Author: Susan Kraemer

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How a Hotter Climate Destroys Thermal Electricity Generation

Both hydropower and conventional thermal combustion electricity is depleted in a hotter new climate. A new paper published at Nature Climate Change, Power-generation system vulnerability and adaptation to changes in climate and water resources provides a comprehensive look at how… Read More
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Could Oyster Shells Sequester Carbon?

We’ve all heard about how as more CO2 is released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels; more is being absorbed by oceans, and that is making the ocean too acidic so that shellfish can’t make shells anymore. But CO2… Read More

100% Renewable Global Energy Plan

An ambitious project details the renewable energy combinations by which 139 countries could go 100% renewable The plan, from two Stanford professors, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, looks not just at electrifying the grid with renewable energy, but also the… Read More

Have Saudis Left it Too Late to Go Solar?

Saudi Arabia has yet to move on its grandiose solar plans announced in 2012 – and now it might be too late. The Gulf States’ biggest greenhouse gas emitter and the world’s largest oil exporter has yet to make any… Read More