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  • ... no environmental downsides to geothermal. For one thing, it's location dependent: in order to be economical, geothermal facilities ... largest geothermal infrastructure of any nation, though it contributes only a small amount of out total electrical consumption. ...
  • ... particularly easy to guess at. Most often you'll hear it in arguments over whether rooftop solar is preferable to remote, utility ... gas or natural gas turbines, generate power near where it will be used. These generators may be hooked up to a distribution grid, or ...
  • ... Remember the old recycling mantra from 20 years ago? It went "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle," a way of reminding people where their ... without. Privation. Freezing in the dark. The good news is that we can conserve energy without giving up much in the way of ...
  • ... K Ali /Flickr/ Creative Commons License News stories about renewable energy installations -- or other power plants, ... 500 or 750 megawatts more electrical power available to it . Sadly, that's not precisely right. When news stories or press ...
  • ... climate activists are saying this isn't necessarily bad news . We explain the math using items you can find in your kitchen. ...
  • ... They want to find out how much water I'm diverting. It's really difficult to determine. There's no way I can do that. We've never ... With riparian rights you can take as much as you have. It's all framed to determine how much so they can reduce, or completely ...
  • ... The photovoltaic effect isn't a particularly easy thing to explain . (Albert Einstein did so in 1905, work for which he won the 1921 ... photon striking an atom has a certain amount of energy, it knocks an electron off the atom, and the freed electrons migrate to the ...
  • For one of the nation's most popular parks, it's an especially sobering time. ... okkamocha /Flickr/ Creative Commons License It happened. At of 9:01 p.m. PST, the U.S. government shut down for the first ... safety. For one of the nation's most popular parks, it's an especially sobering time. "The last few years at Yosemite National ...
  • ... fuel's plant feedstock removes from the atmosphere when it is grown. The most commonly used biofuel in the US is  ethanol , ... much less usable energy per liter than does gasoline, and it also readily absorbs water. For both these reasons, fuel as high in ...
  • ... that different from the way our early human ancestors used it : wood and other plant material is burned to heat water. The difference ... biomass is a carbon neutral energy source because burning it releases only that carbon which the plants being burned took in during ...

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