Electricity Generation

Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below

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Andrew Higgins
The Krafla plant is Iceland’s largest geothermal power station, a showcase of renewable energy. Credit Ilvy Njiokiktjien for The New York Times
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KRAFLA, Iceland — Soon after work began here on a power plant to harness some of the vast reserves of energy stored at the earth’s crust, the ground moved and, along a six-mile-long fissure, began belching red-hot lava. The eruptions continued for nine years, prompting the construction of a stone and soil barrier to make sure that molten rock did not incinerate Iceland’s first geothermal power station. ... Read more about Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below

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Michael Russell

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Lane Sharman

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Lane Sharman

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Management Consultant, Solana Energy & Co-Founder, San Diego Energy District Foundation

Lane Sharman is a senior executive with experience in power project development, regulatory affairs, and government relations.  He is a business model innovator and strategic management and financial advisor. ... Read more about Lane Sharman

China: The Future of Global Energy

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China: The Future of Global Energy

Created by: Vincent Tong & Patrick Poon.

Preseented by Peter Meisen, GENI, 2014-07-29, at the SimCenter, San Diego, CA 92101, USA.

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The Most Disruptive Force on the Planet

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MoneyMorning.com.au
Everyone stands as Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, enters the World Future Energy Summit on January 20.
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The most disruptive technological force on the planet is happening quietly and relatively unseen by most of us.

When you plug your cellphone charger into a wall socket, you are probably connecting to one of about 500 coal-fired power plants in the United States.

What if all of them were shut down by 2050?

What if instead of getting your power from a centralised source, you got it from a small generating plant on top of your house or business or car? ... Read more about The Most Disruptive Force on the Planet

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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European Geosciences Union - See Abstract
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Good Electricity Grids Make Good Neighbors

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Daniel Kammen of University of California, Berkeley, Nov 20, 2013
Hell's Gate, Rift Valley, Kenya, a source of geothermal energy that will feed a new transmission line running between Kenya and Ethiopia. Photograph by Franca DelSignore, National Geographic Your Shot
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In the poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost asserted that “good fences make good neighbors.”  World history is replete with foreign policy built around physical walls, from Emperor Hadrian, to the Great Wall of China, to the Berlin Wall, the wall between Palestine and Israeli, to the U.S.-Mexico border.  Containment and isolation have often been the cornerstones of policy. ... Read more about Good Electricity Grids Make Good Neighbors

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Renewable Power Generation - 2012 figures

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Gail Rajgor
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Special report. Part one: how much renewable electricity capacity was installed worldwide at the end of 2012, and which technologies were the most popular?

About the article: This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation focus previews REMIPEG's latest update, carried out in the first four months of 2013 by Lahmeyer International, and presents an overview for each renewable power sector, based on scenarios up to the end of 2012. ... Read more about Renewable Power Generation - 2012 figures

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India’s energy demand projected to surge

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Simon Denyer and Rama Lakshmi
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NEW DELHI — Like China two decades ago and the United States in 1950, India stands on the cusp of transformational economic and social change, a jumping-off point at which the demand for electricity is about to explode.

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