NOAA: 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report & Useful Interactive Tools

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:30:47 +0000

Continuously tracking how and why sea level is changing is an important part of informing plans for adaptation. Our ability to monitor and understand the individual factors that contribute to sea level rise allows us to track sea level changes in a way that has never before been possible.

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Siting Solar & Wind Energy Projects: NREL Releases Comprehensive Databases of Local Ordinances on Solar & Wind Siting

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:40:21 +0000

New Machine-Readable Data Sets Compile State, Local Zoning Laws and Ordinances for Siting Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects To Inform Planning for Decarbonization Goals State and local zoning laws and ordinances influence how and where wind and solar energy projects can be sited and deployed — which can have a measurable impact on U.S. […]

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Global Researchers Revisit Grand Challenges of Wind Energy Science

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:50:46 +0000

NREL Leads Article Series To Review Wind Energy Research Needs and Propose Actions To Help Reach Worldwide Decarbonization Goals Wind energy will play a central role in shifting the world’s electricity supply to renewable sources within the next two decades. For wind power to fulfill this role, critical challenges around the design, development, and deployment […]

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The Many Ways Nature Nurtures Human Well-Being

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 05:00:40 +0000

The many ways nature nurtures human well-being: New study identifies the multiple intersecting pathways linking the nonmaterial contributions of ecosystems to human well-being A systematic review of 301 academic articles on “cultural ecosystem services” has enabled researchers to identify how these nonmaterial contributions from nature are linked to and significantly affect human well-being. They identified […]

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The Potential & Challenges Of Developing Blue Energy

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 18:15:03 +0000

blue energyIt’s possible to design machines that are anchored to the deep ocean bottom that will “fly” in the current, like kites in the wind. In the future, large-scale commercial-scale deployments composed of many turbines to generate power-plant quantities of ocean electricity could become common.

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Resilient Energy – How The Bahamas Can Be A Model

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 01:35:44 +0000

Great Abaco in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian struck in September, 2019. Source: U.S. Customs and Border PatrolThe Bahamas are used to energy disruptions. In 2017, Hurricane Irma slammed into Ragged Island at the southern tip of The Bahamas. The Category 5 storm destroyed the small island and wreaked havoc for its 100 residents. This was only one of multiple Category 4 and 5 hurricanes to hit The Bahamas in the past […]

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Mapping the Battery Data Genome for Better Batteries

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 03:15:25 +0000

Energy storage is the key to electrified transportation and the rapidly evolving power grid, cornerstones of a decarbonized future. An open exchange of battery data is integral to meeting energy goals.

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How The Storm-Ravaged Bahamas Can Be A Model For Resilient Energy

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 01:37:44 +0000

Great Abaco in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian struck in September, 2019. Source: U.S. Customs and Border PatrolIn 2017, Hurricane Irma slammed into Ragged Island at the southern tip of The Bahamas. The Category 5 storm destroyed the small island and wreaked havoc for its 100 residents. This was only one of multiple Category 4 and 5 hurricanes to hit The Bahamas in the past seven years, leaving thousands homeless, destroying electric […]

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One More Slice to Drive the Solar Stack

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 22:35:35 +0000

Inserting a metal fluoride layer in multilayered perovskite–silicon tandem solar cells can stall charge recombination and enhance performance, KAUST researchers have found. By King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) Tandem solar cells that combine perovskite and silicon-based subcells in one device are expected to better capture and convert sunlight into electricity than their […]

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