice.com
As Texas diversifies its energy investments it appears poised to be one of the dominant producers of wind power in the future
Rival hydro providers team up to make push for Mass. legislation – The Boston Globe
Hydroelectric companies will eventually fight with each other for a piece of Massachusetts’ power market, but first they are teaming up to make sure that they can get significant amounts of their energy into the state at all.
Smart solar-and-wind-powered streelights kill mosquitoes, charge phones, and send disaster warnings – IBNLive
Powered by solar and wind energy, smart streetlights in Malaysia are capable of working off the grid in rural areas.
Michigan Undertaking Plan to Determine If Flint Water Safe – ABC News
Michigan Undertaking Plan to Determine If Flint Water Safe
New attorneys needed for DEQ workers in Flint water lawsuit, Schuette says | MLive.com
Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal judge to allow seven Department of Environmental Quality employees to be represented by a new attorney due to a potential conflict of interest in a lawsuit over the Flint water crisis.
Assessment of Flint Water Crisis May Hinge on Stupidity vs. Criminality – The New York Times
Because of state law, the Michigan investigation into the municipal water supply in Flint can range more broadly than the federal inquiry.
City warns of potential health risks after Flint water tests revealed too much disinfection byproduct | MLive.com
The city of Flint is about to tell customers that there’s been too much of a disinfection byproduct in Flint’s water system, something that over many years could cause liver, kidney or central nervous system problems and an increased risk of cancer.
Senate To Consider Amendments to Energy Bill; House To Examine Flint Water and COP 21; EPA Proposes New Oil and Gas Regulations | The National Law Review
This week Senate will continue its floor debate of S. 2012, comprehensive energy bill that Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell authored
Energy Storage Business Models For The Energy Transition
Energy storage has been the long-awaited “Holy Grail” for intermittent, distributed renewable energies, eventually making them dispatchable and able to compete on a level-playing field with conventional, fossil-fuel fired power plants. Additionally, energy storage offers the benefit of being intrinsically flexible, scalable, efficient and expeditious with its modular deployment.
US Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745 In Favor Of Demand Response
This week, SCOTUS ruled in favor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), deciding that demand response should be regulated at the federal level and ensuring that the U.S. demand response industry can continue its impressive progress.
Why The Renewables Revolution Is Now Unstoppable | ThinkProgress
It’s now possible to incorporate very large amounts of variable renewable power like solar and wind into the electric grid cost-effectively without harming reliability. Here’s how.
WATCH THE TEST! ALL PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES HAVE LEAD AND TAINTED – NOT JUST FLINT MICHIGAN!!! – YouTube
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Lt. General: Carpet bombing ISIS is ‘inconsistent wi… – YouTube
Lt. General Sean MacFarland responds to CNN reporter Barbara Starr’s question about the possibility of carpet bombing ISIS.
MoD to buy high-flying solar planes – BBC News
The UK Ministry of Defence is going to acquire some high-altitude “eternal” solar planes.
GE Bets on Smart LED Lightbulbs, About to Ditch CFLs – The Green Optimistic
GE, one of the world’s most important lightbulb maker, has decided that they need to shift to LED lighting already, in a decision that’s very detrimental t
Mechanical trees: the future of sustainable energy – Pulse Headlines
Scientists at Ohio State University has stumbled across a possible way to make tree-shaped objects generate electricity. Many large structures vibrate generating energy, however, its useless if there isn’t a way of harnessing that energy.
Why a residential power advocate wants Oregon to leave coal behind – Portland Business Journal
The issue has emerged as the topic of the day in Salem as lawmakers huddle over a new renewables bill.
BIPV projects: Palmenhouse Renovation Munich Germany- Sapa solar Project
BIPV projects: Palmenhouse Renovation Munich Germany
France Solar Roads Could Power 8% of Country – YouTube
The French government has announced plans to install solar panels on 621 miles of road over the next five years as part of the “Positive Energy” initiative. …
Solar Roadways: Busted! – YouTube
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Solar Roadways: solar-powered tech charge electric cars while on the road – YouTube
© COLAS – Nomen – Arizona Learn more at: http://www.wattwaybycolas.com/en Discover Wattway by Colas, a solar road composed photovoltaic cells able to provide clean,…
When the road charges your electric car – YouTube
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The Promise of Solar Roadways: Scott Brusaw at TEDxSacramento – YouTube
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Vision-Based Robot Optimizes Crop Yield – Novus Light Today
Researchers in Australia have developed an autonomous vision-based robotic system that could be used by vegetable farmers to optimize the yield of their crops.
Palestinian families homeless as Israeli military demolishes West Bank houses | World news | The Guardian
Israeli bulldozers destroy 23 houses in two West Bank villages within controversial ‘military’ zone in one of biggest demolitions of recent years
Oil price slump prompts surprise BP loss – and there’s no respite in sight | The Week UK
Crude prices are in retreat again after Opec officials cast doubt that a supply cut is imminent
Utilities, environmentalists join forces to push anti-coal plan at Oregon Legislature | OregonLive.com
The Legislature held its first public hearing Tuesday on a far-reaching bill that aims to rid Oregon of electricity from coal-fired plants by 2030 and require utilities to serve half their customers’ demand with renewable energy by 2040.
20–30 Electric Buses Headed For Chicago | CleanTechnica
Phi Suea House’s Better Energy Storage System
Hamburg entrepreneur Sebastian-Justus Schmidt says, “it is the perfect location for a solar energy system.” His Phi Suea House’s solar panels produce 6,000 kWh a month, enough to power 20 to 25 average North American households.
JuicePoints Pays EV Drivers To Charge Their EVs | CleanTechnica
$1.6 Million In New Funding For Evatran (aka Plugless) | CleanTechnica
Transition from coal is best for Oregon’s energy future
HB 4036 a win-win solution that sets Oregon on a 20-year path to phase out use of coal.
Sen. Murkowski Promotes Use of Hydropower as Senate Considers Bipartisan Energy Bill | RealEstateRama
<p>U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today spoke in support of hydropower as the Senate resumed consideration of her broad, bipartisan energy bill. Murkowski highlighted the bill’s provisions and amendments offered by her Senate colleagues to advance the use of hydropower – a clean, renewable baseload energy resource – in her home state of Alaska and across the country.</p> RealEstateRama
Hydropower Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 1236) – GovTrack.us
S. 1236. A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to modify certain requirements relating to trial-type hearings with respect to certain license applications before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
Murkowski Floor Speech on Alaska Benefits of EPMA – YouTube
Suncor Energy Posts Loss – NASDAQ.com
CALGARY, Alberta– Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest crude-oil producer, late Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $2 billion Canadian.
Sen. Murkowski Touts Hydropower Provisions in Energy Bill – YouTube
Sen. Murkowski, R-Alaska, today spoke in support of hydropower and the provisions in the bipartisan energy bill that would promote this clean, renewable base…
MARC FABER: Saudi Arabia bankrupt if oil prices stay low – Business Insider
“The oil price for the Middle East, considering the huge population increase they had since 1970, needs to be around $80 a barrel.”
Stop Wasting America’s Hydropower Potential – The New York Times
We can be doing much more to generate electricity from hydropower, even without building new dams.
Clinton: Right-wing conspiracy has gotten better funded – YouTube
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Oil giant Shell to cut 10,000 jobs as oil prices plummet
Royal Dutch Shell said fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 44 percent as the collapse in oil prices took its toll on another European oil company.
Democrats Had a Lot of GOP Help Stalling Energy Bill – The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body
Cornyn, right, blamed Democrats for the impasse, but several of his GOP colleagues, such as Lee, left, voted to sustain a filibuster on the energy bill. (B
University of Michigan study weighs efficiencies of hydrogen and pure electric vehicles – Roadshow
For the time being, it appears that battery-electric vehicles confer the greatest benefits, but hydrogen is hot on the trail.
Australian Solar PV Roof Tile Developer Will Launch IPO
A Sydney-based company behind innovative solar PV roofing tiles that can both generate electricity and heat water has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission ahead of the launch of an Initial Public Offer.
How 11 Countries Are Leading The Shift To Renewable Energy
Who’s embracing wind? Solar? Geothermal? These countries could provide blueprints for the worldwide shift to renewable energy.
“Instant” Solar Powered EV Fleet To Be Showcased By ARPA-E
New EV tech will be front and center at the upcoming ARPA-E Summit, including a demonstration of an “instant” solar powered electric cargo bike fleet.
Electrons and liquid helium advance understanding of zero-resistance
The end of Moore’s Law, the prediction that transistor density would double every two years, was one of the hottest topics in electronics-related discussions in 2015. Silicon-based technologies have nearly reached the physical …
Physicists discover new properties of superconductivity
New findings from an international collaboration led by Canadian scientists may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to harness the potential …
New invention revolutionizes heat transport
Scientists at Aalto University, Finland, have made a breakthrough in physics. They succeeded in transporting heat maximally effectively ten thousand times further than ever before. The discovery may lead to a giant leap in …
The Developing World Can Leapfrog Dirty Coal And Go Straight To Clean Energy
Why should the whole world have to repeat our mistakes?
Why cheap oil won’t stop clean energy – CSMonitor.com
Low oil prices are supposed to deter the growth of renewable energy. New data suggest that’s not the case.
The renewable energy revolution is already upon us, report shows
Wind and solar generation are skyrocketing in the U.S. as greenhouse gas emissions drop.
Jeb Bush pins hopes on ‘someone in a garage’ to tackle climate change | US news | The Guardian
As rising sea levels threaten their state of Florida, fellow Republican candidate Marco Rubio also warns that action on climate would ‘destroy’ the economy
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SoCalGas Facing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Plus Other Charges : Trending News : Lawyer Herald
The gas leak caused by SoCalGas has been pretty costly for the company.
Citi: ‘We should all fear Oilmageddon’ | afr.com
Markets are in a well-oiled “death spiral,” analysts at Citigroup say.
Yes, Solar Can Go Lower (Perovskite Solar Cells, That Is)
Solar cell researchers have nailed down an inexpensive material that could bring down the cost of perovskite solar cells without losing efficiency.
X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production | Energy Harvesting Journal
X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production | Energy Harvesting Journal
Powercast at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA: Wireless Power | Energy Harvesting Journal
Powercast at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA: Wireless Power | Energy Harvesting Journal
You’ll never be-leaf what makes up this battery | Energy Harvesting Journal
You’ll never be-leaf what makes up this battery | Energy Harvesting Journal
SheerWind selected by cleantech accelerator | Energy Harvesting Journal
SheerWind selected by cleantech accelerator | Energy Harvesting Journal
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Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensors – YouTube
MUST SEE ! In this video I demonstrate something amazing with a Hard drive Motor ! Stay tuned for future updates ! Peace and Love Everyone!
Solar-Powered Electric Bus From Uganda | CleanTechnica
Big Oil Is About to Lose Control of the Auto Industry | New York News
While the U.S. pats itself on the back for the riches flowing from fracking wells, an upheaval in clean energy is quietly loosening the oil industry’s
Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020 – Jan. 20, 2016
Volvo has made a shocking pledge: By 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car or SUV.
Volvo’s safety goal: No deaths by 2020 – YouTube
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Tweeting the death of coal
This Is What the Utility Death Spiral Looks Like | Greentech Media
In Germany, utility revenues are spiraling down the rabbit hole. Will American power companies follow?
Increasing Accuracy of Recording Solar Cell Efficiencies – Solar Novus Today
Claims for solar photovoltaic cell efficiency are put to the test at NREL
Texas’ grid of tomorrow may include batteries – Houston Chronicle
Sleek lithium-ion battery systems that resemble mainframe computers are poised to connect with Texas’ electric grid for the first time this year as more companies seek to revolutionize the power market. Renewable power advocates see energy storage technologies, such as industry-leading lithium-ion batteries, as the critical step toward making electricity from wind and solar more reliable and cost effective than fossil fuel or nuclear power. North Carolina-based Duke Energy is converting a 36-megawatt battery system at its wind farm in West Texas from outdated lead-acid batteries to the more efficient lithium-ion variety, favored for electric vehicles. […] Virginia-based AES Corp. is teaming up with Texas transmission company Oncor to construct a 20-megawatt, lithium-ion battery project in Dallas to help maintain a steady flow of electricity as demand rises and falls. Tesla and others are developing the mass production of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for power grids and homes from the same technology already used in electric cars. […] energy storage could be an effective partner with low-cost, but intermittent, power generation, said Travis Miller of Morningstar, who analyzes the power industry. The economics have to improve, however, for wind or solar to compete with the natural gas generators, called peaker plants, that can fire up quickly when demand surges. The range and power of the Tesla luxury electric car – as well as the company’s preference for lithium-ion batteries – have sparked a growing conversation around the notion that the electric grid may have a role for modern versions of the batteries that powered toys and flashlights for more than a century. Dallas-based Oncor, which has power lines in much of East and West Texas, hopes to eventually install battery storage to tap power from transmission points throughout the grid rather than concentrating storage at wind farms or other generation locations. SolarCity and others want to expand significantly in Texas, but Rive said they’re hindered by regulatory hurdles in states that don’t reward consumers for their batteries and solar panels taking stress off the grid during peak demand through net-metering. The CEO of Florida utility giant NextEra Energy said recently the U.S. may not develop any new gas-fired peaker plants after 2020 because energy storage will serve as a cleaner, more affordable option by then. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is studying storage and other distributed power – which includes on-site generation such as solar panels, said Warren Lasher, its director of system planning.
Closing the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Could Cause an Environmental Disaster
California wants to lead a clean-energy revolution. But what happens if it shutters its last nuclear plant?
Green tech ready to step in when oil prices rise: Don Pittis – Business – CBC News
A U.S. report this week will show that despite the falling price of oil and natural gas, green energy has continued to grow. Technological advances and government action against climate change mean alternative power sources remain competitive and will become more so as fossil fuel prices rise.
Civil nuclear power in Nigeria – Punch Newspapers
Egypt pulls out of regional power pool, protests use of Nile waters | Business World News 2016-02-06
Locals recall Jackson Browne’s arrest at 1981 Diablo Canyon protest | The Tribune
Mormon church comes out against Utah medical marijuana bill – Houston Chronicle
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a position that could be a serious blow to one of two medical marijuana proposals before state lawmakers. The church doesn’t object to another, more restrictive medical marijuana bill that would allow access to a marijuana-infused oil, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. The plan sponsored by Sen. Evan Vickers of Cedar City and Rep. Brad Daw of Orem, both Republicans, would set up strict controls on licensing and tracking of those approved to produce and dispense the oil.
Three Gorges Dam limits tourist numbers during Spring Festival holiday | Shanghai Daily
Dam repairs needed at Cougar Dam east of Eugene will drop reservoir’s seasonal level | Local | Eugene, Oregon
Cougar Reservoir, 40 miles east of Eugene on the South Fork McKenzie River, will be drained to about 80 feet below its usual winter level during the next two months for debris removal and repairs. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Scott Clemans said three, 2-foot-by-5-foot grates that prevent debris from entering the dam’s water intake area were found dislodged during a January inspection.
California ISO approves grid enhancements to support energy storage
With a continued goal to operate a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors has approved several proposals
Gov’t creates new student aid enforcement office – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profits colleges and other schools. The Education Department said Monday that it was creating a new student …
New England braces for snow ahead of primary – YouTube
Riled by a meeting between a US official and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which controls the Syrian town of Kobane, Turkish President Recep T…
Canada Gives ~$46 Billion Per Year In Fossil Fuel Subsidies
The Canadian government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry in the country to the tune of around $46.4 billion a year, according to a report from the IMF last year — with $1.4 billion of this referring to pre-tax subsidies, and a further $44.6 billion referring to externalized costs to society that aren’t accounted for.
Nevada’s Solar Net Metering Fight Gets Personal
The solar net metering mess in Nevada gives Harry Reid a chance to nail ALEC and the Koch brothers on the Senate floor for meddling in US energy policy.
From Allergens to Battery Anodes: Nature-Inspired, Pollen Derived Carbon Architectures for Room- and Elevated- Temperature Li-ion Storage : Scientific Reports
The conversion of allergic pollen grains into carbon microstructures was carried out through a facile, one-step, solid-state pyrolysis process in an inert atmosphere.
Clean Power Plan: 50 Ways To Get More Clean, Local Energy | CleanTechnica
Is Australian Coal Finally Having Its “Oh Sh*t” Moment? | CleanTechnica
Is Australian Coal Finally Having Its “Oh Sh*t” Moment?
Henry Ford’s Wife Wouldn’t Drive Ford Model T, Kept Her Electric Car | CleanTechnica
Obama Climate Change Plan Blocked by Supreme Court – YouTube
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a huge blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from powe…
Sen. Murkowksi Reminds Senate of Good Process on Energy Bill – YouTube
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, addressed the Senate floor to remind the American people of the positive …
U.S. oil bankruptcies spike 379% – Feb. 11, 2016
The oil price crash has caused a dramatic spike in the number of bankruptcies by oil and natural gas companies. Last year alone there were 67 companies that filed for bankruptcy.
The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power | Rolling Stone
All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida.
The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power | Rolling Stone
All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida.
‘Lasers rewired’: Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers
The nanowires, with diameters as small as 200 nanometers (billionths of a meter) and a blend of materials that has also proven effective in next-generation solar cell designs, were shown to produce very bright, stable laser …
Net metering renewable energy costly, says retired grid engineer – Watchdog.org
Retired electrical grid engineer Bob Amelang says pulling back on renewable energy net metering could help improve Vermont’s energy conflicts.
“Spontaneous” solar cell powered by graphene-glass combo
A new graphene solar cell deploys common window glass to touch off a spontaneous “doping” effect, leading to high efficiency, low cost solar cells.
New Study Predicts World Unlikely To Become Less Reliant On Fossil Fuels
A new study has concluded that fossil fuels consumption is likely to grow unless an adequate price is placed on carbon dioxide emissions.
Obama’s California desert monument: a benefit to some, a ‘land grab’ to others | US news | The Guardian
Move comes day after authorities arrested and charged the unofficial leader in Oregon militia standoff, which was inspired national conservation policies
New solar-powered organic compound to tackle air and water pollution
Nanoscientists at the Univeristy of Alicante have modified a commonly used compound, titanium dioxide, turning it from white to black to boost its efficiency and making environmental applications a real possibility.
Solar cells firing on all cylinders | Chemistry World
Cylindrical solar cells have better efficiencies throughout the day, independent of the angle of the sun
Physicists create first photonic Maxwell’s demon
(Phys.org)—Maxwell’s demon, a hypothetical being that appears to violate the second law of thermodynamics, has been widely studied since it was first proposed in 1867 by James Clerk Maxwell. But most of these studies have …
The new ‘peak oil’? A dollar invested in solar yields more energy than a dollar invested in oil – The Ecologist
According to oil company executives, oil is going to be a major energy source to 2100 and beyond. So after hearing an oil man make his case, Chris Goodall went home and crunched some numbers. Money invested in solar power already produces more energy than if it’s put into oil exploration and production, and the gap is only going to widen from here. Is this the new ‘peak oil’?
Solar Power Gets Place in the Sun – The New Indian Express
Canadian Wind Energy Association pulls out of B.C.
At a time when the governing Liberal Party boasts about turning the province into a clean energy leader, the country’s largest wind energy organization has announced it is pulling out of B.C. to chase better opportunities in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
As oil prices bottom out and fossil fuels no longer offer strong returns, investment dollars are starting to move to renewable energy
DR.JUDY WOOD RIFLESSIONI SU NIKOLA TESLA – YouTube
Interessanti ed inquietanti considerazioni di dr.Wood sulla figura di Nikola Tesla. Il documento desecretato e risalente al 1926 riguardante una ‘proposta pa…
US Officially Drops All Charges Against Bin Laden, Never Indicted For 9/11 No Evidence Presented – YouTube
Osama bin Laden’s role in the events of September 11, 2001 is not mentioned on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” poster. On June 5, 2006, author Ed Haas contacted …
BUSTED Taliban offered to hand over Bin Laden in February 2001 BUSH REJECTED OFFER – YouTube
On 21st February 2001 (7 MONTHS BEFORE 9/11) The Taliban offered to hand over Osama Bin Laden in return for lifting the sanctions that were placed on the cou…
Taliban offered to hand over Bin Laden if shown 9/11 evidence – YouTube
A senior Taliban minister has offered a last-minute deal to hand over Osama bin Laden during a secret visit to Islamabad, senior sources in Pakistan told the…
Engineers develop new flat, ultralight lens that could change how cameras are designed
Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin.
Rockets don’t work in space p.3 NASA debunked – YouTube
No sparks or explosions, nothing to push on. Rockets cannot work in the vacuum of space. The shills had several months to find errors in this videos descript…
High risk of bankruptcy for one-third of oil firms: Deloitte
Roughly a third of oil producers are at high risk of slipping into bankruptcy this year as low commodity prices crimp their access to cash and ability to cut debt, according to a study by Deloitte, the auditing and consulting firm. The report, based on a review of more than 500 publicly traded oil and
Google Self Driving Cars Now Considered “Drivers” by NHTSA | CleanTechnica
Google Self Driving Cars Now Considered “Drivers” by NHTSA | CleanTechnica
Trending: Paint Innovations Helping to Improve Vehicle Efficiency | Sustainable Brands
When it comes to fuel economy, lightweight design and temperature control are important considerations for cars and airplanes alike — and the impact of a coat of paint might surprise you. Vehicles with more reflective coatings or with less paint are more efficient. Toyota and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are the latest companies to take advantage of this, through the use of solar reflective paint and a new coating system from AkzoNobel.
New technique for turning sunlight into hydrogen | Science Codex
A team of Korean researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently pioneered in developing a new type of multilayered (Au NPs/TiO2/Au) photoelectrode that boosts the ability of solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen. According to the research team, this
Why cows matter in India – YouTube
CNN’s Alexandra Field travels to the town of Aligarh, India to discover why cows are divisive in this country.
Eric Dollard’s and Nikola Tesla’s True Wireless (A soundtrack) – YouTube
Nikola Tesla’s Patents, Inventions, New Concepts or Improvements including:Arc Lamps, A/C & DC Motors & Generators, Radio, Remote Control, Logic Gates, Wirel…
The Usual Suspects in Renewable Jet Fuels – Renewable Energy World
As renewables are moving from niche to mainstream, the industry is facing a paradigm shift in cost, quality, complexity, and scale ­— creating opportunities to develop new and different technologies and operating models. Achieving the next phase of the industry potential will require a further revolution, not only in the laboratory but also in strategy, technology, and operations. Some of these organizations preferred to generate transportation fuel from non-fossil resources with a pivot towards more tangible chemicals. With a further pivot now the direction is towards renewable jet fuels.
Trump escape: Tens of thousands rush to remote island website offering rescue if candidate wins – YouTube
Cape Breton Island’s tourism office is warmly welcoming those who feel a little cold towards Donald Trump. The Nova Scotia island is in such need of tourism …
Range-Extended Electric Supercar From Another Chinese Startup | CleanTechnica
High-Speed Solar-Powered Internet: Google Is Working On It! | CleanTechnica
Alaska reality stars admit lying to get state oil check – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two members of the family associated with the Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” reality show have agreed to plead guilty to lying on the application for the yearly oil revenue check given to Alaska residents.
Texas: We don’t need academics to fact-check our textbooks – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: The Texas Board of Education rejected a measure Wednesday that would require university experts to fact-check the state’s textbooks in public schools. “Through grammatical manipulation, the textbook authors obscure the role of slave owners in the institution of slavery,” she says.
ON THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR – YouTube
Former Sen. Mike Gravel joins the show today to break down how the 28 classified documents prove a Saudi link to 9/11, and give his take on the Paris attacks…
Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern …
Goodbye Wi-Fi, Hello Li-Fi: New Wireless Technology Is 100 Times Faster
New wireless technology has been tested that is 100 times stronger than Wi-Fi. The technology, which transmits information using visible light communication, is being tested in offices and other workplaces in Tallinn in Estonia. Tests in the lab have revealed that Li-Fi can be up to 100 times quicker
AP Interview: US must address waste, fraud in Afghan aid – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says “it’s not too late” to address the fraud and mismanagement that has bedeviled the 14-year effort to rebuild the country.
Musk’s Tesla faces German battle over battery-powered homes – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: By Vera Eckert and Christoph Steitz FRANKFURT (Reuters) – If Elon Musk’s vision of millions of households producing all their own power becomes a reality, it will probably happen first in Germany. The South African-born entrepreneur’s company Tesla, best known for its electric cars, sparked global interest in the idea of self-powered homes in April, when it said it would start selling lithium-ion batteries for households next year. The batteries, called Powerwalls, connect to solar panels on the roof of a house and aim to store enough power during the day to drive kettles and washing machines at night, raising the prospect that households one day will be able to rely fully on clean energy and become independent of the power grid.
Keiser Report: Government Giving Burgerly Bad Name (E841) – YouTube
Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special episode of the Keiser Report from New York City Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert …
How much house does $500,000 buy in Los Angeles County? – LA Times
<p>The median price for single-family homes in Los Angeles County, based on more than 4,800 sales, was $510,000 in October, according to CoreLogic. But how much house does half a million dollars buy? Here’s a sample of homes for sale at about that price around the L.A. area.</p> <p>ECHO PARK: Set back from…</p>
Funding From Exxon or Koch Brothers Gave Deniers a Megaphone in Climate Change Debate – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: A Yale researcher set out to discover how much impact mega-wealthy corporations and individuals have had on the American public’s confusion about climate change. The resulting public policy “climate wars” have helped hinder policies aimed at reining in greenhouse gas emissions.
China smog at crippling levels as climate talks open – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Choking smog blanketed Beijing and much of northern China Monday as climate change talks opened in Paris and a new Chinese report raised the alarm about rising sea levels. As the global summit began, the US embassy in Beijing recorded concentrations of PM2.5, tiny airborne particles which embed deeply in the lungs, at 625 micrograms per cubic metre — 25 times above the World Health Organisation’s 25 microgram recommended maximum.
An Early Start Sunday For COP21, World Leaders Monday | CleanTechnica
The ADP of the UN’s COP21 meeting, responsible for forging a unanimous declaration of international will, convened Sunday evening, November 29, 2015. …
Molecular Soccer Ball” Perovskite Solar Cell Gets 20.5%
A new perovskite solar cell combines tandem architecture, low cost materials and energy efficient, low cost thin film solar cell manufacturing.
Oil & Gas Companies Have Laid Off More Than 250,000 Workers, More Layoffs Likely To Come
Crude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the possibility of oil dipping into the $20s per barrel.
Carbon Tracker warns of carbon bubble and stranded assets
Carbon Tracker , inventors of the carbon bubble, warn that “no new coal will be needed, oil demand will peak around 2020 and growth in gas will disappoint”.
Something Missing From New Peak Coal Report
A new report on peak coal confirms the “new normal” of a declining global coal market, a complete reversal of the common wisdom on coal market growth.
Invisible wires could improve solar cell efficiency | Energy Harvesting Journal
Invisible wires could improve solar cell efficiency | Energy Harvesting Journal
Power generation: Coal’s the reality for now, global lessons in efficiency | The Indian Express
Thermal units will persist as mainstay of the power sector in the foreseeable future. Focus should shift to making them competent.
Energy generating Infinity Swing | Energy Harvesting Journal
Energy generating Infinity Swing | Energy Harvesting Journal
Sanders unveils plan to address climate change – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is rolling out a plan to slow down the impact of climate change, vowing to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030.
ExxonMobil Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ 7°F to 12°F Global Warming Without Government Action | ThinkProgress
Exxon experts now say we face ‘catastrophic’ warming if we don’t act. Yes, that ExxonMobil.
Secretary Kerry: Paris Is Where We Begin To Save The Planet | ThinkProgress
On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon offered similar and contrasting ideas on what success in Paris looks like.
Sanders Releases Climate Plan, Calling For An End To Fossil Fuels | ThinkProgress
Sanders’ plan calls for a carbon tax and strong American leadership on climate.
SolarCity CEO: Renewable Energy ‘Costs You Less Than Dirty Energy So Stop Using Dirty Energy’ | ThinkProgress
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive told ThinkProgress that putting a price on carbon is the most important thing for climate change, and that Mexico is the next big place for solar development.
Oil price drops to lowest since 2009, sinking energy stocks – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp drop in the price of oil on Monday rattled investors and helped push stocks lower across several industries.
Brace yourself because $20 oil could be next for this market – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Oil prices at $20 is not just a fantasy, it’s quickly becoming a reality for this market.
Trump: Shut Down Internet, Shut Down Free Speech! – YouTube
Alex Jones and David Knight discuss what Presidential candidate Donald Trump had to say about the Internet and free speech. Help us spread the word about the…
Top Prepper Reveals Next Step in Global War – YouTube
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Housing’s new crisis: Half your income for rent – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: A quarter of all renters, or 11.4 million people, now pay half their incomes on those monthly bills, according to a new study.
North Korean leader Kim’s H-bomb claim draws skepticism
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday appeared to say his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, a step up from the less powerful atomic bomb, but the United States and outside experts were skeptical. Kim made the comments as he toured the Phyongchon Revolutionary Site, which marks the feats of
Wall St. drops as oil’s multi-year low adds to investor fears – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Oil dragged down market as a whole, as investors worried whether a weakness in commodities signaled a broader slowdown. Furthermore, investors were worried about declines in China’s yuan and in high-yield debt markets. “Positioning has been clearly along the lines of taking risk exposure off,” said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles.
This Oil And Gas Nation Is Doing Something It’s Never Done Before – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Despite lower oil prices, ExxonMobil is advancing with its plans to start producing oil using hydraulic fracturing techniques, a daring operation in a challenging period
Obama says world has ‘met the moment’ with climate pact – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday said the new global climate agreement “offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we have” and credited his administration as being a driving force behind the deal.
With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Alister Doyle and Barbara Lewis PARIS (Reuters) – The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperiled island states against rising economic powerhouses, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared the pact adopted, to the standing applause and whistles of delegates from almost 200 nations. “With a small hammer you can achieve great things,” Fabius said as he gaveled the agreement, capping two weeks of tense negotiations at the summit on the outskirts of the French capital.
Top Russian Writer Nikolai Starikov Explains Who Is Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis – YouTube
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Coal and solar power executives clash at Paris climate conference – FT.com
Tony Hayward, chairman of mining company Glencore, has clashed with wind and solar power executives who say renewable energy can replace coal in industrialising countries such as India and China. Mr Hayward, whose company is the world’s largest
Comment: Could France become a renewable energy powerhouse? – Renewable Energy Focus
The solid block of support for nuclear power among French elites is showing signs of strain. In an unusual development, Parisian newspaper Liberation published two side-by-side articles about French political figures on the right who question nuclear power in the wake of the Italian referendum on new nuclear plants.
Stocks drop as oil rout keeps markets on edge before Fed – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Asian stocks slipped on Monday after Wall Street sank amid plunging crude oil prices, keeping investors on edge ahead of an expected U.S. rate rise by the Federal Reserve later in the week. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.9 percent after touching a 2-1/2-month low. Japan’s Nikkei fell 2.3 percent on the yen’s appreciation, while South Korea’s Kospi retreated 1.3 percent.
Christian female fighters take on IS in Syria – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Babylonia has no regrets about leaving behind her two children and her job as a hairdresser to join a Christian female militia battling against the Islamic State group in Syria. The fierce-looking 36-year-old in fatigues from the Syriac Christian minority in the northeast believes she is making the future safe for her children. Babylonia belongs to a small, recently created battalion of Syriac Christian women in Hasakeh province who are fighting IS.
Obama optimism over climate pact tempered by GOP opposition – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the newly passed international climate change agreement as a major achievement that could help turn the tide on global warming, but got a quick reminder that Republicans will fight it all the way.
Solar efficiency of a new deposited titania photocatalyst: chlorophenol, pesticide and dye removal applications
“Hydricity” Would Couple Solar Thermal and Hydrogen Power – IEEE Spectrum
Sun-to-electricity efficiency of the system could approach 35 percent
Domain size and purity key to efficient organic solar cells
As solar energy becomes more popular, the drive to create more efficient, less expensive solar cells increases. Solar energy is abundant, but the devices we use to collect that energy have an efficiency problem – currently, …
Low-cost, highly efficient solar cells produced – Mehr News Agency
TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (MNA) – Iranian researchers from Shiraz University used special nanostructures to produce solar cells to increase the efficiency of the devices, INIC reports.
Efficiency and Low Cost of Second-gen Solar Cell Films Propel Global Market
Global Solar Cell Films Market stood at 9,393.78 USD Million in 2014 and is expected to reach 20,995.66 USD Million by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 9.4 from 2015 to 2023
Matthew Campbell: Big Oil, make way for Big Solar | Business Standard Column
Read more about Matthew Campbell: Big Oil, make way for Big Solar on Business Standard. Fossil-fuel producers face a costly disruption; renewable power and energy efficiency players await an unprecedented opportunity. That’s the bottom line from last week’s climate deal in Paris
How nanoparticles give electrons away
Whether it is in catalytic processes in the chemical industry, environmental catalysis, new types of solar cells or new electronic components, nanoparticles are everywhere in modern production and environmental technologies, …
Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter
A pair of socks embedded with miniaturised microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and fuelled with urine pumped by the wearer’s footsteps has powered a wireless transmitter to send a signal to a PC. This is the first self-sufficient …
Study: CCS technology four times as expensive as originally thought | Utility Dive
Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
UK plans tax increase for energy saving materials from 5 % to 20 % | Sun & Wind Energy
SUN & WIND ENERGY is the unique forum for experts on renewable energies that informs about 25,000 professionals worldwide in English about the top-themes of the branch. Generally featured in the international magazine are market overviews, product information, statistics, prospects and exclusive company profiles, all within the fields of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind energy and biomass. Besides receiving the latest news the reader is able to benefit from additional offerings such as an exhibition calendar and a branch directory. SUN & WIND ENERGY is created by an experienced and professional editorial team. As a provider of profound and in-depth world news, the magazine is essential for every company that wants to maximise export opportunities and to establish a network of international branch contacts. SUN & WIND ENERGY is published monthly.
Capstone chief confident company is well-placed for decarbonisation trend – Pennenergy
The chairman and president of Capstone Turbine, the world’s leading low-emission microturbine systems, sees a lot of scope for optimism in the company’s future as the trend towards decarbonisation gathers pace.
Cryogenic Energy Storage Plant Opens – Energy Matters
The University of Birmingham’s cryogenic energy storage (CES) pilot facility was officially opened in the UK last week.
Storing electricity in paper | Energy Harvesting Journal
Storing electricity in paper | Energy Harvesting Journal
Sensors that could harvest clean energy from traffic on Texas roads | Energy Harvesting Journal
Sensors that could harvest clean energy from traffic on Texas roads | Energy Harvesting Journal
New approaches for hybrid solar cells | Energy Harvesting Journal
New approaches for hybrid solar cells | Energy Harvesting Journal
Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: Nanostructured Surfaces Increase Efficiency of Solar Thermal Systems
Stokes-shift-engineered nanocrystals for next-generation luminescent solar concentrators | SPIE Homepage: SPIE
Environmentally friendly nanoparticles may enable integration of luminescent solar concentrator technology in optically active photovoltaic windows with high conversion efficiency.
The NW Will Meet Energy Needs Without New Power Plants. That’s The Plan. | KLCC
A report by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council finds the region can meet nearly all of its energy needs for the next 20 years without building
When The Invisible Becomes Visible — GRENOBLE, France, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
GRENOBLE, France, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — When The Invisible Becomes Visible. French Company ENLAPS to Introduce TIKEE at International…
Cameron’s ‘greenest-ever’ government should be red-faced on diesel subsidies | Business | The Guardian
Even as the UK commits to lower carbon emissions at UN talks, it is handing out huge subsidies to heavy polluters while discouraging renewables investors
Governments keep failing to tackle climate change. Maybe they should stop trying | Business | The Guardian
Perhaps privately developed technologies could do their bit instead
Next Big Future: Electric cars and solar power could be huge by 2025-2030
Days appear numbered for NRG’s one remaining coal plant in Romeoville – Utilities News – Crain’s Chicago Business
Visit Crain’s Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
The Coming Electrification of Everything | Greentech Media
Andrew Beebe of Obvious: “We believe stored electricity, increasingly derived from renewable sources, will entirely replace fossil fuels as the preferred method to power everything in our lives.”
Next-generation sugarcane ethanol a sweet alternative to gasoline – The Globe and Mail
Second-generation production may hold answer to making Brazil’s ethanol industry more efficient
‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. My grandmother used it,” she said, holding a plastic bottle filled with the leaves and liquid. When they’re congested, the alcohol is rubbed on the chest and back.
Los Angeles closes all schools after receiving threat – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Los Angeles shut down all of its schools on Tuesday, ordering some 643,000 students to stay home after officials received a threatening email, only weeks after a deadly Islamic State-inspired attack in San Bernardino. The Los Angeles school district regularly receives threats, but this one stood out for its scale, schools Superintendent Ramon Cortines said. A U.S. official said investigators were looking for a possible bomb or bombs in connection with the Los Angeles closure.
Dozens killed, hurt in airstrikes on fuel market in Syria – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on a fuel market in a rebel-held village in northern Syria killed and wounded dozens on Tuesday and destroyed several tanker trucks, two Syrian opposition monitoring groups reported.
Democrats say oil dispute holding up U.S. funding bill – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Talks among congressional leaders on a $1.15 trillion bill to keep the U.S. government funded were being held up by a dispute over energy policy with Republicans seeking to end an oil export ban and Democrats saying any such action must be coupled with clean energy incentives, Democrats said on Tuesday. Republican leaders said an agreement being negotiated by leaders of both parties would be unveiled later on Tuesday.
Oil Prices: Really, Did No One See This Coming? — The Motley Fool
OPEC’s decision to stand its ground somehow seemed to catch the market off guard. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the market was caught off guard by something that should have been obvious.
Perovskite boosts silicon solar cell efficiency | Printed Electronics World
Perovskite boosts silicon solar cell efficiency | Printed Electronics World
Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: Transparent metal films for smart phone, tablet and TV displays
Building blocks for GaN power switches | (e) Science News
A team of engineers from Cornell University, the University of Notre Dame and the semiconductor company IQE has created gallium nitride (GaN) power diodes capable of serving as the building blocks for future GaN power switches — with applications spanning nearly all electronics products and electricity distribution infrastructures.
Study assesses solar photovoltaic technologies | MIT News
An MIT assessment of solar energy technologies concludes that today’s widely used crystalline silicon technology is efficient and reliable and could feasibly be deployed at the large scale needed to mitigate climate change by midcentury.
Electronics are getting small, and that is causing big problems
As the components in electronic devices are shrinking to the nanoscale, even a single atom out of place can disrupt their function. But this also presents an opportunity to make them even better.
Dye Sensitized Cell Market: Driven By: Increasing number of retail store, high growth rate of the automotive industry and Others
Dye Sensitized Cell Market: Driven By: Increasing number of retail store, high growth rate of the automotive industry and Others
Solar Panels Covering Spain Can Power the World, Elon Musk Says – I4U News
Albuquerque Journal | Researchers seek to build a better solar panel
NEWARK, Del. — Solar panels accounted for one-third of all new electricity generation installed in the United States in 2014, up from just 10 percent two years earlier. With interest…
Solar, Electric Vehicles Could Make Oil And ICE Cars Obsolete – The Era Of Oil Is Almost Over | Seeking Alpha
Oil producing countries economies will collapse by 2030.ICE car companies will either collapse or adapt very quickly to sell electric vehicles (EVs).Solar, EV a
Solar cells that can face almost any direction and keep themselves clean | (e) Science News
In recent years, a complicated discussion over which direction solar cells should face — south or west — has likely left customers uncertain about the best way to orient their panels. Now researchers are attempting to resolve this issue by developing solar cells that can harvest light from almost any angle, and the panels self-clean to boot. Their report appears in the journal <i>ACS Nano</i>.
Why Denmark Outperforms the World In Cleantech – Investing News Network
The Council on Foreign Relations blog has published an article examining the ways in which Denmark outperforms the world in cleantech.
Long-Lost Nikola Tesla Drawings Reveal Map To Multiplication – CBS NEWS
A recently discovered set of original Nikola Tesla drawings reveal a map to multiplication that contains all numbers in a simple to use system. The drawings were discovered at an antique shop in central Phoenix Arizona by local artist, Abe Zucca. They are believed to have been created during the last years of Tesla’s Free Energy lab, Wardenclyffe. The manuscript is thought to contain many solutions to unanswered questions about mathematics.
ELECTRICITY: Receding Lake Mead poses challenges to Hoover Dam’s power output — Monday, June 30, 2014 — www.eenews.net
For more than 77 years, the iconic Hoover Dam has been producing dependable and cheap electricity for millions of customers in the Southwest. But the water level of Lake Mead behind the dam that straddles Arizona and Nevada has been in a steady decline and is already affecting electricity production at the man-made wonder.
AEE STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF EXTENDERS FOR SOLAR, WIND, ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAX CREDITS BY U.S. CONGRESS | AltEnergyMag
Research collaboration creates an ultra-high solar energy conversion system | Engineering at Illinois
Naomi Oreskes argues James Hanson is a warming denialist | The Daily Caller
Naomi Oreskes argues that global warming scientist James Hanson is a type of global warming denialist.
Coal demand burning out and prices may never recover: IEA – Business – CBC News
A new report is offering little optimism for the coal industry, which already is experiencing reduced demand, rock-bottom prices and environmental pressures.
NPG Asia Materials – Fish-scale bio-inspired multifunctional ZnO nanostructures
AM – NPG Asia Materials is an open access, international journal publishing primary research and reviews covering all aspects of the materials science.
Wind Power Saves New Yorkers Money on Electricity After Unexpected Shutdown of Indian Point Nuclear Unit | Kit Kennedy’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC
Wind power came to the rescue of New York’s electricity consumers this week, as a unit at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County unexpectedly went off-line on Monday evening, due to an electrical disturbance. As reported by…
Photo voltaic cells that may face virtually any course and maintain themselves clear – Sun Journal Observer
Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change | Environment | The Guardian
To solve the climate problem, policy must be based on facts and not prejudice. Alongside renewables, Nuclear will make the difference between the world missing crucial climate targets or achieving them
One type of legal drug is killing far more people than heroin — and deaths just hit record numbers – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: In just a year, overdose deaths from opioid painkillers and heroin jumped 14%, hitting record…
Wake UP! Evidence EVERYWHERE of Flat Earth – YouTube
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ETF Investors Have Spent $24 Billion Trying to Call a Bottom in Oil – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Chasing a rebound in crude prices is getting very messy.
Oil prices hit 11-year low as global supply balloons – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Brent crude oil prices hit their lowest in more than 11 years on Monday, driven down by a relentless rise in global supply that looks set to outpace demand again next year. Oil production is running close to record highs and, with more barrels poised to enter the market from nations such as Iran, the United States and Libya, the price of crude is set for its largest monthly percentage decline in seven years. While consumers have enjoyed lower fuel prices, the world’s richest oil exporters have been forced to revalue their currencies, sell off assets and even issue debt for the first time in years as they struggle to repair their finances.
European Leaders Cry Foul Against Germany’s Support for Gas Pipeline – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Germany faces strong opposition from Central and Eastern European countries but also the U.S. over its Nord Stream 2 pipeline expansion plans with which it plans to extend gas import capacity
The Battle Over Canadian Oil Sands – Bloomberg Business
As Canadian Oil Sands tries to fend off Suncor Energy’s C$4.33 billion ($3.11 billion) bid, the latest upset at its only business couldn’t have come at a worse time. Bloomberg’s Pamela Ritchie has more on the battle for Canadian Oil Sands. (Source: Bloomberg)
X-ray vision? New technology making it a reality for $300 – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: X-ray vision, a comic book fantasy for decades, is becoming a reality in a lab at MIT. A group of researchers led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dina Katabi has developed software that …
Deputies fatally shoot CNN guard trying to help distressed son | Miami Herald
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies got the call around 8:20 p.m. Monday. The security guard for a mobile home park in Douglasville, Georgia, said he had just been held at gunpoint for 45 minutes as he made his evening rounds.
SolarCity to stop sales in Nevada after rate change – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: SolarCity said Wednesday it will stop selling and installing rooftop solar panels in Nevada after energy regulators decided to change the way solar customers are charged for utility service. SolarCity …
Removing Toxic Micropollutants from Wastewater: An Interview with Dr. Michael Cimbritz
Dr. Michael Cimbritz, a lecturer at Lund University, has extensive experience working in the wastewater treatment industry. He spoke to AZoCleantech about the environmentally damaging micropollutants found in wastewater and his research into their removal
Proposed CPUC decision protects homeowners with solar — Idyllwild Town Crier
Nuclear Energy Future and Public Perception | The Energy Collective
In recent years, critical thinkers who have habitually objected to using nuclear energy have conceded that it has a good safety record and that its CO2 and other air pollution emissions are a tiny fraction of produced by the most efficient natural gas power plants.
Industrial Recycling and Solar Panel Construction | The Energy Collective
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries — a practice that could benefit both the environment and human health.
Changing Energy Sources | The Energy Collective
The oceans are the only thing keeping atmospheric temperatures and its oxygen content within habitable limits. Ring fencing them may preclude the very actions that could save them, the life forms that reside within them and ourselves from irreparable harm.
Keiser Report: Why Not People’s Quantitative Easing? (Winter Why Nots, E853) – YouTube
Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ta…
LIVE: Russian President & Indian PM meeting in Moscow – YouTube
Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ta…
CrossTalk: Syrian Conundrum – YouTube
Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ta…
NASA releases stunning photo of Earth – YouTube
Astronomer Robert Zimmerman talks with CNN’s Amara Walker about NASA releasing a stunning new photo of Earth.
This Is Water by David Foster Wallace Full Speech – YouTube
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My Turn: Net metering is holy grail of energy independence | Concord Monitor
First, what is “net metering”? It is the process of using a new “smart meter” to monitor and record the
3ders.org – Belgian startup Turbulent designs 3D printed turbines that harness natural energy of small rivers | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News
As existing sustainable energy farms are still very expensive, not cost-effective and have a negative impact on the environment around them, Belgian startup Turbulent is working on small scale 3D printed turbines that harness natural energy of small rivers without affecting the river itself.
NTU researchers use bacteria to generate energy and hydrogen fuel | biotechin.asia
NTU researchers created a hybrid fuel cell from E.coli NTU researchers have found an eco-friendly way to produce hydrogen gas, which can be used as fuel. First, a chemical is added to a culture of E.coli bacteria to produce electricity. Such bacteria are commonly found in the environment, in the intestines of people and animals…
Enhancement in hydrogen evolution using Au-TiO2 hollow spheres with microbial devices modified with conjugated oligoelectrolytes : npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
Bacteria-enhanced photoelectrochemical devices for water splitting A novel hybrid cell uses solar power and a biofilm catalyst to generate hydrogen from water.
Ralph Nader: Building A Renewable Energy Future – OpEd – Eurasia Review
All Electric America Book
S. David Freeman and Leah Y Parks a clear path to an “All-Electric America” powered completely by renewable energy by 2050.
Global Coal Demand Stalls After More Than A Decade Of Growth – Eurasia Review
Top 11 Problems Plaguing Solar And Wind Power | The Daily Caller
Wind and solar power will have to resolve these 11 fundamental issues before they can “fix” global warming.
Solar power boom in Chisago County creates winners and losers – StarTribune.com
Eight major projects are planned, but some lament the loss of green fields.
Rocky Mountain Power says Utah has overabundance of alternate energy | The Salt Lake Tribune
Is renewable energy development in Utah entering a bubble? The state’s largest utility thinks so. To avoid getting overcommitted to wind and solar, Rocky Mountain Power is asking regulators to shorten required contract terms with …
Africa Could Lead World on Green Energy | Climate Central
World Energy Outlook 2015 predicts Africa could be the first to power economic growth with renewable energy.
Wind farms stymied by transmission roadblocks : Business
MOBERLY, Mo. — Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. “Stupid wind,” he mutters.
Brands Saving The World – Humanity Or Profit? | Branding Magazine
The COP21 conference garnered a lot of criticism for having sponsors with bad sustainable practices, but it seems that many brands are actually stepping up.
What’s the EROI of Solar? | Ramez Naam
Top 10 Oil and Gas Stories of 2015 | RealClearEnergy
2015 has been an historic year for oil markets, one that few will forget. At the beginning of the year, crude oil was well on its way to the lowest point since the financial crisis, dropping into the…
UAE fuel price to fall for fifth month in a row in January | Gulf Business
Announcement comes as price of Brent reaches an 11-year low
Uranium prices set to march higher as climate deal boosts nuclear | Reuters
Uranium prices are expected to outperform other commodities in 2016 and beyond as a global climate change deal and growing demand from Asia bolster the prospects of the nuclear industry.
US pursuing regime change in Iraq, Syria, aiming for Iran – Pres. Candidate Jill Stein – YouTube
The US presidential elections are just around the corner, the great fight for the seat of power. However, while Democrats and Republicans are all over the ma…
Let’s watch everyone crash the hoverboards they got for Christmas – SBNation.com
Merry Christmas! Let’s watch people fall over on hoverboards!
Understanding the mechanism for generating electric current without energy consumption at room temperature
A group of researchers in Japan and China identified the requirements for the development of new types of extremely low power consumption electric devices by studying Cr-doped (Sb, Bi)2Te3 thin films. This study has been …
SolarIndustryMag.com: Chinese Solar Manufacturing Plant To Use Despatch’s Safire Firing Furnaces
Focusing on solar power news, analysis and information, Solar Industry covers utility-scale projects, renewable energy policy, photovoltaic technology, and the market for new products and services for professionals in the solar business.
Green nanotech to power cars: IIT-M researchers show how – Times of India
At a time when India has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 33% to 35% by 2030 and is looking for non-fossil fuelbased sources to generate electricity, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras researchers have come up with what they say is an alternate cost-effective green nanotechnology to power vehicles like hybrid cars and bikes.
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Developer of $20 million Australian-first solar thermal pilot plant predicts sunny future under Turnbull – Localisation Information – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Commissioning is about to begin on an Australian first-of-a-kind $20 million solar thermal power station which could lead to billion dollar commercial operations in regional Australia and global demand for the technology.
2015 was the year that … | GreenBiz
An admittedly subjective list of the 10 sustainable-business themes and memes that made the 12 months just passed a very good year.
Facebook, Google locked in stratosphere race – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI
Tech giants working to connect more people to the wonders — and advertising — of the Internet
Mercedes: Hybrid Models Reduce Lifecycle Energy Use 42% – Gas 2
Ukraine’s Gas Consumption Reduced by 25% in 2015
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the Ukrainian authorities’ ultimate goal is to achieve total energy independence for the country in ten years.
Big Oil run amok in Kern County | The Sacramento Bee
In California, we like to think of ourselves as being on clean energy’s cutting edge. We drive more electric vehicles, generate more electricity from solar power, and our legislators have pushed forward innovative policies that have become a model not just in the U.S., but around the world.
Houston-area mall evacuated after hoverboard catches fire – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: A suburban Houston mall was evacuated for nearly an hour on Monday after a hoverboard caught fire inside the sprawling structure, an official said. The hoverboard had been returned to a kiosk inside Deerbrook Mall because it was not charging properly, according to a Humble Fire Department spokesperson. The mall, about 20 miles northeast of Houston, has since reopened and removed all hoverboards, according to the Humble Fire Department.
Iraq, Syria, France deadliest places for reporters in 2015 – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: The Islamist attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo made France the third deadliest country for journalists in 2015, just behind Syria and Iraq, media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday. Sixty-seven journalists were killed globally this year, either targeted because of their work or dying while reporting, Paris-based RSF said in its annual report. Some 27 citizen (amateur)journalists and seven media workers were also killed.
Graphene quantum dots make efficient solar cells – Research Highlights – Nature Middle East
Scientists create relatively cheap, highly efficient hybrid solar cells.
Sand could be the key to unlocking more efficient solar power, Masdar scientists find | The National
They hope to drive concentrated solar power technology to compete with traditional photovoltaic solar power using nothing more than the most abundant material found in the UAE — sand.
Enhanced charge carrier transport in perovskite solar cells | SPIE Homepage: SPIE
Manipulation of surface potentials at grain boundaries in lead halide perovskite solar cells may enhance their photoconversion efficiency.
Africa: Abu Dhabi Device Harvests Untapped Solar Power – allAfrica.com
Researchers in Abu Dhabi have created a low-cost device that can make solar cells panels more efficient by splitting sunlight into its constituent colours.
Russell Crowe Lashes Out at Virgin Airlines for Refusing Sons’ Hoverboards on Flight: ‘Never Again’
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lashed out against Virgin Australia Airlines via Twitter on Tuesday, December 29, for refusing to allow his sons’ hoverboards onto the plane. The Gladiator star, 51, who shares his sons Tennyson and Charles with his estranged wife, Danielle Spencer, then followed up
Ultrasound Useful in Diagnosing Breast Cancer for Certain Women, Study Shows
Ultrasound seems to be better than mammography for detecting invasive breast cancers and cancers without calcifications, a new study finds.
Air Quality and Public Health and Local Protections | The Energy Collective
A hope has prevailed that curbs on carbon will also fix the dirty air in cities. But that hope doesn’t take into account how the past of pollution control inside the United States and other long-industrialized nations has conditioned us to tackling one enormous environmental problem while ignoring the other.
Wind Capacity Expansion and Support | The Energy Collective
More than 70 gigawatts of wind power is installed around the U.S., according to new figures from the American Wind Energy Association. The milestone was hit in November. It took three years to get from 60 gigawatts to 70 gigawatts due to the temporary expiration of the Production Tax Credit in 2013.
Futuristic Marine Energy Devices Get $10.5 M From US DOE
Keystone, schmeystone, Part Deux: marine energy is yet another vast untapped clean power resource in the USA and the Obama Administration is tapping it.
Why Australia is sitting on a clean energy goldmine | The New Daily
<b>ANALYSIS:</b> With 195 nations pledging to break the link between economic growth and carbon pollution, Australia is well-placed to prosper in the post-Paris agreement world.
Chinese hoverboard market in chaos after Amazon demands they stop exploding
Shortly after reports began to spread that some hoverboards were starting fires and causing significant injuries to customers, Amazon and other retailers began pulling certain brands off of their shelves. Amazon even went so far as to suggest that buyers who had already received their hoverboards should
O’Malley: The Democratic Primary Is ‘Rigged’ – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: The Republican primary, dominated by the blustery Donald Trump, has attracted the most ridicule so far, for obvious reasons. In a Trumpless election cycle, though, the farcical Democratic primary, which the Democratic National Committee has transparently rigged to favor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, would be a much bigger deal. Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is arguably the most affected by the DNC’s decision to restrict the number of debates and to schedule the few that there are on dates that seem to guarantee that they will receive little attention.
Not Even OPEC Can Fix Oil Glut — Energy Journal – MoneyBeat – WSJ
The level of global oil production is so uncertain that investors are having a hard time trying to determine if the oil market is close to a bottom.
Microsoft will inform customers of state-sponsored hacks on their accounts – LA Times
<p>Microsoft pledged on Wednesday to notify people with Microsoft accounts (which include Outlook.com emails and OneDrive) if it believes those accounts have been targeted or hacked by people working on behalf of a nation or state.&nbsp;In a <a href=”http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2015/12/30/additional-steps-to-help-keep-your-personal-information-secure/&#8221; target=”_blank”>blog post on the Microsoft website</a>, Microsoft executive Scott…</p>
A hybrid solar cell that utilizes waste heat to boost efficiency – Chemical Engineering
Scientists from Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea; http://www.yonsei.ac.kr) led by Prof Eunkyoung Kim, have developed a hybrid solar cell to enhance the photo-conversion efficiency of a solar cell with a
3 New Years Resolutions That Will End the World’s Dependency on Fossil Fuels
Renewable energy and electric vehicles get cheaper the more of them we make and use. Oil and coal get more expensive the more of them we burn. So we can be confident that
Dick Piland: Killing endangered birds while ‘saving’ the planet – Longmont Times-Call
On Sunday, Dec. 20, the Times-Call published an article titled “Bald eagles lose nest after Erie tree cut down.
Wind, solar power soar in spite of bargain prices for fossil fuels – The Washington Post
Clean energy’s surge is aided by Paris climate deal, government policies and investment, analysts say
SOLAR POWER: Desert plant has pollution problem – Press Enterprise
The Ivanpah solar plant burns substantial amounts of natural gas, making it a greenhouse emitter under state law.
Solar Power Burns Old Utilities’ Business Models – The Daily Beast
Not only can homes with photovoltaic cells and wind turbines generate electricity, but they can also sell that juice on the backs of grids that the power companies pay to maintain. No wonder they’re asking states to tax renewables.
The effects of non-invasive radiofrequency treatment and hyperthermia on malignant and nonmalignant cells. – PubMed – NCBI
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Sep 3;11(9):9142-53. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110909142.
Gold nanoparticles and radiofrequency in experimental models for hepatocellular carcinoma – Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine
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Energy: Oil price collapse weighs heavy on Colorado economy – The Denver Post
Colorado’s oil and gas sector has struggled following a collapse in prices, but managed to hold up better than expected.
Militia, Along With Family of Cliven Bundy, Take Over Federal Land at National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon – Yahoo
From Yahoo: A group of militia members, along with some members of the family of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, are occupying a building on federal land at an Oregon national wildlife refuge. The militia members who occupied the wildlife refuge buildings set up a roadblock, and two armed members had manned a guard tower that is usually used to spot wildfires, but there was no sign of law enforcement in the area, and local police said they had no intention of going to the scene, not even to keep watch on the militia. The protest began Saturday as a rally in support of Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, who are to report to prison on Monday for arson.
Solar’s Demise In The UK – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: After a head start on renewables, the conservative UK government decided to cut subsidies for renewable energies, leaving especially solar in a vulnerable position
Oil may hit $18 amid Saudi-Iran tensions: Kilduff – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Oil could break below $20 this year as tensions simmer between Iran and Saudi Arabia, two of the world’s largest oil players, John Kilduff said.
Dow set for triple-digit losses amid China sell-off – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Wall Street Monday amid a sharp sell-off in Chinese stocks.
Dow falls 450 points, having worst opening day in 84 years – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Monday, weighed by renewed concerns of global economic slowdown and increased tensions in the Middle East.
U.S. files civil suit against Volkswagen for environment violations – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a civil suit against Volkswagen AG for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices to impair emission control systems in 600,000 vehicles. …
Oregon activists picked the wrong battle, militia leaders say – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: As armed anti-government activists occupied a snowy wildlife refuge for a third day to call attention to a land-use dispute, militia leaders from similar groups across the country criticized the seizure of federal land and a building. The protesters have said they aim “to restore and defend the Constitution” to protect the rights of ranchers and ignite a national debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy they hope could ultimately force the federal government to release tracts of Western land.
Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions can’t halt slide in oil prices – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: DALLAS (AP) — Even the escalating tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, two big oil-producing countries, can’t halt the slide in energy prices.
NREL, CSEM set new efficiency record for dual-junction solar cell: pv-magazine
The U.S./Swiss collaboration has yielded a 29.8% efficient PV cell based on gallium indium phosphide and crystalline silicon layers, without concentrated sunlight.
A New Electron Transport Layer for Perovskite Solar Cells – MaterialsViews
A team of Chinese scientists have developed an opal-like TiO2 electron transport layer for perovskite solar cells.
What We Can Learn From the ‘Dumbest Town in the U.S.’ | Brian F. Keane
The North Carolina community of Woodland voted to put on hold three solar farms planned for the area after a few vocal citizens raised some far-fetched concerns about what solar would do to their town.
How do we promote green building in the cheap energy era? : TreeHugger
Martin Holladay looks at the issue and makes some very good points.
Is there an optical rectenna in your future? | EDN
Direct RF-to-electricity conversion is a well-established niche; will the next step use light instead of RF?
Are electric vehicles really best option for greener driving?
Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest car manufacturer to announce its entry into the world’s first fully electric racing series – the FIA Formula E World Championship. It is reported that the racing series will serve …
Researcher suggests storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day
Over the last few years, Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his colleague, Mark Delucchi of the University of California, Berkeley, have produced a series of plans, based on huge …
Thermovoltage-driven solar hydrogen for commercialized water splitting | SPIE Homepage: SPIE
Water splitting by integrated photoelectrochemical-thermoelectric devices can produce storable and transportable hydrogen fuel from solar and waste heat energies.
University Times : Meet Li-Fi: A Faster and Greener Wireless System
The student news site of California State University – Los Angeles
Why Ammon Bundy’s Oregon standoff is doomed to fail
Ammon Bundy addresses the media at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., on January 5, 2016. If you want to understand why the armed men who seized the empty headquarters of Oregon’s remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday are doomed to fail — despite vowing to hunker down
Man behind armed Oregon band says he’s on mission from God – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man behind the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge comes from a Mormon family that has been challenging government authority for at least two decades.
Saudi Arabia Is the George W. Bush of the Middle East – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Riyadh has a clear strategy – just not one that Washington should endorse.
Chicago police torture victims receive $5.5 million in reparations – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Nearly 60 people tortured by Chicago police decades ago have begun receiving $5.5 million in reparations from the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday. The news comes as Chicago faces renewed criticism for police treatment of minority suspects. Last May, aldermen in the nation’s third-largest city approved the payments to 57 people tortured by police in the 1970s and 1980s and agreed to make other reparations such as a memorial.
The Latest: Rancher says warrants issued in Oregon standoff – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on armed people who have taken over a federal building at an Oregon wildlife refuge (all times local):
Bill Hicks – Murdered American Hero – YouTube
BILL HICKS at WACO with Kevin Booth. LINKS follow: click more Watch:RUBY RIDGE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2f6VPRSQ2Q this is very good & http://www.you&#8230;
Waco II, The Big Lie Continues – YouTube
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White House says it can’t confirm N. Korea nuclear test – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it can’t confirm a North Korean nuclear test, but said the U.S. would condemn any violations of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
Brainwashed neuroscientist James Holmes – Aurora shooting – YouTube
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911 ~ FOIA release #10 Pt 18 – YouTube
NIST FOIA release10 The exact file is WTCI 329 I #21 in the CNN folder At 2:22 you clearly see a Commercial Jet, which is the thumbnail. Clearly also you can…
Kilduff: Time for an oil-industry bailout? – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: US oil and gas producers are getting squeezed. Maybe it’s time for the government to pump some money into the industry, says John Kilduff.
Man behind armed Oregon band says he’s on mission from God
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man behind the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge comes from a Mormon family that has been challenging government authority for at least two decades.
Earnest: North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb Claim ‘Not Consistent’ with White House Intel | Mediaite
During today’s White House briefing, Josh Earnest was asked for the Obama administration’s reaction to concerns and reports from North Korea this morning about
Razor promises its Hovertrax hoverboard won’t catch fire or explode | The Verge
The hoverboard was undeniably the breakout gadget of 2015. So it’s only fair the self-balancing two-wheeled scooters would show up in full force here at CES 2016, and Razor’s Hovertrax is among the…
Pizza, rifles and tension: a night inside the Oregon protest – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Jonathan Allen and Jim Urquhart MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Oregon (Reuters) – The doorknob rattled. There was no knock – the established procedure for gaining entry to the nerve center of the siege mounted by brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy at this eastern Oregon nature center. Ammon, armed with only a cell phone, remained seated and shook off the tension, saying dryly, “Oh, it’s fun to live this way.” Since Saturday, the brothers and a small band of supporters have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which they seized to protest the U.S. government’s control of vast tracts of Western land.
Mojave Water Agency conduit hydropower project qualifies | PretiFlaherty – JDSupra
A California wholesale water provider has received a written determination from federal regulators that its proposed hydroelectric power project qualifies for easier regulatory…
Paddlers Oppose Mascoma Dam | Valley News
Lebanon — Five paddling groups say a proposal by a Boston-based hydropower developer to generate electricity from dams along the
Klamath River dam problems could mean higher power bills for Utah | KSL.com
A trio of agreements needed authorization by Congress to move forward with the removal of four hydropower dams in the Klamath Basin in California and Oregon. Utah ratepayers may be stuck with higher energy bills because Congress did not act.
After Paris, 3 Reasons the World Could Bid Adieu to Fossil Fuels
The new climate accord aims to accelerate the shift toward clean energy. How quickly can this happen?
Saudi considers IPO for oil giant Aramco: report – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Saudi Arabia is considering issuing shares in state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s powerful deputy crown prince told The Economist in a rare interview published Thursday. “That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months,” Mohammed bin Salman told the London-based publication after the country posted a record budget deficit due to falling oil prices. Aramco could not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.
New Jersey and wind power: Perfect together? – CBS News
As a key vote on development looms, an advocacy group says the state tops its neighbors in wind power potential
Keiser Report: Fed power & American-Chinese wages convergence (E860) – YouTube
Check Keiser Report websitefor more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss central bank inside…
Optimum band gap for hybrid silicon/perovskite tandem solar cell | (e) Science News
Tandem solar cells based on silicon and perovskites have raised high hopes for future high efficiency solar modules. A tandem solar cell works by absorbing the high energy photons (visible light) in a top cell which generates a high voltage, and the lower energy photons (Infra red) in a rear cell, which generates a lower voltage. This increases the theoretical maximum efficiency by about 50% in comparison to a standalone silicon cell.
Harnessing the energy of small bending motions | MIT News
A new MIT device that harnesses the energy of minute motions could be useful as an electrical power source from walking and other ambient movements.
Gas prices could drop toward $1 a gallon
The odds grow each day that gas prices will be $1 a gallon in some areas in the United States Read more: Gasoline Prices Drop Toward $1 a Gallon – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.
Is A Massive Earthquake Inevitable In Oklahoma? | OilPrice.com
Recent Oklahoma quakes, probably caused by wastewater disposal from fracking activities have caused some damage, but fears exists that the smaller quakes may set off a massive quake
Novel photocatalytic system with remarkably high activity
A cocatalyst with complete spatial separation of oxidation and reduction sites has been developed by researchers at Tianjin University.
Fabricating energy devices with low environmental impacts | SPIE Homepage: SPIE
Techniques such as electrochemical atomic layer epitaxial deposition can be used to grow high-quality pseudo-2D layers of photovoltaic materials.
Solar Surges Past Wind, Hydropower as State’s No. 1 Renewable Energy Source | The California Report | KQED News
It also topped hydropower, the long-standing leader in California electricity generation outside fossil fuels and nuclear.
Report: Wind power output hit ‘record’ levels in 2015 – Daily Record
The analysis, produced by WWF Scotland from data provided by WeatherEnergy, found in six out of 12 months last year, wind generated enough power to supply more than 100 per cent of Scottish household needs
2015: The US shifted away from coal toward renewable energy
Renewable energy from solar and wind power is now cost competitive with fossil fuels, making it a real alternative to electricity from coal facilities.
REA: EU policy ‘detrimental’ to UK wave and tidal sector
Britain’s wave and tidal energy sector is shackled by “detrimental” regulatory burdens that continue to inhibit industry growth, the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) Ocean Energy Group has claimed. – edie news centre
‘Lower for longer:’ Oil prices crater to 2003 levels
The price of crude oil plummeted another 5% to $31.41 a barrel Monday based on WTI Crude Oil.
Concentrating dawn-to-dusk solar energy | MIT News
MOSAIC award spurs MIT research into concentrator solar cells that can run in shade and full sun with power control and wavelength separation.
Obama’s Wind Energy Claim
Fluttering Flag Generates Power From Wind – IEEE Spectrum
Using static electricity effect, flag converts its own movement into electricity to power small devices
Another setback to proposed Iowa wind energy line
Iowa Utilities Board has dealt another setback to a proposed $2 billion transmission line to ship Iowa wind energy to customers in Illinois.
An unexpected interplay between wind power and hydroelectric power | EnergyBiz
Hydroelectric power has traditionally depended on predictable weather patterns that deliver a near constant volume of rainfall over the watershed area of power dams.
Shirley wind farm neighbors beg Brown Co. health officials for relief
Opponents of the Shirley Wind Farm blasted Brown County’s health director Tuesday for saying turbines could not be linked to neighbors’ health issues.
Council gives thumbs up to wind turbine as residents promise to fight back | Nottingham Post
Campaigners have vowed to fight on after losing their battle to bring down a 66.5 metre wind turbine in Woodborough. The structure – which has blades measuring 33 metres – was erected on…
There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order – Salon.com
Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same
Ukraine says would sign power contract if Crimea part of Ukraine – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine is ready to sign a new contract to supply Crimea with electricity provided the region is recognized as part of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko told reporters at a news conference on Thursday. Power supplies to the disputed Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, have been disrupted after electricity pylons were blown up by unknown saboteurs in November. Poroshenko also said he expected inflation to be significantly slower in 2016, compared to the rate of 33.3 percent seen last year. …
Small Modular Reactor Startup With Molten Salt Nuclear Design Wins $8M in Funding | Greentech Media
Terrestrial Energy aims for industrial process heat markets as the U.S. DOE, private sector and national labs slowly develop molten salt nuclear reactors.
Taurus Electro, the Ultimate Ultra-Light Electric Airplane – The Green Optimistic
Taurus Electro, a small ultra-light electric airplane developed by a Slovenian company, gives the polluting aviation sector a green makeover. Back in 2007,
U.S. stocks post worst 10-day start to a year in history – MarketWatch
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Friday, locking in the worst two-week start to a calendar year ever, as oil prices plunged and investors worried about slowing growth in the U.S. and weak Chinese bank lending.
Don’t fear the oil price crash – unless it heralds the beginning of a global downturn – Telegraph
Cheaper oil should provide a massive stimulus to the global economy, unless the commodity is getting cheaper for the wrong reasons
Cheapest crude oil on the planet can be found here | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Oil futures this week dipped below $30 for both West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, and Brent crude, its more global, North Sea counterpart. That’s
The North Dakota Crude Oil That’s Worth Less Than Nothing | BOE Report
North Dakota Drilling RigOil is so plentiful and cheap in the U.S. that at least one buyer says it would need to be paid to take a certain type of low-quality
Worried about sub-$20 crude? Some sellers are already there | Reuters
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Commodity Collapse Has More to Go as Funds Make Record Bear Bet | Agweb.com
The corn net-short position is at a record, and money managers are the most negative on coffee since November.
Gas prices fell below $1 in Michigan | Fox News
At some Michigan gas stations on Sunday, residents could buy a gallon of gas for a couple of quarters – and still get change back.
Oil Sold for -$0.50 per Barrel. A Negative Price! | OilPrice.com
After last week’s reports of Canadian bitumen crude being sold for $8 per barrel, this week, a North Dakota Driller has sold oil for a negative price, how is this possible?
Eddie Murphy – RAW (Sued by Everyone) – YouTube
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Half of U.S. Fracking Industry Could Go Bankrupt as Oil Prices Continue to Fall
The oil price has fallen below $28 a barrel on the back of the historic news over the weekend of sanctions being lifted on Iran. The American shale industry 
Seeing the Big Picture in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting | Berkeley Lab
High-Altitude Wind Energy – Visionary Outlook | news.sys-con.com
Court ruling all but kills plans for solar farm outside Covington
A planned solar farm on the edge of Covington has been rejected by planners and a court ruling.
The Nikola Tesla Treasury – Nikola Tesla – Google Books
Here’s the Tesla collection you’ve been waiting for: 214 figures; 668 pages; and 107 articles, letters to editors, and lectures. All the famous lectures and articles that you’d expect are here, You’ll also get his many letters to editors, commenting on Marconi, Edison, and many issues of the day. And if that wasn’t enough you’ll also get other articles that you’ve heard about but probably never seen. This is an amazing collection that will give you the most complete look into the mind of Nikola Tesla, who has been called the most important man of the 20th Century. Without Tesla’s ground-breaking work we’d all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to.
Oil price falls below $28 a barrel, or less than the cost of an actual barrel | Business News | News | The Independent
Not everyone agreed with the RAC when it said that petrol could become cheaper than bottled water. RAC wagered that if the price of oil slid below $20 barrel, it could push petrol prices to 90p a litre – while a fall to $10 a barrel or less could see petrol sold at 86p a litre, or cheaper than a bottle of water.
UN report: Iraqi civilians dying at a ‘staggering’ rate – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Iraq witnessed a sharp increase in civilian deaths following the fall of large swaths of territory to the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014. Now despite a string of recent battlefield losses for …
Mysterious Cancers of ‘Unknown’ Origin in Men Traced Back to HPV – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Some cancers are mysterious, in that doctors cannot determine where they originate and how they will spread. About 4 percent of head and neck cancers are of the UPSCC variety. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore have found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is strongly associated with UPSCCs in the head and neck area and, more specifically, cancer of the oropharynx, the middle part of the throat that includes the tonsils and the base of the tongue.
One-Dimensional Nanobars Boost Efficiency of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells – Solar Novus Today
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran boost efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells, shows how to reduce manufacturing cost using 1D nanostructures.
Ontario’s Plan To Rebuild Nuclear Plants Is Reckless And Irresponsible | Mike Schreiner
The Ontario Liberals are betting $13 billion of your dollars on rebuilding the Darlington Nuclear Station. It is so risky that no private company will fully insure nuclear plants, and it prompted Standard & Poor’s to downgrade Ontario Power Generation’s credit rating in 2012. But whatever the reason, the Liberals are failing to capitalize on economic opportunities for Ontario. This means we risk missing out on the global renewable energy revolution. Investors and countries are acting now to take advantage of dramatically falling prices for renewable energy.
Operators eye income gains from wilder vegetation | PV Insider
Mounting evidence suggests allowing plants to grow on solar farms can be more cost efficient than the common US PV sector practice of eliminating growth with gravel. “There could be lower costs and less environmental litigation,” said Jordan Macknick, an energy and environmental analyst in the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group at the US National Energy Renewable Laboratory (NREL).
Russia pushes for renewables, but entrenched power lobbies and poor organization remain foes – Bellona.org
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Fortum FinnSurya Energy has bid for a solar plant at Rs 4.34 per kilo Watt hour breaking SunEdison’s earlier record of 4.63/kWh.
Converting solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells | Science Codex
A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been reported in the journal Nature Energy by researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, and the University of Bochum, in Germany. The design of
IRENA Takes A $46 Million Renewable Energy Stab At Diesel
The mulitinational renewable energy agency IRENA has just come up with another $46 million round of funding to replace diesel generators.
New Low For Wind Energy Costs: Morocco Tender Averages $US30/MWh | CleanTechnica
New Low For Wind Energy Costs: Morocco Tender Averages $US30/MWh
Endocannabinoid System Protects Against Seizures, Study Says
Self-Filling Water Bottle Converts Humid Air into Drinkable H2O – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Kristof Retezár, a designer based in Vienna, invented a device that can extract humidity from the air and condense it into drinkable water. The handy gadget, dubbed Fontus, can be attached to a bike so that cyclists can generate water during long-distance rides through the countryside, where pit stops may be few and far between. Fontus works using the basic principle of condensation, which can be easily demonstrated by taking something out of a refrigerator (for instance, a can of soda) and leaving it on the kitchen counter for a bit.
Slump in oil prices drives green energy takeup in top exporting nations | Environment | The Guardian
With oil at below $30 a barrel, countries such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran and Kuwait are looking to curb fossil fuel use at home to maximise export profits
UN Climate Chief Says Low Oil Prices Can Boost Renewables | Bloomberg BNA
Low oil prices can be a boon to renewable energy, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change head Christiana Figueres said Jan
Oil in unrelenting rout, plumbs new lows under $27 | Reuters
U.S. oil prices crashed to below $27 dollars on Wednesday for the first time since 2003, caught in a broad slump across world financial markets with traders also fearful that the crude supply glut could last longer.
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Floor for oil prices may be closer to $25, Credit Suisse says – MarketWatch
Crude-oil prices are threatening to crash through fresh multiyear lows as a renewed slump in the commodity unnerves investors.
Oil price collapse heightens concern over sovereign wealth funds – FT.com
One reason tumbling oil prices have hit global market sentiment so badly is because investors are worried about the fiscal damage being wrought upon energy-producing nations. They need to raise money, the reasoning goes. And so, as Capital Economics
Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy – VEGAS INC
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 | 1 a.m. – On the same day in December that the Public Utilities Commission voted to increase bills for solar customers, it dealt another blow to the state’s …
As Oil Prices Gyrate, Underlying Trends Are Shifting To Oil’s Disadvantage – Forbes
As investors panic over the steep drop in the price of oil, it is quietly becoming uncompetitive even at low prices before it can test the still relatively recent bullish forecasts that it would become unavailable even at high prices.
As Oil Prices Gyrate, Underlying Trends Are Shifting To Oil’s Disadvantage – Forbes
As investors panic over the steep drop in the price of oil, it is quietly becoming uncompetitive even at low prices before it can test the still relatively recent bullish forecasts that it would become unavailable even at high prices.
Nature’s surprising method for creating white coloration could yield bio-inspired optical innovations
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered that some species of giant clams produce their white coloration much like the displays used in televisions and smartphones – by combining red, …
Anxiety in the air as world elite meets in Davos | News & Observer
In the couple of hours before Morgan Stanley chief James Gorman sat down Wednesday to speak on a panel in Davos, Switzerland, he had lost some $600,000 on the value of his shares in the bank.
Big Tech Accused Of Using Minerals Mined By Child Labor – YouTube
You may have felt guilty that your iPhone is made by wage slaves in China. Now you have a new reason to feel guilty! It turns out that the minerals used to m…
One way to fight the opioid epidemic? Medical marijuana. – Vox
An innovative, but evidence-based, idea.
Tiny Quantum Dots May Spell Doom For Deadly Superbug Infections
In 20 Years, Could 100 Cities Be Powered By Clean Energy? | ThinkProgress
Is 2016 the year that switching to 100 percent renewable energy becomes mainstream?
Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities | Global development | The Guardian
The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050
Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi mufti, but issue not black and white | World news | The Guardian
Game likely to take on status of minor vices such as music after Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh says it encourages gambling
Public Ignorance of Energy Tech | Solar
As energy infrastructure gets renewed and updated we’re going to have plenty of resistance – some valid and rational and some just plain crazy.
The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)
Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars. But the idea of a solar-powered electric car is far from new. DON’T MISS: Classic 1966 VW Bus…
Solar Car 1960 – YouTube
M/Ss of a veteran car, a 1912 Baker electric brougham driving along country roads in Oxted, Surrey, then pulling in at the car park of a village pub. Two men…
Rooftop Solar Battles Include Sniping and Hand-To-Hand Combat – Forbes
Now that Nevada has upped the ante for consumers who install rooftop solar panels, the discussion is turning to whether its associated policy decisions will become the national norm or whether its conclusions are an aberration. While Nevada is a critical southwestern state where the technology now thrives, California is […]
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Exposing the climate geoengineering cover-up
The Proof of Weather Modification, Haarp, cloud seeding & chemtrails (updated)
[Video] – Amazing Video ! Absolute Proof… – Chemtrail Research
[Video] – Amazing Video ! Absolute Proof GeoEngineering And Chemtrails Are Real ! -> Progression Of A Chemtrail Sky In Arizona.-Dec 20th 2012. You Have…
The U.S Military Will Use Weather as a Weapon on AMERICAN Citizens – YouTube
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TERROR BOMBING: THE CRIME OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Michael Walsh
Bremmer: Technology isn’t the end of work—it’s the end of oil – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Technology is not the end of work—technology is the end of oil, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer told Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
What is Polonium-210, the radioactive element used to kill Alexander Litvinenko? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
As a British inquiry finds Russian President Vladimir Putin is probably behind the assassination of Russian spy-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko, take a look at polonium-210, the rare, radioactive element used in his poisoning.
The Oil Crash Of 2016 Has The Big Banks Running Scared | Seeking Alpha
Last time around it was subprime mortgages, but this time it is oil that is playing a starring role in a global financial crisis. Since the start of 2015, 42 N
Oil Price: Latest Price & Chart for Crude Oil – NASDAQ.com
Get the latest price Crude Oil WTI (NYMEX) as well as the lastest prices for other major commodities at NASDAQ.com
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Report from Davos: Why the 4th industrial revolution is headed our way | Environmental Defense Fund
Much of the conversation at this year’s World Economic Forum centers around the role the private sector will play to help curb emissions.
Why Surge In Renewables Investment Is Unrelated To Oil Prices | OilPrice.com
As both oil and equity markets looks shaky, renewable investment has seen an all-time high in 2015. Even if global markets collapse in 2016, this could be a safe long term game
Davos elite alarmed at prospect of nominee Trump | Reuters
“Unbelievable”, “embarrassing” even “dangerous” are some of the words the financial elite gathered at the World Economic Forum conference in the Swiss resort of Davos have been using to describe U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
Physicists control electrons at femtosecond timescales | MIT News
MIT physicists have determined a way to manipulate electrons in graphene within the first few femtoseconds of photo-excitation. This may help improve efficiency of solar cells and energy-harvesting devices.
CNBC Transcript: Interview with Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Energy Minister of the UAE
Following are excerpts from the transcript of a CNBC interview in Davos by Hadley Gamble with Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Energy Minister of the UAE.
Automated indoor vertical farm will produce 30,000 heads of lettuce per day : TreeHugger
This farmerless farm will also be soilless and sunless, instead relying on robotics, LEDs, and hydroponics to grow lettuce in Kyoto, Japan.
‘Underground battery’ could store energy, CO2
Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels will require increased use of renewable energy and reducing …
45 top scientists at Davos 2016 you should know about – Al Arabiya News
The world continues to face challenges ndash; from climate change to cyber-security, poverty to pandemics ndash; and the confluence of emerging
Going off grid: Researchers tackle rural electrification
More than 300 million people in India have no access to grid electricity, and the problem is especially acute in rural communities, which can be difficult and expensive to reach with grid power.
Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels
Wind energy and other renewables can now supply electricity at highly cost effective levels—and it’s happened so rapidly that public perception is yet to catch up
E.on cancels 48MW English project | Windpower Monthly
Read E.on cancels 48MW English project and other wind energy news & analysis on Windpower Monthly
Koch propagandist attacks wind tax break; is mum on fossil fuel subsidies | TheHill
The oil and gas industry has been receiving an average of $4.86 billion in tax breaks and subsidies every year since 1918.
Turbine Permit Hearing Continued Again | Falmouth News | capenews.net
Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals, after a fourth and hours-long meeting, will continue its hearing on a special permit for Wind 1, one of the town’s wind turbines, on Thursday,
First WWI U-boat Found By Wind Farm Divers off Norfolk coast – News of the World
Wreck found off Norfolk coast identified as first world war U-boat. Windfarm developers ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall, working with survey
E-storage: Shifting from cost to value 2016
Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship to sail across Atlantic – Tech Insider
Did we mention it’ll also have drones on board?
Opinion: The smart money is going green – Jan. 22, 2016
Money is pouring into renewable energy and other initiatives to reduce carbon emissions but much more needs to follow if the world is going to meet its climate goals.
Environmentally-Friendly Liquid Battery – IEEE Spectrum
New battery has much more power and a longer cycle life than any current rechargeable battery
Environmentally-friendly aqueous Li (or Na)-ion battery with fast electrode kinetics and super-long life | Science Advances
Study Explores Drivers For Low-Priced PV Systems In The U.S. :: Solar Industry
Renewable Energy Proponents Hope For A ‘Revolution’ In Wisconsin | Wisconsin Public Radio
When it comes to the relatively small but fast-growing renewable energy sector in Wisconsin, many proponents say the state is moving toward generating smaller amounts of power in more places, a contrast to the largely centralized system that currently exists.
Development agenda: World Bank president to visit Sindh – The Express Tribune
CM Sindh urged the World Bank to assist the provin­cial govern­ment in the the rehabi­litati­on of the Sukkur Barrag­e
Tarbela 4th extension: Power outages to fall after project completion – The Express Tribune
It will produc­e $300m worth of electr­icity during 2017 high-flow season.
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Tarbela 5th extension project: Govt urged to address challenges faced by locals – The Express Tribune
Elders say locals should be recrui­ted to work on projec­ts
A Renewable Supergrid in Russia – IEEE Spectrum
A Finnish report shows that Russia could move to a 100-percent renewable energy system in the next two decades, though it probably won’t
Andrija Puharich on Nikola Tesla – YouTube
Romanian genius Nicolae Draghici better known as Nikola Tesla, castrated and probably killed. Asked after some 40 years, authorities replied “we’re here to p…
BBC Documentary Nikola Tesla – YouTube
Pyramids + Philadelphia Experiment – YouTube
Romanian genius Nicolae Draghici better known as Nikola Tesla, castrated and probably killed. Asked after some 40 years, authorities replied “we’re here to p…
Underground Storage of CO2 and Energy – Google Books
Of the known greenhouse gases, political attention to date has primarily focused on carbon dioxide (CO2), whereby it is assumed that underground storages of crude oil and natural gas through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology could contribute significantly to global climate protection. Underground Storage of CO2 and Energy covers many aspects of CO2 sequestration and its usage, as well as of underground storage of fossil and renewable energy sources, and is divided into 8 parts:• Environmental and Energy Policy & Law for Underground Storage• Geological Storage and Monitoring• Enhanced Gas and Oil Recovery Using CO2 (CO2 -EGR/EOR)• Rock Mechanical Behavior in Consideration of Dilatancy and Damage• Underground Storage of Natural Gas and Oil• Underground Storage of Wind Energy• State-of-the-Art & New Developments in Gas Supply in Germany and China• EOR & New Drilling TechnologyUnderground Storage of CO2 and Energy will be invaluable to academics, professionals and engineers, and to industries and governmental bodies active in the field of underground storage of fossil and renewable energy sources.
Apocalypse 2016 – YouTube
Alex Jones speaks with economic expert Michael Snyder about what he sees in store for the world in the year of 2016. Help us spread the word about the libert…
Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: Nanostructures Boost Efficiency of LEDs
Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: New sensors to combat the proliferation of bacteria in very high-humidity environments
Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: Using light for targeted drug delivery could help fight tumors, local infections
Nanotechnology Now – Press Release: Nanoparticles combine photodynamic and molecular therapies against pancreatic cancer: Novel drug-delivery system cuts off common treatment escape pathways in animal models
Storage News: Leclanché Will Supply Ontario One Of World’s Largest Energy Storage Systems | CleanTechnica
Storage News: Leclanché Will Supply Ontario One Of World’s Largest Energy Storage Systems
The Solutions Project: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy | CleanTechnica
Near-sourcing crimps transportation demand for wind energy projects | JOC.com
Wind energy equipment has been a rich source of cargo for breakbulk and project cargo carriers, but local and regional sourcing is cutting into international transportation providers’ share of the business.
Turning (human) waste into energy through innovation | Devex
The Charcoal Scourge | FAO SWALIM
Video shows Paris attackers committing earlier IS atrocities – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: PARIS (AP) — New video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French capital that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. The group also threatened to attack Britain.
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Kong climbs The Empire State Building ( King Kong 1933 ) – YouTube
King Kong climbs The Empire State Building
Condoleeza Rice Says She Never Thought Planes Could Be Used As Missiles – YouTube
I think we all know this to be a lie or else she is incompetent. Take your pick. If anyone can find this entire briefing on Video by Dr. Rice please let me k…
Flint residents still paying bills for contaminated water as relief workers scramble to deliver emergency supplies – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: While residents of Flint, Mich., appreciate efforts to provide them with bottled water, many say what they really want is relief from the steep utility bills they continue to pay for the contaminated water that is making them sick.
Sheriff: gun shop shootout over $25 kills 2, wounds 2 – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — A gun shop owner and his 17-year-old son died in a shootout over a $25 service charge, and another man and his 29-year-old son are hospitalized, Mississippi authorities said.
Trump visits Iowa church: gets a lesson in humility – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew of an Iowa church for a lesson in humility.
Opec secretary general calls for talks on oil price collapse
Militia Says It Will Take Up Arms To Defend Flint If Necessary | ThinkProgress
Another vigilante militia has emerged.
Center for Biological Diversity Reports New Mexico Rancher to Bring Bundy Militia Terror Home
Center for Biological Diversity Reports New Mexico Rancher to Bring Bundy Militia Terror Home
Oil Fell as Saudis Fuel Spending – Bloomberg Business
Oil resumed its slide as Saudi Arabia reiterated that it will not cut energy spending despite the slump in prices. Bloomberg’s Aaron Clark reports on “Trending Business.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Wall Street jumps in ‘schizophrenic’ rebound fueled by oil – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: (Reuters) – Wall Street rebounded sharply on Tuesday, driven by a surge in oil prices and strong results from multinationals 3M, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
SCOTUS Decision Results in $200M Impact on Demand Response in 2016 | Greentech Media
GTM Research says the ruling improves the prospects for core business as DR providers seek growth across many areas.
The Supreme Court’s big ruling in favor of clean energy, explained – Vox
Under the arcane and boring shell, a gooey center of good news for clean energy advocates.
One dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, four others – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Protesters were still occupying the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon after leader Ammon Bundy’s arrest and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was setting up a perimeter, a law enforcement official told Reuters. The takeover at Malheur that started Jan. 2 is the latest flare-up in the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion, a decades-old conflict over the U.S. government’s control of millions acres of land in the West.
Donald Trump said he’d kill terrorists’ families at a rally. His crowd went wild. – Vox
A really revealing anecdote about the reasons people like Trump.
Kubrick’s CRM 114= Nuke Hoax/Fear Porn/Emasculation/Desensitization (McFly Code 4) – YouTube
WTF is a CRM 114? Kubrick’s CRM 114= Nuke Hoax/Fear Porn/Emasculation/Desensitization The CRM 114 Discriminator is a fictional piece of critical radio equipm…
Violent clashes in Paris: Tear gas & burning tires as anti-Uber protest grips French capital – YouTube
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Lawsuit demands Flint replace all lead pipes in water system – YouTube
An activist group has filed a lawsuit calling on Flint, Michigan, to replace all the lead pipes in its water system. Several residents say they want the pipe…
Solar roads find many uses | Energy Harvesting Journal
Solar roads find many uses | Energy Harvesting Journal
Producing electrical power with cardboard, tape, and a pencil | Energy Harvesting Journal
Producing electrical power with cardboard, tape, and a pencil | Energy Harvesting Journal
Energy storage devices created by printing with Manganese Dioxide ink | Energy Harvesting Journal
Energy storage devices created by printing with Manganese Dioxide ink | Energy Harvesting Journal
‘The big boys don’t know’ where crude is headed next – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: According to Ira Epstein, managing director at Linn & Associates, the disconnect between oil inventories and prices has to do with some trying to play a risky game in the oil markets.
Solar park or biodiversity preserve? | Canadian Solar
Experience the stories of how solar power makes the difference to people’s lives at work, at home and to the environments they inhabit ✔ Canadian Solar
Solar park or biodiversity preserve? | Canadian Solar
Experience the stories of how solar power makes the difference to people’s lives at work, at home and to the environments they inhabit ✔ Canadian Solar
EPA excludes hydroelectric power from CPP incentive program – HydroWorld
An investment program established as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is drawing criticism from members of the hydroelectric power sector for its exclusion of hydro-related benefits.
Russian hydro plant evacuated amidst bomb threat – HydroWorld
The 455-MW Novosibirsk hydro plant was evacuated after a bomb threat.
Breaking: Brazilian court reinstates operating license for 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant – HydroWorld
A Brazilian federal court today revoked an injunction set by a lower court that suspended an operating license for the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project earlier this month.
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Non-official Tesla ad crosses ‘Mad Max’ and ‘1984,’ with Nikola Tesla narration (video) : TreeHugger
Have you ever seen talented filmmakers donate their time to regular car companies?
Tesla Electrifies a Charred World in Automaker’s Latest Striking Fan-Made Ad | Adweek
The breathless Tesla spec ad parade continues. In 2014, there was the car-as-kid’s-spaceship spot, made by fans. Last year, we learned that Teslas are actually made of fireflies, in another video created independently from the brand.
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 685,953 – Method of Intensifying and Utilizing Effects Transmitted Through Natural Media | Tesla Universe
Several ways or methods of transmitting electrical disturbances through the natural media and utilizing them to operate distant receivers are now known and have been applied with more or less success for accomplishing a variety of useful results. One of these ways consists in producing by a suitable apparatus rays…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 685,954 – Method of Utilizing Effects Transmitted through Natural Media | Tesla Universe
My invention is particularly useful in connection with methods and apparatus for operating distant receiving devices by means of electrical disturbances produced by proper transmitters and conveyed to such receiving devices through the natural media; but it obviously has a wider range of applicability and may be…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 685,956 – Apparatus for Utilizing Effects Transmitted through Natural Media | Tesla Universe
My invention is particularly useful in connection with methods and apparatus for operating distant receiving devices by means of electrical disturbances produced by proper transmitters and conveyed to such receiving devices through the natural media; but it obviously has a wider range of applicability and may be…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 685,012 – Means for Increasing the Intensity of Electrical Oscillations | Tesla Universe
It is well known that when electrical impulses are impressed upon a circuit adapted to oscillate freely the intensity of the oscillations developed in the same is dependent on the magnitude of its physical constants and the relation of the periods of the impressed and of the free oscillations. For the attainment of…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 787,412 – Art of Transmitting Electrical Energy through the Natural Mediums | Tesla Universe
It is known since a long time that electric currents may be propagated through the earth, and this knowledge has been utilized in many ways in the transmission of signals and the operation of a variety of receiving devices remote from the source of energy, mainly with the object of dispensing with a return…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 655,838 – Method of Insulating Electric Conductors | Tesla Universe
It has long been known that many substances which are more or less conducting when in the fluid condition become insulators when solidified. Thus water, which is in a measure conducting, acquires insulating properties when converted into ice. The existing information on this subject, however, has been heretofore of…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 723,188 – Method of Signaling | Tesla Universe
In certain systems for transmitting intelligible messages or governing the movements and operations of distant automata electrical impulses or disturbances produced by suitable apparatus are conveyed through the natural media to a receiving-circuit capable of responding to the impulses, and thereby effecting the…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 725,605 – System of Signaling | Tesla Universe
In certain systems for transmitting intelligible messages or governing the movements and operations of distant automata electrical impulses or disturbances produced by suitable apparatus are conveyed through the natural media to a distant receiving-circuit capable of responding to the impulses, and thereby effecting…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 11,865 – Method of Insulating Electric Conductors | Tesla Universe
It has long been known that many substances which are more or less conducting when in the fluid condition become insulators when solidified. Thus water, which is in a measure conducting, acquires insulating properties when converted into ice. The existing information on this subject, however, has been heretofore of…
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 685,957 – Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy | Tesla Universe
It is well known that certain radiations – such as those of ultra-violet light, cathodic, Roentgen rays, or the like – possess the property of charging and discharging conductors of electricity, the discharge being particularly noticeable when the conductor upon which the rays impinge is negatively electrified….
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 685,958 – Method of Utilizing of Radiant Energy | Tesla Universe
It is well known that certain radiations – such as those of ultra-violet light, cathodic, Roentgen rays, or the like – possess the property of charging and discharging conductors of electricity, the discharge being particularly noticeable when the conductor upon which the rays impinge is negatively electrified….
Nikola Tesla U.S. Patent 1,119,732 – Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy | Tesla Universe
In endeavoring to adapt currents or discharges of very high tension to various valuable uses, as the distribution of energy through wires from central plants to distant places of consumption, or the transmission of powerful disturbances to great distances, through the natural or non-artificial media. I have…
Jason Roggasch presents WISE USE campaign The Oregon standoff Bundy Ranch Fox and The Koch Bros – YouTube
This Oregon standoff is using tactics used by the”Wise Use” campaign. Which was funded heavily by the Koch Bros..Its aim is to get Fed land in the hands of b…
Jason Roggasch presents Alex Jones telling us where & when to discuss the NWO – YouTube
Alex Jones tells the folks where and when he talks about the new world order….Very funny
Prolific solar developer eyes Somerset
A Washington state renewable energy company wants to build a 6 megawatt solar complex off Plantation road.
Russia & Central Asia Could Hit 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030, Study Finds | CleanTechnica
International solar coalition to raise $1trillion for global industry | ESI-Africa.com
Bats and Wind Turbines: Moving Beyond Dracula – Renewable Energy World
The wind industry is addressing bat-related risks from a number of different vantage points – some of which have been initiated voluntarily.
48 injured as protests spread in Kerala over CM’s resignation | Arab News
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India: Forty-eight people were injured on Friday in the southern Indian state of Kerala in rioting by left-wing protesters who accuse the state’s chief minister of corruption.
What comes after solar PV? BIPV : Renew Economy
Why build a roof and then add solar panels to that roof? Why not simply make the roof and the solar panels one and the same?
Predicting soil nitrogen supply
Recent research at Johnstown Castle has been trying to find a breakthrough for a problem that has eluded soil scientists for decades – how to estimate how much N that different soils will release.
Time is running out for Scottish offshore wind farms, developer warns (From Herald Scotland)
Hundreds of millions of pounds of investment poured into the development of three proposed Scottish offshore wind farms over the last decade is…
East Hampton Historical Society Talks Wind Power, Draws…
East Hampton, NY – The event was the first segment of the East Hampton Historical Society’s “Winter Lecture Series 2016”.
Brown County needs to lead wind turbine study
Look into negative health effects so we can move forward on wind farm technology
Governor establishes Empowered Committee to harness small hydro and solar power potential
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Utilities throw weight behind plan to eliminate coal and increase renewables | OregonLive.com
Oregon’s two biggest electric utilities told state regulators Friday that their compromise plan to eliminate coal-fired electricity&nbsp;and meet half their customers’ demand with renewable energy would be affordable, technically feasible and vastly preferable to ballot measures that environmental groups are proposing for next November. It’s not clear if those assurances will be enough to win the support of Oregon’s three public utility commissioners or of lawmakers. They have expressed significant concerns&nbsp;over the potential cost of the proposed legislation, as well as the wisdom of rushing through such a complex change to the state’s energy policies in a short legislative session. The commissioners also question whether the plan would have any real impact on the state’s global warming emissions.&nbsp; The plan, now codified in House Bill 4036, was negotiated behind closed doors by utilities and environmental groups and will likely be the subject of intense if truncated debate in the session that begins next week. In an unusual hearing to review the proposed legislation Friday, Portland General Electric and PacifiCorp estimated the savings their plan would offer ratepayers in comparison to the ballot measures, which environmental groups have agreed to drop if lawmakers pass the compromise bill. The utilities also…
A View of Canadian Hydroelectric Generation Markets – HydroWorld
Canada has immense natural resources with which to produce hydroelectric energy and this article provides an overview of the Canadian hydropower marketplace and where it is headed. 
Westar Energy to launch tiny unmanned air force | The Wichita Eagle
Westar Energy will soon deploy drones in the war on power outages.
Niger Delta Militants Attack Another Oil Facility — OsunDefenderOsunDefender
Explosion has again rocked a major pipeline in the Niger Delta region, a few days after an attack on oil and gas pipelines in the Gbaramatu kingdom Delta s
A threat we can’t ignore | The Asian Age
Will India remain immune to the ISIS virus? Between 1936 and 1939, the Spanish Civil War, while …
Mountain Town News: Drones authorized for use at Lake Tahoe ski areas | SummitDaily.com
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Use of drones on ski slopes in California will soon begin, and a San Francisco-based company said it will expand operations to resorts in Colorado, Idaho,
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Sanctuary Season 4 – Deleted Scenes – New York: 1901 – YouTube
A video introducing each member of the five. Made for my Sanctuary page so it’s nothing fancy 🙂
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Vermont Woman Under Criminal Investigation For Opposing Wind | The Daily Caller
The only thing she did wrong was annoy the wealthy and politically connected wind power industry.
Gas Worse Carbon Polluter than Coal, Says Sierra Club | Bacon’s Rebellion
This Solar Road Will Provide Power to 5 Million People
The French government plans to pave 621 miles of its roads with solar panels in the next five years. The project, “Wattway,” will supply power to millions
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Wind power critics upset by scale of newly proposed Maine projects – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
But a state energy official says many of the bid proposals to build transmission lines and feed power to southern New England won’t become reality.
DNR: High-voltage line could affect rare, endangered moths in Jackson County
Construction of a high-voltage power line between Holmen and Madison could result in the loss of endangered and threatened species.
Senate rejects partisan amendments to energy bill | TheHill
The bipartisan reform bill could see a full floor vote as soon as Thursday.
SolarCity Announces Fund to Finance more than $350 Million in Residential Solar Projects with J.P. Morgan | SolarCity
Overnight Energy: Flint fight threatens energy bill | TheHill
An aid package for the city is one of the major sticking points for negotiators.
Goodbye Gorebulbs! : TreeHugger
If anyone thinks that we got to where we are today without the lightbulb legislation that the Right hated so much, they are dreaming.
Low oil talk of the town – Odessa American: Oil News
Members of the Texas House Committee on Energy Resources heard accounts of reeling local economies and struggling Permian Basin oil companies during an interim meeting in Midland on Wednesday.
From liquid air to supercapacitators, energy storage is finally poised for a breakthrough | Environment | The Guardian
Banks of batteries and other technologies could lower energy bills and help renewable power, says energy storage industry as it gears up for bumper year
From liquid air to supercapacitators, energy storage is finally poised for a breakthrough | Environment | The Guardian
Banks of batteries and other technologies could lower energy bills and help renewable power, says energy storage industry as it gears up for bumper year
A Renewables Revolution Is Toppling the Dominance of Fossil Fuels in U.S. Power – Bloomberg Business
Renewable energy was the biggest source of new power added to U.S. electrical grids last year as falling prices and government incentives made wind and solar increasingly viable alternatives to fossil fuels.
Helping turn waste heat into electricity
At the atomic level, bismuth displays a number of quirky physical phenomena. A new study reveals a novel mechanism for controlling the energy transfer between electrons and the bismuth crystal lattice. Mastering this effect could, ultimately, help convert waste heat back into electricity, for example to improve the overall efficiency of solar cells.
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The future of wireless technology is coming at light speed – Telegraph
It&rsquo;s a hundred times faster than Wi-Fi and only two years away. But what exactly is Li-Fi? Rob Waugh finds out about the future of web technology
These are early signs of capitulation for oil – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Early signs of capitulation by oil producers could mean a bottom is getting closer.
GR water lead levels at all time low, lead pipe concerns still surface | Fox17
Inhabitat’s Week in Green: ‘Deathproof’ vehicles and more!
Many automakers are working on self-driving cars, but Volvo is the first to announce plans for completely “deathproof” vehicles by the year 2020. Meanwhile, Gen…
Elon Musk talks up electric plane at hyperloop event
Electric airplanes are practically a non-existent technology, but that could change if Elon Musk decides to put money and energy behind the particular concept h…
Doctors Expected Fiancée of NFL Linebacker to Beat Ovarian Cancer, but She Died Suddenly, Friend Says – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Steward’s college sweetheart and fiancé Brittany Burns died on Monday, less than two months after being diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and just weeks after the Buffalo Bills player asked her to be his wife. There wasn’t even time to worry about a time frame, because it was a blink and it was over,” Russell tells PEOPLE. Russell, Steward’s best friend, says that Burns began complaining of stomach pain and fatigue in October.
Flint fight blocks energy bill | TheHill
In 46-50 vote, bipartisan energy bill is blocked.
Army of Lobbyists Push LNG Exports, Methane Hydrates, Coal in Senate Energy Bill
As the U.S. presidential race dominates the media, it is easy to forget that both chambers of the U.S. Congress are currently in session. The U.S. Senate h
Oil Sands Mine Proceeds Despite Environmental Concerns | KUER
Main Canyon is an oasis in the high-mountain desert of the Tavaputs Plateau even during midsummer during a drought. Burt and Christine DeLambert have raise
CrossTalk: Costs of War – YouTube
NATO’s violent overthrow of the Libyan regime in 2011 created a failed state and provided an opening for such groups as ISIL. Five years later the Pentagon i…
Patent US3951134 – Apparatus and method for remotely monitoring and altering brain waves – Google Patents
Apparatus for and method of sensing brain waves at a position remote from a subject whereby electromagnetic signals of different frequencies are simultaneously transmitted to the brain of the subject in which the signals interfere with one another to yield a waveform which is modulated by the subject’s brain waves. The interference waveform which is representative of the brain wave activity is re-transmitted by the brain to a receiver where it is demodulated and amplified. The demodulated waveform is then displayed for visual viewing and routed to a computer for further processing and analysis. The demodulated waveform also can be used to produce a compensating signal which is transmitted back to the brain to effect a desired change in electrical activity therein.
Despite Bold Predictions, T. Boone Pickens Sells All Oil Holdings – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Four days after making a prediction that oil will double from its $26 “bottom”, T. Boone Pickens has sold all of his oil holdings
World’s Largest Energy Trader Sees a Decade of Low Oil Prices – Bloomberg Business
Oil prices will stay low for as long as 10 years as Chinese economic growth slows and the U.S. shale industry acts as a cap on any rally, according to the world’s largest independent oil-trading house.
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Proposed zoning ordinance has many in Tazewell County concerned | News | bdtonline.com
TAZEWELL, Va. — Talk of a proposed zoning ordinance has alarmed Bill Osborne, and many of his neighbors living in farming communities across Tazewell County.
Tax incentive reform won’t be easy sell to Oklahoma lawmakers | News OK
WOW. That was fast! The first tax credit reduction horse out of the starting gate at the Legislature has already been scratched. On just the second day of the 2016 session, a Senate committee killed a bill that would have eliminated double dipping on state incentive programs. It happened a day after Gov. Mary Fallin appealed in her State of the State address for tax credit and incentive reform to help close a massive budget hole. This seems like a no-brainer in these times, but clearly it isn’t. “When we’re already seeing our major economy in oil and gas get its rear end handed to it by an economic depression in oil prices,” said Sen.
Renewable Energy & Davos | CleanTechnica
For an international gathering of world leaders under the theme of the “fourth industrial revolution,” some energy panels at Davos were at times frustratingly focused on the fuels of the third one: fossil fuels.
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DID TESLA OSCILLATOR BRING THE TWIN TOWERS DOWN? – YouTube
I have connected these dots to show that a Tesla oscillator could have brought the twin towers to crumble into dust please share or mirror this video
The Latino Coalition Signs on to Letter Opposing King-Reid Amendment to Senate Energy… — WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Latino Coalition Signs on to Letter Opposing King-Reid Amendment to Senate Energy Bill.
Environmental bills target pollution, plastic and pesticides – Capital Gazette
The state legislature will review several environmental bills this session, covering topics from greenhouse gases to the death of bees.
Google’s Car Quest Continues. Next Up: Wireless Electric Car Charging? | Greentech Media
Here are some of the stories we’re reading this morning.
US Power Costs Falling With Low-Carbon Energy: ‘We’ve Entered a New Era’ | Greentech Media
New data shows wholesale and retail rates are falling as dirty energy declines.
Water Powered Jet Engine + Trace of Propane – YouTube
This is the first time I’ve shown this outside of my presentation at http://waterfuelsecrets.com – this is a short excerpt. Recycling exhaust and plasma lets…
Introduction of the Key Ring Atom – Revolution-Green
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Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change. The court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to grant a request by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity. The plan was designed to lower carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 2030 to 32 percent below 2005 levels.
Rapper DMX Rushed to Hospital After Asthma Attack, Says Lawyer – Yahoo
From Yahoo: DMX was rushed to a Yonkers, New York, hospital last night after an apparent asthma attack, his lawyer Murray Richman told ABC News. The rapper, born Earl Simmons, was at a local Ramada at the time of the incident, according to both his lawyer and the manager of the hotel, Hari Shukla. Richman said DMX was released from the hospital this morning.
Falling oil prices will bankrupt the likes of Russia, Saudi Arabia – MarketWatch
Falling oil prices could lead to a new sovereign-debt crisis, which could bring down Western banks exposed to the oil exporting countries, warns Matthew Lynn.
Leader of Opposition’s calls for caution on wind farm negotiations are justified – Stabroek News
Dear Editor, The calls for care and caution put by the Leader of the Opposition (LOP) as the coalition government proceeds as announced, with the negotiati
Rising tide of clean power
Turning on the lights is taken for granted by most, yet with a quarter of electricity generating capacity being lost over the next decade, the search is on to find cleaner sustainable power for the next generation.
Mechanical trees become power plants | Energy Harvesting Journal
Mechanical trees become power plants | Energy Harvesting Journal
Utah consumer watchdogs cry foul over clean energy bill | Utility Dive
Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
An interaction between perovskites and quantum dots could improve LED and solar technologies
Researchers in Valencia have studied the interaction of two materials, halide perovskite and quantum dots, revealing enormous potential for the development of advanced LEDs and more efficient solar cells.
Oil seen falling in days to $25 a barrel | Reuters
Crude prices may be days away from hitting $25 a barrel or even lower as weakening technicals put more pressure on a market already staggering from oversupply, chartists said.
Snowy Hydro Limited: Australian ingenuity | Utilities | Energy Digital
Snowy Hydro Limited has a long and proud heritage as an Australian company. Growing from early beginnings as an electricity generator into a leading end-to-end energy provider, Snowy Hydro captures the essence of the innovative Aussie spirit.
Solar Assisted Car Carrier Launched – Energy Matters
The first of eight solar assisted car-carrier ships was launched in Nagasu Port in Kumamoto, Japan earlier this week.
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Low-cost energy storage for power grid can be found in your basement, study says – StarTribune.com
The Brattle Group study says that the nation’s 50 million residential electric water heaters can address bigger challenges such as storing intermittent renewable energy from wind farms and solar arrays.
Prof. Harald Haas – My Li-Fi Revolution – YouTube
In the 2014 Tam Dalyell Lecture, Professor Harald Haas, Chair of Mobile Communications at The University of Edinburgh, reveals an amazing innovation that cou…
War, plunging oil prices send Iraq’s economy into crisis – Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 | 1 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun Mobile
Covering Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, North Las Vegas, and Boulder City, the Las Vegas Sun provides breaking news, in-depth analysis, video, and press releases from around the valley.
Cantwell’s Floor Speech on Energy Efficiency in Bipartisan Energy Bill – YouTube
March 14, 2013- Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) held a markup for public lands bills. 19 were passed out of Commit…
Rapper DMX revived by Narcan — the opioid antitdote that stops an overdose in its tracks – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: In the current heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, which has seen a 200 percent increase in the rate of opioid-related deaths since 2000, Narcan has emerged as a lifesaver.
How Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Your Lungs? Here’s Why the Answer Is so Conflicting – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Does marijuana smoke have the same effect as tobacco on your precious lungs?
Cliven Bundy’s Arrest Caps Years Of Calls For Government To Take Action : NPR
The Nevada rancher’s arrest is a setback for his self-styled militia supporters and their anti-federal lands fight. The charges stem from a standoff with federal agents at his ranch in 2014.
New Desert National Monuments Will Help Protect California’s Wildest Landscapes | Parks | Revisit | KCET
1.8 million acres of the California Desert will be protected in three new National Monuments.
House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill
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Is This The Best Solar Chart Yet? | CleanTechnica
Blowback From the Afghan Battlefield – NYTimes.com
UNDER A RELENTLESS SUN, NOOR AMIN traverses the lunar terrain of Afghanistan. A commander of the Islamic Party, Afghanistan’s best-armed and most radical political faction, he has just finished a two-month stint running a military training camp outside the ruined village of Jaji. Battling the wheel of his four-wheel-drive truck, he drives past miles of poppy fields where boys scrape brown opium into burlap sacks. To the east, inside mud forts in the mountains, laboratories turn the opium into heroin. He crosses the rutted highway running from the Khyber Pass to Kabul, the capital, past checkpoints manned by soldiers of the Islamic Party, their posts adorned with the grim image of their leader, Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
FALSE FLAG Rambo Fights With The Mujahedin Freedom Fighters This Time Against The US Invasion MIRROR – YouTube
How To Go To Heaven: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/how_to_be_saved.html Rambo Mujahideen: Action hero Rambo fighting with the Mujahideen in Afganistan splic…
Bill Maher Smokes A Joint On Air : Weed Is Not Like Gay marriage – YouTube
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Asia can go 100 per cent renewable | Opinion | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific
For Asia, going 100 per cent renewable isn’t hypothetical. It is doable and it’s the best path to a sustainable future, says ADB investment specialist Mike…
Canada faces $568-million NAFTA claim by Windstream Energy – The Globe and Mail
The case pits U.S.-based Windstream against the Government of Canada, rather than Ontario, because under the NAFTA process Ottawa is considered to be responsible for the actions of the provinces
Our biggest natural resource – The Himalayan Times
Nepal can generate the cheapest electricity in the world. Even the least cost coal based electricity generation (say in India) can’t compete with Nepal and that is mainly due to the costs associated with excavation, transportation and storage of coal (forget the environmental cost)
GCR – News – Norwegian firm pulls out of $1.5bn Nepalese hydro scheme that would have doubled output
Behind The Spin, Adani And Coal Are In Trouble – New Matilda
Drake Landing: A ray of sunshine for solar thermal energy – Calgary – CBC News
Okotoks in southern Alberta is one of the sunniest places in the country — making it a perfect location for Natural Resources Canada to launch a groundbreaking demonstration project.
Powering Michigan Agricultural Conference panel speaker: Geothermal and solar PV systems | MSU Extension
Michigan State University Extension applies research from MSU to help Michigan residents solve everyday problems in agriculture, community development, nutrition, family finances, youth development and more.
Things to know: Utah lawmakers ready for annual session – CacheValleyDaily.com : Politics
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers start their annual session Monday with plans to restrict late-term abortions and expand the state’s limited medical marijuana law. Another bill would relax a law that requires restaurants to prepare alcoholic drinks behind a barrier or wall or in an area out of view.
Australian police seize $900 million in methylamphetamine – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: SYDNEY (AP) — Australian law enforcement agencies have seized methylamphetamine worth 1.26 billion Australian dollars ($900 million) in the country’s largest-ever haul of the illicit drug in its liquid form, officials said Monday.
Toyota to use hydrogen fuel for power at its Mirai production facility | Hydrogen Fuel News
Japanese automaker Toyota is expected to begin testing the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells as energy systems for its production facilities. 
Energy secretary Moniz talks about renewables, Alaska LNG | Alaska Dispatch News
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, on his second trip to Alaska in his current post and his fifth overall, talked about natural gas, renewable energy resources and his agency’s work in Alaska in a brief interview Monday.
Oregon House Passes Bill To Phase Out Coal And Double Renewable Energy | KLCC
The Oregon House Monday approved a bill that would phase out coal and double renewable energy in the state.
It’s time to shine for 24-hour solar power : Renew Economy
With nuclear ruled out as way too expensive, it may finally be time to turn to solar tower and storage technology. The technology is proven, dispatchable and cheaper than most people think.
Carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability | Energy Harvesting Journal
Carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability | Energy Harvesting Journal
Researchers 3D print ultralight supercapacitors | Energy Harvesting Journal
Researchers 3D print ultralight supercapacitors | Energy Harvesting Journal
The Future Living Report on How Homes Will Look in 100 Years | Digital Trends
The SmartThings Future Living Report predicts how homes will look in 100 years. Perhaps most striking is where they’ll be: underwater and underground.
Solar towers and storage – about to change the energy game? : Renew Economy
Solar towers with storage are poised to deliver dispatchable energy whenever customers want it, and at a cost competitive or cheaper than new fossil fuels.
Judge tells Apple to help FBI access San Bernardino shooters’ iPhone
After a couple shot 14 people in San Bernardino, CA before being killed themselves on December 2nd, the authorities recovered a locked iPhone. Since then, the F…
Keiser Report: Unintended Consequences of Economics Goals (E876) – YouTube
Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss unintended geo-econ…
Hundreds of cluster-bomb attacks recorded in Syria, Libya, Yemen – HRW’s Mary Wareham – YouTube
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Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out Of Bolivia | Zero Hedge
Submitted by John Vibes via TheAntiMedia.org, After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was kicked out of Bolivia, the country was able to drastically reduce the amount of coca (cocaine) produced within its borders. According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease. It was just seven years ago that the DEA left Bolivia — and only three years after that, progress was finally made. The strategy employed by the Bolivian government may be a surprise to many prohibitionists because it did not involve any strong-arm police state tactics. Instead, they worked to find alternative crops for farmers to grow that would actually make them more money. “Bolivia has adopted a policy based on dialogue, where coca cultivation is allowed in traditional areas alongside alternative development [in others],” Antonino de Leo, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s representative in Bolivia, told VICE News. “It’s not only about making money off a crop. In the old fashioned alternative development approach, we substitute one illicit crop for a licit crop. It’s about a more comprehensive approach that includes access to essential services like schools, hospitals, and roads in areas that traditionally have been hard to reach,” Leo added. There are unfortunately still harsh laws against drug trafficking in Bolivia, but these have been active since the height of the drug war and have had no effect on the recent decline in production. Bolivian president, Evo Morales — a former coca farmer himself — has been less heavy handed since the DEA left the country, a move that allowed the government to develop alternatives for the struggling farmers instead.
Massive US-planned cyberattack against Iran went well beyond Stuxnet | Ars Technica
“Nitro Zeus” reportedly targeted Iran’s air defenses, communications, and power grid.
The Darkness Official Trailer #1 (2016) – Kevin Bacon Horror Movie HD – YouTube
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The ‘esoteric’ law being used to fight Apple – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: In its fight against Apple, the Department of Justice is invoking the All Writs Act to obtain data from the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.
What if the FBI were dealing with an Android? – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: While the FBI pressures Apple to help crack an attacker’s iPhone, the situation could be even more complicated if it were dealing with an Android.
GOP candidates warn of EMP strike on U.S.
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The so-called disapproval resolutions, which already passed the Republican-controlled Senate, dealt a largely symbolic yet blunt rebuke to Obama, who attended the start of a major UN climate summit in the French capital.Why the U.S. Pays More Than Other Countries for Drugs – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: Norway and other state-run health systems drive hard bargains, and are willing to say no to costly therapy.Full Show – World Leaders Gather to Feed on Humanity – 12/01/2015 – YouTubeOn this explosive Tuesday, December 1 edition of the Alex Jones Show, we look into the upcoming Chinese “cloning factory” that scientists claim is advanced e…Keiser Report: Moar War (E843) – YouTubeNext Solar Cell Breakthrough: White GrapheneUS researchers tease “white graphene” a little closer to commercial application in next-generation solar cells and other clean tech devices.Here’s What International Leaders Have To Say About Climate Change | CleanTechnicaInternational leaders of nearly 150 nations—an unprecedented 75%—converged in Paris on Monday at COP21to pledge their nations to major efforts to combat …Saudi Arabia at tipping point due to oil plunge – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: Saudi Arabia’s big spending on social welfare amid the oil crash is testing the kingdom’s ability to keep its budget in the black.How new fuel tech could drastically reduce CO2 and generate profitable new waste stream – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: In the shadow of the 2015 United Nations climate summit in Paris, NewCO2Fuels has produced new fuel technology that is not only helping the environment but also the bottom line.Energy Storage Industry At “Inflection Point,” Says Investment Bank LazardIn its first in-depth analysis on the costs of energy storage, US investment bank Lazard says storage is already competitive in some situations – particularly at the utility scale and in providing services such as frequency regulation that was previously the province of conventional fuels.New flaring technology extends lifespan of ageing landfill gas sites – Renewable Energy WorldBig Oil Declares War On Coal – YouTubeCoal is being caught in a brutal pincer movement. 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Moscow has imposed a series of economic sanctions against Ankara after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian jet on the Syrian border on November 24, sparking the biggest crisis between the two countries since the Cold War. Turkey says the plane strayed into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings, while furious Moscow insists it did not cross from Syria and has accused Ankara of a planned provocation.Marco Rubio: Paris Attacks Were God’s Plan – YouTubeYou might have forgotten, but Marco Rubio is running for the presidency. He was asked recently at a rally, “Why does God allow terrible things to happen?” An…Extremism? Critical of govt is sign of radicalization – guide – YouTubeCramer: OPEC meeting ‘devastating’ for US – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: “This was a devastating blow for the U.S. oil industry,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer says.We Already Have The Technology To Solve Climate Change. What We Need Is Deployment.Just a few years ago, it was clear that Bill Gates was convinced that today’s technologies couldn’t solve climate change — I am glad he has softened his position here. The Deep Decarbonization Pathways project has already proven that existing technologies are more than enough.Energy Day At COP21 Unlocks Climate Solutions | CleanTechnicaPart of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, Energy Day at COP21 yesterday put the focus squarely on this key to the puzzle of approaching and surviving …Coal industry could leave U.S. taxpayers with major bill -Jewell – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: U.S. taxpayers could be left with multibillion-dollar liabilities if large coal companies are pushed to bankruptcy, the Interior Department Secretary said on Wednesday. At issue is a practice known as self-bonding, allowed under a decades-old mining program, in which some of the country’s biggest coal companies forego insurance on a portion of future mine cleanup costs. Officials estimate that roughly $3.6 billion in self-bond liabilities could fall to taxpayers and “it is a big issue,” Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell told Congress.Minesto Receives €5.1 Million To Develop Deep Green Tidal Kite TechnologyLeading marine renewable energy company Minesto and its partners have received €5.1 million to further-develop the Deep Green tidal kite technology.Let Our Powers Combine? Just 17 States Allow Aggregate Net Metering – Renewable Energy WorldEnergy Storage Moves from an ‘Emerging’ to ‘Emerged’ Technology – Renewable Energy WorldEnergy storage is no longer an emerging technology, Audrey Fogarty, VP of product management for energy storage integrator Younicos, said on Dec. 8.Oil companies that may be in big dividend trouble – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: The high-yielding dividends of these energy companies may be unsustainable, one analyst says.Fossil Fuel Gets No Relief From New Deloitte StudyThe fossil fuel lobby often accuses the Obama Administration of picking energy winners and losers but a new report pulls the rug out from under that line.Security or Surveillance: Privacy vs anti-terror security in digital age (#RT10 Panel Discussion) – YouTubeDetails: http://conference.rt.com/ To celebrate RT’s ten-year anniversary we are bringing together the leading international experts to discuss these develop…3 Ways Tech Has the Aviation Industry Poised for Change — Again | CleanTechnicaStudy points to metal powders as potential replacement for fossil fuelsCan you imagine a future where your car is fueled by iron powder instead of gasoline?Minuscule pillars double the efficiency of solar cellsMinuscule pillars double the efficiency of solar cellsNanostructured Thin Films Boost Optoelectronics’ Efficiency | Research & Technology | Dec 2015 | photonics.comAn antireflection coating allows LEDs, solar cells and sensors to capture light without hampering the flow of electricity, which could increase efficiThinner, more-efficient solar cells – TES – Today’s Energy SolutionsUsing high-power particle physics, Rayton Solar engineers demolish material waste in solar panel manufacturing – cutting costs by 68% while boosting efficiency.What Does a Climate Deal Actually Mean for the World? – The New York TimesA group of 195 nations reached a landmark climate agreement on Saturday. Here is what it means for the planet, business, politics and other areas.Renewable energy set to ‘far exceed’ current levels: MonizU.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tells CNBC in an interview that use of wind and solar power is set to surge, and it will become less costly.Can Tech Solve Climate Change? | TechCrunchWith the close of the Paris Climate Talks, tech titans pledging to invest in clean energy technologies, and Buffett’s Grandson starting a Berkshire..Plastic Solar Cells Move Closer To Commercialization | Asian Scientist Magazine | Science, Technology and Medicine News Updates From AsiaFlexible and lightweight polymer-based solar cells are now one step closer to reality, having been made more efficient.How is the world reacting to the ‘ambitious’ climate deal reached in Paris? | PBS NewsHourNegotiators from nearly every country in the world unanimously agreed to a landmark agreement Saturday to combat climate change, pledging to reduce their emissions from burning fossil fuels. It’s the first-ever climate pact to commit all countries to take action. To discuss the details of the deal, Wall Street Journal reporter Matt Dalton joins Hari Sreenivasan from Paris.How Solar and Wind Got So Cheap, So FastThe technological shift that made an agreement in Paris possible.Opening the door to nuclear power» Opening the door to nuclear power Your source for local news!Solar solution for saltwater stressMENA is the most water-stressed region in the world. The top sixteen countries in the world facing shortages of renewable water supplies are those between…LePage keeps taking pot shots at solar industry – Central MaineIn spite of research showing its value to ratepayers, the governor is still pushing for us to pay for infrastructure to link to hydropower from Quebec.Solar-powered oil fields: could they help build a greener future for oil production? – Power TechnologyAs oil giant Petroleum Development Oman and solar start-up Glasspoint prepare to build the world’s largest solar farm to provide power for an oilfield in the Middle East, we ask whether this marks the beginning of a new, greener era for the oil…Palen solar project near Joshua Tree on life supportAs developer Abengoa nears bankruptcy, the future of solar “power towers” is in doubt.COP21: 9 questions for a renewable energy expert – CNN.comIf there’s anyone who can help us figure out how to address climate change, it’s probably this guy.£175m subsidy for back-up diesel power prompts calls for investigation | Business | The GuardianCritics say energy auction rewards carbon emitters as National Grid confirms it has secured 45GW of generation to keep lights on at peak periodsIt’s not the environment versus the economy – The Globe and MailA lower-carbon world can give Canada economic advantages, but only if we act before other nations do, say David Miller of World Wildlife Fund-Canada and Ilse Treurnicht of MaRS Discovery DistrictHow Macri Can Turn Argentina Into a Latin American Energy LeaderThe energy world has been abuzz since Mauricio Macri won a surprise victory in Argentina&amp;rsquo;s presidential elections last month. After 12 years of Kirchnerismo, Argentina can still fulfill its potential as an energy leader, if Macri can revive the oil and gas sector and develop its lethargic renewables.Suicidal Tendencies: How Saudi Arabia Could Kill the COP21 Negotiations in ParisSaudi Arabians are suffering from the impacts of climate change, but their government is deadset on perpetuating the Kingdom’s fossil fuel economy.The Climate Plan After Paris: Break Up The Energy Warlord Monopoly | Dan CarolThe old rules of Monopoly are being written after Paris. The new game? It’s called Deployment. Let’s all play.Rocky Barker: Conservative shows how tea party plus solar gives you green tea | Idaho StatesmanPresident Trump Might Nuke Iraq And/Or Syria – YouTubeDuring a recent interview, Donald Trump was asked if he would use nuclear weapons against ISIS. Trump said he wasn’t going to answer because he likes to keep…Notes From Paris, Part 1: Forget The Developed vs Developing Country Divide | CleanTechnicaAs a low carbon economy is an opportunity, not a sacrifice, the division into developed and developing countries no longer mattersWhy Low Oil Prices Will Start WW3 – YouTubeThe Climate Change Scam, What its REALLY all about: The David Icke Videocast – YouTubeRT is a global news channel broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. With a global reach of over 700 million people, or over 25% of all cable subscri…Town kills solar farm project for fear it’ll consume the sun and prevent photosynthesisThe following is not a made up story from The Onion. An actual American town voted against rezoning a section of land so that it could be used to build a new solar farm in the area, for fear – among other things – that the solar farms will soak up the sun, making photosynthesis impossible. Other claimsHydrogen Is The New Clean Power PowerhouseAs clean power solutions for hydrogen production emerge, the on site energy storage angle is also gaining traction.Who Owns The Sun? ALEC & Duke Energy Try To Heavily Fine Small Church & Nonprofit | CleanTechnicaSuicide rate up 30% – Canada’s rocketing numbers linked to oil industry layoffs – YouTubeHuge job cuts in the oil producing Canadian province of Alberta are coinciding with a dramatic increase in local suicide rates. In the first six months of 20…High levels of lead found in Flint water – YouTubeThe mayor of Flint, Michigan, has declared a state of emergency after high levels of lead were found in the city’s water source.Chile’s Nov renewables output grows 20% y/y – SeeNews RenewablesDecember 16 (SeeNews) – Chile’s renewable power generation rose&nbsp;19.9% year-on-year to 702 GWh last month, representing nearly 11.9% of total output, a report of the government’s sustainable energy centre Cifes showed on Wednesday.Wind power remained the leading renewable source with 217 GWh, followed by mini hydro plants with 24.01% of the renewables mix, solar power with 22.69%, biomass with 19.45%&nbsp;and biogas with 2.89%. Compared to the previous month, renewables output went down by 2.4%.The installed renewable energy capacity reached&nbsp;2,278 MW at the end of November, equal to 11.44% of the national systems, with an additional 232 MW in test operation.According to the National Energy Committee, CNE, the country expects new 2,706 MW by October 2017 from&nbsp;58 renewable energy projects that are currently under construction.Last month the environmental authorities approved a sole renewable energy project, a 9-MW biomass plant.Donald Trump Loses Out To UK Supreme CourtAmerican billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump has had his long-running dispute against offshore wind farm developers in Scotland dismissed.Solar panel subsidies face heavy cuts in ‘climate change hammer blow’ | UK Politics | News | The IndependentSubsidies for rooftop solar panels will be hit by heavy cuts, and Government support for large scale solar projects will also be scrapped, it has been announced, as ministers came under fire for hitting the green energy sector days after the historic Paris climate change accords. Although reductions to support for household solar panels and small wind turbines are smaller than had been originally proposed, campaigners said the 65 per cent cut would be a “hammer blow for households, jobs and UK plans for tackling climate change”.Duke Energy to build lined coal ash landfill in South Carolina | Waste DiveWaste management industry news, voices and jobs for professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.Debate Over Tariff Exposes Rift on Cost of Electricity and Value of Solar Energy | StateImpact OklahomaOklahoma Gas and Electric, the state’s largest electricity utility, wants regulators to approve new fees for customers who install solar panels. The request is now in the hands of Oklahoma’s three-member Corporation Commission, which has to weigh the real cost of reliable electricity and put a fair value on power from the sun.Solar Balloons Above the Clouds Are Crazy Efficient | Digital TrendsMoving solar parks into the open skies allows for undiluted access to sunlight, and eliminates the problem of cloud coverage when it comes to solar power.Nanodevices at one-hundredth the costMicroelectromechanical systems—or MEMS—were a $12 billion business in 2014. But that market is dominated by just a handful of devices, such as the accelerometers that reorient the screens of most smartphones.Graphene proves a perfect fit for wearable devicesCheap, flexible, wireless graphene communication devices such as mobile phones and healthcare monitors can be directly printed into clothing and even skin, University of Manchester academics have demonstrated.Four Corners reacts to coal-fired power plant settlement | KOB.comSome call it a victory. 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He Just Lost. | ThinkProgressDonald Trump may be leading in the GOP primary polls in the U.S., but he just lost a major battle in the U.K.Donald Trump opposes windfarm plans for Aberdeenshire – YouTubeDonald Trump tells John MacKay of STV’s Scotland Tonight why he objects to the proposed windfarm off the coast of his multi-million pound golf resort – Trump…Paris Climate Deal Is Great For Solar & Wind, But A $46 Trillion Hit To Fossil FuelsThe fossil fuel industry is facing a $US33 trillion hit to its expected revenues over the next 20 years, following the result of the Paris climate change conference last weekend.Mark Passio How Nikola Tesla Technology Was Used In 911 To Bring Down The Twin Towers – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the world$3 Million Awarded To Solid-State Sodium Battery Project By ARPA-E | CleanTechnicaTesla Drive Units, Ford’s $4.5 Billion EV Push, & Our Renewable Energy Future (Cleantech Talk 14) | CleanTechnicaGovernment’s miserable record on energy policy | Letters | Environment | The GuardianLetters: Tackling climate change isn’t a cost to bear but an opportunity to rework our economy so that it creates jobs people can build a life onSolar power surges – slowly – in regulation-heavy RussiaThe oil and gas giant is dipping into solar power but strict rules on accessing the grid may slow progressGovernment U-turn on renewables shows gas, oil and nuclear are still favourites | Guardian Sustainable Business | The GuardianNow is not the time to pull the plug on supporting renewable energy. A few years of vital subsidies cannot make up for a century of support for fossil fuels.Britain’s long transition from coal holds lessons for China: Kemp | ReutersBritain’s last deep coal mine closed on Friday, bringing the curtain down on an industry that once employed more than 1 million miners at over 3,000 collieries.Smithsonian Now Admits Chemtrails Is Geoengineering – YouTubeThis haze is caused by airplanes, and it is gradually whitening blue skies, says Charles Long of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado…Offshore wind on its way to the U.S. – Renewable Energy WorldCop shoots suspect escaping crashed car – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldNikola Tesla’s work paved the way for modern electric conveniences | Montreal GazetteOur well-lit homes, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators and washing machines can all be traced back to Nikola Tesla’s inventions.Lone wolf attacks will soon morph into guerrilla war inside Europe – ex Pentagon adviser – YouTubeThe war in Syria and Iraq has turned into a stalemate. Everyone fights for themselves, and neither US airstrikes, nor Assad’s army efforts are able to deal w…Iran allegedly hacked dam outside New York City – YouTubeIn 2013, Iranian hackers infiltrated a dam 20 miles outside New York City. This comes amidst heightened concern about the security of critical U.S. infrastru…New Hampshire’s drug abuse epidemic – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldJon Stewart DESTROYS Mitch McConnell / Senate For Denying Health Care To First Responders – YouTubeA recovering heroin addict, Casey Curivan, meets with politicians about the heroin drug epidemic in New Hampshire. CNN’s Sanjay Gupta reports.Hoverboards are a hot holiday gift, but they might not be for sale – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: The hottest holiday gift might not be available for purchase due to safety hazards.Clinton Wants Manhattan Project for Internet – YouTubeIt was revealed in 2011 Clinton’s State Department sponsored efforts to help activists in Arab countries gain access to technology that would circumvent gove…The Move to Criminalize Encryption & Privacy – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldFreaking close: Driver dodges TOW missile headed straight for his pick-up – YouTubeA driver had a narrow escape and showed impressive calmness under pressure, when he dodged an incoming TOW missile. The person behind the wheel, waited patie…Norway knew ISIS oil ends up in Turkey back in July – newly leaked report – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldCarbon Offset Scam Exposed – YouTubeYet another way you’re being scammed using Global Warming as an excuse. Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we’re reaching millions help us r…NSA Seeks Unparalleled Control Through Surveillance – YouTubeAlex Jones speaks with the largest NSA whistleblower of all time, William Binney. Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we’re reaching millions…MOUCE- NIKOLA TESLA (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – YouTubethe first single from my up coming album Starseed Huge S/o to Totem Ent. for the crazy visuals. 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Forward-looking public policies could make the difference and lead …Power Plant Expansion May Be Too Big For Local Zoning Review | Sandwich News | capenews.netThe selectmen will be mulling more than cider over the holidays. They have been asked to consider exempting NRG from local zoning scrutiny as the electric company upgrades its CapePhotography Without a Lens? Future of Images May Lie in Data – The New York TimesThe camera as we know it is changing: We are already seeing elements of computational photography, which relies on the idea that if you can capture visual data instead of a true image, the picture can be reconstructed with software.OPEC faces a mortal threat from electric cars – TelegraphThe oil cartel is living in a time-warp, seemingly unaware that global energy
politics have changed foreverToward a more scientifically literate public | Clay TodayHard Times In ‘Boomtown, USA’: The Rise And Fall Of Oil In Williston, North DakotaA recent oil rush — and the accompanying avalanche of money — has reshaped Williston, North Dakota. 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No!!! Zetetic Flat Earth. – YouTubeWorld’s Simplest Single Transistor Oscillator – BJT with Negative Resistance – YouTubeAcid Mine Drainage Water Pollution 1951 Pennsylvania Sanitary Water Board – YouTubeThis is clipped from the film, Waters of the Commonwealth, was prepared by the Pennsylvania Sanitary Water Board in 1951 to carry the story of water pollutio…India villages fight to extend coal mine ban – YouTubeSulphuric Acid plant at Hazara phosphate Fertilizer Pvt limitedRat Hole Minors – YouTubeSulphuric Acid plant at Hazara phosphate Fertilizer Pvt limitedBank of Montreal Asks If “Oil Prices Could Collapse To $20”; Answers: “Yes” | Zero HedgeQ. Could oil prices collapse to $20?A. The short answer is ‘yes.’ We believe that crude oil prices could fall further unless global oil production is reduced.  We believe that the weakness in crude oil prices reflects a combination of fundamental factors and financial flows. 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Better regulation should prevent this from happeningPressTV-Iran sets oil at $35 in next year budgetIran has devised the annual budget for the next calendar year (21 March 2016-2017) by anticipating sales of oil at an average price of $35 per barrel.Top Five Micro Wind Turbines | CleanTechnicaLifting options for stratospheric aerosol geoengineering: advantages of tethered balloon systems | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering SciencesOil falls toward $37, near 11-year low, as excess supply weighs – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: Oil fell toward $37 a barrel on Monday, trading within sight of an 11-year low, pressured by excess supply that has more than halved prices since the downturn began in mid-2014. U.S. crude was trading at around parity with global benchmark Brent, having earlier in December risen to a premium for the first time in about a year following the lifting of a 40-year-old ban on most U.S. crude exports. Brent crude was down 71 cents at $37.18 a barrel at 1137 GMT.EXCLUSIVE: The Story Sheldon Adelson Didn’t Want You To Read | ThinkProgressThe story was killed by the paper’s management team who now answers to Adelson.Nevada Solar Fee Retroactive, Makes SolarCity Exit State (2,000 Nevada Employees & All) | CleanTechnicaThere’s a Massive Gas Leak in California and This Won’t Be the Last You Hear of It – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: The leak has an unbearable stench and “the same short-term greenhouse gas impact as the emissions from 7 million cars.”Saudi Arabia posts $98B deficit, raises petrol prices – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday said this year’s budget deficit amounted to $98 billion (367 billion riyals) as lower oil prices cut into the government’s main source of revenue, prompting the kingdom to scale back spending for the coming year and hike up petrol prices.Killer Thin Film Solar Combo: Low Cost, High EfficiencyJapan’s Solar Frontier comes up with a killer combo, a new low cost thin film solar manufacturing model and a new solar conversion efficiency record, too.Ivanpah solar plant lags in early power productionThe Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, isn’t producing as much energy as planned.Carbon-nanotube strips harness waste heat | Energy Harvesting JournalCarbon-nanotube strips harness waste heat | Energy Harvesting JournalFree electricity through pedal power | Energy Harvesting JournalFree electricity through pedal power | Energy Harvesting JournalIEEE Xplore Abstract – Unified theory of torque production in switched reluctance and synchronous reluctance motorsIEEE Xplore. Delivering full text access to the world’s highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology.The Switch to Switched Reluctance | Archive content from Machine DesignA quest for energy efficiency has fostered development of switched reluctance motors that are inherently simple and can supply variable speeds.1 GE NE 34 Orange Neon Glow Bulb Lamp Similar to Aerolux Flying Saucer | eBay1) NOS GE NE-34 Orange NEON Glow BULB Lamp (similar to Aerolux) flying saucer in Collectibles, Lamps, Lighting, Neon | eBayThe Support ISIS Tax – YouTubeThe year end disapproval polls of congress and the President are rolling out. 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Here’s our roundup.Farming UK News – Use fungicides to convert solar power into cereal profitsConsider the role that fungicides play in reducing the impact of weather and variety on yields says Dr David Ellerton, Hutchinsons Technical Development Director.Quest to build a better solar panel – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RINEWARK, Del. — Solar panels accounted for one-third of all new electricity generation installed in the United States in 2014, up from just 10 percent two years earlier.With interest expected to keep rising, many research groups are on the hunt for ways to boost efficiency.Among them is a team at the University of Delaware that is developing materials to harness portions of the sun’s spectrum that in today’s conventional solar panels are largely wasted.The key is a property of a panel’sExclusive Video On GM’s Electric Vehicle Path, Plans, & Highlights | CleanTechnicaTexas To Build Wind Power Superhighway | CleanTechnicaTrans-Texas Corridor – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPEAK TRAFFIC: Planning NAFTA Superhighways at the End of the Age of Oil – Part OneFrom The Wilderness Publications has been as much as a year ahead of the mainstream media on major stories. 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Now you can join the major media, politicians and academics from around the world who come to us for perspective and information they can get no place else except From The Wilderness.NVIDIA Announces 2016 CES Press Conference, Live Webcast Coverage – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: NVIDIA today announced that it will hold a press conference at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, which will be webcast live.Nikola Tesla on Wireless Technology, Describes a Cell Phone Back in 1926 | Global Research – Centre for Research on GlobalizationIEA: World’s Power Mix Is Seeing Unprecedented TransformationA significant transformation of the world’s power mix is under way, noted the International Energy Agency in its newly released World Energy Outlook.Teenager Develops Cheap Device to Harness Energy from Ocean Currents – The Green OptimisticFifteen years old high-school student from Florida develops an ultra cheap technology to harness the power of ocean currents. One more brilliant inventionLeaflet_EE_&_RE – leaflet-smart-cities-20148 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the WorldDozens of clean-energy ideas and innovations emerged this year that could transform how we live. Are you ready?North American Windpower: Gov. To Attorney General: ‘Use Every Tool’ To Stop The Clean Power PlanBringing wind power news and analysis to industry professionals, North American Windpower covers utility-scale projects, renewable energy policy, turbine technology, and the market for new products and services.There Are Now More Than 50,000 Wind Turbines in the U.S. | Digital TrendsAccording to a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), there are now over 50,000 wind turbines in operation across the U.S.State senator doesn’t favor wind energy, medical marijuana – The Grand Island Independent: Local NewsDistrict 34 state Sen. Curt Friesen said the Legislature took a stand on some “pretty emotional topics” last year, such as the death penalty and dealing with the criminal justice system in addressing mandatory minimum sentences.Our view: N.J. consumers should watch out for wind-energy subsidies – Press of Atlantic City: Press EditorialsThe latest push by the state Legislature for a tiny wind-energy demonstration project off Atlantic City abandons some bad-government practices but raises new suspicions.Flash charging is just the ticket for cleaner transportationABB and partners have developed an electric bus that charges in 15s, provides many seats, and runs efficiently. The TOSA bus’ secret is an overhead high-power charger that makes contact when it pulls into a stop.– High profile Powys wind farm decisions quashed by High CourtTWO high profile windfarm decisions are to be “revisited” after the High Court sensationally quashed both rulings just months after they were made.All gone with the wind – timesofmalta.com#5 – Wind Doesn’t Die Down – Times BulletinVan Wert County wind farms are old news, right? With Blue Creek Wind Farm operational and Timber Road Wind Farm running in neighboring Paulding County, many thSCB to Turn ‘Smart’ This Year | Hyderabad NYOOOZSecunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) officials have already taken up preparation of a master plan for Smart Cantonment. The Secunderabad Cantonment has been selected as one of the six cantonments to developed as smart cantonment on the lines of smart cities. HYDERABAD: The Secunderabad Cantonment will be transformed into a ‘Smart Cantonment’ in the new year. As such, the Smart Cantonment initiative is seen as a harbinger of progress. SCB is already preparing a master plan,” said S Keshava Reddy, vice-president of SCB.Keiser Report: Radically Beneficial World (Winter Why Nots, E857) – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldElon Musk and his taxpayer subsidized companies – YouTubeElon Musk and his taxpayer subsidized companiesTeardown #6 – Decade Resistance Box – YouTubeJust a quick teardown & testing on a vintage decade resistance box that I picked up at the local scrapyard. After a good old fashioned scrub & clean and some…Klystron Vacuum Tube Power Supply Teardown – Part 1 of 2 – YouTubeJust a quick teardown & testing on a vintage decade resistance box that I picked up at the local scrapyard. After a good old fashioned scrub & clean and some…How a Klystron Tube Works – YouTubeJust a quick teardown & testing on a vintage decade resistance box that I picked up at the local scrapyard. After a good old fashioned scrub & clean and some…Radar: Maintenance of Microwave Power Tubes 1959 US Air Force Training Film – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldWinning World War III, Climate Change EditionThe technology for managing climate change by transitioning to a low carbon economy is at hand, but only a wartime mentality can ramp up the pace of change.NorthWestern rebuts renewables criticism | Guest Opinion | billingsgazette.comIn a Dec. 19 Guest opinion, Colorado attorney Russ Doty asserted that NorthWestern Energy should be doing more to develop wind and solar electricity production and to promote energy efficiency.History News Network | This Is What’s Needed to Win the Climate-Change StruggleCheap gas, oil craters: 2015 rocked energy sectorHere’s a look back at 10 big developments in energy in the U.S. in 2015.Zim turns to fossil energy, as drought bites | The HeraldBuffalo, NY Electricity Rates | Electricity LocalBuffalo, NY electricity resources. See how electricity rates in Buffalo (New York) stack up against the rest.Government Owned and Controlled Compared with Privately Owned and Regulated … – William Spencer Murray – Google BooksKoch brothers defeat Reid on solar power – POLITICOThe Nevada ruling is the latest skirmish in a nationwide green energy battle.Oregon standoff latest in dispute over Western lands – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land.Michigan Supreme Court cracks down on ‘pay or stay’ imprisonment – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Michigan’s Supreme Court has proposed new regulations to determine if defendants can afford to pay court fines, which would strengthen widely disregarded laws against jailing people who cannot pay them without hardship. Critics say that the hodgepodge system for determining a person’s ability to pay has created a modern-day version of debtors’ prisons, which were outlawed in the early 1800s, and essentially resulted in a “pay or stay” system. According to an investigation from NPR, judges across the country have adopted different standards for determining someone’s ability to pay, creating unequal and often inaccurate rules that flout the US Supreme Court’s 1983 ruling that judges may not imprison someone who “willfully” refuses to pay a court fee or fine.U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm’s desert plant | ReutersU.S. Senator Harry Reid recognized nine years ago that connections between his official duties and the lobbying activities of his relatives could lead to ethical questions.Oregon sheriff demands anti-government miltiamen leave community | ReutersA county sheriff and judge on Monday demanded that self-styled militiamen occupying a remote U.S. wildlife center in Oregon peacefully end their 3-day-old anti-government siege, telling the protesters: “It’s time for you to leave our community.”Volkswagen faces billions in penalties as U.S. sues for environment violations | ReutersThe U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices to impair emission control systems in nearly 600,000 vehicles.How water could fix utility energy storage woes | GreenBizHigh-tech batteries may be garnering the headlines, but utilities from Spain to China are relying on pumped storage hydroelectricity to overcome intermittent wind and solar.The Oregon Militia Standoff: Race, Land Use, and Environmental Protection – CityLabMayors and governors should follow this situation closely as a lesson on how these social justice issues will play out in cities across America.Cops CAUGHT In Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scheme – YouTubeAn ENTIRE Police Department in a small town near Miami is under investigation for allegedly laundering money millions of dollars for drug cartels. John Iadar…Is Elon Musk a Luddite?Elon Musk is a Luddite, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The term “Luddite” refers to 19th century textile mill workers who feared that Jacquard looms controlled by punch cards would eliminate their jobs. Turns out, they were right.EVs Will Not Gain Significant Market Share, Says OPECTo hear the people who run OPEC tell it, the world will continue to consume oil in prodigious quantities for at least the next 50 years, come Hell or rising sea levels.Keiser Report: Defaulting is New Black (E858) – YouTubeDoped electrodes cram charge into supercapacitors | Energy Harvesting JournalDoped electrodes cram charge into supercapacitors | Energy Harvesting JournalAcoustic technique reveals structural info in nanoscale materials | Energy Harvesting JournalAcoustic technique reveals structural info in nanoscale materials | Energy Harvesting JournalArrested Development: How President Jimmy Carter Stopped The First Solar Surge | CleanTechnicaArrested Development: How President Jimmy Carter Stopped the First Solar SurgeThis octocopter wants to fly you at 60 mphUS oil sheds 5.56%, posts worst settle since Dec. 2008U.S. oil tumbled 5.56 percent after a sharp rise in U.S. gasoline inventories.Single-Layer Manganese Oxide One Step Closer To Efficient Artificial Photosynthesis – ForbesIn the quest for cheap, environmentally friendly, sustainable energy to provide a truly viable alternative to the fossil fuels we so heavily rely on, scientists (including me) have been looking to nature for inspiration to find a way to achieve this. The answer, I certainly hope, lies in an area […]Oregon’s largest utilities agree to clean energy planThe proposal could head off a November ballot measureThe Solar Singularity Is Getting Closer | Greentech MediaTam Hunt revisits his thesis on the solar singularity—and also adds in storage and electric cars.Solar powered | RenewablesBizWOOSTER — Utilizing solar energy has become a new way for agricultural businesses to not only save a couple of dollars, but also potentially save thousands of dollars on their annual tax bills.In Global Solar Cell Films Market; Cadmium Telluride Solar Cell Films is Expected to Dominate the Market and would Reach USD 7,783.68 Million and 5,391.96 MW by 2023.Global Solar Cell Films Market stood at 9,393.78 USD Million in 2014 and is expected to reach 20,995.66 USD Million by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 9.4 from 2015 to 2023.Could Renewable Energy Be Stored in Balloons in the Ocean? | Innovation | SmithsonianUnderwater compressed air energy storage is promising, but the fate of this tech remains unknownCompressed Air Energy Storage – compressedair.pdfThe Chevron Tapes: Oil Giant’s Corruption & Toxic Pollution Exposed in the Amazon Rainforest – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldCBS 60 Minutes – Amazon Crude – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldAfter 400 Years, a Challenge to Kepler – He Fabricated His Data, Scholar Says – NYTimes.comLEAD: JOHANNES KEPLER, the father of modern astronomy, fabricated data in presenting his theory of how the planets move around the Sun, apparently to bolster acceptance of the insight by skeptics, a scholar has found.New Concerns Raised Over Niagara County Wind FarmOpponents suggest turbines could result in closure of air base in Niagara FallsAnother Voice: Wind turbines will blight Lake Ontario shoreline – Opinion – The Buffalo NewsBy Pamela AtwaterPlans are afoot to blight the pristine skyline of Lake Ontario’s shores. Apex Clean Energy, a company based in Charlottesville, Va., wants to install 70 industrial wind turbines in the rural towns of Somerset (Niagara County) and Yates (Orleans County).Pro…Offshore wind turbine decision could come soon – Post and CourierHealth studies should be prerequisite of wind farm development – Lockport Union-Sun &amp; Journal: OpinionLast month it was reported that the Niagara County Board of Health voted to ask Albany for a full environmental review of the proposed giant Lighthouse Wind Project, which is projecting 70 massive industrial wind turbines that tower more than 620 feet into the sky, immediately along the beautiful and tranquil shoreline of Lake Ontario in the towns of Somerset and Yates. The developer is Apex Clean Energy from Charlottesville, Va.Plastic grass could cover buildings to produce energy from wind | New ScientistBendy plastic strips generate power as they flail in the wind, harvesting energy for the home where wind turbines are impracticalAdding cesium to perovskite in solar cells boosts performance of silicon(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at Oxford University has found a way to add cesium to perovskite solar cells to boost the performance of silicon, while maintaining the efficiency benefits it offers. In their paper …Donald Trump wants you to pay more for smartphones, TVs and a lot elseHis plan to hit Chinese imports with big tariffs would hurt American consumers, too.OPEC’s Trillion-Dollar Miscalculation – ForbesThe oil cartel appears to have made a monumental near-tern miscalculation in 2014 to try to bankrupt U.S. shale producers rather than cut production to put a floor under falling prices. Or is there a deeper strategy at play?ADB head optimistic China’s economy to grow 6.7 percentMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank president said Friday he is optimistic China’s economy will post healthy growth of 6.7 percent this year despite jitters over the yuan’s depreciation and a plunge in Chinese stocks.‘Greater share of oil production’ Hillary Clinton emails reveal motives of Libya intervention – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldDr. Morgan Reynolds – The Fake Planes of 9/11 – YouTube9/11 Planes Hoax http://911planeshoax.com/ What 9/11 Should Have Looked Like http://nomoregames.net/2012/01/19/what-911-should-have-looked-like/ No Planes: M…MUST-SEE DOCUMENTARY: How Big Oil Conquered the World – YouTubeTRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=16888 From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is …Panorama – Man-made ?power islands? could be the answer to energy shortages – Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalismPanorama – Man-made ?power islands? could be the answer to energy shortages – Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalismHow the huge gas leak is turning California’s Porter Ranch into a ghost town | GristA subdivision that was billed as a sanctuary has now turned into a nightmare thanks to an out-of-control environmental disaster.Ratepayers vs. Monopoly: How Will Next Utilities Commissioner Rule? [Michigan Capitol Confidential]State agency that regulates public utilities undergoing transitionPrice increases wipe out promised savings for environmentally-friendly householders | The Courier-MailPRICE increases for thousands of environmentally-conscious householders will wipe out promised savings on electricity bills for the next four years.Renewables could supply all Russian and Central Asian energy needs by 2030Renewable energy could supply Russia and Central Asian countries with all the electricity they need by 2030 — and cut costs significantly at the same time. Paul Brown from the Climate News Network and…New energy regulations most ‘far reaching’ ever, Dominion CEO says – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond Area Business NewsThe U.S. economy and its national security depend on a reliable, abundant energy system, the lead speaker said Friday at the 2016 Financial Forecast meeting sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.Wind creates controversy | News | tillamookheadlightherald.comRestaurant faces more legal hurdlesIEA coal outlook blithely ignores the big picture : Renew EconomyDespite a 10% cut to coal consumption forecasts, the latest International Energy Agency medium-term coal market outlook distorts the underlying data being presented.2015: The year the coal industry woke up from a nightmare … and found it was real : Renew EconomyThis time last year the global coal industry was telling investors that things would be better in 2015. The opposite has proven to be the case.DOE has strategic plans for now out to 2020Our vision is a strong and prosperous nation powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy.Jerry Brown and California Move To Halve Oil Use (As Foreshadowed in 2001) | William BradleyCalifornia showed up big at last month’s UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world’s biggest economies can shift rapidly to renewable power and conservation, sharply cuttSolar, net metering roil ‘old-time’ utilities – New Hampshire Business Review – January 8 2016Aboriginal-owned energy company one-upping Tesla | News | Eco-Business | Asia PacificAustralian Aboriginal-owned company AllGrid Energy has launched WattGrid, a new 10kWh solar energy storage system it says is around 30 per cent cheaper than…Will try to keep power prices lower, says Goyal | Business Standard NewsRead more about Will try to keep power prices lower, says Goyal on Business Standard. Confident that India will be able to keep power prices at lower levels with better demand-supply management systems, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the prices may come down further.
“Business people will also have to model their businessAre man-made POWER ISLANDS the answer to the energy crisis? | Daily Mail OnlineThe theory has been proposed by Portsmouth University’s Carl Ross. They would be attached to the sea bed by tubular pillars with vacuum chambers, similar to offshore drilling rigs.Could Artificial ‘Power Islands’ Solve The Energy Crisis? One Researcher Plans To Find OutOne researcher from Portsmouth University in England claims that man-made artificial “power islands” could solve the world’s energy crisis if they wereBrazil forecasts jump in wind and solar investments as hydro wanes : Renew EconomyWind and solar power capacity expected to increase to as much as 11.6% and 3.7% of the energy mix as part of a new 10-year energy expansion plan in Brazil.MIT researchers create material that can soak up solar heat and release it on demand | PerfScience
Eureka! Serbian maths prof creates his home solar power heating system for just £50 made entirely from… BEER CANS  | Daily Mail OnlineDarko Milicevic has transformed the empties into solar panels to create a heating system to save himself as much as £500 – almost twice the average monthly salary in Serbia – every year.Debate: Conservative vs. conservative on solar power | The Salt Lake TribuneWe’ve been getting some reader blowback on this op-ed piece from up Logan way, from two conservative think tankers who argue that it is bad for government to use taxpayer money to boost solar and …These Sky-High Balloons Could Generate More Power Than Solar PanelsIf you want to capture energy from the sun, it helps to go above the clouds.Solar Power Is Great, Unless You Are a Bedouin in the West Bank – Israel News – HaaretzIsrael encourages using solar panels for electricity, but West Bank Bedouin who try to join the bandwagon are deemed to be building illegal structures.Leaf-mimicking device uses solar power to clean water – E & T MagazineChinese researchers have developed an ‘artificial leaf’ capable of removing toxic pollutants from waste water. CES 16 – Solar Power without the Sun? It is Possible | AltEnergyMagPowerFilm, Inc. Shares their Low-Light Solar Technology at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)Water Decontamination With Solar Power And A Stick – Energy MattersA team from Carnegie Mellon University have proposed an interesting and very simple conceptual device for solar-assisted water sanitation.Contact RGS EnergyRGS Energy contact information for customer service, local office locations, business hours, feedback, sister organizations, and more.Petro States Dipping Into Coffers As Oil Price Reality Kicks In | OilPrice.comThe ongoing selloff in Chinese equity markets and the appreciating U.S. dollar keep oil from breaking is downward trendClean Energy RevolutionFrance to Push On With Climate Summit After Paris Attacks – Renewable Energy WorldParis Summit to Create World Police State – YouTubeTrue Origins of The Paris Massacre Revealed – YouTubePARIS ATTACKS PAVE WAY FOR WORLD COURT – YouTubeWhat One Conservative Texas Think Tank Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Clean Power Plan « Breaking Energy – Energy industry news, analysis, and commentaryCoal’s cruel fortune: its biggest market is also the windiest – Tulsa World: EnergyPompeo touts growing support for anti-wind tax credit bill | Local/State News | hutchnews.comBlowback — the Washington War Party’s Folly Comes Home to Roost | David Stockman‘Green News Report’ – November 17, 2015 | The BRAD BLOGFrance to limit U.N. climate summit to core talks, ban rallies: PM | ReutersParis climate activities to be scaled back, even as official summit goes forward | GristFailure to divest carbon assets has cost pension plans $22B, report finds – Business – CBC NewsMoniz Highlights Five Technologies as Solutions for Carbon Reduction – Renewable Energy WorldWholesale Energy Revolution: Electricity Growth Stalls as Customers Take Control — The Motley FoolWafer bonding for high performance MEMS, power devices, and RF components | Solid State TechnologyThe Rising Sun – Disruption on the horizon! Solar power to revitalise Indian energy sectorCoal Renewables Battle for Power in GermanyRenewables Adoption and Large Entities | The Energy CollectiveThe Paris Agreement Preview and Overview | The Energy CollectiveFloating Wind Energy Project Comes Back From The DeadCanada’s Return To The Fight Against Climate ChangeRT News Journalist Says “ISIS Doesn’t Exist – US Government Creation” Short Version – YouTubeTexas Board of Education Won’t Have Academic Experts Review Schoolbooks – YouTubeScotland Refuses Consent For Two Separate Wind FarmsUK Government Turns Attention From Renewables To GasWhen Do Solar Panels Stop Producing?Bernie Enters THE CLIMATE ZONE – YouTubeThe COMPLETE Truth About The Paris Attacks, ISIS, And The Engineered Refugee Crisis! – YouTubeUS cops seized more property than criminals stole in 2014 – FBI – YouTubeGovernor Sandoval Gambling His Vice Presidential Chances Away With Anti-Solar Record100% Renewable Electricity: Is It Possible Right Now?The Autowende Is Here: Electric Cars Are The Next Trillion Dollar IndustryThis Week in Biofuels, A Patent Perspective – Stoel Rives LLP NewsBLM Charges Exorbitant Rent, Fees for Solar, Energy Storage Compared to Fossil Fuels – Renewable Energy WorldAppeals Court Tosses Complaint Over BLM Approval of Ocotillo Wind Project – Renewable Energy WorldOil: The cost to produce a barrel – Nov. 24, 2015Underwater Balloons Store Energy In Canadian Project | CleanTechnicaPNAS | MobileAfter Endorsement From Oil Industry, Vitter Calls For End To Solar Tax Credits | ThinkProgressLightSail’s Secret Plan to Slash the Costs of Compressed Air Energy Storage | Greentech MediaSewers Hold Waste Heat Ready For Recovery | CleanTechnica

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.

In the Homestretch to Paris Climate Talks – YouTubeDuring an event hosted by The Christian Science Monitor in Washington on Nov. 3, 2015, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framewo…UN climate chief is ‘delighted by Volkswagen emissions scandal’ – YouTubeDuring an event hosted by The Christian Science Monitor in Washington on Nov. 3, 2015, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framewo…Nuclear Matters’ Carol M. Browner on White House Summit on Nuclear Energy | Business WireNuclear Matters Leadership Council Member and former EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner issued the following statement following today&rsquo;s White HExxon, Keystone, and the Turn Against Fossil Fuels – The New YorkerBill McKibben on whether President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone pipeline is an indicator that the fossil-fuel tide is turning.New ORNL device combines power of mass spectrometry, microscopy | Science CodexOAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 6, 2015 – A tool that provides world-class microscopy and spatially resolved chemical analysis shows considerable promise for advancing a number of areas of study, including chemical science, pharmaceutical development and diseaseColored ultrathin hybrid photovoltaics with high quantum efficiency | SPIE Newsroom: SPIEUltrathin hybrid photovoltaic devices with customized colors and patterns pave the way toward energy-saving display systems and the integration of power generation into buildings.Innovative solar power harnessing technology gets US patent – The American BazaarThe US Patent Office has granted patent titled Transpired Solar Collector Chimney Tower to SolarWall inventor John Hollick and Dogan Eryene.India Kicks Greenpeace Out Of The Country | The Daily CallerIn a twist of irony, Greenpeace has been kicked out of the very country it’s trying to “save” from global warming.Solar farm in Balcombe ‘fracking village’ shelved due to Tory policies | Environment | The GuardianSussex village gives up plans for community-run project that would have enabled it to run largely on clean energyNew heat transfer product maximises power production in solar marketThermal fluid expert, Globaltherm has acted on industry calls for higher temperature heat transfer products. The company’s latest addition to its range is Omnistore MS-550, a molten salt heat transfer media that operates at temperatures ranging from 150 to 550 degrees Celsius.SAROS Is a Buoy That Creates Clean Drinking Water Using Wave Power – CityLabA North Carolina startup thinks its desalination device can solve water crises in coastal communities, on islands, and after disasters.   New low-cost battery could help store renewable energy – American Chemical SocietyNEWSTALK 1010 – IN-DEPTH RADIO :: Ontario taxpayers paying millions of dollars for the power line to nowhere :: News – ArticleThe Caledonia land claim has held up completion of transmission lineMadigan draws ire of coal country lawmakers | Local | herald-review.comSPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers who represent Illinois coal country are bristling at Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to support the Obama administration’s new clean energy rules.Government Is Out Of Step With Public Over Support For Small Scale Solar – Blue and Green TomorrowOver 50,000 people have submitted responses to a government consultation calling for them to maintain support for rooftop solar.  The consultation, which cBMW has developed a new method to store hydrogen fuel | Hydrogen Fuel Newshydrogen fuel, which could have a major impact on the range of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles consume hydrogen in order to produce electrical power, whiQuiet Burial For India-US Nuclear Deal? – Analysis | Eurasia ReviewGraphene Paper Transforms Into Tiny Origami Robots – IEEE SpectrumTiny graphene devices capable of folding in response to laser light could inspire future microrobotsYaleNews | Entrepreneur-turned-environmentalist Tom Steyer to alumni: We have got to make a changePaula Gant, DOE assistant deputy for oil and natural gas, says U.S. enjoying “era of incredible abundance of domestic energy” – Charlotte Business JournalThe Charlotte Chamber’s Energy Summit keynote speaker asserts innovation in gas drilling, energy efficiency and renewables have created an “era of incredible abundance of domestic energy.”Bituminous coal miners’ strike of 1894 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaLetter, 11/6: Wind power needed : OpinionThe Lancaster County Board should adopt regulations for sound that are in line with those of other counties (“County Board shows support for more stringent wind-energy regulations,” Oct. 27). MostMore Oil Companies Could Join Exxon Mobil as Focus of Climate Investigations – The New York TimesThe start of an inquiry by the New York attorney general’s office into Exxon Mobil’s record on climate change could lead to additional legal actions involving other major energy companies.The Return of London’s Fog – The New York TimesThe city’s famous air pollution is coming back. So why won’t politicians do anything?Mower County couple says wind turbines disrupt their lives – PostBulletin.com: LocalSARGEANT — For nearly 40 years, when Kathy Blanchard looked out her kitchen window of her home she would see a beautiful view. But now, she shares land with what she sees as a new and noisy neighbor: Pleasant Valley Wind Farm project.Rural Ireland is as angry as hell and not going to take it any more – Independent.ieGenerations of midland families have been reared, educated and thrived from working the bogs of the country’s low-lying heartland.The renewable energy source that’s more dangerous than coal – Salon.comA pending ruling on wood burning could undermine global efforts to tackle climate change. Part 3 of a 3-part seriesTesla Model 3 To Feature New Tech: CTOAs Tesla continues preparations for a Model 3 release, the hierarchy of the company has been talking about the technology it will utilize.Exxon under investigation by NY for historic climate denial | National ObserverExxon Researched Climate Change in 1977 | FRONTLINE – YouTubeA short FRONTLINE film about Exxon’s early research into climate change produced in collaboration with InsideClimate News. Produced by Tom Jennings Edited by…Time to Wake Up: What Exxon Knew About Climate Change – YouTubeExxon Predicted Today’s Cheap Solar Boom Back in the 1980s – Bloomberg BusinessThe oil giant’s 25-year-old research into the economics of solar was spot-on.Why The Investigation Of ExxonMobil Matters – The EquationThe Oil Industry Has Been Put on Notice | BOE ReportThere were two huge developments today, both for the oil industry and the earth’s climate. New York’s top lawyer issued a subpoena to Exxon, seekingA map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet – VoxDo you know how the internet gets across the ocean? This amazing map shows every cable that makes it possible.uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible | TechCrunchIt must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details..uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible | TechCrunchIt must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details..Electronic Artists Find Beauty In Phosphorus Recovery EffortsA new art exhibit based in Chicago brings the science of phosphorus recovery, as well as its importance to plant life, to smart phones and tablets.Goodbye Gasoline, Hello Chinese Battery Power – Bloomberg ViewVW’s woes and Toyota’s success have pushed electric-vehicle technology past an inflection point.Elites Secret Agenda For AI Take Over Revealed – YouTubeA new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end. http://www.infowa&#8230;China smog almost 50 times WHO recommendations – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: A swathe of China was blanketed with dangerous acrid smog Monday after levels of the most dangerous particulates reached almost 50 times World Health Organization maximums. Levels of PM2.5, the tiny airborne particles considered most harmful to health, reached 860 micrograms per cubic metre in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province in the northeast, on Monday. The World Health Organization’s recommended maximum is a 24-hour average of 25 micrograms.Northwest Power draft plan sees little new generation coming for BPA | Local | missoulian.comMontanans have a chance to weigh in on a plan that tells one of the biggest power suppliers in the nation how to manage its business.OPINION: New Jerseyans agree on renewable energyApples or oranges? Giants or Eagles? Subs or hoagies? Can New Jerseyans agree on anything? Apparently yes. When residents are asked about energy, they’re almost unanimous on one point: this state we’re in needs to shift its focus to renewable energy sources like solar and wind.BALLOT INITIATIVE WOULD END PRIVATE UTILITIES, CREATE STATEWIDE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT | East County Magazine  East County News Service November 8, 2015 (Sacramento) – California’s Secretary of State has approved signature gathering for a ballot initiative that if approved by voters, would end private utility corporations such as San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric. Under the measure, the state would buy out the companies and operate a publicly owned California Electrical Utility District that would set electricity rates, build infrastructure and provide power. Bonds or taxes could be levied to fund costs. The measure’s backer, Ben Davis Jr., contends the state can provide power at lower rates for California customers and notes that nationwide, public utilities have 15% lower rates on average than privately owned utilities.Ill wind blowing for world’s poor | The Pueblo ChieftainA Texas Utility Offers a Nighttime Special: Free Electricity – The New York TimesTXU Energy promotes a plan with free electricity overnight, in part a result of the ample wind power in Texas.The danger isn’t the world running out of oil – it’s running out of demand for it – Independent.ieJust as the energy industry has brushed aside concerns that the world could run out of oil, industry executives now believe it is demand, rather than supply, that is nearing its apex.#Ethiopia’s minister of energy: will not halt the construction of Grand Renaissance Dam | Diplomat News NetworkIndia- States unanimously decide to adopt Mission Mode for electrifying remaining villages by March 2017 | MENAFN.COM(MENAFN – KNN India) Power ministers of all states and union territories have unanimously decided to ensure electrification of all the remaining un-electrified villages by end of March 2017 inHow trillions of tiny solar panels could power the internet of thingsIt’s not easy powering a network of billions of sensors. 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(AP) — A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation’s first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal officials signaled a potential raid, the tribal president said Monday.Mexican president opposes marijuana legalization – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday he opposes any eventual legalization of marijuana, five days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of four people who wanted to grow pot for personal use.We’re winning the war against coal – CNN.comMichael Bloomberg, Michael Brune: U.S. has made huge strides in reducing carbon emissions; that strengthens its hand at Paris climate talksWant to Burn Coal and Save the Planet? Japan Touts a Solution – Bloomberg BusinessFor all the talk of a solar boom in Japan, coal still has a future there, and potentially a big one at that. Japan’s government and industry are backing emerging coal technologies they say are less damaging to the environment. While they’re pushing the most polluting fossil fuel at home and abroad, Japan’s government will be trying to burnish its environmental credentials at climate talks that begin at the end of the month in Paris.Austria’s largest state now gets 100 percent of its electricity from renewables – ScienceAlertAmazing.Integrating Graphene Oxide in Solar Cells – Solar Novus TodayBinghamton University researchers develop environmentally friendly process for spatially controlling electrical properties of the 2D nanomaterial graphene oxide.Lead Perovskites With Efficiencies Over 20% – Solar Novus TodayJapanese researcher achieve 20.1% conversion efficiencies for cells fabricated using organometal trihalide perovskite.Eliminate Duke’s grip on renewables | The Charlotte ObserverDuke Energy has asked the N.C. Utilities Commission to fine a small nonprofit group, NC WARN, $1,000 per day for selling solar energy to a church in Greensboro. The irony and hypocrisy are thicker than the sludge in a Duke Energy coal ash pond.Ultrasonic bubbles give cold water bug-killing cleaning power – YouTubeThe Starstream device infuses a stream of regular cold water with ultrasound, turning the tiny water bubbles into micro-scrubbers that clean and remove conta…Meredith Perry, Innovator – Ultrasonic Wireless Charging – YouTubeWhen Meredith Perry was a student at the University of Pennsylvania, she pondered on all the different charging cables we use with our electronic devices. Sh…Inland Empire Utilities Agency Takes on “Water-Energy Nexus”Advantages of rotor blade extensionsThis blade extension system was developed by Energiekontor in partnership with fk-wind (Institute for Wind Energy at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven).Ferguson protests influence actions at U. of Missouri – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When cotton balls were scattered outside the black culture center at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in 2010 in a clear reference to slavery, two white students were arrested and expelled.WindCrete – Floating Wind Turbine Tower – Energy MattersSpanish researchers have designed a durable floating platform for offshore wind turbines modeled on deep sea oil rigs,After 7 years, desert renewable energy plan finalizedThe Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan features changes from a draft written by the California Energy Commission and Bureau of Land Management.Noon: Catholic leaders and climate miraclesChurch leaders who say climate change is a ‘moral’ responsibility seem unaware of the weaknesses of alternative energy.World energy watchdog fears 1970s oil crunch as Mid-East regains stranglehold – TelegraphThe Mid-East share of global oil exports will rise to 75pc if oil prices stay
low and investment collapses, risking a strategic crisis in the futureIEA World Energy Outlook offers hope for civilisation, ‘Straya not so much – MacroBusinessProject Sunroof | AboutOnion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glowA new, onion-like nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security techniques.Going Off Fossil Fuels Would Boost Disposable Income And Create A Million Jobs | ThinkProgressA rebuttal to the “job-killer” claims.Poll Shows African Americans Support Clean Power Plan and Climate Action, But Not Exxon-Funded National Black Chamber of Commerce | DeSmogBlogOne tactic of the fossil fuel industry’s attack on the proposed Clean Power Plan is to say it unfairly targets minority communities when in fact the opposite is true. Industry-funded groups like the National Black Chamber of Commerce are among the groups making these claims. In the past National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) president Harry Alford dismissed climate change by quoting Stevie Wonder, saying, “When you believe in things you don’t understand; you suffer. Superstition ain’t the way.” And while Alford may equate science to superstition, there is no doubt that he understands one thing very well – collecting oil industry money. The NBCC has received over $1 million from ExxonMobil alone.Coal-backed CRA is futile attempt to derail clean power plan | TheHillThe climate crisis is the greatest environmental threat our country has ever faced.Federal grant awarded to Salt Lake City company to capture sun’s energy | Deseret NewsDepartment of Energy Undersecretary for Science and Energy Dr. Lynn Orr toured labs at Ceramatec and announced a $2.4 million grant to the Salt Lake City company for a project designed to unlock the pA project studies renewable electricity generation on motorways | Energy Harvesting JournalA project studies renewable electricity generation on motorways | Energy Harvesting JournalTesla Tube – The Epic War to Power the World – EDISON VS…The Epic War to Power the World – EDISON VS TESLA — Recently Shell Co. ‘claimed’ you cannot get energy from Solar at Night. Both LIGHTNING STORMS &…FBI head: No credible threat to US after Paris attacks – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have found no links between the attackers and the U.S.Alaska reality stars admit lying to get state oil check – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two members of the family associated with the Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” reality show have agreed to plead guilty to lying on the application for the yearly oil revenue check given to Alaska residents.Texas: We don’t need academics to fact-check our textbooks – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: The Texas Board of Education rejected a measure Wednesday that would require university experts to fact-check the state’s textbooks in public schools. “Through grammatical manipulation, the textbook authors obscure the role of slave owners in the institution of slavery,” she says.Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern …Goodbye Wi-Fi, Hello Li-Fi: New Wireless Technology Is 100 Times FasterNew wireless technology has been tested that is 100 times stronger than Wi-Fi. 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The South African-born entrepreneur’s company Tesla, best known for its electric cars, sparked global interest in the idea of self-powered homes in April, when it said it would start selling lithium-ion batteries for households next year. The batteries, called Powerwalls, connect to solar panels on the roof of a house and aim to store enough power during the day to drive kettles and washing machines at night, raising the prospect that households one day will be able to rely fully on clean energy and become independent of the power grid.Keiser Report: Government Giving Burgerly Bad Name (E841) – YouTubeCheck Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special episode of the Keiser Report from New York City Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert …How much house does $500,000 buy in Los Angeles County? – LA Times<p>The median price for single-family homes in Los Angeles County, based on more than 4,800 sales, was $510,000 in October, according to CoreLogic. 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As the global summit began, the US embassy in Beijing recorded concentrations of PM2.5, tiny airborne particles which embed deeply in the lungs, at 625 micrograms per cubic metre — 25 times above the World Health Organisation’s 25 microgram recommended maximum.An Early Start Sunday For COP21, World Leaders Monday | CleanTechnicaThe ADP of the UN’s COP21 meeting, responsible for forging a unanimous declaration of international will, convened Sunday evening, November 29, 2015. …Molecular Soccer Ball” Perovskite Solar Cell Gets 20.5%A new perovskite solar cell combines tandem architecture, low cost materials and energy efficient, low cost thin film solar cell manufacturing.Oil & Gas Companies Have Laid Off More Than 250,000 Workers, More Layoffs Likely To ComeCrude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the possibility of oil dipping into the $20s per barrel.Carbon Tracker warns of carbon bubble and stranded assetsCarbon Tracker , inventors of the carbon bubble, warn that “no new coal will be needed, oil demand will peak around 2020 and growth in gas will disappoint”.Something Missing From New Peak Coal ReportA new report on peak coal confirms the “new normal” of a declining global coal market, a complete reversal of the common wisdom on coal market growth.Invisible wires could improve solar cell efficiency | Energy Harvesting JournalInvisible wires could improve solar cell efficiency | Energy Harvesting JournalPower generation: Coal’s the reality for now, global lessons in efficiency | The Indian ExpressThermal units will persist as mainstay of the power sector in the foreseeable future. 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General Secretary Ban Ki-moon offered similar and contrasting ideas on what success in Paris looks like.Sanders Releases Climate Plan, Calling For An End To Fossil Fuels | ThinkProgressSanders’ plan calls for a carbon tax and strong American leadership on climate.SolarCity CEO: Renewable Energy ‘Costs You Less Than Dirty Energy So Stop Using Dirty Energy’ | ThinkProgressSolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive told ThinkProgress that putting a price on carbon is the most important thing for climate change, and that Mexico is the next big place for solar development.Oil price drops to lowest since 2009, sinking energy stocks – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp drop in the price of oil on Monday rattled investors and helped push stocks lower across several industries.Brace yourself because $20 oil could be next for this market – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: Oil prices at $20 is not just a fantasy, it’s quickly becoming a reality for this market.Trump: Shut Down Internet, Shut Down Free Speech! – YouTubeAlex Jones and David Knight discuss what Presidential candidate Donald Trump had to say about the Internet and free speech. 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After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperiled island states against rising economic powerhouses, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared the pact adopted, to the standing applause and whistles of delegates from almost 200 nations. “With a small hammer you can achieve great things,” Fabius said as he gaveled the agreement, capping two weeks of tense negotiations at the summit on the outskirts of the French capital.Top Russian Writer Nikolai Starikov Explains Who Is Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis – YouTubeCredit New Insight https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZvwsW37QnZQgTGmoMPErQ Keep us alive: http://russia-insider.com/support Visit us! http://russia-insider&#8230;.Coal and solar power executives clash at Paris climate conference – FT.comTony Hayward, chairman of mining company Glencore, has clashed with wind and solar power executives who say renewable energy can replace coal in industrialising countries such as India and China. Mr Hayward, whose company is the world’s largestComment: Could France become a renewable energy powerhouse? – Renewable Energy FocusThe solid block of support for nuclear power among French elites is showing signs of strain. In an unusual development, Parisian newspaper Liberation published two side-by-side articles about French political figures on the right who question nuclear power in the wake of the Italian referendum on new nuclear plants.Stocks drop as oil rout keeps markets on edge before Fed – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: Asian stocks slipped on Monday after Wall Street sank amid plunging crude oil prices, keeping investors on edge ahead of an expected U.S. rate rise by the Federal Reserve later in the week. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.9 percent after touching a 2-1/2-month low. Japan’s Nikkei fell 2.3 percent on the yen’s appreciation, while South Korea’s Kospi retreated 1.3 percent.Christian female fighters take on IS in Syria – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Babylonia has no regrets about leaving behind her two children and her job as a hairdresser to join a Christian female militia battling against the Islamic State group in Syria. The fierce-looking 36-year-old in fatigues from the Syriac Christian minority in the northeast believes she is making the future safe for her children. Babylonia belongs to a small, recently created battalion of Syriac Christian women in Hasakeh province who are fighting IS.Obama optimism over climate pact tempered by GOP opposition – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the newly passed international climate change agreement as a major achievement that could help turn the tide on global warming, but got a quick reminder that Republicans will fight it all the way.Solar efficiency of a new deposited titania photocatalyst: chlorophenol, pesticide and dye removal applications“Hydricity” Would Couple Solar Thermal and Hydrogen Power – IEEE SpectrumSun-to-electricity efficiency of the system could approach 35 percentDomain size and purity key to efficient organic solar cellsAs solar energy becomes more popular, the drive to create more efficient, less expensive solar cells increases. Solar energy is abundant, but the devices we use to collect that energy have an efficiency problem – currently, …Low-cost, highly efficient solar cells produced – Mehr News AgencyTEHRAN, Dec. 14 (MNA) – Iranian researchers from Shiraz University used special nanostructures to produce solar cells to increase the efficiency of the devices, INIC reports.Efficiency and Low Cost of Second-gen Solar Cell Films Propel Global MarketGlobal Solar Cell Films Market stood at 9,393.78 USD Million in 2014 and is expected to reach 20,995.66 USD Million by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 9.4 from 2015 to 2023Matthew Campbell: Big Oil, make way for Big Solar | Business Standard ColumnRead more about Matthew Campbell: Big Oil, make way for Big Solar on Business Standard. Fossil-fuel producers face a costly disruption; renewable power and energy efficiency players await an unprecedented opportunity. 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My grandmother used it,” she said, holding a plastic bottle filled with the leaves and liquid. When they’re congested, the alcohol is rubbed on the chest and back.Los Angeles closes all schools after receiving threat – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Los Angeles shut down all of its schools on Tuesday, ordering some 643,000 students to stay home after officials received a threatening email, only weeks after a deadly Islamic State-inspired attack in San Bernardino. The Los Angeles school district regularly receives threats, but this one stood out for its scale, schools Superintendent Ramon Cortines said. 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Republican leaders said an agreement being negotiated by leaders of both parties would be unveiled later on Tuesday.Oil Prices: Really, Did No One See This Coming? — The Motley FoolOPEC’s decision to stand its ground somehow seemed to catch the market off guard. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the market was caught off guard by something that should have been obvious.Perovskite boosts silicon solar cell efficiency | Printed Electronics WorldPerovskite boosts silicon solar cell efficiency | Printed Electronics WorldNanotechnology Now – Press Release: Transparent metal films for smart phone, tablet and TV displaysBuilding blocks for GaN power switches | (e) Science NewsA team of engineers from Cornell University, the University of Notre Dame and the semiconductor company IQE has created gallium nitride (GaN) power diodes capable of serving as the building blocks for future GaN power switches — with applications spanning nearly all electronics products and electricity distribution infrastructures.Study assesses solar photovoltaic technologies | MIT NewsAn MIT assessment of solar energy technologies concludes that today’s widely used crystalline silicon technology is efficient and reliable and could feasibly be deployed at the large scale needed to mitigate climate change by midcentury.Electronics are getting small, and that is causing big problemsAs the components in electronic devices are shrinking to the nanoscale, even a single atom out of place can disrupt their function. But this also presents an opportunity to make them even better.Dye Sensitized Cell Market: Driven By: Increasing number of retail store, high growth rate of the automotive industry and OthersDye Sensitized Cell Market: Driven By: Increasing number of retail store, high growth rate of the automotive industry and OthersSolar Panels Covering Spain Can Power the World, Elon Musk Says – I4U NewsAlbuquerque Journal | Researchers seek to build a better solar panelNEWARK, Del. — Solar panels accounted for one-third of all new electricity generation installed in the United States in 2014, up from just 10 percent two years earlier. With interest…Solar, Electric Vehicles Could Make Oil And ICE Cars Obsolete – The Era Of Oil Is Almost Over | Seeking AlphaOil producing countries economies will collapse by 2030.ICE car companies will either collapse or adapt very quickly to sell electric vehicles (EVs).Solar, EV aSolar cells that can face almost any direction and keep themselves clean | (e) Science NewsIn recent years, a complicated discussion over which direction solar cells should face — south or west — has likely left customers uncertain about the best way to orient their panels. Now researchers are attempting to resolve this issue by developing solar cells that can harvest light from almost any angle, and the panels self-clean to boot. Their report appears in the journal <i>ACS Nano</i>.Why Denmark Outperforms the World In Cleantech – Investing News NetworkThe Council on Foreign Relations blog has published an article examining the ways in which Denmark outperforms the world in cleantech.Long-Lost Nikola Tesla Drawings Reveal Map To Multiplication – CBS NEWSA recently discovered set of original Nikola Tesla drawings reveal a map to multiplication that contains all numbers in a simple to use system. The drawings were discovered at an antique shop in central Phoenix Arizona by local artist, Abe Zucca. They are believed to have been created during the last years of Tesla’s Free Energy lab, Wardenclyffe. The manuscript is thought to contain many solutions to unanswered questions about mathematics.ELECTRICITY: Receding Lake Mead poses challenges to Hoover Dam’s power output — Monday, June 30, 2014 — www.eenews.netFor more than 77 years, the iconic Hoover Dam has been producing dependable and cheap electricity for millions of customers in the Southwest. 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As reported by…Photo voltaic cells that may face virtually any course and maintain themselves clear – Sun Journal ObserverNuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change | Environment | The GuardianTo solve the climate problem, policy must be based on facts and not prejudice. 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SolarCity …Removing Toxic Micropollutants from Wastewater: An Interview with Dr. Michael CimbritzDr. Michael Cimbritz, a lecturer at Lund University, has extensive experience working in the wastewater treatment industry. 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(Winter Why Nots, E853) – YouTubeCheck Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ta…LIVE: Russian President & Indian PM meeting in Moscow – YouTubeCheck Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ta…Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ta…NASA releases stunning photo of Earth – YouTubeAstronomer Robert Zimmerman talks with CNN’s Amara Walker about NASA releasing a stunning new photo of Earth.This Is Water by David Foster Wallace Full Speech – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldMy Turn: Net metering is holy grail of energy independence | Concord MonitorFirst, what is “net metering”? 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At the beginning of the year, crude oil was well on its way to the lowest point since the financial crisis, dropping into the…UAE fuel price to fall for fifth month in a row in January | Gulf BusinessAnnouncement comes as price of Brent reaches an 11-year lowUranium prices set to march higher as climate deal boosts nuclear | ReutersUranium prices are expected to outperform other commodities in 2016 and beyond as a global climate change deal and growing demand from Asia bolster the prospects of the nuclear industry.US pursuing regime change in Iraq, Syria, aiming for Iran – Pres. Candidate Jill Stein – YouTubeThe US presidential elections are just around the corner, the great fight for the seat of power. However, while Democrats and Republicans are all over the ma…Let’s watch everyone crash the hoverboards they got for Christmas – SBNation.comMerry Christmas! Let’s watch people fall over on hoverboards!Understanding the mechanism for generating electric current without energy consumption at room temperatureA group of researchers in Japan and China identified the requirements for the development of new types of extremely low power consumption electric devices by studying Cr-doped (Sb, Bi)2Te3 thin films. This study has been …SolarIndustryMag.com: Chinese Solar Manufacturing Plant To Use Despatch’s Safire Firing FurnacesFocusing on solar power news, analysis and information, Solar Industry covers utility-scale projects, renewable energy policy, photovoltaic technology, and the market for new products and services for professionals in the solar business.Green nanotech to power cars: IIT-M researchers show how – Times of IndiaAt a time when India has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 33% to 35% by 2030 and is looking for non-fossil fuelbased sources to generate electricity, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras researchers have come up with what they say is an alternate cost-effective green nanotechnology to power vehicles like hybrid cars and bikes.iconnect007 :: Article Building Blocks for GaN Power SwitchesDeveloper of $20 million Australian-first solar thermal pilot plant predicts sunny future under Turnbull – Localisation Information – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Commissioning is about to begin on an Australian first-of-a-kind $20 million solar thermal power station which could lead to billion dollar commercial operations in regional Australia and global demand for the technology.2015 was the year that … | GreenBizAn admittedly subjective list of the 10 sustainable-business themes and memes that made the 12 months just passed a very good year.Facebook, Google locked in stratosphere race – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RITech giants working to connect more people to the wonders — and advertising — of the Internet Mercedes: Hybrid Models Reduce Lifecycle Energy Use 42% – Gas 2Ukraine’s Gas Consumption Reduced by 25% in 2015Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the Ukrainian authorities’ ultimate goal is to achieve total energy independence for the country in ten years.Big Oil run amok in Kern County | The Sacramento BeeIn California, we like to think of ourselves as being on clean energy’s cutting edge. We drive more electric vehicles, generate more electricity from solar power, and our legislators have pushed forward innovative policies that have become a model not just in the U.S., but around the world.Houston-area mall evacuated after hoverboard catches fire – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: A suburban Houston mall was evacuated for nearly an hour on Monday after a hoverboard caught fire inside the sprawling structure, an official said. The hoverboard had been returned to a kiosk inside Deerbrook Mall because it was not charging properly, according to a Humble Fire Department spokesperson. 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Some 27 citizen (amateur)journalists and seven media workers were also killed.Graphene quantum dots make efficient solar cells – Research Highlights – Nature Middle EastScientists create relatively cheap, highly efficient hybrid solar cells.Sand could be the key to unlocking more efficient solar power, Masdar scientists find | The NationalThey hope to drive concentrated solar power technology to compete with traditional photovoltaic solar power using nothing more than the most abundant material found in the UAE — sand.Enhanced charge carrier transport in perovskite solar cells | SPIE Homepage: SPIEManipulation of surface potentials at grain boundaries in lead halide perovskite solar cells may enhance their photoconversion efficiency.Africa: Abu Dhabi Device Harvests Untapped Solar Power – allAfrica.comResearchers in Abu Dhabi have created a low-cost device that can make solar cells panels more efficient by splitting sunlight into its constituent colours.Russell Crowe Lashes Out at Virgin Airlines for Refusing Sons’ Hoverboards on Flight: ‘Never Again’Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lashed out against Virgin Australia Airlines via Twitter on Tuesday, December 29, for refusing to allow his sons’ hoverboards onto the plane. The Gladiator star, 51, who shares his sons Tennyson and Charles with his estranged wife, Danielle Spencer, then followed upUltrasound Useful in Diagnosing Breast Cancer for Certain Women, Study ShowsUltrasound seems to be better than mammography for detecting invasive breast cancers and cancers without calcifications, a new study finds.Air Quality and Public Health and Local Protections | The Energy CollectiveA hope has prevailed that curbs on carbon will also fix the dirty air in cities. But that hope doesn’t take into account how the past of pollution control inside the United States and other long-industrialized nations has conditioned us to tackling one enormous environmental problem while ignoring the other.Wind Capacity Expansion and Support | The Energy CollectiveMore than 70 gigawatts of wind power is installed around the U.S., according to new figures from the American Wind Energy Association. The milestone was hit in November. It took three years to get from 60 gigawatts to 70 gigawatts due to the temporary expiration of the Production Tax Credit in 2013.Futuristic Marine Energy Devices Get $10.5 M From US DOEKeystone, schmeystone, Part Deux: marine energy is yet another vast untapped clean power resource in the USA and the Obama Administration is tapping it.Why Australia is sitting on a clean energy goldmine | The New Daily<b>ANALYSIS:</b> With 195 nations pledging to break the link between economic growth and carbon pollution, Australia is well-placed to prosper in the post-Paris agreement world.Chinese hoverboard market in chaos after Amazon demands they stop explodingShortly after reports began to spread that some hoverboards were starting fires and causing significant injuries to customers, Amazon and other retailers began pulling certain brands off of their shelves. Amazon even went so far as to suggest that buyers who had already received their hoverboards shouldFrom Yahoo Finance: The Republican primary, dominated by the blustery Donald Trump, has attracted the most ridicule so far, for obvious reasons. In a Trumpless election cycle, though, the farcical Democratic primary, which the Democratic National Committee has transparently rigged to favor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, would be a much bigger deal. Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is arguably the most affected by the DNC’s decision to restrict the number of debates and to schedule the few that there are on dates that seem to guarantee that they will receive little attention.Not Even OPEC Can Fix Oil Glut — Energy Journal – MoneyBeat – WSJThe level of global oil production is so uncertain that investors are having a hard time trying to determine if the oil market is close to a bottom.Microsoft will inform customers of state-sponsored hacks on their accounts – LA Times<p>Microsoft pledged on Wednesday to notify people with Microsoft accounts (which include Outlook.com emails and OneDrive) if it believes those accounts have been targeted or hacked by people working on behalf of a nation or state.&nbsp;In a <a href=”http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2015/12/30/additional-steps-to-help-keep-your-personal-information-secure/&#8221; target=”_blank”>blog post on the Microsoft website</a>, Microsoft executive Scott…</p>A hybrid solar cell that utilizes waste heat to boost efficiency – Chemical EngineeringScientists from Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea; http://www.yonsei.ac.kr) led by Prof Eunkyoung Kim, have developed a hybrid solar cell to enhance the photo-conversion efficiency of a solar cell with a3 New Years Resolutions That Will End the World’s Dependency on Fossil FuelsRenewable energy and electric vehicles get cheaper the more of them we make and use. Oil and coal get more expensive the more of them we burn. So we can be confident thatDick Piland: Killing endangered birds while ‘saving’ the planet – Longmont Times-CallOn Sunday, Dec. 20, the Times-Call published an article titled “Bald eagles lose nest after Erie tree cut down.Clean energy’s surge is aided by Paris climate deal, government policies and investment, analysts saySOLAR POWER: Desert plant has pollution problem – Press EnterpriseThe Ivanpah solar plant burns substantial amounts of natural gas, making it a greenhouse emitter under state law.Solar Power Burns Old Utilities’ Business Models – The Daily BeastNot only can homes with photovoltaic cells and wind turbines generate electricity, but they can also sell that juice on the backs of grids that the power companies pay to maintain. No wonder they’re asking states to tax renewables.The effects of non-invasive radiofrequency treatment and hyperthermia on malignant and nonmalignant cells. – PubMed – NCBIInt J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Sep 3;11(9):9142-53. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110909142.Gold nanoparticles and radiofrequency in experimental models for hepatocellular carcinoma – Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicinehttp://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/08/wind_farm_plans_clash_with_pri.htmlEnergy: Oil price collapse weighs heavy on Colorado economy – The Denver PostColorado’s oil and gas sector has struggled following a collapse in prices, but managed to hold up better than expected.Militia, Along With Family of Cliven Bundy, Take Over Federal Land at National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon – YahooFrom Yahoo: A group of militia members, along with some members of the family of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, are occupying a building on federal land at an Oregon national wildlife refuge. The militia members who occupied the wildlife refuge buildings set up a roadblock, and two armed members had manned a guard tower that is usually used to spot wildfires, but there was no sign of law enforcement in the area, and local police said they had no intention of going to the scene, not even to keep watch on the militia. The protest began Saturday as a rally in support of Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, who are to report to prison on Monday for arson.Solar’s Demise In The UK – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: After a head start on renewables, the conservative UK government decided to cut subsidies for renewable energies, leaving especially solar in a vulnerable positionOil may hit $18 amid Saudi-Iran tensions: Kilduff – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: Oil could break below $20 this year as tensions simmer between Iran and Saudi Arabia, two of the world’s largest oil players, John Kilduff said.Dow set for triple-digit losses amid China sell-off – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Wall Street Monday amid a sharp sell-off in Chinese stocks.Dow falls 450 points, having worst opening day in 84 years – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Monday, weighed by renewed concerns of global economic slowdown and increased tensions in the Middle East.U.S. files civil suit against Volkswagen for environment violations – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a civil suit against Volkswagen AG for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices to impair emission control systems in 600,000 vehicles. …Oregon activists picked the wrong battle, militia leaders say – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: As armed anti-government activists occupied a snowy wildlife refuge for a third day to call attention to a land-use dispute, militia leaders from similar groups across the country criticized the seizure of federal land and a building. The protesters have said they aim “to restore and defend the Constitution” to protect the rights of ranchers and ignite a national debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy they hope could ultimately force the federal government to release tracts of Western land.Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions can’t halt slide in oil prices – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: DALLAS (AP) — Even the escalating tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, two big oil-producing countries, can’t halt the slide in energy prices.
NREL, CSEM set new efficiency record for dual-junction solar cell: pv-magazineThe U.S./Swiss collaboration has yielded a 29.8% efficient PV cell based on gallium indium phosphide and crystalline silicon layers, without concentrated sunlight.A New Electron Transport Layer for Perovskite Solar Cells – MaterialsViewsA team of Chinese scientists have developed an opal-like TiO2 electron transport layer for perovskite solar cells.What We Can Learn From the ‘Dumbest Town in the U.S.’ | Brian F. KeaneThe North Carolina community of Woodland voted to put on hold three solar farms planned for the area after a few vocal citizens raised some far-fetched concerns about what solar would do to their town.How do we promote green building in the cheap energy era? : TreeHuggerMartin Holladay looks at the issue and makes some very good points.Is there an optical rectenna in your future? | EDNDirect RF-to-electricity conversion is a well-established niche; will the next step use light instead of RF?Are electric vehicles really best option for greener driving?Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest car manufacturer to announce its entry into the world’s first fully electric racing series – the FIA Formula E World Championship. It is reported that the racing series will serve …Researcher suggests storing solar energy underground for a cloudy dayOver the last few years, Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his colleague, Mark Delucchi of the University of California, Berkeley, have produced a series of plans, based on huge …Thermovoltage-driven solar hydrogen for commercialized water splitting | SPIE Homepage: SPIEWater splitting by integrated photoelectrochemical-thermoelectric devices can produce storable and transportable hydrogen fuel from solar and waste heat energies.The student news site of California State University – Los AngelesWhy Ammon Bundy’s Oregon standoff is doomed to failAmmon Bundy addresses the media at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., on January 5, 2016. If you want to understand why the armed men who seized the empty headquarters of Oregon’s remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday are doomed to fail — despite vowing to hunker downMan behind armed Oregon band says he’s on mission from God – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man behind the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge comes from a Mormon family that has been challenging government authority for at least two decades.Saudi Arabia Is the George W. Bush of the Middle East – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Riyadh has a clear strategy – just not one that Washington should endorse.Chicago police torture victims receive $5.5 million in reparations – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Nearly 60 people tortured by Chicago police decades ago have begun receiving $5.5 million in reparations from the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday. The news comes as Chicago faces renewed criticism for police treatment of minority suspects. Last May, aldermen in the nation’s third-largest city approved the payments to 57 people tortured by police in the 1970s and 1980s and agreed to make other reparations such as a memorial.The Latest: Rancher says warrants issued in Oregon standoff – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on armed people who have taken over a federal building at an Oregon wildlife refuge (all times local):Bill Hicks – Murdered American Hero – YouTubeBILL HICKS at WACO with Kevin Booth. LINKS follow: click more Watch:RUBY RIDGE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2f6VPRSQ2Q this is very good & http://www.you&#8230;Waco II, The Big Lie Continues – YouTubeShare your videos with friends, family, and the worldWhite House says it can’t confirm N. Korea nuclear test – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it can’t confirm a North Korean nuclear test, but said the U.S. would condemn any violations of United Nations Security Council resolutions.Brainwashed neuroscientist James Holmes – Aurora shooting – YouTube911 ~ FOIA release #10 Pt 18 – The Twin Towers Disappeared – YouTubeNIST FOIA release10 The exact file is WTCI 329 I #21 in the CNN folder At 2:22 you clearly see a Commercial Jet, which is the thumbnail. Clearly also you can…Kilduff: Time for an oil-industry bailout? – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: US oil and gas producers are getting squeezed. Maybe it’s time for the government to pump some money into the industry, says John Kilduff.Man behind armed Oregon band says he’s on mission from GodPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man behind the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge comes from a Mormon family that has been challenging government authority for at least two decades.Earnest: North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb Claim ‘Not Consistent’ with White House Intel | MediaiteDuring today’s White House briefing, Josh Earnest was asked for the Obama administration’s reaction to concerns and reports from North Korea this morning aboutRazor promises its Hovertrax hoverboard won’t catch fire or explode | The VergeThe hoverboard was undeniably the breakout gadget of 2015. So it’s only fair the self-balancing two-wheeled scooters would show up in full force here at CES 2016, and Razor’s Hovertrax is among the…Pizza, rifles and tension: a night inside the Oregon protest – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: By Jonathan Allen and Jim Urquhart MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Oregon (Reuters) – The doorknob rattled. There was no knock – the established procedure for gaining entry to the nerve center of the siege mounted by brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy at this eastern Oregon nature center. Ammon, armed with only a cell phone, remained seated and shook off the tension, saying dryly, “Oh, it’s fun to live this way.” Since Saturday, the brothers and a small band of supporters have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which they seized to protest the U.S. government’s control of vast tracts of Western land.Mojave Water Agency conduit hydropower project qualifies | PretiFlaherty – JDSupraA California wholesale water provider has received a written determination from federal regulators that its proposed hydroelectric power project qualifies for easier regulatory…Paddlers Oppose Mascoma Dam | Valley NewsLebanon — Five paddling groups say a proposal by a Boston-based hydropower developer to generate electricity from dams along theKlamath River dam problems could mean higher power bills for Utah | KSL.comA trio of agreements needed authorization by Congress to move forward with the removal of four hydropower dams in the Klamath Basin in California and Oregon. Utah ratepayers may be stuck with higher energy bills because Congress did not act.After Paris, 3 Reasons the World Could Bid Adieu to Fossil FuelsThe new climate accord aims to accelerate the shift toward clean energy. How quickly can this happen?Saudi considers IPO for oil giant Aramco: report – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Saudi Arabia is considering issuing shares in state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s powerful deputy crown prince told The Economist in a rare interview published Thursday. “That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months,” Mohammed bin Salman told the London-based publication after the country posted a record budget deficit due to falling oil prices. Aramco could not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.New Jersey and wind power: Perfect together? – CBS NewsAs a key vote on development looms, an advocacy group says the state tops its neighbors in wind power potentialKeiser Report: Fed power & American-Chinese wages convergence (E860) – YouTubeCheck Keiser Report websitefor more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss central bank inside…Optimum band gap for hybrid silicon/perovskite tandem solar cell | (e) Science NewsTandem solar cells based on silicon and perovskites have raised high hopes for future high efficiency solar modules. A tandem solar cell works by absorbing the high energy photons (visible light) in a top cell which generates a high voltage, and the lower energy photons (Infra red) in a rear cell, which generates a lower voltage. This increases the theoretical maximum efficiency by about 50% in comparison to a standalone silicon cell.Harnessing the energy of small bending motions | MIT NewsA new MIT device that harnesses the energy of minute motions could be useful as an electrical power source from walking and other ambient movements.Gas prices could drop toward $1 a gallonThe odds grow each day that gas prices will be $1 a gallon in some areas in the United States Read more: Gasoline Prices Drop Toward $1 a Gallon – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.
Is A Massive Earthquake Inevitable In Oklahoma? | OilPrice.comRecent Oklahoma quakes, probably caused by wastewater disposal from fracking activities have caused some damage, but fears exists that the smaller quakes may set off a massive quakeNovel photocatalytic system with remarkably high activityA cocatalyst with complete spatial separation of oxidation and reduction sites has been developed by researchers at Tianjin University.Fabricating energy devices with low environmental impacts | SPIE Homepage: SPIETechniques such as electrochemical atomic layer epitaxial deposition can be used to grow high-quality pseudo-2D layers of photovoltaic materials.Solar Surges Past Wind, Hydropower as State’s No. 1 Renewable Energy Source | The California Report | KQED NewsIt also topped hydropower, the long-standing leader in California electricity generation outside fossil fuels and nuclear.Report: Wind power output hit ‘record’ levels in 2015 – Daily RecordThe analysis, produced by WWF Scotland from data provided by WeatherEnergy, found in six out of 12 months last year, wind generated enough power to supply more than 100 per cent of Scottish household needs2015: The US shifted away from coal toward renewable energyRenewable energy from solar and wind power is now cost competitive with fossil fuels, making it a real alternative to electricity from coal facilities.REA: EU policy ‘detrimental’ to UK wave and tidal sectorBritain’s wave and tidal energy sector is shackled by “detrimental” regulatory burdens that continue to inhibit industry growth, the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) Ocean Energy Group has claimed. – edie news centre‘Lower for longer:’ Oil prices crater to 2003 levelsThe price of crude oil plummeted another 5% to $31.41 a barrel Monday based on WTI Crude Oil.

US Dept Of Energy Updates Utility Scale Solar Report
The authors state that this critical mass of new utility-scale projects now online “is ripe for analysis.” As such, this report analyzes everything from installed project costs and prices to operating costs and capacity factors. Importantly, it also reviews power purchase agreement (“PPA”) prices from a large sample of US utility-scale solar projects.
Quantum process increases the number of electrons produced when light strikes a metal-dielectric interface
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to significantly boost the energy that can be harnessed from sunlight, a finding that could lead to better solar cells or light detectors.
Tesla Logic Gate, Multi-Plexing & The Art of Individualization
Transparent Aluminum Now A Reality | Ubergizmo
The way mankind has progressed is impressive to say the least, and what was once in the realm of science fiction has once again, become reality. A “Process of De-Gassifying, Refining, and Purifying Metals” 1930 (Also in Nikola Tesla’s FBI File)

New conductive ink enables 3D printing on plastic, fabric, even paper | Printed Electronics World

New conductive ink enables 3D printing on plastic, fabric, even paper | Printed Electronics World
Transparent Conductors Spread Like Butter on Toast
This process has the potential for scaling up to manufacture solar cells, displays, and more.
Quantum Topological Insulator “Etch A Sketch” Accidentally Discovered
Sometimes, science can be as easy as flicking a light switch.
Mapping the performance of solar cells with nanoscale resolution | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE
A novel spectroscopic imaging technique reveals local variations in the recombination and transport of charge carriers within polycrystalline materials.
High-altitude kites could generate 2x as much energy as traditional wind turbines | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Wind energy advocates in Germany believe high-altitude wind power kites could nearly double the renewable energy generated by ground-based wind turbines.
A day in the sun | MIT News
MIT Solar Day brings the MIT community together to look ahead to decades of solar energy innovation.
Solar Refrigerators Use Salt to Store Energy During Off Hours – The Green Optimistic
Solar-powered refrigerators will go completely off the grid if a certain team of Australian researchers has anything to do with it. They have recently won
Exotic new sources of free electricity: $50 billion market | Energy Harvesting Journal
Exotic new sources of free electricity: $50 billion market | Energy Harvesting Journal
Perpetuum Energy Solutions extends power module life | Energy Harvesting Journal
Perpetuum Energy Solutions extends power module life | Energy Harvesting Journal
The IoT nanoCloudProcessor is only the size of a speck of dust | Energy Harvesting Journal
The IoT nanoCloudProcessor is only the size of a speck of dust | Energy Harvesting Journal
Joe Biden at SPI: ‘We are on the cusp of something huge’ | Utility Dive
Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Ultrathin ‘Invisibility Cloak’ Can Match Any Background – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Now, researchers have built an ultrathin “invisibility cloak” that gets around this problem, by turning objects into perfect, flat mirrors. Led by Xiang Zhang, director of materials science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the group constructed a thin film consisting of a 50-nanometer-thick layer of magnesium fluoride topped by a varying pattern of tiny, brick-shaped gold antennas, each 30 nanometers thick. Shining a light, with a wavelength of 730 nanometers, or near-infrared, they found that it reflected back almost perfectly.
NPG Asia Materials – Period-doubling reconstructions of semiconductor partial dislocations
AM – NPG Asia Materials is an open access, international journal publishing primary research and reviews covering all aspects of the materials science.
Tesla’s Flying Machine, 1 | Fuel-Efficient-Vehicles.org
Patent US685956 – Apparatus for utilizing effects transmitted through natural media. – Google Patents
Vacuum Tubes (“Valves”) – Electronics at Work (1943 ) – YouTube
“Electronics at Work,” a 1943 film by Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company (W.E.&M.). _____ An electron tube (also known as a ‘Vacuum tube’, or a …
Applications of the Vacuum Tube as a Generator, Amplifier & Photoemitter – YouTube
Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency: Lecture by Nikola Tesla (1892) – Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/tesla/res/res_art05.html “…
Green Car Congress: BMW’s hybrid motor design seeks to deliver high efficiency and power density with lower rare earth use
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Texas electricity goes negative: Wind power was so plentiful one night that producers paid the state to take it.
In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow. Out…
University of Kansas Case Exposes Koch Campus Strategy | Seth Shulman
If the University of Kansas case teaches us anything it is that we need sufficient transparency in academia, especially as researchers increasingly turn to private rather than public sources of funding.
Breakthrough with New Technique for Graphene Production | Armed with Science
Immobilizing Extremely Catalytically Active Palladium Nanoparticles to Carbon Nanospheres: A Weakly-Capping Growth Approach – Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications)
Energy: Reimagine fuel cells : Nature News & Comment
Combine energy generation and storage to ensure that networks remain robust as more renewable technologies are adopted, urge John P. Lemmon.
ExxonMobil Boasts Climate Science, Obscures Masquerade
As we reported last week, InsideClimate News has an investigative series going about Exxon quietly studying fossil fuels and global warming. An ExxonMo…
End Coal | BHP Billiton’s mission to save the coal industry
A Novel Wind Energy Conversion System with Storage for Spillage Recovery
This paper proposes a new system configuration for integrating a compressed air energy storage system with a conventional wind turbine. The proposed system recycles the mechanical spillage of blades and stores it for later electricity generation with assistance from a rotary vane machine. The configuration and operational policy is explained, and a comparative case study shows that the proposed system recovers investment costs through savings on electricity procurement and revenue through power export.
New world record for both sides-contacted silicon solar cells | Energy Harvesting Journal
New world record for both sides-contacted silicon solar cells | Energy Harvesting Journal
Perovskite solar: Good, with a dark side | Electronics Weekly
Perovoskite photovoltaics promise >20% efficiency, low cost materials and flexible, stretchable, transparent variants, but are destroyed by damp and emi
My Inventions Nikola Tesla ~ Autobiography – YouTube
Nikola Tesla’s Autobiography was first published as a six-part 1919 series in the Electrical Experimenter Magazine, in the February – June, and October issue…
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Organometal trihalide perovskite solar cells with conversion efficiencies of 20.1%
25 April 1954 was a seminal day in the history of research on solar cells. On this date scientists at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, USA, announced the invention of the world’s first practical panel of solar cells for converting …
Designing bespoke nanomaterials for energy applications
anomaterials have the potential to play a central role in solving many of today’s biggest sustainability issues, whether it’s developing more efficient renewable energy technologies, removing pollutants from the air and water, …
Protection of small-bandgap semiconductors for solar-fuel production | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE
Thin nickel oxide films serve as conductive, catalytic, and antireflective coatings for photoelectrochemical systems in alkaline electrolytes for water oxidation in sunlight-driven water-splitting devices.
Researchers from Japan and China resolve structure of photosystems – Clean Technology Business Review
Research findings from a study conducted by the Okayama University in Japan and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are likely to work as blueprints for development of artificial photosynthetic systems.
The Science behind the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal – Scientific American
The debacle has wide-ranging implications but many already knew that diesel emissions tests were problematic
Nitrogen cycle
The earthly matter cycle of nitrogen
The Real Winner in the VW Diesel Scandal? Hybrid Cars | WIRED
Diesel’s star turn as an eco-friendly alternative to both gasoline and electrification could be cut short, which is great news for hybrids and their electric ilk.
Could Volkswagen scandal be diesel’s death knell? – Business – CBC News
The fallout from Volkswagen’s deception on emissions is far bigger than the company itself. Analysts say consumers are now questioning diesel technology, and warn diesel sales in general could take a hit.
All car companies cheat on emissions tests—it’s just that most do it legally – Quartz
It’s not just Volkswagen. For years, emissions from cars built by almost every major manufacturer have been higher out on the road than when tested in labs. In fact, the average gap between real-world emissions and official test results has been growing. A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the research group…
Volkswagen Exposes Massive Flaw In The Internet Of Things – Forbes
Gartner analyst Doug Laney defined the 3 V’s of Big Data (Volume, Variety, Velocity) in a 2001 MetaGroup research publication. Since then there have been revisions by various analysts and vendors, but this week another V exposed a severe weakness not only in Big Data but against the Internet Of Things: […]
Elon Musk: Dieselgate Proves It’s Time to Go Electric
While the EPA is promising to toughen up emissions tests in the aftermath of the Volkswagen cheating scandal, Tesla founder Elon Musk has a slightly different take: Gas is dead and it’s time to go electric, people.
Fluorocarbon (FKM, FPM) | Parker Seal Compounds | Rubber Materials – Darcoid
Fluorocarbon (FKM, FPM) – Fluorocarbon is an organic compound consisting of carbon and fluorine only; fluorocarbons are analogous to hydrocarbons but with the hydrogen atoms replaced by fluorine.
When Will Primatene Mist Asthma Inhaler Be Available?
Find out when Primatene Mist, the only over the counter asthma inhaler in the United States, will be back on the market and why it is no longer being sold.
Alkaline flow battery charges up renewable energy storage | Energy Harvesting Journal
Alkaline flow battery charges up renewable energy storage | Energy Harvesting Journal
Finding a way to boost efficiency of CIGS solar cells: Immersion of zinc-based buffer layer in ammonia water doubles conversion efficiency — ScienceDaily
Researchers have revealed the structure of the buffer layer in a CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) solar cell at SPring8, the world’s largest third-generation synchrotron radiation facility. They found that the buffer layer was composed of two layers: an upper Zn(OH)2 layer and a lower Zn(S, O) layer. By removing the upper Zn(OH)2 layer, the solar conversion efficiency was doubled.
Efficient solar energy storage for light and dark conditions | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE
A photoelectrochemical cell using all-vanadium redox species could offer efficient and large-scale solar energy storage, even under dark conditions.
Solar Cells Made Obsolete | EE Times
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers aim to obsolete conventional solar panels with optical rectennas made from carbon nanotubes with integrated metal-to-metal tunneling diode.
Grand Valley Lanthorn – Former faculty member issued patent for solar storage device
On Sept. 15, former Grand Valley State University faculty member Jim Wolter was issued a patent for his distributed solar power system.
New hybrid solar panel roof slashes energy bills | Brunel University London
Scientists at Brunel University London have designed a new hybrid roofing system which could halve energy bills in new homes. The patented new system harnesses a unique mixture of technologies to pre-heat domestic hot water for radiators, baths and showers while also generating electricity.
Proposed standards for triboelectric nanogenerators could facilitate comparisons
More than 60 research groups worldwide are now developing variations of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), which converts ambient mechanical energy into electricity for powering wearable electronics, sensor networks, implantable medical devices and other small systems.
Invisibility Cloak Might Enhance Efficiency of Solar Cells | Sun & Wind Energy
SUN & WIND ENERGY is the unique forum for experts on renewable energies that informs about 25,000 professionals worldwide in English about the top-themes of the branch. Generally featured in the international magazine are market overviews, product information, statistics, prospects and exclusive company profiles, all within the fields of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind energy and biomass. Besides receiving the latest news the reader is able to benefit from additional offerings such as an exhibition calendar and a branch directory.
Neil Kolwey: Exxon took a dark path – Boulder Daily Camera
Recently, Inside Climate News (ICN), a Pulitzer-prize-winning online journal, began publishing a four-part series documenting how ExxonMobil (formerly Exxon) led pioneering efforts in the 1970s and early 1980s to research the science of climate change.
Stretching the environmental truth | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News
ENVIRONMENTAL issues have again taken centrestage at the United Nations and elsewhere this past week. In Malaysia, the haze continues to threaten Malaysians.
House invokes ‘martial law’ to speed vote on spending bill | TheHill
The maneuver allows GOP leaders to bring up a spending bill faster to avoid a shutdown.
Patent US7382072 – Generator – Google Patents
An efficient and reconfigurable permanent magnet generator that comprises a permanent magnet subassembly and at least one exciter is disclosed. The permanent magnet generator may comprise a mainframe comprising at least one exciter, and a permanent magnet subassembly comprising a plurality of magnets that are arranged to form at least one air gap between facing magnetic poles in which the at least one exciter resides and that are reconfigurable for alternating current or direct current operation by inversion of respective magnetic poles. The at least one exciter may comprise a plurality of alternating layers of a first material and a second material, where the first material may comprise a superconductive material and the second material may comprise a non-superconductive material, and wherein the layers of the superconductive material are thin relative to the thickness of the layers of the non-superconductive material. A method for generating electric energy using a reconfigurable permanent magnet generator is also disclosed. The method comprises selecting an alternating current or a direct current generation mode; configuring at least one reconfigurable magnet to correspond with the selected generation mode; disposing at least one exciter in an air gap defined by the at least one reconfigurable magnet; and rotating the at least one reconfigurable magnet relative to the at least one exciter. The disclosed generator may thus produce either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) using alternative configurations of the same mechanical components.
President Obama at 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals – YouTube
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Obama’s Fracking Regulations Take A Serious Hit – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Back in March, the Dept. of the Interior issued its final rule for fracking on public lands, but now, a district judge in Wyoming has now issued an injunction citing lack of Congressional authority
U.S. fuel economy data on cars inaccurate and getting worse, study finds | GlobalPost
US-USA-MILEAGE:U.S. fuel economy data on cars inaccurate and getting worse, study finds
Near Roadway Air Pollution and Health | Transportation and Air Quality | US EPA
Graphene as a front contact for silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells
Silicon absorbers primarily convert the red portion of the solar spectrum very effectively into electrical energy, whereas the blue portions are partially lost as heat. To reduce this loss, the silicon cell can be combined …
Can graphene harvest energy from thin air? – CNN.com
Researchers in the UK say the latest discovery involving wonder material graphene could revolutionize batteries.
A Leaner Launchpad for Hard Energy Technology | Greentech Media
How do you finance technologies that are not so lean?
Extending Renewable Electricity Generation for Decades at Closed Landfill Sites – Renewable Energy World
Conventional reciprocating engines and gas turbines have problems combusting landfill gas that is below 30-40 percent methane. So, when a landfill becomes inactive, the quality of the emitted landfill gas drops. And as the landfill gas’s methane content goes below 30 percent, the traditional decision is to decommission the power generation equipment, at which time the landfill will stop generating revenues from the sale of energy.
Progress towards vehicles that could run forever | Energy Harvesting Journal
Progress towards vehicles that could run forever | Energy Harvesting Journal
Car emissions test body receives 70% of cash from motor industry | Business | The Guardian
Vehicle Certification Agency accused of a conflict of interest after VW scandal
John Joseph O’Neill (journalist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Enemies of the Sun – The New York Times
The defenders of Old Energy try their best to ignore technologies which are increasingly viable.
Research improves efficiency from larger perovskite solar cells
Perovskite solar cells are cheaper to make than traditional silicon cells and their electricity conversion efficiency is improving rapidly. To be commercially viable, perovskite cells need to scale up from lab size. Researchers …
Hybrid solar roofing system uses heat pipes to boost efficiency
As photovoltaic cells heat up, their efficiency decreases. To capture that heat and put it to good use, a team of scientists from Brunel University in London has created a hybrid system that turns the whole roof into a solar generator.?
3.3 Million Lives Taken By Horrific Polluted Air… Every Year | CleanTechnica
A 1905 Woods Electric Car Sells For $94,770 | CleanTechnica
The first electric cars are sold
Proterra’s Diesel-Killing Electric Buses Are Killing It
The electric bus market will benefit from the VW “clean diesel” emissions fraud scandal, and the US company Proterra is ready to jump right in.
SunPump pumps new life into solar thermal heating : TreeHugger
This new design might be the nail in the coffin of geothermal heat pump systems.
A new solar cell that will perform under low–enlight conditions
Dyesol, a NSW company, is about to make Perovskite solar cells that are likely to perform better than its former silicon cells and are energy efficient as well.
The strongest weapon to shift geopolitical balances isn’t nukes or missiles, it’s technology – The Washington Post
The answer isn’t nukes or missiles. It’s technology.
PV module manufacturing metrology: measuring the making of solar modules | PV-Tech
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
New mirror for next-gen parabolic troughs | Sun & Wind Energy
SUN & WIND ENERGY is the unique forum for experts on renewable energies that informs about 25,000 professionals worldwide in English about the top-themes of the branch. Generally featured in the international magazine are market overviews, product information, statistics, prospects and exclusive company profiles, all within the fields of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind energy and biomass. Besides receiving the latest news the reader is able to benefit from additional offerings such as an exhibition calendar and a branch directory. SUN & WIND ENERGY is created by an experienced and professional editorial team. As a provider of profound and in-depth world news, the magazine is essential for every company that wants to maximise export opportunities and to establish a network of international branch contacts. SUN & WIND ENERGY is published monthly.
Energy storage: It’s Canada’s moment – The Globe and Mail
Mass adoption of lithium ion batteries at a commercial/utility scale could occur before 2020
NSW town provides blueprint for 100% renewable energy communities | One Step Off The Grid
Blueprint for NSW town of Uralla says getting to majority renewables can be relatively easy, and save a lot of money. Getting to 100% renewables, however, will be harder. But it seems lots of towns want to try.
‘Five-year deadline for clean coal’ | Business Spectator
EcoSolifer creates revolutionary new thin-film cell structure – the 3Dcell: pv-magazine
pv magazine – the magazine for experts. pv magazine, of which pv-magazine.com is its online presence, is a monthly trade journal that was launched for the international photovoltaics (PV) industry in the summer of 2008. With its independent, technology-focused reporting, it concentrates on covering the latest news, as well as topical technological trends and worldwide market developments.
Congress Should Immediately Approve Clean Energy Tax Credits That Drive Progress, Level Playing Field |
Why Are Americans Switching to Renewable Energy? Because It’s Actually Cheaper | The Nation
Deborah Lawrence had been watching a once-empty parking lot near Midland-Odessa, Texas, fill up with idled drilling rigs usually at work plumbing for oil in the nearby Permian Basin. In January she noticed 10 rigs, then 17 a few weeks later. As winter turned to spring, the number climbed to 35.
High Electricity Bills Drive Companies to Go Green | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |
Cambodian electricity is among the most expensive in the world. High government tariffs mean it can cost as much as 21 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity in the capital, and more in the provinces…
Solar Cells Made Obsolete | EE Times
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers aim to obsolete conventional solar panels with optical rectennas made from carbon nanotubes with integrated metal-to-metal tunneling diode.
A carbon nanotube optical rectenna : Nature Nanotechnology : Nature Publishing Group
A metal–insulator–metal architecture in which one metal is replaced by vertically aligned carbon nanotube antennae is used to convert light into direct current.
Nelson Rockefeller Wanted Obamacare In 1954 – YouTube
Caller talks about nelson rockefeller pushing obamacare back in 1954. Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we’re reaching millions help us rea…
Free of humans, Chernobyl sees wildlife boom
Decades after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, scientists are seeing animals near Chernobyl. But other researchers are skeptical.
Senate moves ahead on defense bill facing veto threat – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved forward Tuesday on a sweeping, $612 billion defense policy bill despite a presidential veto threat stemming from larger budget disputes that have hamstrung Washington.
Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a “platform for profit” by accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New Orleans from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.
Illegal wind turbine leaves green energy entrepreneur spinning in jail | Fox News
A Minnesota green energy entrepreneur has been in jail since Friday all because of a wind turbine that once stood on his property.
Why Is Solar Trading Like It’s In The Oil Business? – Asia Stocks to Watch – Barrons.com
Solar stocks can’t have a bull run when oil is in bear territory, even though the two serve different purposes. In the third quarter, solar and oil traded in unprecedented lock-steps. The correlation between the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) and the Brent oil contract was 75%, by far the highest of any quarter [&hellip;]
Nigeria arrests oil tycoon as corruption probe widens – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Julia Payne and Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has arrested the chairman of a local oil firm, a security official said on Tuesday, as part of a widening graft investigation in Africa’s biggest petroleum producer that has also netted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke. Days after British police detained Alison-Madueke, one of Africa’s most powerful women, the official said their counterparts in Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arrested Atlantic Energy chairman Olajide Omokore on corruption and money laundering charges.
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New Thin-Film Solar Cell Study Finds Greener Manufacturing Alternative
A new “green” thin-film solar cell study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US demonstrates that solar energy has ample wiggle room to earn its clean cred.
Structure of chemically deposited Zn(S,O,OH) buffer layer and the effects on the performance of Cu(in,Ga)Se2 solar cell – Izaki – 2015 – Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications – Wiley Online Library
GT | Georgia Institute of Technology – News Center – First Optical Rectenna – Combined Rectifier and Antenna – Converts Light to DC Current
The topolariton, a new half-matter, half-light particle
A new type of “quasiparticle” theorized by Caltech’s Gil Refael, a professor of theoretical physics and condensed matter theory, could help improve the efficiency of a wide range of photonic devices—technologies, such as …
Row breaks out over cadmium quantum dot TVs
QD Vision, whose cadmium selenide dots now feature in Philips monitors, accuses rival Nanoco of making misleading statements.
“Dirt-Cheap Catalyst May Lower Fuel Costs for Hydrogen-Powered Cars”
Bringing closer a mass market for environmentally friendly hydrogen-powered cars, Sandia researchers are upgrading $0.37/gram molybdenum disulfide, “molly” for short, to take the place of $1,500/gram catalyst platinum. Unlike gasoline, hydrogen as fuel releases water, not carbon, into the air.
Scientists Turn Green Algae Into Biofuel at $50 a Barrel
Scientists have worked out how to cultivate green algae for biofuel in huge quantities at US$50 a barrel, which is about the cost of crude oil. Fusion power
Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla | TED Talk | TED.com
Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla — called “the greatest geek who ever lived” — from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.
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An apparatus for growing nano-clusters includes a pair of electrodes separated by an electrode pair spacing and a field generation module that generates a corona discharge across the electrodes. The corona discharge generates an electromagnetic field near the electrodes. A voltage potential across the electrodes is a medium voltage. The field generation module includes a medium voltage module that generates a medium voltage waveform, which is transmitted to the electrodes to generate the corona discharge. The field generation module includes a broad frequency generation module that generates a broad spectrum of frequencies within the medium voltage waveform. A raw material feeder module feeds particles of a raw material through the electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field with the broad spectrum of frequencies is operative to separate at least a portion of the raw material fed through the electromagnetic field into free atoms.
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Researchers discover “zombie solar cells” that generate power even after electrolyte evaporation
A group of researchers at Uppsala University has discovered a “zombie solar cell” that continues to generate electricity with unexpected effectiveness although the liquid transferring charges between the electrodes has dried …
Can Coal-Powered Turkey Get Serious about Climate Change? – Scientific American
The economic boom in Turkey has posed challenges for the environment
KW41 | New Report: U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels; Solar power output doubled for the fourth year running – SolarServer
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The Topolariton, a New Half-Matter, Half-Light Particle | Caltech
900 jobs axed at solar energy firm which works in Grimsby area | Grimsby Telegraph
A solar energy firm which carries out work in the Grimsby area has gone into administration with the loss of more than 900 jobs. Staff at the Mark Group were told the news after Deloitte was…
Brazil to auction Amazon fracking licences – The Ecologist
The Brazilian government is about to auction 266 fracking blocks across the country – extending deep into the Amazon forest including the territories of remote and vulnerable indigenous peoples. Registered bidders include BP, Shell and ExxonMobil.
Bolivia to explore oil in seven of 22 protected areas
Bolivia will explore for oil in seven of 22 protected reserves, the president said Tuesday, sparking outcry from opposition activists.
Nikola Tesla’s Illuminati Project bluebeam Revealed 1 – YouTube
Nikola Tesla’s Illuminati Project bluebeam Revealed 1
Tesla Awards & Keynote part2 – YouTube
High Altitude Wind Power Startup Soars In Test | EarthTechling
High-altitude wind power startup Altaeros Energies sends a helium-filled shell holding a 35-foot prototype turbine 350 feet into the air and produces power.
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Beyond Helium Aerographite, is lighter than air. Yes, lighter than air. Recently discovered by German scientists in 2012, aerographite is 75x lighter than Styrofoam but the same strength. It is made…
Airborne wind turbine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meanwhile in the Future: We Have Changed the Climate with Wind Turbines
According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, about 2.3 percent of America’s power is generated by wind. But wind power is becoming wildly popular all over the world. What would happen if a company put up so many wind turbines that they actually changed the climate on Earth? That’s the subject of this week’s podcast.
SEIA Calls New Report Smearing Solar ‘Dirty Tricks at Their Very Worst’ | Greentech Media
Here are some of the stories we’re reading this morning.
Keynote – 100% electric transportation and 100% solar by 2030 – AltCars Expo – YouTube
Solar & Clean Energy Myths – YouTube
Solar driving the cost of power DOWN by 40% and saving consumers billions? Solar penetration of 50%? Baseload (24/7) solar? Night-time solar energy? Cheap, e…
Solar & Wind Reach a Big Renewables Turning Point : BNEF – Bloomberg Business
It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants.
Square-Centimeter Solution-Processed Planar CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency Exceeding 15% – Yang – 2015 – Advanced Materials – Wiley Online Library
Spain’s government approves the “sun tax”: pv-magazine
A new self-consumption decree states that installations up to 100 kW provide electricity to the grid as a gift. High taxes are spared only partially for systems up to 10 kW and plants on islands off the coast of Spain.
Clean Disruption: Why Conventional Energy and Transportation will be Obsolete by 2030 – YouTube
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Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF | Environment | The Guardian
‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments
How Solar Power Could Slay the Fossil Fuel Empire by 2030 | Motherboard
A Stanford business professor predicts that today’s energy and automobile industries will be swept away in just over a decade by solar and wind power, and electric cars.
Here’s the Terrible Habit Killing 30 Percent of This Country’s Young Men – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: With more than 1.3 billion residents, China enjoys a reputation as the world’s most populous nation. There are currently 300 million smokers in China, and an astounding 1 million people die every year from the effects of cancer. When I lived in Guangzhou, about an hour north of Hong Kong, in the mid 1990s, a friend purchased four cartons of Marlboro cigarettes as a present for her father at Chinese New Year.
25 Michigan coal plants are set to retire by 2020
Michigan’s long love affair with coal is on the wane.
Sustainability opportunities from bromine developments – Speciality Chemicals Magazine
Dr Ronny Costi and Sharona Atlas of ICL-IP look at the growing role of bromine-based energy storage in the storage of electricity generated by renewable sources
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“Dr. Tesla Talks of Gas Turbines”
Nikola Tesla’s piece “The Future of the Wireless Art.”
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A lightweight (i.e., less than 50 kg) optical jammer system for use with a satellite in earth orbit. The jammer system is mounted on the satellite and produces an obfuscating programmable signature of concentrated sunlight which is modulated and directed to earth. A potential enemy observer on earth is thereby prevented from ascertaining the general mission of the satellite, because the known reflected sunlight signature of the satellite is masked.
Patent US235199 – Alexander g – Google Patents
Government slammed over subsidy cuts that forced two solar energy companies
History of the Cylinder Phonograph – Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies | Collections | Library of Congress
Phonograph Catalog/Advertisement: “I want a phonograph in every home…”. The phonograph was developed as a result of Thomas Edison’s work on two other inventions, the telegraph and the telephone. In 1877, Edison was working on a machine that would transcribe telegraphic messages through indentations on paper tape, which could later be sent over the telegraph repeatedly. This development led Edison to speculate that a …
Patent US6913735 – Methane/methanol producing system – Google Patents
A methane or methanol producing system is proposed in which laser beams are generated in space by excitation of sunlight, transmitted onto land or sea without loss to obtain optical energy with high efficiency, and irradiated on a hydrogen producing device to produce industrially inexpensive hydrogen with high efficiency, thereby producing methane or methanol. A laser generating device for generating laser beams by exciting radiant light in laser rods by irradiation of sunlight is installed in space. The laser beams generated are transmitted to a light-receiving facility on land or on sea, and irradiated on a hydrogen generating device having a semiconductor electrode with a wavelength suitable for absorbing by the semiconductor electrode or by converting or shifting to a suitable wavelength. Using the hydrogen, methane or methanol is produced by a methane or methanol producing unit.
Patent US20100276547 – Systems for solar power beaming from space – Google Patents
A low earth orbit system for beaming energy to earth includes a solar reflector that collects and focuses solar light onto a solar panel, transforming it into electricity to drive a diode pumped laser, which then produces a high-power laser beam that is directed to a receiver on the surface of the Earth via a diffractive lens. A steering system of optics and automated hardware controls the beam direction.
Patent US8581771 – Scene illuminator – Google Patents
A system is disclosed to identify authorized EO devices and unauthorized EO devices within a scene. The system hampers the operation of the unauthorized EO devices detected within the scene.
Patent US4117484 – Angular deception countermeasure system – Google Patents
1. A pair of electromagnetic energy transponders, each transponder comprising means for receiving incident microwave energy and means for transmitting said energy, said means for receiving and means for transmitting being interconnected in respective pairs by individual amplifying means, the electrical path lengths of said transponders being substantially identical, one of said transponders further including phase inverting means, and supporting means for spatially locating the receiving means of each of said transponders at respective extremities of a first straight line and for spatially locating the transmitting means of each of said transponders at respective extremities of a second straight line, said first and second lines being of equal length and coplanar.
Patent US6297762 – Electronic countermeasures system – Google Patents
Apparatus for detecting the difference in phase between received signals at two spaced antennas and for then retransmitting equal amplitude antiphase signals from the two spaced antennas is disclosed.
Patent WO2001032202A1 – Use of nitric oxide for the treatment of airway constriction – Google Patents
Use of inhalable nitric oxide (NO) in combination with a superoxide anion scavenger for the manufacture of a medicament for treating airway constriction in a mammal, especially man, said combination being used in a therapeutically effective amount to accomplish relaxation of said airway constriction. A method and a pharmaceutical preparation for the treatment of airway constriction while using the above-mentioned combination.
Patent US20050203578 – Process and apparatus for treating biological organisms – Google Patents
An apparatus for treating a biological organism comprising a device for emitting and delivering energy to the biological organism, a programmable controller for varying the type and amount of energy emitted, and apparatus for sensing a condition of the biological organism.
Patent US20070023570 – System and method for remote control of interdiction aircraft – Google Patents
An aircraft attack interdiction system using an unmanned interdiction aircraft piloted using a remote control system. In-flight refueling system, weapons launcher systems and intelligence gathering equipment are mounted on the interdiction aircraft. A remote flight control operator to remotely fly the interdiction aircraft can be based on a remote flight control commander aircraft that can be flown at safe distances from targets that are attacked by the interdiction aircraft.
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A remotely controlled aircraft has a motor controlled by a remotely located control unit having a flight string releasibly coupled at the aircraft. The aircraft receives a signal at the aircraft activating the remote control motor. The flight string is released at the aircraft and the flight direction of the aircraft is controlled by the remote control motor based on the received signal.
Patent US6694228 – Control system for remotely operated vehicles for operational payload employment – Google Patents
A control system for a UAV includes control translations which maximize operational employment of the UAV payload. By determining spatial references, and then using the references to transform the control stick commands, the operator treats the UAV as a point source. For control through imagery from onboard mission sensors, the transformations provide for the UAV to move itself and achieve payload orientation.
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The invention includes, in its various aspects and embodiments, a method and apparatus for detecting cross-eye jamming. In some embodiments, the invention includes mitigating cross-eye jamming once its presence is detected.
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In a jamming cancellation system wherein a balanced modulator receives as two inputs thereto: the desired plus jamming signals, and the AM difference frequency produced by the beating of the desired and jamming signals, jamming suppression, in an environment containing two jamming signals, is achieved by peak detecting the output from the AM difference frequency producing means and applying same directly to the receiver video input or upconverting same to the receiver r.f. frequency and applying same to the system receiver.
Patent EP0965856A1 – Method and apparatus for the deception of satellite navigation – Google Patents
The invention concerns methods and apparatus for altering the coordinates obtained by satellite navigation in a receiving system in such a way that within a given three-dimensional zone an incorrect position is fixed – instead of the true one. According to the invention the method comprising the steps of reception of satellite signals that can be picked up at a receiving site (A) and which are crucial for fixing the position of this receiving site, the transmission of said satellite signals to at least one emission site (B) and emission of said satellite signals from the emission site (B) in such a way that the satellite signals that could originally be picked up at the emission site for fixing the position of said emission site are decisively superimposed with the satellite signals received at the receiving site (A).
Patent US5931416 – Tethered aircraft having remotely controlled angle of attack – Google Patents
A remote-control maintains the angle-of-attack of a tethered aircraft in fluxuating wind velocity. The tether is attached to the towing-point that is on a motor-driven tether-transporter. The transporter is secured to the structure of the aircraft. The angle-of-attack is modulated when actuating signals from a remote station cause the motor to propel the transporter, which carries the towing-point, to or fro, across the windward face of the aircraft.
Patent US6254034 – Tethered aircraft system for gathering energy from wind – Google Patents
The tethered aircraft of the system is blown by wind to travel downwind at a controlled rate for maximal mechanical energy gathering from wind whose velocity fluxuates and gusts. A cycle of travel is completed when the aircraft is travelled upwind to the site of the beginning of downwind travel where downwind travel is recommenced. The downwind travelling aircraft pullingly unwinds its tether from an anchored windlass drum to spin the rotor of an interconnected electrical machine to convert the mechanical energy to electricity.
Patent US6555931 – Renewable energy systems using long-stroke open-channel reciprocating engines – Google Patents
Renewable energy systems extracting energy from natural water flow or wind. The energy systems are configurations of long-stroke open-channel reciprocating engines employing one or two flow engaging elements such as drogue chutes for water flow or airfoils for wind applications tethered to a power drum and useful to generate electricity or to pump water as from wells. A wind energy system using two buoyant airfoils emblazoned with advertising messages is suitable for urban deployment generating electric power and also supporting an advertising revenue stream.
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The invention relates to a wind-propelled watercraft (1) whereby a kite-shaped sail element (5) comprising at least one retaining line (4), the point of application of force (3) thereof being variable according to the wind in the direction of travel on the ship’s body, can be connected to the ships body. The aim of the invention is to achieve greater suppression of heeling in a simple manner at a variably engaging point of application of force (3) on the ship’s body. According to the invention, a peripheral guide for at least one guiding and fixing element forming a point of application of force for the retaining line is arranged on the ship’s body.
New Pennsylvania Fracking Study: Preemies Pay The Price
A new fracking study in Pennsylvania describes increased premature births and high risk pregnancies for mothers living close to drilling operations.
House Passes Bill Lifting Oil Export Ban, Despite Veto Threat
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed a bill—HR 702—lifting the nation’s 40-year oil export ban on Friday. The White House vowed to veto any bill
Green groups push for alternatives to Florida utility’s proposed $1.2B gas plant | Utility Dive
Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
New approach for ‘nanohoops’ could energize future devices
When Ramesh Jasti began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes being developed for use in electronics or optical devices. He quickly realized, however, that his …
The Energy Summit 2015 | The Economist
The Energy Summit 2015 will bring together senior representatives from the supermajors, the smaller independents and national oil companies with executives in the power, utility and renewable sectors; together with polic
All-Glass Facades Won’t Exist in Sustainable Cities
Glass is currently an essential component of building facades, but are the days of all-glass facades numbered in sustainable cities?
U.K.’s ‘Onslaught on Renewables’ Criticized by Scottish Minister – Bloomberg Business
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing criticized the U.K. central government’s succession of cuts for support going to renewable energy, saying the policy will undermine investor confidence and hold back progress on reducing emissions.
Complaint charges Duke Energy touts clean power in West while polluting Southeast – LA Times
<p>The nation’s largest utility and a leading developer of renewable energy for the Los Angeles area is under fire in a complaint that accuses the company of being one of the worst polluters in the country.</p> <p>In a 27-page complaint to the North Carolina attorney general that is scheduled to be filed…</p>
What is Planet 5250? – YouTube
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Top 5 Companies Owned by Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Learn more about some of the biggest subsidiaries and joint-venture companies in the Exxon Mobil family, including both domestic and international businesses.
Marijuana as Medicine – US News
Nearly half the country has so far made it legal. Does it work?
Scandal-hit VW to change diesel emissions technology – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s flagship brand plans to change its diesel technology in Europe and North America as well as develop new hybrid and electric vehicles in response to its emissions scandal.
Fed officials seem ready to deploy negative rates in next crisis – MarketWatch
Fed officials appear open to employing negative rates in the next crisis, a turnaround from their position during the financial crisis.
DuPont Solamet PV76x metallization pastes enable REC TwinPeak solar panel: pv-magazine
pv magazine – the magazine for experts. pv magazine, of which pv-magazine.com is its online presence, is a monthly trade journal that was launched for the international photovoltaics (PV) industry in the summer of 2008. With its independent, technology-focused reporting, it concentrates on covering the latest news, as well as topical technological trends and worldwide market developments.
Regulators close door on Hawaiian Electric’s rooftop solar program, caps net metering to existing customers – Pacific Business News
Net energy metering or NEM, allows rooftop solar customers to shift the burden of operating the grid to full-service customers, while still benefiting from access to the grid’s physical infrastructure for import and export of power.
NRDC: Wind Power Continues Domination Of Renewables Growth In US – MyTechBits
Fabricating seamless nanostructured sleeves | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE
A technique to transfer micro- and nanostructured flat substrates onto seamless rollers enables manufacture of improved surfaces for optical displays and solar power applications.
U.S. military wants to develop a ‘vampire’ drone that vanishes in the daylight
The U.S. military wants to create a futuristic drone capable of physically vanishing just a few hours after carrying supplies to troops on a battlefield. The impetus for this new initiative, which was posted online by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) just a few days ago, is to solve
Tensions build in Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Ulf Laessing YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Enjoying a chilled cider in a hotel pool bar, former Nigerian militant leader Ebi John has a simple message for President Muhammadu Buhari – keep paying my men or risk a new insurgency in the Niger Delta. Tensions have been building in the southern swampland since Buhari said in his inauguration speech in May that he wanted to “streamline” an amnesty, that included stipend payments, agreed in 2009 with militants who were fighting for a greater share of oil revenues and hampering output in Africa’s biggest producer.
VW may be sorry, but ‘rolling coal’ diesel polluters make no apologies – LA Times
<p>While Volkswagen executives turn on a spit, apologizing for their role in the ongoing diesel emissions cheating scandal, another group of polluters isn’t sorry at all.</p> <p>They’re the &quot;rolling coal&quot; guys, who use aftermarket software programs and other devices to turn their EPA-approved diesel pickup…</p>
Iron-based dye breakthrough could lead to cheaper solar energy applications
Researchers at Lund Univ. in Sweden have found a new way to capture energy from sunlight by using molecules that contain iron. The hope is to develop efficient and environmentally friendly solar energy applications. Solar energy is an inexhaustible resource that we currently only utilize to a very limited extent. Researchers around the world are therefore trying to find new and more efficient ways to use the energy in sunlight.
Silver: The promising electrode winner for low-cost perovskite solar cells
Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in photovoltaics. They absorb light across almost all visible wavelengths, they have exceptional power conversion efficiencies exceeding 20% in the lab, and they are relatively easy …
Quantum physics meets genetic engineering | MIT News
A team led by MIT researchers has used engineered viruses to provide quantum-based enhancement of energy transport. The work points the way toward inexpensive and efficient solar cells or light-driven catalysis.
CEFC’s Yates says solar-to-hydrogen fuel cheaper than petrol in regions : Renew Economy
CEFC’s Oliver Yates says solar-to-hydrogen fuels already cheaper than petrol in regional areas. He would like hydrogen refuelling network to follow NBN. All he needs is fuel cell vehicles.
Fossil fuel plants more dangerous than nukes – Opinion – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA
The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth is in trouble. It is in poor condition and the owner, Entergy, announced yesterday that it plans to shut it down in 2019.Like anyone on Cape Cod, I worry about being downwind from a nuclear power plant with a bad safety rating; but I worry more about being downwind from the coal-fired plant near Fall River and the oil-fired plant at the end of the Cape Cod Canal, which may soon be powered by natural gas.Forbes magazine recently reported this:
FCEVs celebrated in National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
The US Energy Department would like to lay your doubts to rest: like it or not, FCEVs are here to stay — even the US Senate agrees.
Hydrogen car price breakthrough: it’s the platinum – The Ecologist
Hydrogen cars – and the fuel cells that drive them – are about to get a whole lot cheaper thanks to a redesign of the platinum catalyst that makes them work, writes Oliver Tickell. By inserting atom-sized holes into the precious metal’s surface, its activity can be trebled.
Efficiency Of Solar-Powered Electrolysis Doubled | Asian Scientist Magazine | Science, Technology and Medicine News Updates From Asia
Having reached a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of more than 24 percent, it may soon be feasible to harness the sun to split water.
Manipulating light at the nanoscale | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE
Recent improvements in nanoplasmonics have application in solar cells, sensors, nanoscale circuits, and superlenses.
Volkswagen Cries Uncle. Uncle Elon, That Is.
Volkswagen’s electric-vehicle epiphany, a few days late and a few dollars short, profusely vindicates the early efforts of young mad scientists like Musk and Straubel, who doggedly got ahead of this game before the ref had even blown the starting whistle. Turns out that the future for many, if not every, automaker is indeed grudgingly, reluctantly, embarrassingly, electric. Not diesel, not hybrid.
This Tesla Model S P90D Is Recharged With A Home Hydroelectric System
Stephan Maag claims to have one of the first Tesla Model S P90D sedans in Europe, but that isn’t what sets him apart from other Tesla owners. What Stephan has that almost no one else does is a residential hydroelectric generating system that he uses to charge his Tesla when he is done driving.
Thanks to energy storage, “free” rooftop solar for resiliency
With energy storage, rooftop solar at low income housing projects can pay for itself, provide storm resiliency, reduce utility bills, and generate revenue.
Researchers High On “Molly” For Low Cost Hydrogen Fuel
Researchers find a path toward low cost hydrogen production for fuel cell electric vehicles with “molly,” the nickname for molybdenum disulfide.
Volvo To Electrify Every Model By 2019 | CleanTechnica
Will the Supreme Court Kill the Smart Grid?
The Supreme Court hears a case that will decide whether homes and businesses can earn money from distributed energy technologies, including demand response and home battery systems.
PIMs May Be the Cup of Choice for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries | Berkeley Lab
Investigating The Polluting Effect of Diesel Engines
Recently, it was exposed that Volkswagen had programmed their engines to ‘cheat’ emissions tests to appear less polluting than they truly are. However, research conducted at the University of Manchester shows it’s not just Volkswagen that are the problem.
Quasiparticles: Negative trions lasered – Ezine – spectroscopyNOW.com
Ultrafast, ultrathin Ultrafast laser spectroscopy has offered evidence of the formation of quasiparticles, negative trions, in a layer of semiconductor. The research could lead to new routes to energy conversion and quantum computing applications. Quasiparticles are excitations in a material that behave collectively as if they were particles,…
Writers in London in the 1890s: London Fog
EnerKnol Research Webcast–Part 1 of 3–The Future of Demand Response Under Different RTO Frameworks – YouTube
The demand response wholesale market jurisdictional debate continues with the Solicitor General’s petition to appeal Order 745 in the Supreme Court. Wholesal…
Supreme Court Justices Hear Arguments on the Legality of Demand Response | Greentech Media
Power producers argue that retail customers “don’t belong in the wholesale market.”
Engineering and Mining Journal – Google Books
Supreme Court Review of Demand Response | The Energy Collective
Demand response is an important tool for creating a flexible power grid. But the fate of a key financing and deployment mechanism for DR is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. This article explains the legal debate and concludes that the court’s decision could have implications for other energy technologies.
‘Fracking’ wastewater that is treated for drinking produces potentially harmful compounds
Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy. A new study, appearing in the ACS journal …
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Scientists demonstrate how to improve ultrathin CIGSe solar cells by nanoparticles
CIGSe solar cells are made of a thin chalcopyrite layer consisting of copper, indium, gallium and selenium and can reach high efficiencies. Since indium is becoming scarce and expensive, it is interesting to reduce the active …
What is quantum in quantum thermodynamics?
(Phys.org)—A lot of attention has been given to the differences between the quantum and classical worlds. For example, quantum entanglement, superposition, and teleportation are purely quantum phenomena with no classical …
A versatile formalism for optical simulation of textured sheets | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE
A matrix-based approach efficiently simulates ray- and wave-optical phenomena together within multi-scale structured sheets, for increased efficiency in textured silicon solar cells.
When 12 FCEVs Make a Revolution
London is getting 12 new FCEVs from Toyota this year, expect many more to follow as Mayor announces world’s first “Ultra Low Emission Zone.”
Wattway – Another Solar Road Solution – Energy Matters
Transport infrastructure specialist Colas has unveiled their Wattway solar road product at the World Efficiency Congress, currently under way in Paris.
Light harvesting: Strike while the iron is cold : Nature Chemistry : Nature Publishing Group
For many years, chemists have tried and failed to find efficient light-harvesting molecules based on Earth-abundant, environmentally friendly iron. Now, an iron complex has been developed with photoluminescent properties that are tuned to efficiently convert light to electrons.
Iron sensitizer converts light to electrons with 92% yield : Nature Chemistry : Nature Publishing Group
Using iron instead of the scarce ruthenium in light-harvesting complexes is challenging because iron complexes generally have short-lived excited states. Now an iron complex has been developed that has a long-lived excited state, which can lead to photo-induced electron injection into nanoporous TiO2 with a yield of 92%.
Insight into the long-term stability of solar cells | Printed Electronics World
Insight into the long-term stability of solar cells | Printed Electronics World
Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine
(Phys.org) —In real physical processes, some energy is always lost any time work is produced. The lost energy almost always occurs due to friction, especially in processes that involve mechanical motion. But in a new study, …
Government to force all drone owners to register, details expected Monday – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: The government has apparently taken note of recent news that suggests around a million new consumer drones will be unwrapped in the U.S. this Christmas. According to a report from NBC News, the Department of Transportation (DoT) is about to announce plans that’ll require new drone owners to register their flying machines with the authorities.
Solar industry bosses attack government over jobs and subsidies | Business | The Guardian
One solar industry executive says the 87% cut in state subsidy is ‘obscene, and will lead to thousands of job losses
Virtual Fences Around Wind Farms Could Reduce Bird Deaths | Motherboard
Wind power and avian biodiversity do not have to be mutually exclusive.
Solar, wind power surge as drilling, mining falter – Fredericksburg.com: State/Nation
WASHINGTON — While the production of fossil fuels drops in the United States, solar and wind power is skyrocketing as technology and cheaper financing drive down the costs.
Is new nuclear energy cheaper and more reliable than new wind power? – Full Fact
Based on guaranteed fixed prices, new nuclear power is expected to be cheaper than offshore wind but more expensive than onshore wind.
High-altitude wind energy: A visionary outlook
A recent research study by ReportLinker, an award-winning market research company, provides an overview of high-altitude wind technology.
Green Building Elements | From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.
A Dutch renewable energy startup called The Archimedes is working to build a new small-scale wind turbine to produce quiet wind power efficiently.
1st US offshore wind farm stirs excitement | Business News | Business and Finance News | | NT News
UNL doctoral student could have solution to wind turbine electricity issue | Local News – KETV Home
The wind can be too much for the windmills seen across the Nebraska landscape; the blades can spin too fast, wearing out the gears and running up repair costs.
Residents sue to block wind farm in Pasquotank, Perquimans counties | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
RALEIGH, N.C. Two Perquimans County residents are suing to block a wind farm in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. Jillanne Gigi Badawi and her husband, Stephen Owens, are asking the office of administrative hearings to force state regulators to
Schweitzer Decries ‘Petro Dictators,’ Props Up Alternative Energy in New Book – Flathead Beacon
Wind power now UK’s cheapest source of electricity – but the Government continues to resist onshore turbines | Environment | The Independent
Onshore wind energy has become cheaper than electricity from any other source in the UK for the first time, in what could be a landmark moment for renewable energy in Britain. Yet the Government has been accused of scuppering Britain’s best chance of meeting the country’s ambitious environmental targets through its continued resistance to onshore turbines, despite growing evidence that they are the most affordable option.
Significant advance in stabilizing perovskite solar cells
UCLA professor Yang Yang, member of the California NanoSystems Institute, is a world-renowned innovator of solar cell technology whose team in recent years has developed next-generation solar cells constructed of perovskite, …
Solvents save steps in solar cell manufacturing
Advances in ultrathin films have made solar panels and semiconductor devices more efficient and less costly, and researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve found a way to manufacture …
Nano Complex Solar Cells: Tech Developed for Nano Complex Film to Make 4X Efficient Organic Solar Cells | BusinessKorea
A Korean research team has succeeded in developing a technology for a new structure that can greatly improve the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are receiving a lot of attention as next-generation energy devices.
Study Sees Ecological Risks as Solar Expands | Climate Central
The solar power industry has been using mostly biologically diverse land for new solar plants, study says.
Super-dark chameleon material shifts colour to boost solar power | New Scientist
A material made from gold nano-hammers is vying for the world’s blackest stuff. But add a dye to it, and it dazzles
‘Molecular accordion’ drives thermoelectric behavior in promising material
Engines, laptops and power plants generate waste heat. Thermoelectric materials, which convert temperature gradients to electricity and vice versa, can recover some of that heat and improve energy efficiency. A team of scientists …
Steady-state photoconductivity and multi-particle interactions in high-mobility organic semiconductors : Scientific Reports
Scientific Reports is an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature. The 2014 Impact Factor for Scientific Reports is 5.578.
Magnetically controlled battery could store energy for power grids
(Phys.org)—Scientists have built a battery containing a magnetic fluid that can be moved in any direction by applying a magnetic field. The magnetically controlled battery concept could be especially useful for flow batteries, …
Nuclear Energy and Public Perception | The Energy Collective
Nuclear power is important to the future of the world. It is the only economically practical way to power the economies of the developing world without sickening millions of people with combustion products and emitting CO2. So I’m taken aback by the weakness of short-sighted messages from the US nuclear industry.
How Australia can become a renewable energy superpower : Renew Economy
Report says Australia could become a global renewable energy ‘superpower’, but only if governments and industry harness three key opportunities.
Waste Technologies Transform Problems to Profit as Water Innovators Combat the Twin Impact of Drought and Pollution – Oct 20 2015 12:01 AM – Global Water Engineering – Pollution Solutions Online
Anaerobic digestion processes that radically improve the quality of waste water while delivering green energy extracted from biological waste streams are emerging as a profitable way for agricultural and food processing industries to cope with the twin impact of drought and pollution challenges. Click to read more…
Here’s what happened to different electricity-generating (or saving) technologies in EPA’s Clean Power Plan final rule | Dylan Sullivan’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC
This post focuses on two types of changes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made in the Clean Power Plan final rule, in response to public comments on its June 2014 proposal. First, I address changes in the pollution reduction strategies…
Conservative group targets Sen. John Edwards on energy policy – Roanoke Times: Local News
Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is taking aim at state Sen. John Edwards — one of Southwest Virginia’s last Democrats — in the final weeks of the election season.
Fact check: How Maurice Newman misrepresents science to claim future global cooling | Graham Readfearn | Environment | The Guardian
Graham Readfearn: Picking over the climate science denialist claims of Tony Abbott’s top business advisor
New Technology Cuts Cost of Wind Power
Siemens has introduced a new solution for connecting offshore wind turbines to the grid. Presented at the National Maritime Conference in
Upcoming nuke plant closure could roil New England markets – AOL
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, announced last week it will close by June 2019.
Legal battle leads to smaller turbines for A.C. windfarm | NJ.com
The company planning a 25-megawatt wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City had reconfigured its plans to use more proven turbines.
Wind Turbines Threaten Breeding Success For Wildlife, White Tailed Eagles At Risk : Nature & Environment : Science World Report
A recent study found that wind turbines are reducing the breeding success of white-tailed eagles.
How Attackers Could Send Your Smartphone To An Early Grave | TechCrunch
A rare genetic disorder called progeria that causes symptoms of old age to manifest in the young has been popularized in books and movies such as Jack, a film..
To unleash the harms, rein in the watchdogs | TheHill
We’re now getting another taste of what the ongoing assault on the federal government’s watchdog function is doing to all of us.
Clean Energy Goals Mean Lower Costs, Prices, Walmart Energy Boss Says | KUAR
The newly hired chief of Walmart’s energy division told members of the Arkansas Advance Energy Association on Tuesday that the retail giant’s ultimate goal
It’s Time to Jump on the Train to the Future: All Aboard the Low Carbon Express
Six weeks from the Paris climate summit, COP21, this was the week that incumbent fossil fuel interests pulled back from their long-held line of defense.
Mining Journal | Jackie O’Brien and David Wilson | Norton Rose Fulbright
Jackie O’Brien and David Wilson discuss the importance of IP in mining
Interviews – 2015 – Year of the Battery: An interview with Rocky Mountain Institute – Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism
Interviews – 2015 – Year of the Battery: An interview with Rocky Mountain Institute – Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism
Nam Ngiep II Hydro Power Plant Features Toshiba’s Hydro Turbines and Generators
Toshiba Corporation announced that Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (THPC) has supplied three hydro turbines and generators for Nam Ngiep II hydro power plant in Lao PDR after taking its order from China International Water & Electric Corporation, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation. The hydro power plant started commercial operation on September 27th.
SolarIndustryMag.com: ‘Solar For UAV Index’ Helps Drone Designers Choose Right Solar Technology
Focusing on solar power news, analysis and information, Solar Industry covers utility-scale projects, renewable energy policy, photovoltaic technology, and the market for new products and services for professionals in the solar business.
Climate, Environment, and Conservation: Remarks at the Opening Session of the Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum – EIN News
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Can Liberals Reverse Canada’s Weakened Record on Clean Energy and Climate Action? | Greentech Media
New Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says energy and the environment “go together like paddles and canoes.”
Shining More Light on Solar Panels | Michigan Tech News
Solar panels are the beacon of renewable energy, yet they are not getting as much light as they could be. Joshua Pearce from Michigan Technological University and a team from Queen&rsquo;s University in Canada have found a way to get more sun to shine on the panels and crank up the output by 30 percent or more.
Super-dark chameleon material shifts colour to boost solar power | New Scientist
A material made from gold nano-hammers is vying for the world’s blackest stuff. But add a dye to it, and it dazzles
Nashville airport turns to geothermal plates for cool water
The former Hoover Quarry will provide water for the airport’s cooling and irrigation systems with the use of geothermal plates.
Blackest material ever made sets new record | Chemistry World
Near perfect black body nanomaterial absorb 99% of visible light
Renewable Energy and Power, Inc. “Symbol RBNW” Is Pleased to Announce That They Have Signed a Consulting Agreement With G-Wave of San Jose, CA – Power Engineering
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Bald eagles delaying ND wind farm permit south of Rolette | INFORUM
BISMARCK &mdash; Bald eagles have put the brakes on a proposed wind farm in North Dakota as state regulators seek input on how the towers with their spinning…
The Control Center of Your Home May Be an Alarm Clock
Italian think tank PNAT created the Jellyfish Barge, a crop cultivation module and floating greenhouse that sustains itself with solar, tidal & wind energy.
Windy waters | Corporate Knights
U.K. to lead offshore wind development over next decade.
News & Star | News | Factory’s bid for two wind turbines thrown out by council
Power dynamics: forces shaping the future of coal in the United States – Lexology
Coal-fired plants have been the backbone of US power generation for more than a century, and they still account for nearly 40 percent of power…
Australia’s debate over safety of wind farms continue despite Tony Abbott’s exit
NSW Health Minister Pru Gowards warns of health risks allegedly caused by wind farms despite the lack of evidence.
PCs want safety audit of all wind turbines after reports of parts flying off | RenewablesBiz
The Progressive Conservatives are demanding a safety audit of all industrial wind turbines in Ontario after reports of sensors flying off some of the huge blades.
Recent research into the supercapacitor market that is projected to reach around $4.2 billion by 2020 illuminated by new report – WhaTech
Supercapacitors also known as ultracapacitors are electrochemical capacitors that have high energy density, high capacitance when compared to common capacitor. Conventional dielectric is not used in supercapacitors, supercapacitor combines the properties of conventional batteries and common capacitor in one device.
New direction for renewables | Special Reports | M&G
New direction for renewables
Koster says Missouri will join Clean Power Plan lawsuit – BuffaloReflex.com: News
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Oct. 9 that Missouri will join more than 20 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency for exceeding its authority in issuing new regulations, collectively known as the Clean Power Plan, that set strict limits on carbon emissions for each state.
Report finds wind and solar power is cutting wholesale cost of energy | News | The National
WITH just two days to go of the UK Government’s consultation on ending feed-in tariff subsidies for wind and solar power, renewables industry represen…
As oil producers eye deals on exports, some traditional allies fight back – Fuel Fix
Can we expand solar power dramatically without damaging protected lands?
Study shows that many of the utility-scale solar power plants in California have been placed near protected and environmentally sensitive lands.
Body integrated supercapacitor for next generation of electric vehicle | Energy Harvesting Journal
Body integrated supercapacitor for next generation of electric vehicle | Energy Harvesting Journal
Autonomous underwater robots for monitoring Venice Lagoon | Energy Harvesting Journal
Autonomous underwater robots for monitoring Venice Lagoon | Energy Harvesting Journal
PiezoTech: Creating Speakers Using Electroactive Fluorinated Polymers | Energy Harvesting Journal
PiezoTech: Creating Speakers Using Electroactive Fluorinated Polymers | Energy Harvesting Journal
3D-printed wind turbine captures excess city air
Raflesia, a 3D-printed urban wind turbine designed by young French designer Léo Sexer exploits wasted city air sources to charge electronic devices
This gigantic Chinese airship flies on solar power for up to six months at a time – ScienceAlert
See you next year!
Mexico’s Abundant Sunshine No Help for Stalled Solar Industry – Bloomberg Business
Mexico has some of the strongest sunlight in the Americas and plenty of wide-open space in the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts, ideal conditions for solar energy. It also has an import tariff that’s stymied development of photovoltaic power plants.
Australia may become top market for solar home battery storage
Australia’s many hours of sunlight, combined with new home battery storage technology, could seriously overhaul the way the country consumes energy, a new report claims.
It’s not easy being green: Ivanpah solar plant near Nevada burns a lot of natural gas, making it a greenhouse gas emitter under state law. – The Orange County Register
Business: It’s not easy being green: Ivanpah solar plant near Nevada burns a lot of natural gas, making it a greenhouse gas emitter under state law. | plant, gas, energy, ivanpah, natural, electricity, percent, california, carbon, power
Tonawanda Turning Trash into Cash with Landfill Solar Project
Landfills are usually wasted space, but now a lot of municipalities are looking for new uses in the form of green energy parks. Time Warner Cable News reporter Katie Gibas tells us about how the Town of Tonawanda hopes their landfill solar panel project will save taxpayers millions of dollars.
Wireless Power Transmission Market Value Share, Analysis and Segments 2014-2020 by Future Market Insights – Press Release – Digital Journal
Wired transmission is the most commonmode of transmitting electrical energy. Its main drawback, the loss of energy during transmission, drives the demand for wireless power transmission. Being fast and consistent, WPT can be used both for short and long range transmissions. A major advantage of WPT is low maintenance cost. However, there is a high initial cost i.e. capital cost involved in implementing the WPT. Another disadvantage is interference of microwaves with current communication systems.
HyperSciences looking to drill for geothermal power using ram accelerator
Washington State based drilling technology company HyperSciences, headed by aeronautical engineer Mark Russell has applied for a patent on a new type of ram accelerator that would be used to blast very deep holes in the ground—to …
Einstein wouldn’t like it: New test proves universe is “spooky” – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – The universe really is weird, which is bad news both for Albert Einstein and for would-be hackers hoping to break into quantum encryption systems. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers detailed an experiment showing how two electrons at separate locations 1.3 km (0.8 mile) apart on the Delft University of Technology campus demonstrated a clear, invisible and instantaneous connection. Importantly, the new study closed loopholes in earlier tests that had left some doubt as to whether the eerie connection predicted by quantum theory was real or not.
Defense contractor shows off ‘Iron Beam’ anti-drone laser
Late last week, we showed you a new type of rifle that can shoot a drone out of the sky without firing a single bullet. While the term drone has recently been expanded to cover somewhat harmless consumer quadcopters, more sophisticated drones pose a real threat to militaries, governments and more. Rifles
Natural Gas Slips to 3-Year Low on Bearish Inventory Build – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Natural gas fell to a 3-year low on healthy inventory build and warm weather forecast.
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Environmental Engineering Dictionary – C. C. Lee – Google Books
Environmental Engineering Dictionary is a comprehensive reference of more than 14,000 technical and regulatory engineering terms that are used in pollution control technologies, monitoring, risk assessment, sampling and analysis, quality control, and environmental engineering and technology.
Patent US577523 – Deesso – Google Patents
Patent US2700648 – Ozone stabilization – Google Patents
Patent US596936 – Process of producing ozone – Google Patents
Patent US2686153 – Apparatus for generating hydrogen and oxygen – Google Patents
Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging – YouTube
Wireless EV Charging (WEVC) is simple, easy to use and elegant. For more information on Halo, please visit http://www.qualcommhalo.com.
MotorWeek | Auto World: EV Wireless Charging – YouTube
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WARDENCLYFFE PSA – YouTube
At the end of April, 2011, “FRAGMENTS FROM OLYMPUS- THE VISION OF NIKOLA TESLA” director and co-author Joseph Sikorski was invited inside the shell of Tesla’…
KW43 | SMA partners with Farm from a Box to bring localized, solar powered food production to rural communities world-wide – SolarServer
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Shining more light on solar panels
Researchers have found a way to get more sun to shine on the panels and crank up the output by 30 percent or more.
Is The Future of Transport All-Electric? – Plugged In – Scientific American Blog Network
The future of transportation was a hot topic at last week&rsquo;s Future of Energy Summit in London hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).&nbsp;In particular, discussions were built around the question of what transportation will look like as the sector tries to balance 1) meeting demand and 2) compliance with air pollution standards.
Light: Science & Applications – Multi-photon quantum cutting in Gd2O2S:Tm3+ to enhance the photo-response of solar cells
Light: Science and Applications is an open access journal that publishes the highest quality articles in basic and applied optics and photonics.
Big Energy’s Solar Grab Protested in California
UK government warned not to ‘derail’ offshore wind and nuclear | Environment | The Guardian
Unhelpful policy changes would hinder pressing plans for a future secure, affordable, low-carbon energy system, says new report
NPG Asia Materials – High-work-function metal/carbon nanotube/low-work-function metal hybrid junction photovoltaic device
AM – NPG Asia Materials is an open access, international journal publishing primary research and reviews covering all aspects of the materials science.
Moniz speaks on clean energy innovation as part of larger State Department Climate and Clean Energy
The ISME Journal – Cyanobacterial reuse of extracellular organic carbon in microbial mats
The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology is the official Journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology, publishing high-quality, original research papers, short communications, commentary articles and reviews in the rapidly expanding and diverse discipline of microbial ecology.
All-inorganic perovskite quantum dot display breaks Cd-barrier
Ever since the first cadmium selenide quantum dot-based light-emitting devices (QLEDs) were reported in 1994, the dominant materials for QLEDs investigated since then have been limited to wurtzite or zinc blende Cd-based QDs. Similarly, the best developed and studied colloidal QD lasers have been fabricated from Cd-based semiconductors. Now, researchers have presented a new family of photoelectric materials for light-emitting devices: colloidal all-inorganic perovskite cesium lead halide QDs. This new material could find applications in LEDs and lasers, and has an especially big potential in high-performance displays, lighting, monochromatic narrow-band photodetectors, and optical communications.
Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Natural Gas for Xcel, CEO Says – Bloomberg Business
Xcel Energy Inc., the biggest U.S. provider of wind power, expects long-term contracts for the technology to beat the cost of natural gas, another sign of the rapid transformation of the power market.
Belgian wind farm delivered balancing services | Sun & Wind Energy
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The Tories are trying to kill off our renewable energy boom | Ed Davey | Comment is free | The Guardian
Great strides were made under the coalition, but now green investment has collapsed and jobs are at risk – and the Tories’ justification for all this is bogus
PHOTOS: Look Inside NYC’s First ‘Net-Zero’ Energy Green School – Rossville – DNAinfo.com New York
Staten Island’s P.S. 62 officially dedicated the school to Kathleen Grimm on Thursday.
Whiplash: Shift in federal coal policies stokes fear in rural areas – The Washington Post
Rural utilities, ordered to use coal in the ’70s, say new clean-energy mandates will hurt them the most.
DeLeo: House will tackle solar net metering cap soon – News – Milford Daily News – Milford, MA
House Speaker Robert DeLeo indicated Friday that the House would address the issue of the solar net metering cap separately from more comprehensive energy legislation that is likely to also speak to wind, hydro and other sources of renewable power.
Elon Musk Will Soon Start Building His $150 million Hyperloop Bullet Train
The train will travel at speeds as high as 760 miles per hour back and forth between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Roles for nuclear, solar, battery storage difficult to predict in Duke Energy’s latest long-term plan – Charlotte Business Journal
The role of nuclear, renewables and battery storage in the latest 15-year plan filed by Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) point to the difficulties of predictions for an industry in flux.
Vladimir Putin Says U.S. Is Lying Over Iran Nukes
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the U.S. exaggerated the threat from Iran in order to start work on a Missile Defense Shield.
Women ‘don’t understand fracking’ | Planning Resource
A war over the Periodic Table: For China it is a weapon of trade and global power | Mail & Guardian Africa
A war over the Periodic Table: For China it is a weapon of trade and global power
Nanoballs Inflate Voltage Capacity of Power Cables, Save Energy – IEEE Spectrum
A small amount of carbon nanoballs added to plastic insulation means a big boost in voltage
Wind energy subsidy cuts plan defeated in the House of Lords | Environment | The Independent
The Government’s plan to end on-shore wind subsidies next year was in doubt after it was defeated in the House of Lords, in a move that could spark further hostilities between David Cameron and peers. The Lords backed a Labour amendment deleting a clause in the Energy Bill that would have ended the renewables obligation in March 2016, a year earlier than planned.
Ben Carson, Pot Prohibitionist – The Atlantic
The retired neurosurgeon is as prohibitionist as anyone running for presidency this cycle—and the reasoning he offers is surprisingly weak.
Harvard creates a material that lets light go ‘infinitely fast’
Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to ph…
Ron Paul’s name falls on deaf ears at the RNC – YouTube
This guy either was told to stay on script or is simply deaf.
Solar energy blotting out nature, farms in California – ContraCostaTimes.com
New industrial scale solar arrays in California are displacing natural scrublands along with pastures and farms, says a new analysis of big solar power plants.
Battery Technology: Mobile battery tech breakthrough from Samsung | BGR
As advances continue in the realm of mobile devices and wearable gadgets, we always come back to the same handful of barriers that impede progress. Chief among them, of course, is battery technology.
Brookings Institute Sharply Critical of Federal Marijuana Policy | Alice O’Leary Randall
Brookings report will help open the national dialogue on this issue. It certainly gets high marks for re-focusing the issue back to where it belongs, the federal government’s intractable cannabis policy.
Egypt has developed a game-changing low-power water desalination technique – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but unfortunately most of that liquid nourishment isn’t suitable for drinking because it’s salt water found in the oceans. Removing salt from water is not an easy process, either. Current desalination technology requires a high amount of energy, making it prohibitively expensive — especially in developing nations. But don’t worry: a team of researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have bypassed these power-hungry methods and created a simple filtration technique; the details of which are described in a research paper published last month in Water Science and Technology. To remove salt from water with minimal power, the researchers use the process of pervaporation, in which salt water is first filtered though a membrane to remove larger particles. These filters contain cellulose acetate powder that, along with other components, will bind the salt particles as they pass through the membrane.
What’s At Stake for Demand Response As Supreme Court Considers FERC 745
Demand response refers to curtailing a participating customer’s electricity use in reaction to broader system conditions such as surging peak demand that threatens grid stability. These events are typically acute, happen only a defined maximum number of times per year, and customers are compensated for participating in such programs. For example, grid operators often call upon demand response during the hottest summer days when air conditioning use spikes grid demand.
Nigerian court cancels election of oil-rich Rivers state governor – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: A Nigerian court on Saturday nullified the election of the governor of the oil-rich Rivers state on the grounds of irregularities and ordered a fresh vote within 90 days. Justice Suleiman Ambrosa, of the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, said the court was satisfied with the complaint by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Dakuku Peterside that the April 11 election was fraught with violence, voter intimidation and ballot fraud. Governor Nyesom Wike, of former president Goodluck Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been declared winner of the election, but the APC, which previously controlled the state, described the result as “a rape of democracy”.
Russian Presence Near Undersea Cables Concerns U.S.
Winds of Change: Turnbull’s Ascension Turns the Tide on Australian Renewable Energy Policy | The National Law Review
The renewable energy industry is celebrating the change in Coalition leadership, with hopes pinned on Malcolm Turnbull to show support for the renewable energy sources that Tony Abbott so fervently rejected.
Cooling the air with sunlight — ScienceDaily
A firm has developed an evaporative cooler that has an integrated photovoltaic system isolated from the electrical network, which enables to refresh an area of ??approximately 200 square meters.
Skullduggery afoot at IEA: How does a coal industry-sponsored study get such cachet? : Renew Economy
A coal industry-sponsored study being circulated quietly this week is riddled with false suppositions and outdated and misleading numbers.
Pain For Oilfield Services Will Continue Even If Oil Prices Rebound – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Any eventual rebound in oil prices will still not filter through to the oilfield services sector until much later, a reality which companies are now coming to grips with through more job cuts
Boosting the Efficiency of Solar Panels | UConn Today
Special coating produced to increase efficiency of solar cells – Mehr News Agency
TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (MNA) – Iranian researchers from Abar Nanofanavar Pishgam Sharif Company used titanium dioxide nanoparticles to design and test a special coating to increase efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells, INIC reports.
Entanglement at heart of ‘2-for-1’ fission in next-generation solar cells
An international team of scientists have observed how a mysterious quantum phenomenon in organic molecules takes place in real time, which could aid in the development of highly efficient solar cells.
Ultra-thin perovskite nanocrystals suitable for use in tunable, energy-efficient LEDs
Perovskites have recently emerged as a most promising material for low-cost production of highly efficient solar cells. In particular, the so-called organic-inorganic metal halide perovskites are among the most exciting recent discoveries in the field of photovoltaics. In less than five years, researchers have succeeded in increasing the energy-converting efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells from 4 to more than 20%.
Synthetic batteries for the energy revolution
A team of researchers made a decisive step towards a redox-flow battery which is simple to handle, safe and economical at the same time: They developed a system on the basis of organic polymers and a harmless saline solution.
Scientists predict cool new phase of superionic ice
Scientists have predicted a new phase of superionic ice, a special form of ice that could exist on Uranus and Neptune, in a theoretical study performed by a team of researchers at Princeton Univ. Published in Nature Communications, the research revealed an entirely new type of superionic ice that they call the P21/c-SI phase, which occurs at pressures even higher than in the interior of giant ice planets of our solar system.
Israeli company creates Revolutionary solar-panel windows | David Allouche | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
Culling Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Reduce Emissions By 11%
A new report modelling the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in 20 countries showed such a move would reduce national emissions by an average of 11%.
Storm-surge barrier also serves up tidal power
Oosterscheldekering, or the Eastern Scheldt storm-surge barrier stands as the largest of the world-renowned Delta Works series of dams and storm barriers.
WHO finds link between processed meat and cancer risk – YouTube
World Health Organization warns processed meat (additives) poses cancer risk, red meat also risky Watch Trace Gallagher talk about Cancer.
The Future Potential for Oceanic Kinetic Ferries
A kinetic ferry uses the kinetic energy of a flowing river as its source of propulsion while crossing a channel, with its path guided by an overhead
Turning grey water into a golden opportunity | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific
Do we really need clean drinking water to flush toilets or water lawns? Australian firm Nexus eWater has found a way to recycle the soapy water that goes down…
GM recalling 1.4M cars; oil leaks can cause engine fires – Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: DETROIT (AP) — For the third time in eight years, General Motors is recalling cars that can leak oil and catch fire, sometimes damaging garages and houses.
Study suggests a ten-fold efficiency increase possible when converting carbon dioxide to fuel using solar energy
A trio of researchers with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis has found that it should be possible to achieve an approximate ten-fold increase in efficiency over …
Coating cancels acoustic scattering from odd-shaped objects
In a new twist, a team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Texas at Austin has applied to acoustic waves the concept of “scattering cancellation,” which has long been used to systematically …
Thinking Differently About Where to Deploy Solar-Plus-Storage | Greentech Media
A new report shows an untapped opportunity for hybrid systems on affordable housing complexes.
New Developments for Polymer Solar Cells
A team of US and Chinese scientists has demonstrated a new, nonhalogenated solvent system to produce high performance polymer solar cells.
Texas InsiderThese 83 Senators Just Voted to Expand Government Surveillance – Texas Insider Politics
The Dominos are Falling: Conservative Texas Towns Embrace Renewables’ Low Prices
Ayotte backs climate change rule – POLITICO
Save the Nukes! — Battlin’ in the Bayou
Tractor beams of science fiction becoming a reality – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The tractor beam, a staple of science fiction including “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” that is employed to grab spaceships and other things remotely, is entering the realm of reality. Researchers on Tuesday said they have developed a tractor beam that uses high-amplitude sound waves to levitate, move and rotate small objects without making contact with them. “As a mechanical wave, sound can exert significant forces on objects.
Harvesting light in 3D: new design for silicon solar cell – MaterialsViews
Innovative 3D silicon solar cell design on both macroscale and nanoscale boosts efficiency while lowering cost.
Hemphasis ~ America’s Harried Hemp History
1916 US Department of Agriculture Bulletin – HEMP HURDS AS PAPER-MAKING MATERIAL | ICEarth
New Billion Dollar Crop – Global Hemp
The Science of Cannabis – YouTube
Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews …
Monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell achieves record efficiency
Teams from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have been the first to successfully combine a silicon heterojunction solar cell with a perovskite solar cell monolithically …
QuantumFilm-based image sensors to put cameras in new light
InVisage is a camera sensor company. They believe in making cameras smaller, faster and with higher resolution. They are out to make a difference.
Cheap Optical Device Boosts Solar Efficiencies
A low-cost device made from plastic diffuses and concentrates sunlight and boosts solar cell efficiencies.
Gallium nitride phosphide absorber for silicon-based solar power
Saudi Sabotage: Oil Giant Looks To Scuttle Climate Accord – Forbes
The Kingdom looks to play the role of spoiler at the Paris climate talks.
‘Railway Solar’ May Be a Sweet Spot for Green Transportation | Greentech Media
Tam Hunt explores the surprisingly significant impact that solar could have on electrified trains.
UFO over US? No, merely a lost Pentagon surveillance blimp – YouTube
Alex Jones talks with economic expert Max Keiser about the state of world and specifically the United States as well, Max Keiser has been correct numerous ti…
Scientists create working tractor beam – YouTube
Alex Jones talks with economic expert Max Keiser about the state of world and specifically the United States as well, Max Keiser has been correct numerous ti…
The 10 Inventions of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World And Still Is Changing – YouTube
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Judge issues $16.7 million fine against Edison over unreported talks – LA Times
An administrative law judge issued $16.7 million fine against Southern California Edison for failing to report talks the utility had with regulators on 10 occasions over the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant.
Energy storage: Power revolution : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
Electrical grids increasingly depend on intermittent renewable sources. To smooth the supply out, utilities companies are testing alternatives to storing energy in conventional batteries.
Coal not coming back, Virginia energy official says | eaglefordtexas.com
ROANOKE — Coal consumption is not likely to increase, regardless of whether new federal regulations on power plants go into effect, and, from coal’s persp
North Dakota and Minnesota face off over coal power in federal appeals court | eaglefordtexas.com
The states of North Dakota and Minnesota on Wednesday took their legal battle over coal-generated electricity to a federal appeals court in St. Paul and fa
Gang-gang: French invention of ‘wind trees’ hints at end of giant turbines
The French, grateful for our former (and failed) prime minister’s contribution to how to solve Europe’s migration problems, have leapt to thank us by …
“Tesla is an inspirational force for not only his genius, but for his altruistic goals”, Joseph Sikorski director of TOWER TO THE PEOPLE – Cinema Without Borders
“Tesla is an inspirational force for not only his genius, but for his altruistic goals”, Joseph Sikorski director of TOWER TO THE PEOPLE
Government to cut tax relief for community green energy schemes | Environment | The Guardian
Treasury unexpectedly axes incentive for building new renewable energy sources, on top of previously announced subsidy cuts
No More Business As Usual For Fossil Fuel Sector
A new report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative has concluded that the fossil fuel industry’s business as usual scenarios will not last for much longer.
European researchers develop perovskite-HJT solar cell: pv-magazine
A research team from the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Ècole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPF) has developed a method to produce perovskite-heterojunction crystalline silicon tandem solar cells. Having produced an 18% efficiency cell with the technique, the researchers say with light trapping wafer texturing efficiencies as high as 25 to 30% could be achieved in the future.
New concepts emerge for generating clean, inexpensive fuel from water | UChicago News
New design points a path to the ‘ultimate’ battery
Scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 times, showing how several …
Low-cost optical device to boost solar efficiencies | Energy Harvesting Journal
Low-cost optical device to boost solar efficiencies | Energy Harvesting Journal
Engineer to build ‘hot’ solar cells with $2.5 million grant | Energy Harvesting Journal
Engineer to build ‘hot’ solar cells with $2.5 million grant | Energy Harvesting Journal
Rare chemical phenomenon could be harnessed to harvest solar energy | Energy Harvesting Journal
Rare chemical phenomenon could be harnessed to harvest solar energy | Energy Harvesting Journal
Renewable Electricity Surpasses Coal In UK
For the July-September 2015 time frame, renewable sources produced more electricity than coal in the UK. The energy specialist EnAppSys found that 14.3 TWh was generated by renewables then, which was 20% of the UK’s average electricity production.
High Power Energy Harvesting: Off-Grid 10W-100kW 2016-2026: The market for high power energy harvesting will be $1.68 billion in 2016 By MarketResearchReports.biz
Albany – New York, Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This unique 198 page report has 152 figures and tables.
Green Power Network: Utility Grid-Connected Distributed Power Systems – National Solar Energy Conference – ASES Solar 96, – Asheville, NC – April 1996 – Interesting Links That Relate to GENI – Technical Articles – Index – Library – GENI – Global Energy Network Institute
Green Power Network: Utility Grid-Connected Distributed Power Systems – National Solar Energy Conference – ASES Solar 96, – Asheville, NC – April 1996 – Interesting Links That Relate to GENI – Technical Articles – Index – Library – GENI – Global Energy Network Institute
5 energy trends driving climate progress in 2015 | Environmental Defense Fund
America’s energy landscape is now changing in tandem with climate awareness, leading to a surge in renewable power investments.
Modi’s proposal for solar rich countries alliance gets Ghana’s nod – The Hans India
Ghana on Thursday expressed wholehearted support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi\
Commission Hears Sheriffs’ Objections to Medical Cannabis in Georgia | Atlanta Progressive News
DEA Raid on Wisconsin Tribe’s Cannabis Crop Infuriates and Confuses Reformers – US News
Authorities claim the plants were marijuana, not hemp – but evidence is lacking.
Bernie Sanders Makes It Official: It’s Time to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition – Leafly
Bernie Sanders gave a speech at George Mason University, with the 2016 U.S. presidential candidate officially calling for the end of federal cannabis prohibition.
Proven medical benefits would open cannabis debate, says Health Minister – Isle of Man Today
Health Minister Howard Quayle was quizzed in the House of Keys overs whether he would support the use of cannabis or cannabis derivatives for medical use.
New research coming on benefits of medicinal cannabis | Stuff.co.nz
Cannabis has been used medicinally in various forms for many centuries.
Tribe to do feasibility study on cannabis | The Cherokee One Feather
American Chemical Society Announces Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision | The Weed Blog
“The membership of the American Chemical Society deserves praise for recognizing the need for scientific leadership on cannabis,” said Jahan Marcu, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) senior scientist and CANN subdivision vice chair. “We were told the process of becoming an official subdivision might take years, but the amazing response from members that recognized the importance of this work made the process much faster.”
Man charged in St. Louis area black church fires – Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities charged A 35-year-old black St. Louis man with arson for two of the seven church fires in a predominantly African-American part of the St. Louis region, and federal investigators said there is no evidence of a hate crime.
Chevron’s key witness admits lying in Ecuador pollution trial – YouTube
Oil giant Chevron’s intensive oil extraction in Ecuador caused enormous damages to the environment. When Texaco left Ecuador in 1992, it left behind a thousa…
200 Electric Cars From Nissan & Renault Headed To Paris Climate Conference | CleanTechnica
Conductive ink significiantly improves the efficiency of solar water heating
Using superconducting, nano-particle infused ink, researchers have increased the efficiency of solar water heaters by up to 70 percent.
Happy medium appears best for polymer/dye optoelectronics | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE
Tests on a polymer/dye composite series show that increasing electron transfer driving force does not always increase solar cell performance.
Super battery breakthrough transforms renewables economics
Their discovery of how to pack five times as much energy into a battery is consistent with continuous improvements that flow when Moore’s Law gets a hold.
Scientists design full-scale architecture for quantum computer in silicon
Australian scientists have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, which is compatible with atomic-scale fabrication techniques – providing a blueprint to build a large-scale quantum computer.
Engineers reveal record-setting flexible phototransistor
Inspired by mammals’ eyes, University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor ever made.
Thin film allows for scaling up perovskite cells and also raises efficiency
A team of Swiss, Chinese and Japanese researchers has found a way to scale up perovskite solar cells without a loss of stability. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique and how …
Chemical complexity promises improved structural alloys for next-gen nuclear energy
Designing alloys to withstand extreme environments is a fundamental challenge for materials scientists. Energy from radiation can create imperfections in alloys, so researchers in an Energy Frontier Research Center led by …
Renewables Working Together Renewable Energy Systems and Synergies – YouTube
Achieving the goal of a world supplied by 100% renewable energy will require a clear understanding of how different renewable energy technologies can work to…

FBI head: No credible threat to US after Paris attacks – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have found no links between the attackers and the U.S.

 

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