Posts Tagged renewables

3 May 2017

Nuclear Energy Policy: Agree to Disagree?

The recent news of Westinghouse Electric Company filing for bankruptcy protection reminds us of the odd state of nuclear energy production in the United States and around the world. With trouble arising from construction delays and rising costs, Westinghouse’s problems illustrate the broader issues surrounding nuclear energy production, such as long construction timelines and evolving […]

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22 February 2017

The Energy Blockchain – Believe The Hype, Just Don’t Forget The Physics

The analogy of blockchain to jazz was made more than once at Event Horizon, the first major conference on blockchain technology in the energy industry held last week in Vienna. Decentralized, free-form, and without a conductor, blockchains have the potential to transform incumbent centralized power structures. While this may be true for purely digital systems […]

2 June 2016

CAL-RAE hosts Microgrid Student Research Poster Session

Following suit with the nascent nature of microgrids and decentralized renewables, on May 2nd, California Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE) held the first-ever poster session on UC Berkeley’s campus explicitly concerning the topic. Learn more about the topics here.

18 February 2014

Where The Water Flows

California is currently experiencing the worst drought the state has had in 100 years. The drought has prompted to think more about their water usage and how they can enhance their water efficiency. Here is a closer look at where the water is really flowing, demonstrating the important relationship between water and energy.

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11 November 2013

The Softer Side of Hydro

When we think of hydro, we think of huge ecologically questionable projects. But does hydro have a “soft” side?

25 June 2013

Obama: “New” Policy for Renewables on Public Lands, or Fast-Tracking Redux?

President Obama’s new climate plan includes a proposal to expand renewables on Public Land. But is it just more of the same?

1 May 2013

Take a Good Look, California: New Jersey Sites Solar to Minimize Resource Conflicts

When PSE&G, the largest utility in New Jersey announces it’s investing nearly half a billion dollars in mid-scale solar Californians should take notice.

24 April 2013

New Interior Secretary Jewell Won’t Rock the Energy Boat

Amidst the second-term reshuffling of his cabinet, President Obama’s new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, is of particular interest to energy watchers.