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Chilean solar farm will be cheapest power project ever

Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, has been looking for some sort of magic for a long time to ignite her country’s sluggish economy.  The spell may finally be cast in the form of solar energy. Bloomberg reports that a host of electricity … Continue reading

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Sunlight: the equitable energy source

Solar energy is touted for a variety of reasons – it’s renewable, clean, quiet, and can be used as a decentralized form of electricity generation.  But I came across a figure while doing some reading that reveals a less-discussed benefit … Continue reading

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Satisfying the nitrogen fix: new method to make environmentally-friendly ammonia

When we think of energy-intensive processes and greenhouse gas emissions, our minds probably jump to gas-guzzling cars and coal-fired power plants.  But agriculture is another culprit, largely due to a single industrial process that accounts for 1 percent of the world’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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