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Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its “sustainable energy for all” agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from...
Stanford professor Mark Jacobson has sued a prominent energy researcher and the National Academy of Sciences for defamation over a sharply-worded rebuttal of his work, shifting a heated scientific debate over renewable energy out of the journals and into...
The debate around energy in the United States at times devolves into quasi-tribal disputes over the merits of one power source over another. Often this pits renewable energy against entrenched fossil fuels. But sometimes carbon-free energy sectors, such as...
A new type of hydropower turbine is coming to the Denver, Colorado area, called “the first of its kind” and a “game-changer”. Ten hydrokinetic generators are been placed along the South Boulder canal, which will generate energy from slow and...
While wind and solar power might be the current leaders of the global energy revolution, the United States Energy Department is still considering ocean power as an alternative form. The Department of Energy is moving forward with a $12m grant,...
Penn State University researchers have succeeded in creating a new type of hybrid technology, which can generate “unprecedented” levels of electricity by utilizing the change in salt concentrations where oceans are joined by freshwater rivers. Technologies to generate electricity from...
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