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Renewable Energy Success Tied to Innovations in Battery Storage

August 8, 2015 – The move away from burning carbon to create energy is being inhibited not by the explosive growth in renewables but by the current state of battery technology. ... Continue Reading →
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Why the Number One Trillion is Too Much

August 7, 2015 – One trillion is a big number. And when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions it represents what scientists believe is the absolute limit of that gas in our atmosphere. ... Continue Reading →
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New Mayflower Green Drone Ship to Cross the Atlantic in 2020

August 6, 2015 – Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ voyage to America in the original Mayflower, the Marine Institute and School of Marine Science and Engineering, ... Continue Reading →

Gallium Nitride and Sol-Gel Transistors to Change Electronics and Energy Consumption

August 5, 2015 – Graphene is seen as a material that is altering our technical world. But it isn’t alone. In the past few weeks two others have joined the new materials ... Continue Reading →
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What Exactly is the Clean Power Plan That President Obama Announced?

August 4, 2015 – Yesterday the President of the United States released the revised Clean Power Plan with a focus on fossil-fuel burning power plants. Why that focus? Because these ... Continue Reading →

Holographic Displays Coming to a Car Near You

August 3, 2015 – Remember R2D2 projecting a holographic image of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars? Well the technology to produce 3D holography is about to arrive in the ... Continue Reading →

Watch for it – the U.S. is About to Move the Goal Posts in Combating Climate Change

August 2, 2015 – Tomorrow the United States will announce regulations to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power utilities nationwide. A video posted on Facebook yesterday ... Continue Reading →
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Monsanto GMO Patents Expire Changing the Game for Farmers

August 1, 2015 – The Monsanto patent on Roundup Ready Soybeans has expired after 20 years. That means farmers can now legally collect the seeds from their plantings and use them ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. Study Shows Oil Sands Produce 20% More Carbon Than Conventional Crude Heating Up Keystone XL Debate

July 31, 2015 – Today United States crude production includes 9% contribution from Canadian oil sands. By 2020 that number is expected to climb to 14%. This estimate is independent ... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Angry at Fossil Fuel Companies and ExxonMobil in Particular

July 30, 2015 – One of my readers who follows my blog through LinkedIn admonished me a couple of weeks ago for being too critical of the fossil fuel industry. My response at the ... Continue Reading →