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Study: For food-waste recycling, policy is key

Food scraps. Okay, those aren't the first words that come to mind when you think about the environment. But 22 percent of the municipal solid waste dropped into landfills or incincerators in the U.S. is, in fact, food that could be put to better use through composting and soil enrichment. Moreover, food-scrap recycling programs, while still relatively uncommon, are having a growth moment in the U.S.; they've roughly doubled in size since 2010. Now, a national study by MIT researchers provides one of the first in-depth …

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Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia's proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be “thrown into chaos.”

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5 Important Questions About New York’s Energy Market Reform

It's been over three years since New York's Reforming the Energy Vision began. Under the initiative, regulators, utilities, and third-party technology companies are coming together to recalibrate and optimize New York's electricity market with distributed energy resources. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how the state will achieve its goals. In advance of Greentech Media's

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Q&A: Richard Binzel on tips for observing the 2017 solar eclipse

It has been nearly a century since a total solar eclipse traversed coast-to-coast across the USA. Everyone in North America will have a view of the moon blocking at least part of the sun, in what's known as a partial solar eclipse (depending on local cloud cover, of course). But the spectacle of a lifetime is seeing the sun completely, 100 percent eclipsed by the moon. A narrow “path of totality” will stretch from Salem, Oregon on the West Coast to Lincoln, Nebraska, to St. Louis, Missouri, to Charleston, South Carolina on …

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Every Major Crash of Formula E Season 3

It's not hard to see why there is such a buzz around Formula E right now. The series offers all the thrills and spills associated with high performance motor racing, but with the added twist of electric power. If you think that the absence of a petrol engine means less excitement, you probably haven't bore witness to a race yet

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Feng Zhang to share Albany Medical Prize

Feng Zhang, a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and an associate professor in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and of Biological Engineering, has been named a winner of the 2017 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. Zhang, who is the Poitras Professor in Neuroscience at MIT and a core member of the Broad Institute, is recognized for his contributions to the development of CRISPR-Cas9 as a gene editing technology, which in the words of the prize announcement …

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How Efficient Will Solar PV Be In The Future? 10-Year Predictions For The Industry

If you were to walk into a solar store and purchase some of their best-selling PV panels, it is likely that their solar irradiance-to-electricity conversion efficiency would be around 17%. This is the typical efficiency (Fraunhofer ISE Photovoltaics Report, 2017) of the top-selling PV product, a multi-crystalline silicon panel. This means that for a typical panel, 17% of all incident solar energy is converted directly to usable …

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Are Court Victories for Nuclear Credits a Win for Renewables? Maybe Not

On July 31, 2017, Greentech Media published an article entitled “Court Victories for New York, Illinois Nuclear Subsidies Are a Big Win for Renewables,” and declared that “It's a significant win for the nation's largest nuclear fleet owner Exelon.” While recent developments are certainly good for Exelon shareholders, they are bad for consumers and the environment. First, no matter how …

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EXPO 2017: Future Energy in Astana [SPONSORED]

EXPO 2017, an International Specialized Exhibition on “Future Energy”, opened its doors in the capital of Kazakhstan on June 10. It is inviting industry professionals and tourists from around the world to discover the most advanced technologies and the latest innovations in green energy. A global meeting point in Astana has brought together 115 countries […] The post EXPO 2017: Future Energy in Astana [SPONSORED] appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Looks To Electrification As Future Of German Auto Industry

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is cranking up the pressure on the German auto industry as it seeks to reorganize coming out of the diesel emissions scandals that shook its foundations. The strong push comes as Merkel seeks re-election and has recognized the mounting global market pressures that are coming to bear on the largely internal combustion–based German auto industry