The Bay Area is filled with start-ups envisioning crazy ideas and entrepreneurs shooting for the stars. The Seattle based start-up Planetary Resources took shooting for the stars literally with its proposal to mine asteroids for Earth’s resource needs.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, California’s Monterey Shale may hold as much as 15 billion barrels of oil – more than 64% of all recoverable shale oil reserves in the United States, and more than four times the Bakken Shale in North Dakota.
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Japan is paced to become the largest solar energy market in the world this year. Japan’s solar boom tells an intriguing story of an inventive country struggling with its own energy crisis.
It seems almost counterintuitive that something as passive as a solar farm could result in avian mortality. And yet that’s exactly what’s happening at solar farms in the California desert.
Desertification and land degradation due to harmful agriculture and forestry practices have truly adverse effects on climate change that are often forgotten given the glamour surrounding new energy technologies.
Does your research relate to energy and do you want a chance to win part of a $10,000 research poster prize pool while enjoying free food and beverages? The BERC Expo submission date has been extended to Friday, October 4th!
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this month proposed an order requiring the state’s investor-owned utilities to procure 1,325 megawatts (MW) of grid-scale energy storage (excluding large-scale pumped storage) by 2020.