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Solar Energy Is Big In Minnesota, So How Will The Eclipse Affect Our Power?

Solar Energy Is Big In Minnesota, So How Will The Eclipse Affect Our Power?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, now account for 22 percent of the power Minnesotans consume. It’s a growing industry, but it’s also a new industry that comes with some unusual questions. Like what will happen to our power during next month’s solar eclipse? Believe it or not, Minnesota “…is a very sunny place. You wouldn’t …

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Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia serves as a great spot for those looking for an afternoon walk, a trail to run on, or great vantage points for pictures. Shot in Athens, Georgia on July 29, 2016. (Photo/Henry Taylor: Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and State Representative Spencer Frye will be hosting Athens Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow at …

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Variable Wind Energy Problems Due To Poor Planning By European Nations

Variable Wind Energy Problems Due To Poor Planning By European Nations

A group of weather and energy researchers from ETH Zürich and Imperial College London have concluded that the variability of electricity from wind turbines in Europe is due not to any fault in the equipment, but rather to a lack of planning by individual countries. In a study published in journal Nature Climate Change , the researchers suggest that nations …

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Council approves solar energy system for Capitol Beach site

Council approves solar energy system for Capitol Beach site

Solar panels LJS file photo A mid-sized solar energy system received City Council approval Monday, despite some neighbor concerns that it is being built atop a saline wetland. The group of homeowners interested in developing the 100-kilowatt solar energy system on land owned by the Capitol Beach Neighborhood Association had a letter from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recommending …

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Protein From Solar Energy & Carbon Dioxide Could Slow The Pace Of Climate Change

Protein From Solar Energy & Carbon Dioxide Could Slow The Pace Of Climate Change

Humans need protein to survive, but growing the food that supplies the much needed protein adds carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere, speeding up the pace of climate change. Agriculture has many other negative environmental effects. Cut down a bit of stomach fat every day by never eating these 5 foods Growing crops and raising livestock both consume enormous …

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The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills.

The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills.

Electric batteries could play a key role in the power grid The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills. The long-term vision includes creating giant battery facilities around the National Grid to store excess wind and solar energy for when demand rises. …

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Region’s renewable energy boom to require $200bn investment

Region's renewable energy boom to require $200bn investment

The Shams 1 solar plant in Abu Dhabi was the first utility scale solar plant in the Middle East when it launched in 2013. Marwan Naami / AFP An unprecedented surge of renewable energy projects in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region will need more than US$200 billion worth of investment in the coming years, according to a …

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Sustainability Treehouse gives Boy Scouts a chance to learn about alternative energy

Sustainability Treehouse gives Boy Scouts a chance to learn about alternative energy

Boy Scout Joe Heneghan hangs his name on a sheet of metal at the Sustainability Treehouse in the Summit Bechtel Reserve Friday. The Treehouse was built with local timber and runs on wind and solar-generated energy(Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald) Conservation — a main concept taught to Boy Scouts from the time they start the program, and a concept they continue to …

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UAE youth turn their attention to renewable energy and sustainability

UAE youth turn their attention to renewable energy and sustainability

The Young Future Energy Leaders visit one of the world’s largest chemical producers, Basf, in Germany this week to learn about the latest ground-breaking sustainable solutions. Courtesy Young Future Energy Leaders Maintaining cool temperatures in buildings and converting humidity into potable water are some of the projects a group of young Emiratis hope to one day apply in the UAE. …

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