Tag: Energy

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Clean Energy Soared in the U.S. in 2017 Due to Economics, Policy and Technology

President Trump rolled out the antiquated arguments about why clean energy was too expensive and a threat to the grid. But markets and policies mostly ignored him.

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Electric Trucks Begin Reporting for Duty, Quietly and Without All the Fumes

Replacing fleets of medium- and heavy-duty trucks can help cut greenhouse gas emissions and make cities quieter and cleaner.

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Microgrids Keep These Cities Running When the Power Goes Out

These energy islands are keeping electricity flowing in emergencies and helping integrate wind and solar. They’re keystones to a modern electric grid.

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Californians Are Keeping Dirty Energy Off the Grid via Text Message

When power demand rises, OhmConnect sends out a text to customers: cut your energy use and you’ll earn money. It’s keeping demand spikes under control.

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Are Electric Vehicles Pushing Oil Demand Over a Cliff?

With China now planning to phase out gas-powered cars, automakers are talking about an all-electric future. It could mean a big drop in emissions.

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Private Funding Brings a Boom in Hydropower, With High Costs

The Real Cost of Energy

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The Real Cost of Energy

All energy production has environmental and societal effects. But calculating them — and pricing energy accordingly — is no easy task.

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Heading Off Negative Impacts of Dam Projects

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Water Adds New Constraints to Power

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Turning to Water Conservation to Save Energy

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Ethanol Boom Creates Environmental Impact

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Doing More While Using Less Power

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Waste-to-Energy Plants a Waste of Energy

Floating store on Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, home to thousands of dispossessed people. The lake faces numerous threats, including a dam-building boom in China and Laos. Photo by Erica Gies.

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A Giant Lake that Sustains Millions of People Is in Danger

Dams, overfishing, and pollution threaten Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s most productive fisheries.

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Potential Grows for Biomass Energy

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The Challenge of Storing Energy on a Large Scale

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Africa Goes off the Grid to Bring Power to Rural Villages

Half of Africa’s population lacks access to electricity, but microgrids powered by solar energy are lighting the way to energy independence.

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Low-lying Vietnam Is Squeezed Between Its Neighbors and the Rising Seas.

Climate change, heavy-handed water management, and upstream dams are changing the Mekong Delta, pushing residents to adapt.

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Making the Consumer an Active Participant in the Grid

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Can Wind and Solar Fuel Africa’s Future?

With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future.

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