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How to keep the lights on when fossil fuels are gone

‘Imagine a 540-foot tower spiking through the flat Nevada horizon, storing energy as thousands of surrounding mirrors reflect sunlight to heat molten salt inside. Or how about solar cells on individual homes in constant electronic communication with utility companies to tailor energy needs? 193 more words

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Mandates on alternative energy in Ohio

Believe it or not, Texas has a mandate for electric companies that forces them to obtain alternative source energy for a share of the target output–Texas has more wind than any other state, but it is no a good wind state except in the panhandle and the gulf shore. 62 more words

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Aging US Power Grid Blacks Out More Than Any Other Developed Nation

The United States endures more blackouts than any other developed nation as the number of U.S. power outages lasting more than an hour have increased steadily for the past decade, according to federal databases at the Department of Energy (DOE) and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. 474 more words

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Ukraine Cuts Off Crimea’s Power - The Daily Beast

For the moment, at least, the lamps are going out all over Crimea, rather than all over Europe.

The Daily Beast reports that Ukraine temporarily cut off power supplies to Crimea today (Wed., 12/24).  73 more words

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"The Burning Wire: a Lincoln Rhyme Novel" by Jeffery Deaver

I picked up this crime novel at the beach house where we spent Thanksgiving, and couldn’t put it down. Not wanting to steal it, I made sure to note the author so I could find it for download onto my Kindle, and I finished it promptly after the trip. 339 more words

Turning Trash into Utilities

The holiday season is a time many Americans think about ways to give back, especially to those less fortunate. And while that often times means donating toys or clothes, researchers at IBM Research India in Bangalore have found a way donate something far more valuable: hours of light and power to people who don’t have access to the electrical grid. 156 more words

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