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About Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Rhode Island and anywhere else the Singularity may lead him. His motto is, "Life is not measured by how many breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away!" You can follow him on Google + and on Twitter.



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Harvard Study Shows Where Investments In Renewable Energy Can Be Most Effective

November 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Sometimes, a study or report comes to such an obvious conclusion you wonder why the study needed to be done in the first place. Here's an example. A new study shows that the best way to maximize the benefits of renewable energy per dollars invested is to install wind and solar farms where most of the electricity comes from burning coal -- such as India -- rather than a place where clean energy is already the norm -- such as California


100% Wind & Solar Energy At Research Lab In Antarctica

November 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

When Frank Sinatra crooned "If I can make here, I can make it anywhere," he probably didn't have Antarctica in mind, but the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station in East Antarctica proves that renewable energy from wind turbines and solar panels can power a community with zero emissions electricity anywhere in the world


Better Membranes Make Better Flow Batteries

November 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab say they have devised a new membrane for flow batteries that is durable and inexpensive. Just the ticket for low cost grid scale energy storage.


Australian Grid Hits 50% Renewables For First Time

November 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

For a brief 10 minute period last week, 5 Australian states were powered by more than 50% renewable energy. Despite the idiocy of the national government, renewables are becoming a bigger and bigger part of Australia's energy future.



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