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The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Why the Black community must take action on climate change – MSR News Online

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Print MGN Climate change is real. Almost all climate scientists agree that the trend of warming temperatures over the last century is related to human activity. There has been debate about whether there truly is…

Oregon experiments find that electrical sparks are possible on Mars

(University of Oregon) Friction caused by dry Martian dust particles making contact with each other may produce electrical discharge at the surface and in the planet’s atmosphere, according University of Oregon researchers. However, such sparks are likely to be small and pose little danger to robotic or human missions to the red planet, they report in the journal Icarus.

Nor’easters Would Be Disastrous Under Biden’s Energy Scheme

Wind chills below zero from a nor’easter have hit much of the country. President Biden’s push to go Green at any cost would leave America dependent on intermittent electricity from wind turbines and solar panels. This would be an energy…

Sustainable and safe batteries: Lifecycle research

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Recycling and optimized resource cycles, second use, and knowledge-based cell design are expected to enhance sustainability and safety of lithium-ion batteries in future. The basis is now provided by process engineers and materials scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), who jointly study the battery lifecycle. The new research projects are carried out within the battery research clusters “greenBatt” and “BattNutzung” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Solar awnings over parking lots help companies and customers

(Michigan Technological University) Michigan Tech engineers look into the untapped potential of parking lots in a study that investigates the energy-related benefits of developing charging stations powered with solar canopies built into the parking infrastructure of large-scale retailers like Walmart.

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‘Do-nothing document’: Australian electric vehicle strategy lets emissions keep rising

The Morrison government has ruled out subsidies to encourage people to buy electric or hybrid vehicles, and assumes they will be adopted at a pace that would lead to greenhouse gas emissions from transport increasing over the next decade. A…

SPARKZ licenses ORNL technology to speed up rechargeable battery production

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Energy storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed a battery cycling technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to enable the rapid production of lithium-ion batteries commonly used in portable electronic devices and electric vehicles.

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Thanks, Joe. Get Ready For Prices At The Gas Pump To Go Up, Up, Up

Under President Trump, the United States became the largest producer of oil in the world. In 2019, the U.S. produced 12,248,000 barrels per day (BPD), topping Saudi Arabia, which produced 12,000,000 BPD, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Russia…