vehicle-to-grid

Vehicle-to-Grid Initiatives Could Be the Key to More Grid Efficiency

Environmental engineers are developing innovative solutions to energy-related emissions. Many countries are decarbonizing their power grids using renewable technologies. One challenge with solar and wind power is their low storage rates. Panels and turbines produce electricity on-site, delivering it directly to consumers. As energy professionals begin building emission-free grids, they must explore different storage options.…

geothermal

Geothermal Could Solve the Lithium Shortage

Global sustainability efforts are influencing national regulations. Post-industrial nations, like the U.S., have been busy establishing emission-reduction policies. Industries can shrink their carbon footprints and get ahead of regulations by adopting renewable energy sources. Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries support individual and industrial transitions away from fossil fuels. Residents and business owners are adopting lithium-powered devices to…

Siemens Gamesa introduces world first recyclable wind turbine blade

While for many wind turbine components such as tower or machine house recyclable solution exist, the introduction of recyclable wind turbine blades is new. A new resin makes the difference and paves the way for fully recyclable wind turbines, and possibly a new standard for the entire industry. Siemens Gamesa has produced six such blades…

Shell in 1958 warned about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust

The Guardian: Shell, like other oil companies, had decades to prepare for those consequences after it was forewarned by its own research. In 1958, one of its executives, Charles Jones, presented a paper to the industry’s trade group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), warning about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust. Other research followed through the…

Natural Gas vs Coal, and what does it mean for the Climate?

Robert Howarth talks with Dan Miller about natural gas (methane) and coal in terms what these fossil energies hold for our climate. Robert Howarth is Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology at Cornell University. He is an expert on natural gas & methane and their impact on the climate. In this wide-ranging interview, Prof. Howarth…