I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.
We spend $9 billion each year powering our clothes dryers. That’s a lot of money and energy (up to 4 percent of America’s residential energy use) we’re wasting.
There are six oddly-named streams in the bioeconomy, and it reminds one of the nomenclature of subatomic quarks. There is upstream, midstream, downstream, main-stream, waste-stream, and slip-stream. But of all the streams, perhaps there is nothing so v…
A minimal investment in high-quality components can have a big impact on a project’s bankability, improving the safety and efficiency of an installation and protecting its long-term health. The connectors and cabling in a solar PV system have always been vital to its safety and performance, even though they typically make up just 1.5 to 2 percent of the total overall cost of a project.
Switching to renewable energy is one of the best ways to save money on your electricity bills while also helping the planet. Thanks to an increased focus on renewable energy generation around the world, we now have the technology to harness energy from…
America’s power grid is a complex network of power plants and transformers connected by more than 450,000 miles of transmission lines. As a major clean energy contributor, U.S. hydropower plays an important role today for both electricity generation and energy storage. For more than 100 years, U.S. hydropower has been an important source of low-cost, low-emissions renewable energy.
Global energy consumption from air conditioning and refrigeration may increase more than 450 percent by 2050, and the Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is looking for ways to reduce this energy usage while improving performance.
Have you ever wondered how migratory fish navigate past dams and other pieces of infrastructure in waterways? There are many different existing approaches available, including fish ladders, lifts, other bypasses, or simply trapping and trucking fish ar…
Lighting makes up nearly 10 percent of the energy costs in our homes. But how many of us actually flip off that switch when leaving the room? Probably not that many. It seems that leaving the lights on just isn’t that big of a deal, right?
The first time I watched William Kamkwamba’s entertaining and motivating TED talk from 2007, I found myself moved to tears. At the age of 14, Kamkwamba, an inventor from Malawi, built a wind turbine for his family’s farm based on plans from a book in the library.
Air pollution is now one of the most pressing environmental concerns. While nine out of the ten most polluted cities in the world lie in India and Pakistan that leaves no room for complacency amongst other countries; partly because they too have their …
Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s leadership, New York has ramped up its role as a trend-setter in the transition to clean energy and as a leading light in the fight against climate change.
The Conference of the Parties, signatories to the Framework Convention of the United Nations, in Marrakech (COP 22) on Climate Change is an opportunity to highlight the efforts made by Morocco to honor its international commitments.
Like most Americans, I can’t wait for the 2016 presidential election to be over. It’s been so unsettling that I’ve had to pour myself a double shot of whiskey just to get through the final two presidential debates.
Mining or mineral exploration is the mining process of finding ores. Due to the remote locations, power generation for mineral exploration camps is particularly expensive. Typically, power is generated by gensets, and the diesel fuel needs to be transp…
In 1984, the New York Times ran a story highlighting the almost universally white boards of directors among 300 Southern electric cooperatives serving populations with thousands of African American member-owners:
I’ll be the first to coin a new clean tech acronym AEV (autonomous electric vehicles)—a complete solution for mobility services and grid flexibility. Imagine a future when you text your utility company at the end of the day the times and locations of tomorrow’s family travel needs and in seconds obtain confirmation.
In June 2015, PV and ME published a blog post aimed at you. It requested your submissions of solar stories – but told in tales of just SIX WORDS.
In the 32 flats cooperative housing society I grew up in, comprising of two buildings in the heart of Mumbai, no one had air-conditioners for the fifteen years I lived there until I left for college in New Delhi. Only about six families had cars.
The U.S. solar industry expects to install a record-breaking number of solar panels in 2016, a 94 percent increase from last year. In fact, the U.S. is now producing more solar panel systems than natural gas power plants. But although the demand for so…