45% of the US Winter Wheat crop is estimated to have been damaged as the polar vortex (also known as meridional jetstream flows associated with Grand Solar Minima) brings Texas' power grid down.
MSM admits carbon-cutting initiative triggered statewide blackouts.
When it comes to expanding the capabilities of today's lithium-ion batteries, all kinds of alternative materials are on the table, from salt, to silicon, to microwaved plastics.
Winter storm Uri sparks energy crisis: Cold blast freezes natural gas pipelines and wind turbines, 5 MILLION are left without power and electricity and oil prices surge to record highs
Texas power grid operator ERCOT, which represents 90% of the state's electric load, tweeted Tuesday morning that "generators to return, renewable output to increase = increased customer restoration."
Bill Gates Goes Full Captain Planet, Wants To Change 'Every Aspect Of Economy' While We Dine On Fake Meat
Update (1715ET): As the day has progressed, amid deteriorating weather forecasts and no let up in demand (despite ERCOT's urgings), our trader contact at a Houston energy firm sums the situation up as eloquently and succinctly as ever:
Updated (1726 ET): Weather forecast models suggest the polar vortex will continue pouring Arctic air into much of the central US through Feb. 20.
There are a huge number of people doing energy modeling. In my opinion, nearly all of them are going astray in their modeling because they don't understand how the economy really operates.
Coal Plants Run At 100% Capacity, Struggle To Keep Lights On
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The text of the GREEN act renewable energy bill was released.
Robots gonna take our jobs - China is far ahead of USA - Future of solar energy
...comes from COAL. During a recent unveiling of the new Chevy Volt, Zimmerman demonstrated for the media how the supposedly "green" vehicle is simply plugged into a power source for energy. And this power source, at least in Michigan, is mostly
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Fraunhofer researchers have presented a magnesium-based "Powerpaste" that stores hydrogen energy at 10 times the density of a lithium battery, offering hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the ability to travel further than gasoline-powered ones, and refuel i
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"Where do environmentalists and Democrats think all these batteries for our oil-free transportation fleet are going to come from?"
QUT researchers have demonstrated a hybrid supercapacitor design that stores vastly more energy than a regular supercap while offering charge/discharge rates much higher than lithium batteries
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Just months after Elon Musk moved his climate-change-fighting, alternative energy, "green" automaker to Texas, the CEO now has plans to drill for natural gas.