Renewable energy doesn’t always mean what you think

When you think of renewable energy, what comes to mind? Wind, solar. Wind power Wind energy, solar energy Solar panels, wind farms How about hydroelectric? Hydroelectric? Yeah. I would say yes. Burning wood? No? I think technically it’s a renewable energy. Burning trash? No? I feel like it’s a trick Hmm Depending on the state, […]

Trump Proposes Coal And Nuclear Plant Subsidies

>>>EVEN THOUGH NATURAL GAS HAS CUT IN TO OHIO’S ENERGY MARKET, WE STILL GET ABOUT 60% OF OUR ELECTRICITY FROM COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO KEEP IT THAT WAY, AT LEAST FOR A COUPLE YEARS. IT WANTS TO REQUIRE REGIONAL TRANSMISSION OPERATORS TO BUY POWER FROM COAL AND NUCLEAR PLANTS FOR […]

(Part 1) Environmental Conditions: Q4 NW Electric Power Landscape Exploration (2017 – 2030)

Greetings. My name is Joshua Binus and I am the Industry Foresight Lead within the Corporate Strategy organization of the Bonneville Power Administration. The following presentation is part one of a seven-part series focused on exploring the long-term electric power industry landscape. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to view the introduction […]

All Electric?

Have you heard about the blow the Berkeley, California City Council has landed on consumer choice? The city has banned natural gas in all new low-rise residential buildings. That means the new richy-rich of Berkeley will have to use an electric stovetop to cook their meals. No natural gas water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers or […]

Motherboard TV: The Thorium Dream (Documentary)

let’s travel into the future what will we see I could sit there all day you could sit there for a month and postulate it at what the effects of the world switching over to thorium energy would have been its almost unfathomable I think it’s always been the right time for thorium I think […]

What If We Burned ALL the Fossil Fuels? | Hot Mess 🌎

Buried beneath your feet are trillions of tons of dead plants and algae. Over millions of years, their carbon-rich bodies have been compressed under so much heat and pressure that they’ve transformed into energy-rich fossils. In fact, we call them ‘fossil fuels’ since we burn them to release their energy. But burning this coal, oil […]

Perry seeking to help, coal nuclear plant

two developments today that could impact our region’s coal industry first word out of Washington DC that energy secretary Rick Perry is looking into using a cold war-era law to prop up struggling coal and nuclear plants appearing for the House Science Committee today Perry said he’s looking closely at the defense production act as […]

COAL: The documentary

>>Between 40 and 50 percent of the nation’s coal needs comes out of the Powder River Basin.>> We’re on a 90-foot thick seam of coal here, the thickest seam anywhere in the world.>>It’s all about big bucks, and big bucks talks.>>Where the land is being coal mined, it’s being destroyed.>>If we don’t consider climate Change, […]

Britain’s Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy is a unique opportunity to build industry in communities where it is often missed out most. Building on the history and traditions of our collieries but with a new industry that is clean, safe and that can provide both energy and jobs where they are needed. Currently, the former mine workings are treated […]