Posts Tagged ‘taking’

Tesla battery ‘taking straw off camel’s back’ for South Australia energy demand

Expert finds pattern of battery charging up overnight to hit grid at peak times The big Tesla battery in South Australia is consistently working to serve the peak energy demand each day, taking the “straw off the camel’s back,” according to the Australia Institute’s latest national energy emissions audit. The report also finds emissions from […]

Natural gas killed coal – now renewables and batteries are taking over | Dana Nuccitelli

To avoid dangerous climate change, we can’t rely on natural gas replacing coal Over the past decade, coal has been increasingly replaced by cheaper, cleaner energy sources. US coal power production has dropped by 44% (866 terawatt-hours [TWh]). It’s been replaced by natural gas (up 45%, or 400 TWh), renewables (up 260%, or 200 TWh), […]

How M&M’S is taking a stand against climate change with wind power

The threat of climate change looms large these days. From changing rainfall patterns to super storms and extreme temperatures, climate change puts communities everywhere at risk – and it has the potential to get even worse. View full post on Wind Power News

Maryville College taking a closer look at data from total solar eclipse

The moon totally covered the sun for just 97 seconds in Maryville on Aug. 21, but analyzing the data gathered that day continues. A team at Maryville College led by physics lecturer Irene Guerinot set up sensors on the sidelines of the football field and took measurements that afternoon from 12:30 – 4:15 p.m. Temperatures […]

Silverton windfarm’s output will be equal to taking 192,000 cars off the road

Once it’s completed in 2018, the NSW site will produce enough electricity to power 137,000 houses After years in planning, construction on the Silverton windfarm in western New South Wales is finally set to begin after the sale of the project from AGL to its Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF). The deal will see AGL […]

Oil taking on green sheen

The companies that drill black gold are going a little bit green: taking stakes in renewable energies that are growing rapidly, enabling oil firms to diversify revenue and show commitment to fighting climate change. Analysts say even though only a tiny percent of oil majors' investment goes into renewables, the interest seems to be sustained […]

California federal judge rules against ‘eagle taking’ rule

A federal judge in Northern California has ruled against a Department of Interior rule giving wind energy and other companies a 30-year pass to kill bald and golden eagles. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled on Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to follow environmental procedural requirements in making the rule in […]

Australians fear Coalition is not taking climate change seriously, poll shows

Climate Institute survey reveals overwhelming support for wind and solar energy as the Abbott government seeks to limit support for both Australians are deeply worried the Abbott government is underestimating the importance of climate change, new polling shows, as cabinet debates crucial long-term targets for greenhouse gas reductions. The annual polling by the Climate Institute […]

EPA taking expensive route to clean power

President Obama’s updated proposal to reduce power-plant emissions met with predictable opposition from coal-producing states, since that’s the electricity-producing source the administration seeks to eliminate. In announcing the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, the president characterized reducing carbon pollution by power plants as an historic step in climate change. View full post on Wind Power […]

Govt taking measures to resolve energy crisis: Dar : May 14, 2015,

ISLAMABAD Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar on Thursday said that the government was taking all possible measures to ensure energy security and sustainable development in Pakistan. “Energy sector, which was neglected for over a decade, has been given a new lease of life by our government,” Dar said while addressing on the occasion of […]