Is the World on the Brink of a Mass Extinction Event?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 17:53:06 +0000

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It’s not unusual for species to go extinct; it happens all the time. In fact, scientists estimate that at least 99.9% of all species of plants and animals that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct. That’s pretty amazing, considering how many species still exist—up to 8.7 million, according to some experts. Mass extinction […]

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Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:13:10 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that, among other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity. Its ultimate mission is to “Assist consumers in obtaining economically efficient, safe, reliable, and secure energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.” In the past, FERC has […]

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Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:13:10 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that, among other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity. Its ultimate mission is to “Assist consumers in obtaining economically efficient, safe, reliable, and secure energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.” In the past, FERC has […]

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Solar Power Helps Stabilize Electricity Prices in Brazil

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:26:47 +0000

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Brazil is blessed with a wealth of natural resources. It gets almost two-thirds of its electricity from hydropower facilities, and it also has enormous potential for wind, solar, and natural gas-fired power. Yet, the country is saddled with higher than average electricity prices compared to most developed nations. A study conducted by McKinsey & Company […]

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A Game-Changing Vision for Geothermal Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:52:54 +0000

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According to a report released in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold by 2050—reaching 60 GW of installed capacity. That may seem like a pipe dream to some power observers, but if new well-drilling techniques allow enhanced geothermal systems to become economical, the reality could be […]

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The Benefits of Flow Batteries Over Lithium Ion

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 15:12:35 +0000

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Lithium-ion (Li-ion) is the most commonly talked about battery storage technology on the market these days, and for good reason. Li-ion batteries have a high energy density, and they are the preferred option when mobility is a concern, such as for cell phones, laptop computers, and electric vehicles. But there are different energy storage technologies […]

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Looking for Carbon-Free Energy Resources? Don’t Forget Nuclear Power

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 14:25:26 +0000

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As leaders around the world take steps to decarbonize energy supplies, many people have focused their attention specifically on wind and solar power. What they may fail to recognize is that nuclear power provides more electricity in the U.S. than all other carbon-free sources combined. This is true in some other countries, such as France, […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 13:53:23 +0000

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A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. Some estimates suggest about 45% of the energy used in commercial buildings is consumed by […]

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Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:10:12 +0000

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Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” so it’s no surprise that solar energy is growing rampantly across the state. Among the utilities adding solar resources to their energy mixes is Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). FPL claims to be the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and […]

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Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:10:12 +0000

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Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” so it’s no surprise that solar energy is growing rampantly across the state. Among the utilities adding solar resources to their energy mixes is Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). FPL claims to be the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and […]

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