Tag: Energy

  • Electric Busses; Avoiding the Need of Oil

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    The global fleet of electric buses is already helping cities avoiding the purchase of 279,000 barrels of oil per day, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Diesel buses consume an extraordinary amount of fuel compared to a passenger vehicle. Bloomberg noted that “For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road, about 500 barrels a day of […]

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  • Conservatives Don’t Like Conserving When it Comes to the Environment

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    Energy efficiency is often a hard sell in the US. Energy efficient devices can require a bit more money up front, which is then paid back gradually often over the course of several years. But a new study in the latest edition of PNAS suggests that the problem isn’t only a matter of economics—instead, like […]

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  • Earth in 2050 is A Scary Place!

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    The report predicts that, as a direct result of increased energy consumption, there will be a 70-percent increase in energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions, and an overall increase in greenhouse gas emissions of 50 percent. This would correlate to a rise in global average temperature between 3° C and 6° C above preindustrial levels. Air pollution […]

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  • US Senate to Examine Energy Efficiency of Blockchain

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    The U.S. Senate is set to take another look at blockchain technology next week. The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will host a hearing on “Energy Efficiency of Blockchain and Similar Technologies” on August 21, in an effort to better understand how blockchain technology might impact electricity prices and what benefits it can provide, […]

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