Wheeler said: “Rather than Washington telling Americans what type of energy they can use or how they can travel or even what they can eat, we are working cooperatively with the states to provide an affordable, dependable and diverse supply of energy that continues to get cleaner and more efficient.” … [Read more...] about Trump ditches sole climate rule that aimed to reduce coal plant pollution
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In some situations, however, renewables can help meet peak demand, reducing the need for grid upgrading or new power stations. For example, in cities where the peak demand is for air-conditioning, solar generators can help supply power at peak times. Solar power can make a strong contribution to daytime power needs even in cloudier countries, as German experience has shown. Moreover, modern weather forecasting means that wind speeds can be predicted quite accurately over four-hour periods. This allows a planned response to variable generation. … [Read more...] about Are solar, wind and marine power too intermittent to be useful?
Hydrogen is not found in pure form on Earth, however, so it must be produced from other compounds such as natural gas, biomass, alcohols or water. In all cases it takes energy to convert these into pure hydrogen. For that reason, hydrogen is really an energy carrier or storage medium rather than an energy source in itself – and the climate change impact of using it depends on the carbon footprint of the energy used to produce it. … [Read more...] about What’s the ‘hydrogen economy’?
“We need to think of policies that are good for the economy, good for the environment and good for people” she said. Green investment could provide a use for the world’s big pool of unused savings. “Not everything is doom and gloom.” … [Read more...] about US and Europe clash over climate crisis threat on last Davos day
The book, McCarthy's 10th, has been hailed by critics as a masterpiece but it has also achieved commercial success, and is being featured by Oprah Winfrey for her sales-shifting book club. The notoriously reclusive McCarthy surprised commentators by agreeing to be interviewed by Winfrey on the show - he is better known for living quietly and simply in the desert of New Mexico, where many of his books are set. … [Read more...] about Road takes McCarthy to Pulitzer