North Korea’s Nuclear Threat to America’s Electricity Grid

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North Korea on September 3rd, 2017 conducted its sixth nuclear test and as per them, it was their first test of a thermonuclear weapon (hydrogen bomb) of 100-kiloton capacity. Continue reading

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California Targets 100% Renewable Electricity By The Year 2045

California is on the verge of passing a law of using 100% renewable electricity from sources like wind, solar, or hydropower by the year 2045, which is quite a bold disobedience of the Trump administration’s opposition to climate action.

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Twist and Stretch Carbon-Nanotube to Harvest Electricity

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twistron yarn. Credit: University of Texas at Dallas

A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed a new type of yarn spun from carbon nanotubes for energy harvesting. Continue reading

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Chile’s Astonishing Transformation to Clean Electricity

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Ralco Hydroelectric Plant. Credit: Roberto Araya Barckhahn

According to the World Bank report published in the beginning of the year 2017, Latin America has the world’s cleanest form of electricity.

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Electricity from a Biomimetic Tree

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Scientists from the Iowa State University in the United States have developed a unique gadget that can imitate the leaves and branches of a tree and help in electricity generation. Continue reading

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Are Electric Cars Environment Friendly and Non Polluting?

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EMV Solo. Credit: Creative Commons/Jennaemv

It is a fact that electric cars don’t pollute atmosphere while running on roads, as they are zero emission (tailpipe emissions) vehicles and also eliminate oil. But one must understand that they run on electricity. So apparently though they look environment-friendly, if the electricity required to charge the battery is coming from a coal fired power plant then the entire scenario needs to be re-looked carefully with proper research and analysis. As the coal fired power plants cause very high air pollution. Continue reading

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Scientists Create Food From Electricity – Will It Fight World Hunger?

Single-cell protein has been produced by using electricity and carbon dioxide

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Food can now be created from carbon dioxide, electricity, and microbes according to a team of Finnish scientists. The single-cell protein meal has opened pathways to being a new food in the future. Continue reading

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Lessons from China’s Effort to Bring Electricity to 1.4 Billion People

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China has successfully achieved full electrification for its population of 1.4 billion, reaching even the remotest villages. China’s success has significant lessons for many countries who are struggling to connect remote or poor areas. Continue reading

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Consumers in Texas have Option to Buy Cheaper Electricity

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Electricity transmission tower Texas. Credit: Creative Commons/John Cummings

Texas Senate approved Electricity deregulation Bill in the month of January 2002. And the Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight Committee was formed for the implementation of it. Continue reading

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EV Maker Tesla to Build World’s Largest Battery in Australia

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Since the major blackout in September 2016, South Australia has been facing serious power problems.  A French leading renewable energy company Neoen is building Hornsdale Wind Farm and Elon Musk (Tesla CEO) will install a 100-megawatt capacity battery (129 megawatt-hour of power generation) for power storage near Jamestown. Continue reading

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