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California Ramping Up Its Reliance on Geothermal

After years of being overshadowed by solar and wind, geothermal is set to become a major player in California's renewable energy. Here is how geothermal is growing in California right now.

Waste to Energy Market size is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 7% by 2024.

The surging urban population and industrialization has resulted in a massive increase of waste generation every year. This trend is particularly growing across emerging economies.

Here’s How Renewable Energy Benefits the Wastewater Industry

The gap between the demand for clean water and the world’s supply of it will only widen in the coming decades. Wildly inconsistent access to potable water sources is one major challenge in the world today when it comes to hydration.

In 2019, Kicking Biomass Out of the Clean Energy Club

Per unit of energy, biomass power plants emit more carbon dioxide from their smokestacks than coal plants. And cutting down older trees and replacing them with saplings reduces the amount of carbon stored in that forest, even under a best-case scenario.

Top Article from 2019 - Top Mobile Apps for Solar Installers

Mobile technology has shown its prominence in the solar industry, where inverter manufacturers develop their own digital user experiences for PV owners eager to monitor the health of their systems.

Top Article from 2019 - Renewable Energy Strategy in the Middle East

There is an unbroken and even accelerating deployment rate of renewables on Middle Eastern grid systems. Through this diversification of energy generation the need for storage is the best way to mitigate between demand and production of intermittent energy.

Top Article of 2019 - Zinc-air Battery Technology

Our batteries offer three to four times better life than lead acid batteries and they operate over a wide range of outdoor temperatures without cooling/heating.

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Oil vs. Gas: Which is the best option?

The threat of climate change is looming over us more than ever and one of the burning questions of our time remains: ‘how can we create a greener, more sustainable future that still allows businesses to thrive?’

MassRobotics, MassCEC Bring the Worlds of Robotics and Clean Energy Together

"The cleantech sector is ideal for robotics innovation. We believe disruptive ideas will come from startups committed to solving energy challenges using robots, and we want to provide an environment for them at MassRobotics"

DLS Converts 2 Million Pounds of Label Waste into Clean Energy

DLS, a national label converter, finds a cost-effective waste management solution that saves 2 million pounds of label matrix annually from reaching landfills while providing a clean burning fuel source for energy companies.

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Fugro kicks off major cable route site investigation for Sofia offshore wind farm

Fugro's multipurpose vessel Fugro Pioneer left the Port of Sunderland in the UK earlier this month to kick off a 6-month offshore site investigation and survey campaign for innogy's Sofia offshore wind farm

Minesto signs PPA with electric utility SEV for utility-scale tidal energy installations

Leading marine energy developer Minesto has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Faroese electric utility company SEV, advancing the parties' collaboration to integrate tidal energy in the Faroe Island's electricity mix. The PPA comprises both the planned installations of two 100kW systems of Minesto's subsea kite technology and an additional 2MW capacity allocated for installations of utility-scale tidal energy systems in the Faroe Islands.

Electricity Economics in Changing Electricity Markets

This is an essential core knowledge course for those involved in the business or regulation of the power industry. It leads you through a clear, accessible and thorough examination of the economics of power generation, from power plant cost influences to end-customer prices.

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Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.