Category Archives: Energy

How To Defend Against The Electromagnetic Pulse Threat By Literally Painting Over It

EMPs from nuclear detonations hundreds of miles away can still fry power grids. This July 25, 1946 … [+] Blast destroys Bikini Atoll, Micronesia. The explosion was part of Operation Crossroads. getty The potential threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to our network, either as an actual weapon or as a result of natural phenomena […]

Scripting a survival – The Hindu BusinessLine

From partnerships with Li Kashing and Rupert Murdoch in the 1990s to forming a joint venture with Sony Pictures, the pendulum has swung for Subhash Chandra of the Zee Group – from a celebrated media baron to a struggling satrap. But in the real soap opera that was playing in Zee’s boardrooms, the promoters managed […]

How do wind turbines respond to winds, ground motion during earthquakes? Wind simultaneously exerts dynamic loading, damping effect on seismic response of wind turbines. — ScienceDaily

With the further economic development of China, the demand for energy also increases. Satisfying this energy demand with fossil fuels is becoming increasingly undesirable as this harbors environmental and climate risks. One solution is to use renewable energy sources like wind power, and it has seen rapid growth in China over the past decade. But […]

Crowley, MMA partner to train offshore wind workforce

August 24, 2021 The partnership will enable the strategic and continuous growth of a skilled workforce in the U.S. offshore wind industry, including marine safety and survival classes. Crowley Maritime Photo Crowley Maritime Corp. and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) will create a unique training and staff development program specifically for the New England region’s offshore […]

Concern about endangered whales cited in suit over wind farm

BOSTON – The construction of dozens of wind turbines off the coast of Nantucket threatens the survival of a dwindling number of endangered North Atlantic right whales that inhabit the waters, argues a group of residents of the affluent Massachusetts vacation island in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. According to ACK Residents Against Turbines, Vineyard […]

These best practices create hurricane-resilient solar power

With Hurricane Grace and Tropical Storm Henri ravaging the Atlantic up and down, people on the islands and coastal areas have to prepare for an above-average hurricane season. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted that we could see up to 10 hurricanes in the Atlantic in 2021, three to five of […]

Role of the social factors in success of solar photovoltaic reuse and recycle programmes

Overview Our ABM represents the main actors of the US PV sector that are involved in the transition to a more circular PV industry. Its objective is to find the techno-economic and social conditions that improve materials circularity for EOL PV modules. The ABM’s primary outputs are the mass volumes of modules that reach each […]

Among ‘green’ energy, hydropower is the most dangerous — ScienceDaily

Many governments are promoting a move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. However, in a new published study, scientists highlight some of the environmental dangers that this wave of “green” energy brings with it. “We know that burning fossil fuels harms the environment and warms the climate,” said Dr. Luke Gibson, Honorary Assistant […]

Austin, Travis County, AISD look to build collaboration on community disaster hubs

Austin, Travis County and Austin ISD officials met on September 24th to discuss local resilience planning. (Ben Thompson / Community Impact Newspaper) After the aftermath of February’s winter storm Uri left many without electricity or running water – a dangerous and sometimes deadly combination – the Austin area began building a network of safe shelters […]

Mayor de Blasio Announces Offshore Wind Vision for New York City

September 23, 2021 15-Year, $191 million plan to make New York City an international clean energy leader NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced a 15-year, $191 million Offshore Wind Vision (OSW) plan to make New York City a leading destination for the offshore wind industry. The plan […]