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  • U.S. Renewable Energy Will Surge Past Coal and Nuclear by Year's End
    Wind, solar and hydropower will generate more than 20 percent of the power supply...
    Source: Scientific American - News by Benjamin Storrow, E&E News
  • Hotter summers are baking the water out of soil at unprecedented rates
    The Rhine in Germany is one of the bodies of water most effected by this summer's droughts. DepositPhotosThis summer's extreme droughts would be 'virtually impossible' without the influence of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists say. The post Hotter summers are baking the water out of soil at unprecedented rates appeared first...
    Source: Popular Science by Laura Baisas
  • Biofuel is a ‘renewable’ resource, but climate change could soon limit its poten...
    Biomass supply and availability ultimately depend on the climate. Ron Lach on PexelsWhile this fuel source isn’t without controversy, the global biofuel demand is expected to increase by 28 percent by 2026. The post Biofuel is a ‘renewable’ resource, but climate change could soon limit its potential appeared first on...
    Source: Popular Science by Carla Delgado
  • Is ‘cloud seeding’ actually helping fight drought?
    Research has shown cloud seeding may increase precipitation by 5 to 15 percent. PixabayThe unique but contentious technology is being used in China and the UAE. The post Is ‘cloud seeding’ actually helping fight drought? appeared first on Popular Science....
    Source: Popular Science by Thor Benson
  • Maine High Court Ruling Could Revive $1B Clean Transmission Project
    Work restart on halted 145-mile New England hydropower line now depends on lower court review of whether controversial project had advanced enough for developers to hold vested rights....
    Source: ENR
  • thomas medicus suspends turbine-shaped glass installation at hydropower plant in...
    EBBE contrasts the sturdy and robust forms of hydroelectric turbines with the delicacy of suspended, reflective mirror panels. The post thomas medicus suspends turbine-shaped glass installation at hydropower plant in austria appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine....
    Source: DesignBoom by thomas medicus
  • China’s heat wave is creating havoc for electric vehicle drivers
    As a globally unprecedented 70-day heat wave continues to hold its grip on southern China, with the highest temperature as much as 113°F (45°C), severe droughts and shortages in the hydropower supply are wreaking havoc on the lives of residents. Electric vehicle owners are one group particularly feeling the heat. Since public...
    Source: MIT Technology Review by Zeyi Yang
  • What the Colorado River’s record lows mean for western US
    Amidst a 22-year drought, Lake Mead in Arizona and Nevada is only a quarter full. DepositPhotosNew drastic cuts are implemented in the western United States, as the water level of the Colorado River hits dire lows. The post What the Colorado River’s record lows mean for western US appeared first...
    Source: Popular Science by Laura Baisas
  • There is no “box” in geothermal resource utilisation – each case is unique
    Iceland is at the forefront of energy transition and is seeking ways to become independent of fossil fuels via geothermal resource utilisation. The post There is no “box” in geothermal resource utilisation – each case is unique appeared first on Open Access Government....
    Source: Open Access Government by Emily
  • EPFL scientists take modeling to new heights
    10.06.22 - EPFL’s Platform of Hydraulic Constructions has been commissioned to model a future hydropower plant in Australia. As part of its work, the team has built an outsize replica on campus. In the modeling world, 1:25 is an extremely useful scale factor. It’s what lets you display your favorite...
    Source: EPFL
  • Drought Imperils Arizona Hydropower Plant Operations
    Lake Powell's water level has dropped below the 35-ft buffer targeted by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation....
    Source: ENR
  • New England renewables + Canadian hydropower
    Power flowing both ways across the border offers a pathway to clean electricity in 2050....
    Source: MIT: Research by Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative
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