Tag Archives: Alternative energy

Trump Administration and Climate Change: We’ll follow developments closely

It now becomes important to find out what Donald Trump and his cabinet plan to do to reverse the previous administration’s effort to slow down the pace of global warming. Also, we must monitor the choices the new administration are making … Continue reading

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Tidal Power: How close to reality?

Production of electricity from the difference between high and low tide has been an area of interest since for centuries water turbines have turned in many areas of the world to drive heavy wheels used to grind wheat or make gunpowder. … Continue reading

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Electricity storage becomes priority as solar and wind energy cost keeps dropping

 The rapid advances in the use of solar and wind energy – more in Europe, but now also gaining momentum in the U.S.- has put electricity “storage” front and center. That is because there is no solar production at night … Continue reading

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Little Progress by Renewables

Previous posts have commented on the fact that trying to change the contribution of the different energy sources making up our domestic energy supply is somewhat analogous to changing the direction of an ocean liner. It’s just hard to make significant changes, given the … Continue reading

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Wind, Solar, Storage and Electric Cars – Our high tech renewable future!

An article in the current issue of MIT Technology Review presents a picture of how renewable energy for power plants is making a greater impact and how it may look not many decades out as wind and solar power are intelligently integrated into a power grid. … Continue reading

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Breakthrough for wind energy?

Wind turbine-based energy is already far ahead of solar as a source of renewable energy. But wind energy could play an even much more important part if it could overcome the “nimby” effect that has kept or delayed these installations … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Power Plants coming of age

The use of photovoltaic solar cells for residential and commercial use has been increasing rapidly as the cost of these cells has dramatically come down. Still, solar energy still accounts for only about one percent of U.S. energy demand. Recently, … Continue reading

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