How Will Future Larger Turbines Impact Wind Project Electricity Output & Surrounding Community Sound Levels?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2023 14:00:27 +0000

New Berkeley Lab study finds a dramatic increase in estimated project output coupled with a decrease in surrounding sound levels for future turbines as compared to those installed in the past.  Multiple technological, social, and market factors of wind power are evolving rapidly. Most notably, significant wind turbine scaling in height and size is occurring […]

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The US Department of Energy & Stellantis Announce The Battery Workforce Challenge

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2023 03:53:02 +0000

Advanced battery design competition will help nation transition to electric mobility and clean energy BattChallenge is a three-year competition joining universities with vocational partners, such as community colleges, trades and apprenticeship programs, to design, build, test and integrate an advanced EV battery into a future Stellantis vehicle. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Stellantis […]

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DOE Awards $9 Million To 12 Projects To Advance Desalination & Water Reuse Technologies Across The US

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 17:45:12 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) announced the selection of 12 projects that will improve the energy efficiency of desalination and water reuse technologies across the country. The selected projects will drive decarbonization of the water and wastewater sectors through innovative technologies to treat, use, and recycle […]

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How To Be A “Good Ancestor”

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 19:04:33 +0000

At New Zealand’s First Clean Energy Conference, NREL Joined U.S. and New Zealand Experts and Leaders To Discuss Social & Financial Hurdles to Decarbonization Near the north tip of New Zealand’s moon-shaped island nation, the sea pinches the land at a place called Tāmaki Makaurau, which means “Tāmaki, desired by many” in the language of […]

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6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Atmosphere

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 18:32:25 +0000

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) This concentration of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the air causes the climate change impacts we’re experiencing today, from forest fires to stifling heat waves and damaging sea level rise […]

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The Latest IPCC Report Will Make You Sad. And Mad. Don’t Give Up!

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2023 17:10:36 +0000

global warming heatOn Monday, March 20, the IPCC will be publicly releasing a report synthesizing the latest climate science, the culmination of its sixth assessment cycle. With global heat-trapping emissions still on the rise and millions of people across the world still reeling from last year’s deadly and costly climate-related disasters, this report provides a distillation of […]

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Can The Oceans Survive An Unprecedented Influx Of Plastics?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 16:35:46 +0000

influx of plasticsPlastics are very appealing to people around the world. They’re important due to their daily use and functionality because they are the most versatile materials of contemporary times. They’re inexpensive, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, elastic, and have a durable composition. However, the influx of plastics entering the world’s oceans, without immediate action to reverse the current trend, […]

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A Diverse Approach Is Key To Carbon Removal

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:45:30 +0000

Restoring forests marks one of six approaches PNNL researchers are exploring as they seek to understand which carbon dioxide removal methods can limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.

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