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Carbon Capture & Storage Is Too Expensive For Reducing Power Sector Emissions

Carbon Capture & Storage Is Too Expensive For Reducing Power Sector Emissions

Originally published on Energy Post . By Jeffrey Rissman and Robbie Orvis The hope that carbon capture and storage (CCS) can ever play a significant role in the reduction of power sector emissions is misplaced, write Jeffrey Rissman and Robbie Orvis of Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based energy and environmental policy think tank. Coal-fired power is already more expensive than …

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Right-Sizing & Servicification: The Keys To Microgrid Profitability

Right-Sizing & Servicification: The Keys To Microgrid Profitability

The global microgrid market is ready for significant private investment. While there remain some challenges – especially around the regulatory framework and aggregation of projects – there are now enough businesses with viable business models to provide early stage, strategic or even crowd investors with commercially attractive opportunities. The expansion of microgrids is accelerating due to the resilience and flexibility …

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Volcano Lakes May Contain Vital Lithium Deposits, Say Stanford Researchers

Volcano Lakes May Contain Vital Lithium Deposits, Say Stanford Researchers

This story about lithium reserves was first published on Gas2 . Lithium is a key component of lithium-ion batteries and lithium-ion batteries are a key component of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and electric cars. But until now, it has been in relatively short supply, sparking fierce competition among mining companies. It is one of the most …

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Australian government investing AU$10 million to help scale up new IoT network focused on cutting energy use

Australian government investing AU$10 million to help scale up new IoT network focused on cutting energy use

The Australian Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation ( CEFC ), is committing up to AU$10 million to help Australian companies monitor and manage their operations through a new Internet of Things (IoT) network which will be focused on cutting energy use. The CEFC is a statutory authority established by the Australian Government under the Clean Energy Finance Corporation …

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Ithaca startup wins $250,000 in Southern Tier clean energy competition

Ithaca startup wins $250,000 in Southern Tier clean energy competition

Adrian Cosmo and José Lozano, co-founders of Biological Energy, pitch their technology to a panel of blue-ribbon judges at the 76West Finals Pitch at Corning Inc. Six clean-tech companies working at the intersection of technology and sustainability will use 76West competition prize money to help build the clean energy economy in the Southern Tier. Now in its second year, the …

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Solar energy plant coming to Lauderdale County in 2019

Solar energy plant coming to Lauderdale County in 2019

File photo Nashville-based Silicon Ranch Corporation is investing $100 million in a solar energy plant in Lauderdale County, with Mississippi Power Co., as its sole customer. The Mississippi Public Service Commission on Thursday OK’d a 52.5-megawatt plant in Lauderdale County, which should be up and running by December 2019. The plant will have 570,000 photovoltaic solar panels generating enough electricity …

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Renewable Energy Isn’t Just Cutting Costs, It’s Saving Lives

Renewable Energy Isn’t Just Cutting Costs, It’s Saving Lives

A new study shows that renewables, particularly solar and wind energy, have significantly improved air quality in the United States from 2007 to 2015. The increased use of solar and wind resulted in thousands of lives saved. Clean Energy, Clean Air Renewable energy is very much in the limelight these days, as country after country experience how these sources can …

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Gaining a local voice on energy projects

Gaining a local voice on energy projects

The Stowe Electric Department’s new solar array was installed on a reclaimed section of the town government’s former gravel pit in the Nebraska Valley. Plenty of people support renewable energy projects — just not in their backyards. Vermont’s goal to get 90 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050 is laudable in theory, but the state has a …

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Measuring Solar Energy During an Eclipse

Measuring Solar Energy During an Eclipse

The Moon casts a shadow on Earth during a total solar eclipse over Europe in this image taken by a French astronaut on the Mir Space Station. Credit: CNES Overview Students find the Sun’s location in the sky for different points in time during an eclipse. They will then use mobile devices to measure lux before and during the eclipse …

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