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Innovation Clusters: Drivers of Cutting-Edge Technologies for Our Energy Future

renewableenergyworld - 2 hours 34 min ago

Innovation takes teamwork. Sometimes that teamwork takes the form of companies, universities, or state and local governments collaborating together in novel ways. This can also occur through an “innovation cluster,” or a “regional center of innovation,” in which stakeholders come together to solve common problems. Recently, there has been increased focus on innovation clusters for energy projects. Substantial state and federal funds are being allocated toward developing energy innovation clusters due to their many benefits, including the creation of inventions and processes that will improve the nation’s energy efficiency.

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Hydropower Vision: New Report Highlights Future Pathways for US Hydropower

renewableenergyworld - 3 hours 40 min ago

Hydropower has been around for more than a century, and is currently the nation's largest source of clean, domestic, renewable electricity. What could its role look like in the year 2050?

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French Utility to Build Britain’s First Nuclear Plant in Years

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 28, 2016 - 11:52
The project could well be seen as a vote of confidence in Britain’s future, barely a month after it voted to leave the European Union.
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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Zika’ Tracks the Trajectory of an Epidemic

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 28, 2016 - 07:59
This book is Donald G. McNeil Jr.’s take on a virus that went from being associated with a corner of Brazil to what is now a worldwide concern.
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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Landmarks,’ a Book on Language and Landscape

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 27, 2016 - 13:59
The British academic, nature writer and word lover Robert Macfarlane makes a passionate case for restoring the “literacy of the land.”
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Paul Beatty and Elizabeth Strout Among 13 on Longlist for 2016 Booker Prize

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 27, 2016 - 12:20
Other authors in contention for the prestigious award include J.M. Coetzee, Ottessa Moshfegh and Ian McGuire.
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Fiction: In Megan Abbott’s New Murder Mystery, a Teenage Gymnast Sharp as a Knife

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 27, 2016 - 08:51
Megan Abbott’s “You Will Know Me” is set in the world of young gymnasts and their obsessive parents.
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Let’s Flood Twitter with the #BestPowerProjects

renewableenergyworld - July 27, 2016 - 08:40

Tell us about your power projects! On August 3, join the global power industry for a TweetUp about YOUR power projects: those that you are working on, those that are going to come online or those that you love.

 

We’re asking the power industry to tweet photos, articles, comments and questions about the power projects they are working on, have worked on, plan to work on or have admired from afar.

 

Pumped storage in Hungary? Wind power in Germany? Solar in China? Geothermal in Indonesia? Bioenergy in the UK? Hydropower in Africa? Energy Storage in the U.S.? Not to mention gas, coal, and nuclear projects in Italy, India and Russia, respectively. Tweet about them to show the world where the #BestPowerProjects are located and how they keep our lights on and our electronics running.

 

Start gathering photos of your projects right now so on August 3 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM you can share them with the twittersphere.  We hope you’ll join us!

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India Seeks Bids for 300 MW of Solar Projects With Storage

renewableenergyworld - July 27, 2016 - 06:02

India has invited its first-ever bids for solar energy projects that include storage as a requirement as part of a trial program aimed at making the renewable resource a more reliable source of power.

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Dot Earth Blog: New U.S.-Mexico Vaquita Protections Useless Unless China Curbs Totoaba Demand

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 27, 2016 - 05:34
Now that Mexico and the United States have bolstered protections for the vanishing vaquita porpoise, it’s time for China to do its part.
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Solid-state Batteries for Sensors, Electric Cars and the Grid

renewableenergyworld - July 27, 2016 - 05:00

The solid-state batteries that are on the market today are thin-film batteries, which, on account of their limited capacity, can only be used for micro-storage, for example to provide power for sensors. But as a result of innovations in materials and architecture, solid-state batteries may soon be used also for large storage systems, for example for electric cars or the smart grid. The development of solid-state electrolytes with high Li-ion conductivity is an important link in achieving that aim. At imec, a nano-composite electrolyte has been developed which can bring solid-state batteries one step closer to the market.

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Books of The Times: Review: The Radical Transformation of Patricia Hearst

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 26, 2016 - 14:58
Jeffrey Toobin’s “American Heiress” gives new resonance to an American crime story that had tremendous notoriety in the 1970s.
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Why Home Solar Panels No Longer Pay in Some States

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 26, 2016 - 10:11
Utility regulators are upending the financial dynamics of residential solar as they try to meet their obligations to customers who don’t have roof panels.
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Ivory Tower: Deep Thinking About Immigration

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 26, 2016 - 08:20
Immigration is an emotional issue. Three new books offer rational perspective.
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La Ventosa Journal: Mexico’s Wind Farms Brought Prosperity, but Not for Everyone

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 26, 2016 - 06:30
Investors have plowed $9 billion into wind farms in Mexico, but some residents, especially in poorer areas, say they have rarely seen the benefits.
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Peru Scrambles to Drive Out Illegal Gold Mining and Save Precious Land

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 25, 2016 - 18:04
A force of marines and rangers is outnumbered as it tries to protect the area anchored by the Tambopata reserve, one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
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Dot Earth Blog: Burning Issues Build as ‘Sand Fire’ Spreads on L.A.’s Parched Wild Fringe

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 25, 2016 - 15:03
A wind-driven blaze raging through chaparral north of L.A. illustrates how development patterns and homeowners’ choices are adding fuel to the West’s fire problem.
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Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Wicked Boy,’ a Young Killer’s Twisty Path to Atonement

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 25, 2016 - 13:41
Kate Summerscale resurrects a notorious true-life tale of murder in the Victorian era committed by a 13-year-old boy.
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Schneider Electric Unveils NEO Network to Help Corporates 'Get Smart' about Renewable Energy

renewableenergyworld - July 25, 2016 - 11:51

On Tuesday, Schneider Electric introduced its New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network, an online platform that it hopes will help commercial and industrial companies quickly identify and vet renewable energy and cleantech prospects.

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Shell Oil Workers in North Sea Threaten to Strike

NY TIMES Energy and Environment - July 25, 2016 - 10:51
About 400 maintenance workers say industrywide cuts have been too severe.
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