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
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
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
Daniel Kammen of University of California, Berkeley, Nov 20, 2013
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
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.