Do We Still Need Hydropower?

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 03:43:52 +0000

The Truth Behind Hydropower’s Role in Our Battle Against Climate Change In 2022, journalist Ezra Klein posed a question to the Reddit community: “Why is it that no one seems to talk about hydropower anymore?” It is a good question. And a handful of Redditors answered. Dams have displaced people, one … [continued]

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300 Million Home Sales Prove It: Wind Turbines Don’t Kill Property Values After All

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 15:15:16 +0000

Yet another study pulls the rug out from under the “property values” argument against wind turbines and utility-scale wind farms.

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From Instant Grits to Polymers: Scientist Kat Knauer Is Laser Focused on Plastics Pollution

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 12:56:35 +0000

Polymer Scientist Applies Scientific Method To Solve Greatest Environmental Challenges While Making Lives Better Kat Knauer enjoyed science classes as a young girl but her understanding that science could be used as an instrument for good was solidified when a beloved family member grew ill. Her childhood dog, Penny, was … [continued]

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NREL’s Rail Optimization Software Is Putting Freight Electrification on the Fast Track

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 12:40:57 +0000

Collaboration With Parallel Systems Quantifies Benefits of Autonomous, Battery-Electric Rail Vehicles For more than a century, American freight trains—responsible for … [continued]

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Can We Connect Renewable Energy Hubs With Electricity Consumption Hubs?

Credit to Author: US Energy Information Administration| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 03:20:57 +0000

New Approach to Transmission Planning Links Renewable Energy Zones to Major Load Centers via Longer, High-Voltage Transmission A new approach … [continued]

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A Crystal Ball for Solar Modules

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2024 14:22:02 +0000

NREL Links Rapidly Evolving Photovoltaic Module Technologies With Potential Reliability Impacts Historically, photovoltaic (PV) modules have demonstrated high reliability, making … [continued]

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40 Collegiate Teams Advance — Solar Decathlon 2024 Design Challenge

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:59:12 +0000

Teams Representing 11 Countries and 37 Institutions Will Present Their Zero-Energy Building Designs at the 2024 Design Challenge Competition Event, Hosted at NREL in April

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Communities in Hawaii & Alaska Exchange Ideas to Engage Residents in Energy Transitions

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:49:53 +0000

When the third cohort of Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) communities was announced in 2023, the inclusion of Molokai, Hawaii, caught … [continued]

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New Virtual Training and How-To Resources Help Leaders Advance Renewable Energy Development

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:35:07 +0000

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and RMI—founded as the Rocky Mountain Institute—have collaborated to provide a virtual training to support the development of renewable energy projects and created a how-to guide on battery energy storage systems. The publicly available virtual training and how-to-guide are available through RMI’s Energy Transition Academy (ETA) and are designed to help energy leaders with advancing renewable energy development.

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SLOPE Illustrates Opportunities in Philadelphia’s Equitable Carbon Neutrality Quest

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:12:35 +0000

The city of Philadelphia has pledged carbon neutrality by 2050, and the State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform … [continued]

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