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Global Water Forum | New perspectives on the effects of natural gas extraction on groundwater quality

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Hildebrand look at the impact of hydraulic fracturing 'fracking' on groundwater quality for 100 private wells in the Barnett Shale aquifer north Texas (New perspectives on the effects of natural gas extraction on groundwater quality
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Science.gov topic Energy Resources for user category All categories

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Cost Of Solar Getting Competitive With Wind - CleanTechnica

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The cost of solar power is becoming competitive with wind.
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Advantages & Disadvantages Of Solar Power - CleanTechnica

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Advantages & Disadvantages Of Solar Power
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Everything has its advantages and disadvantages, its pluses and minuses. So, naturally, there must be a number of solar power advantages and solar power disadvantages too, right?
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MIT Technology Review

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MIT Technology Review identifies important new technologies - deciphering their practical impact and revealing how they will change our lives.
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Kenoi backs health study for geothermal power - Hawaii News ...

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HILO » Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi plans to implement the recommendations of a panel on geothermal power, including a proposal that the county commission a study on the public health effects of the state's only ...
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Natural Gas and Price Inceases | The Energy Collective

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There is a good reason for American nuclear energy professionals to learn more about the dynamics of the natural gas market. We have been told numerous times that cheap natural gas is making our technology less and less viable in the competitive market place. Natural gas (also known as methane) is a terrific product, but it has been promoted as being capable of supplying a much larger portion of our overall energy demand. That promotional effort is putting us all at risk of a severe hangover when the low price bubble bursts.


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An Illustrated Guide to the Enormous Power of Energy Efficiency

An Illustrated Guide to the Enormous Power of Energy Efficiency | PSHS World Geography: Resource Madness | Scoop.it
These charts may make you think differently about efficiency.

A few years ago, Bill Gates called solar and energy efficiency "cute" and said they would never be enough to deal with climate change. The blogospheredidn't let him forget it. Gates was correct in stating that those two solutions won't be enough to meet the world's energy and climate challenges, but his comments baffled a lot of people. What if Gates had stepped into that lab at the Lakeside Prep School in 1968 and dismissed the new desktop computer as "cute"? As it happens, efficiency is far more powerful than a lot of people think. And with dramatic changes in IT making the resource easier to reap, the potential is expanding in ways not possible even a few years ago. Here are seven charts to prove it -- along with two more that provide a reality check.


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Enhanced Geothermal Systems Powering Up

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New era of sustainable energy as enhanced geothermal system power plants come online in Australia, Europe, and United States


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Solar and Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power in the U.S

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It’s cheaper to use solar and wind power in the USA, than traditional coal power. Good news for solar and wind power companies, and a vindication for clean energy activists and lobbies.

 


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China Push into Synthetic Natural Gas Has Pollution Consequences: Scientific American

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Burning synthetic natural gas may be cleaner, but making it results in enormous greenhouse gas emissions

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Maintenance project begins at Soda hydroelectric dam - Idaho State Journal

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SODA SPRINGS — Rocky Mountain Power crews have dug into a routine maintenance project, which requires that the reservoir be drawn down.
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Nome, Alaska: First US City to Run on Geothermal

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The city is expected to get most of its energy from geothermal starting next year.
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ScienceDaily: Matter & Energy News

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News in Engineering, Chemistry and Physics. Read about energy news, nanotechnology and more. Full-text, images, free.
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Science.gov topic Energy and Energy Conservation for user category All categories

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Coal-Mining Accidents Kill Three in Three Days - Wall Street Journal

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Three miners were killed in separate accidents during the past week in the first three-day sequence of U.S. coal-mining fatalities in more than a decade.
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Three fatalities in three days isnt acceptable, it creates a shakey environment were constant fear is put in place in the workforce. This article discusses three miners killed in seperate accidents in three day sequences. It doesnt scare me going into this environment but it opens my eyes that more needs to be done towards reducing the risk. I wish to create a better environment were a company is passionate about safety first and take protocols directly in accordance to safety. 

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Leading Edge Designs On The Grid For Southern California Schools

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By Hazel A. Tamano The smart grid technology industry, which includes energy-efficient lighting, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity, marine energy, and biomass, is a $33 billion global revenue industry as of 2012, and...

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Is the Natural Gas Industry to Blame for the Toxic Sinkhole Devouring a Town in Louisiana? | AlterNet.org

Is the Natural Gas Industry to Blame for the Toxic Sinkhole Devouring a Town in Louisiana? | AlterNet.org | PSHS World Geography: Resource Madness | Scoop.it

Bayou Corne, Lousiana, is a town on the edge, as it continues its strange and curious journey as home to one of the largest growing sinkholes in the country. When the sinkhole opened up in the early hours of August 3, 2012, it spanned 325 feet and was hundreds of feed deep. Video of it swallowing 100-foot trees went viral; across the country, geologists struggled to explain what exactly was its cause, its speed and its implication. Conspiracy theorists are citing a relationship between the pit and the Gulf of Mexico some 50 miles south; others are citing the New Madrid fault some 450 miles north.

 

Now, more than a year after it first appeared, the Bayou Corne sinkhole is roughly 25 aces and still growing. Currently, it is roughly the size of 20 football fields, exhausting methane from deep inside its core. Residents are, to say the least, frightened. Dennis P. Landry, when speaking to the New York Times, captured the strange appearance with a single phrase that has since drawn attention: "I think I caught a glimpse of hell in it."

 

The sinkhole provides a literal threat—the image of the gulf widening and swallowing everything in its path is a dynamic image that gets to the heart of the threat in a more acute sense—but the bigger questions that has the environmentally minded worried is what the implications are of the flammable methane gas the sinkhole is firing upwards out of the pit, the backyards and the nearby swamp. 


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Fusion milestone passed at US lab

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Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion. (Releasing more energy than absorbed by fuel?
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Renewable Energy Predicted to Boom, Surpass Natural Gas | Scientific American

Renewable Energy Predicted to Boom, Surpass Natural Gas | Scientific American | PSHS World Geography: Resource Madness | Scoop.it

Within the next three years, renewable power could surpass natural gas as the second most prevalent source of electricity generation globally, behind only coal, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.

 

Hydropower accounts for about four-fifths of renewable generation and will continue to dominate the world's renewable portfolio into the foreseeable future, according to the IEA's "Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report" for 2013. But the gains made by the sector as a whole come from other sources of clean energy, particularly onshore wind.

 

Speaking yesterday at the release of the five-year forecast, IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said despite a dip in growth during 2012, the renewable energy sector continued to make impressive gains.

 

"The rapid rate of growth of renewables, at least in the electricity sector, is very much in line with that needed to stay on the trajectory associated with IEA low-carbon energy scenarios," she said.

 

The challenge to international climate targets, however, has been a simultaneous surge in the growth of fossil fuels. The growth in supply from North American tight oil and gas producers coupled with demand growth in developing countries means that despite technological development and international efforts, the carbon intensity of the global energy supply has barely changed over the past 20 years, van der Hoeven said.

 

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Luster Class 2's curator insight, September 26, 2013 1:02 PM

This is sort of like the wind and solar power outweighing fossil fuels article...

Luster Class 2's comment, September 26, 2013 1:04 PM
There are plenty of articles about how, in the U.S, solar and wind energy are cheaper than coal.
Vanessa Chapman's curator insight, September 27, 2013 1:44 PM

This article says within the next three years renewable power could pass up nautral gas. This would make it the top 2nd choice of electirity. The top choice would be coal at this time. 4/5ths of the renewable gerneration is Hydropower. Wind is also being used to create electricity to help the enviorment. 

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Hydroelectric and Geothermal: Benefits and Drawbacks

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Students analyze the benefits and drawbacks of hydroelectric and geothermal energy and the environmental impacts on a specific geographic location. They create a multimedia presentation to share what they have learned.
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Hydroelectric power makes big comeback at US dams

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A power company wants to build a hydroelectric plant here — a project that reflects renewed interest in hydropower nationwide, which could bring changes to scores of American dams.

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16 TRILLION cubic meters of Natural Gas discovered in Mediterranean.

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Published on Sep 2, 2013 by MrMBB333 Peace! No War! Look at Isaiah 27. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviatha...

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Debate Over US Natural Gas Exports Heats Up

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US natural gas is too cheap for natural gas companies to continue investing in more production. Exporting to the rest of the world will solve this problem, however it will

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