Category Energy & Environment


Energy & Environment

A new direction for solar? The potential of solar car parking

Solar car park Image source: Burbank Water and Power (BWP), Flickr According to research by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, most cities in the US consist of 35 to 30 percent tarmac and concrete, 40 percent of which consists of parking space. Given that tarmac and concrete both absorb solar energy, they are both major contributors to the ‘urban heat island effect’ which makes cities hotter than the areas around them.
Read More
Energy & Environment

Imperial College team produces hydrogen from algae

Image source:Roland Tanglao, Flickr Hydrogen is a very clean fuel that is increasingly being used as vehicle fuel and to generate electricity. The problem is how to produce it efficiently without generating significant carbon emissions and at a competitive cost. A team of researchers at Imperial College is currently looking at the problem and think they know how to do it.
Read More
Energy & Environment

How Exactly Does Nuclear Power Work?

With all the controversy around nuclear power plants, there is no doubt that they are an amazing technological feat. But how exactly do they work?Here we take a brief tour around a nuclear power plant, and discuss the different types of plants, and some of the pros and cons of the technology.RELATED: NUCLEAR FUSION IN THE 21ST CENTURYHow does nuclear power work and what types are there?
Read More
Energy & Environment

The Bleak Future of Petroleum

The problems using of carbon-based fuels are widely known. As non-renewable resources, their consumption is not sustainable, and they will deplete with use. Moreover, their use leads to an increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere and the release of other pollutants.The high concentration of CO2 resulting from the use of these fuels leads to global warming, which can be catastrophic for the survival of the many species that inhabit the earth.
Read More
Energy & Environment

Harvard Scientist Predicts That Humans Will Destroy Themselves Long before the Sun Does

According to the scientist we need a mobile & 34;major upgrade to the International Space Station.& 34;November 28, 2019In billions of years the Sun will burn our Earth up and all humanity will disappear. This is what astronomers have believed for decades.However, Harvard scientist Abraham & 39;Avi& 39; Loeb believes we may be able to change our fate if we relocate to other sections of the Universe.
Read More
Energy & Environment

China to Build a Solar Power Station In Space by 2035

The energy will be converted into microwaves or lasers in Space and beamed back down to Earth.December 02, 2019Solar energy may jump up to an entirely new level by 2035, as we may see aerospace engineers harnessing the Sun& 39;s power from Space.The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) has stated that the nation will be doing just that and building a space-based solar power station in our lifetime.
Read More
Energy & Environment

The Engineering and Construction of Offshore Oil Platforms

The world uses roughly 100 million barrels of oil each and every day in 2019. That& 39;s a significant amount of fuel that has to be pumped from underground, processed, and delivered to fueling stations across the world. This significant intake of non-renewable resources also means that oil companies are constantly looking for new oil reserves to tap into to meet the high demand.
Read More
Energy & Environment

A Fracking Explosion In Ohio Leaked More Methane in 20 Days Than Some Countries Emit in a Year

The incident contributed 60,000 tons of methane to the atmosphere.December 22, 2019Back in February 2018, a natural gas well owned by a subsidiary of oil giant Exxon exploded at a fracking site in Belmont County, near the Ohio-West Virginia border. The incident forced nearby residents to evacuate their homes, but no one truly realized the true impact of the explosion at the time.
Read More
Energy & Environment

7 Trends to Watch in the Energy Industry in 2020

What energy trends should you keep an eye on in 2020? These 7 promise to be some of the most exciting.RELATED: 7 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020Which country uses the most renewable energy?Many countries around the world are pushing forward with adopting renewable energy technology. But which ones are & 39;all in& 39;?
Read More
Energy & Environment

Over Half of Australia’s 2018 Annual Carbon Emissions Already Emitted This Year Due to Bushfires

The fires seem to be worse in New South Wales.December 24, 2019New data is revealing that the bushfires currently raging through Australia have already emitted more than half of the country’s 2018 annual carbon dioxide emissions. Niels Andela, an assistant research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and collaborator with the Global Fire Emissions Database estimates that the fires have pumped out a combined 306 million tons of carbon dioxide since August 1, according to TIME.
Read More