Added by Kenneth Capron on January 22, 2022 at 9:27pm — No Comments
January 3, 2022
The Southern Ocean is a significant carbon sink -- absorbing a large amount of the excess carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities -- according to a new study led by scientists affiliated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
The findings provide clarity…Continue
Added by Kenneth Capron on January 9, 2022 at 1:05pm — No Comments
GE Renewable Energy is investigating after a blade snapped off one of its Cypress onshore wind turbines in north-west Germany.
Emergency services in North Rhine-Westphalia were called on the morning of 2 January after the blade snapped off the GE 5.3-153 turbine at the …
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 21 public utility commissions that will receive technical assistance from the National Laboratories to help state regulators make decisions and develop innovative solutions to improve grid reliability and resiliency, enable the adoption of new technologies, promote energy and environmental justice, and develop strategies to decarbonize their electric grids.
“Public utility commissions…Continue
For those of you with Amazon Prime, it is worth watching the Brit show called Time Team. Not only is it a fascinating show, but they frequently in their digging uncover harbors and estuaries where there is today a field many meters above current sea level.
Season 6 Episodes 11 is amazing in the discovery of an "island" which now contains the remnants of medieval and older era…
I am working on a couple of proposals that I need technical help with.
First I am working on a complete process for recovering the chemicals in solar panels at end-of-life. I have drafted legislation for this to be effective (mandatory) and would welcome scrutiny.
The other is a new mode of transportation (maglev) for which I need to estimate the savings in CO2 and the potential to benefit from TCI or whatever exchange is finally adopted.
I would also like some…
Added by Kenneth Capron on January 28, 2021 at 10:42am — No Comments
Too much time has been spent wringing our hands over the gathering storm that is climate change. Or worse, arguing with those who don't believe that pumping gazillions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere over the last 200 years didn't have an impact.Which is why I am cheered to see the roll-up-our-sleeves-let's-dig-into-this approach the Maine Climate Council is taking. Our lead story provides some frightening predictions on what our state could face, but that fear should spur action, not…Continue