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Libya burns dirty oil for electricity as Islamic State disrupts gas plans

By Richard Nield | Published on 03/01/2018 | 9:31 AM Amid conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, gas pipelines have been shelved, leaving two new power plants reliant on burning crude Libya is turning to crude oil to solve electricity shortages, as the threat from Islamic State holds back gas infrastructure development. Two new plants at Ubari in the southwest …

‘Bad-ass business women’ bring solar empowerment to Nepal

By Lucy EJ Woods | Published on 15/06/2017 | 4:57 PM | NGO that helps women overcome cultural taboos and start their own clean energy businesses to be awarded prize in London ceremony “People talk here when a woman talks to men. They say things like how a woman should not leave the house,” says Runa Jha, a solar …

Maximizing potential for healthy rivers and low-carbon energy

MICHELLE  LAKLY MAY 24, 2017 As the global population climbs toward 9 billion, rivers will experience tremendous pressure. To provide the necessary resources for our growing communities, more river flows will be diverted for agriculture and industry, stored for drinking water and harnessed to meet rising energy demands. Global forecasts suggest a doubling of renewable …

Your Pot Habit Is Making Climate Change Worse

By John R. Platt / TakePart October 11, 2016 Energy consumption by indoor cannabis farms will soon rival that of data centers.   What’s the carbon cost of legal marijuana? It turns out that every little joint and edible adds up. A new report finds that marijuana cultivation accounts for as much as 1 percent of energy use in states …

India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

                Written by: Mike Stone. Posted on: March 14, 2016 For the first time ever, India is putting out the call for energy storage developers. The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is seeking bids for a 750-megawatt solar park at Ananthapuramu in Andhra Pradesh. In order to …

Super solar cells collect higher energy photons 30 times better

Bathing the Earth with enough energy in one hour to meet human needs for an entire year, the sun represents the ultimate source of clean, green sustainable energy. Credit: courtesy of NASA By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) …

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