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Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project. The high-profile project on the south side of the 56th floor will replace the wind

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Terrence Aym

Two Italian scientists—Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced to skeptical colleagues that they successfully tested a new cold fusion process in January 2011. They claimed they created 12,400 watts of thermal power wit

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The paper is based on an hour-by-hour analysis of the country’s electricity consumption in 2006. Faiman’s group studied the baseline power, intermediate baseline and spinning reserves. Solar plants, without storage, could only generate around 3 perce

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The journal Nature is publishing several articles today looking at the long term impact of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan. They're all available to the public. One news report considers what it will take decommission the damaged plant

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Market-ticker.org

Our economy will not "withstand" these oil and gas prices. Not without a massive contraction. I am already seeing it - again - on the roads around this area. Less traffic, fewer shoppers. The so-called "recovery" that was spiked through all...

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Offshore wind energy has long been seen as an expensive way of generating power, costing about two to three times more than erecting turbines on land, but the expense is likely to come down, while the costs of nuclear energy are opaque, according to

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One of Kansas' most abundant natural resources may hold the key to preventing major power outages. A team of Kansas State University engineers is researching ways to use Kansas wind and other distributed energy sources to avoid cascading failures.

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