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Agriculture

Refilling Lake Chad With Water From The Congo River Using Solar Power

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Decades ago, when I was in high school, I read Willy Ley’s book Engineer’s Dreams: Great Projects that Could Come True. I vividly remember one of these gigantic, pie-in-the-sky dream projects. If the Congo River were dammed at the right spot, a large lake would form. It would then overflow into a river feeding into Lake Chad. Lake Chad would fill up to its prehistoric level and would then overflow into an ancient river that once flowed through Algeria and Morocco into the Mediterranean Sea... Read More


Cars

Tesla Should Advertise, Part Deux

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Last week I wrote about why Tesla should advertise. That stimulated plenty of discussion, some pro, some con, and a fair amount of pushback. This article is meant to address the many points raised by commenters and add extra perspective to the first article... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

What’s Up With The Twitter Turf War Over Tesla & Elon Musk?

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Why has Twitter become such a battleground over Tesla? Amit Katwala writes in Wired UK, "There’s no reason why a car company should be so divisive, but the warring tribes of Tesla fans and [Tesla haters] speak to human nature, the cult of celebrity, and the polarizing impact of the social media echo chamber." Others believe it gets to something deeper. More on that in a moment... Read More


Clean Power

US Senate Democrats & Clean Energy Industry Call For Tax Credit Extensions

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of 20 US Senate Democrats have called for the extension of clean energy tax incentives such as the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and the residential renewable energy tax credit, a call which has been applauded and joined by the country's clean energy associations. ... Read More


Clean Power

Ørsted Set To Build New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish energy company and offshore wind giant Ørsted has been awarded the right to build New Jersey's first offshore wind farm after the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities last Friday approved the development of the 1.1 gigawatt (MW) Ocean Wind offshore wind farm. ... Read More


Clean Power

GE’s 12 Megawatt Haliade-X Turbine Tower & Blade Make First Appearances [Photos]

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The component parts of GE Renewable Energy's mammoth 12 megawatt (MW) Haliade-X wind turbine prototype set for installation in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, continue to make appearances, with the turbine tower arriving late last week, just before the first turbine blade made its first appearance outside the company's factory in Cherbourg, France. ... Read More


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