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The economics of covering California’s water system with solar panels

The economics of covering California’s water system with solar panels

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Enlarge / Lots of California's water delivery system is exposed to the air. A major factor driving the growth of solar power in the US has been the economics of large, utility-scale solar projects. The scale of plants ensures that their developers can buy components in bulk, use larger, more robust hardware, and install everything…
Is The Polar Vortex To Blame For Higher Gas Prices?

Is The Polar Vortex To Blame For Higher Gas Prices?

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Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy

Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy

Enlarge / Miraculously, the video at issue did not accuse wind turbines of causing cancer. Our editor-in-chief obviously hates me. That's the only conclusion I could reach after he asked me to watch an abysmal attack video targeting renewable energy—a video produced by a notorious source of right-wing misinformation. But despite its bizarre mishmash of…
Irrational Nuclear Fear Puts Sweden In Danger Of Succumbing To Stupidity

Irrational Nuclear Fear Puts Sweden In Danger Of Succumbing To Stupidity

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No one has ever died because of Swedish nuclear power. Until recently, nuclear power provided about 40% of that country’s electricity, similar to hydro. Fossil fuels only generated about 1% of Sweden’s electricity. But that’s about to change for the worse. Sweden’s Barsebäck 2 nuclear plant was closed in May 2005 after only 28 years…
Is Mining The Ocean Bottom For Metals Really Better Than Mining On Land?

Is Mining The Ocean Bottom For Metals Really Better Than Mining...

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It certainly looks like it. From almost any perspective, seabed mining of metals is better for the environment, social justice issues and economics. Two primary scenarios to obtain critical economic metals for electric vehicles and batteries – from ... [+] land or sea. The ore grade of seabed nodules are so high (99%) versus geologic…
The Texas Saga Is A Dangerous Mix Of Weather, Tragedy, Energy, And Misinformation

The Texas Saga Is A Dangerous Mix Of Weather, Tragedy, Energy,...

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Texas’ power grid crumples under the cold

Texas’ power grid crumples under the cold

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Enlarge / Wind turbines can apparently operate in Antarctica, so it's not clear what Texas' problem is. Monday morning, as a jet stream brought frigid air south to the central United States, Texas residents found themselves facing rolling blackouts as the statewide grid struggled to meet demand amid a large shortfall in generating capacity. As…
Rushing To The Coast – The Wrong Way To Adapt To Global Warming

Rushing To The Coast – The Wrong Way To Adapt To...

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Like many other places around the world, coastal areas in Bangaladesh, one shown here, undergo ... [+] periodic flooding as sea levels rise. Climate Central You would think that climate-influenced human migration, especially in Southeast Asia, would be away from coastal areas that will be flooded by sea level rise, especially those already experiencing greater…
Lilium’s New Course: On Verge Of Going Public, It’s Working On A Bigger Air Taxi. Can It Deliver?

Lilium’s New Course: On Verge Of Going Public, It’s Working On...

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Lilium is now planning to go to market with a larger version of the five-seat electric air taxi that it has been promoting for the past two years. Courtesy of Lilium The German electric air taxi developer Lilium, after a disappointing fundraising haul last year, is poised to go public through a reverse merger with…
What Is Behind The U.S. Navy’s ‘UFO’ Fusion Energy Patent?

What Is Behind The U.S. Navy’s ‘UFO’ Fusion Energy Patent?

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An unidentified flying object, as seen in a recently declassified Department of Defense video. U.S. Department of Defense When Dr. Salvatore Cezar Pais, an aerospace engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), filed a patent for a “Plasma Compression Fusion Device” in 2019, it was either a giant breakthrough – or mad…

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