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The Self-Sustaining Climate Remedy

An ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) resource map like the one above, where the palate ranges from red to yellow to indicate ocean surface temperatures ranging from 28oC or above down to 22oC is essentially a map of the impact of global warming. Recognition of the problem is the first step towards its solution and […] The post The Self-Sustaining Climate Remedy appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Finding Efficiency: Between Electric Customers and Utilities

I have posted several blogs in the past few weeks, focused on the potential to improve the operation of the electric power grid, reducing losses, and driving the overall efficiency up. Some of the thoughtful comments that have been posted by readers have provided food for thought. One comment was particularly important to this discussion… […] The post Finding Efficiency: Between Electric Customers and Utilities appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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China to Deploy Floating Nuclear Power Plants to Support Geopolitical Goals in Southeast Asia

The nation has been building a series of artificial islands in the South China sea as a means of projecting military power in the region. The islands need power and potable water which could be supplied by the floating reactors. China's geopolitical ambitions are to control maritime traffic which the U.S. and its allies, Japan […] The post China to Deploy Floating Nuclear Power Plants to Support Geopolitical Goals in Southeast Asia appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Using Science to Update Regulatory Approach to Radiation Protection

Excessive regulation of extremely low radiation doses increases the public fears of nuclear technology, increases the costs borne by society, and can deprive society of the full benefit of that technology.” -Edward Maher, Sc.D., Harvard University. Note: Borrowed from lowdoserad.org That is a truth that Atomic Insights has recognized for many years, but the situation […] The post Using Science to Update Regulatory Approach to Radiation Protection appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Specs For 2018 Nissan Leaf Leaked

The 2018 Nissan Leaf EV is slated to be released only a month or so from now, so it's a bit surprising that exact specs have remained a mystery until now. They have seemingly now been leaked though ... and they seem to be approximately what we've been expecting, which is certainly not a bad thing Specs For 2018 …

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Breathing Easy: The Best Air Pollution Startups (State of Pollution Series)

As we've been looking at in our series, air pollution is a serious global problem that is having a huge impact on the health of the world population, as well as being a massive drain on the economy. More than 90% of people on earth live in areas where air quality exceeds the limits recommended by the World Health Organisation, so it really is an issue that affects almost everyone

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Victoria agribusiness turns to 196MW wind farm with 20MW storage

Victoria hydroponics vegetable producer turns to 100% renewable strategy for country's biggest glass-house after nearly abandoning project due to gas prices. A 196MW wind farm and 20MW of battery storage will be built - separate to the Victoria battery storage tender.

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Choose Energy, a KPCP-Funded Retail Choice Provider, Acquired by Red Ventures for ‘Less Than $100M’

Digital advertising firm Red Ventures just acquired Plano, Texas-based Choose Energy for "less than $100 million," according to Dan Primack's Term Sheet. (We'd like to know just how much "less than $100 million" is and we're asking around.) Choose Energy is a retail energy choice provider that allows residential and commercial electricity and natural gas customers (in non-regulated states) …

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New York State Lawmakers Pass Energy Storage Target, Await Governor’s Signature

The New York legislature passed a bill authorizing the Public Service Commission to set an energy storage target for 2030, when the state aims to draw half its power from renewable sources. The PSC must choose the goal by the start of 2018. Then, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Long Island Power Authority will start implementing a deployment program to meet the target. The program must consider both customer-sited and front-of-the-meter storage, evaluating its use for …

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MIT Libraries staff honored with 2017 Infinite Mile Awards

The MIT Libraries honored the outstanding contributions of staff to the Institute at its Infinite Mile Awards ceremony on June 14. The libraries put their own unique spin on the MIT tradition with a nautical theme that infused everything from the remarks to the décor, and with a celebratory luncheon where staff members danced to music by the libraries' house band, Dewey and the Decimals. Director Chris Bourg presented awards to individuals and teams in the categories listed below; award recipients are listed along with …

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Robert Lees, cardiologist and former MIT professor, dies at 82

Physician and former MIT faculty member Robert S. Lees died on Monday, June 5, at the age of 82, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Lees had a long and distinguished career in academic medicine. He was a cardiologist on the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital for 50 years, as well as a professor at MIT in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST). His devotion to his patients, and his remarkable skill at keeping them alive and happy for many years, were widely admired and …

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US Coal Mining Up By 19% In 2017 — Is Trump Fulfilling His Campaign Promise?

US Department of Energy data as reviewed by The Associated Press reveals that the US mined a staggering 19% more coal in the first 5 months of 2017 than during the same period in 2016. This is especially surprising given the developments of last year, when US coal was clearly dwindling US Coal …