Author Archives: Tina Casey

With Donald Trump As CiC, US Navy Is Caught In Clean Power Crosshairs

November 15th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

President-elect Donald Trump is not such a big fan of clean power, but the Pentagon sure is. That's especially true of the US Navy. The Department of the Navy has been leveraging its history of maritime innovation to make the case for transitioning to biofuel, solar energy, wind energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, and any other technological edge that can support its position as the most powerful fighting force on the seven seas -- and make its bases more secure and resilient, too

Stabbed In The Back, Part Deux: Coal Gets Another Brushoff

November 14th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

Just a day after ExxonMobil hinted that it will work aggressively to push coal out of the global marketplace, the company received an important "I got your back" message from US Senator Mitch McConnell. Last Friday the Senator dropped some hints of his own about the future of coal here in the US, and he did not paint a pretty picture

GE Forges Ahead With World’s First Wind + Hydro + Storage Project

November 14th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

The project is located at the Gaildorf wind farm. It includes four wind turbines with a combined capacity of 13.6 megawatts. The base of each turbine will double as a water storage reservoir, for a total of 1.6 million gallons (to be clear, these are not GE space frame towers -- for obvious reasons, they are fully enclosed)

Stabbed In The Back! ExxonMobil Throws Shade At US Coal Industry

November 11th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

This is probably not what the US coal industry had in mind when it lobbied -- successfully -- to put a President Donald Trump in charge of US energy policy. ExxonMobil has just dropped a tweet in support of putting the Paris climate agreement into force. Connect the dots, and that means the Trump Administration is poised to throw coal under the bus

“MADCAT” Morphing Flapless Aircraft Wings To Be Built By Tiny Robots

November 7th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

The transportation sector has been scrambling to decarbonize air travel and the latest twist is, well, a twist. A NASA-backed team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come up with a flexible aircraft wing that could cut fuel consumption by reducing weight and improving aerodynamics

US Navy Deploys Green Power Vs. Oil Power in ISIL Battle

October 27th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

The US Department of Defense has been a main driver of the nation's transition to renewable energy, but so far its use of biofuel in war machines has been limited to demonstration events and exercises. Now the US Navy is gearing up to deploy its "green" ships and planes operationally

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