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

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

Curtailment Is The Easy Answer

June 15th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

In a recent article, we found that curtailment of renewables may be cheaper than grid scale energy storage. Sometimes, the [&hellip

The Borderland & The Wall: Future Renewable Powerhouse, Or Environmental Disaster?

March 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

West Texas and southern New Mexico, known locally as “The Borderland,” has a lot of potential. With abundant and powerful sunshine, wind, and some hydroelectric resources, there’s the potential to become a renewable energy powerhouse. Sadly, there’s also great potential for the politics of isolationism to turn the borderland into a corridor of environmental destruction and human suffering

Refurbishing Baseload Power Stations To Backup Renewables

September 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey

A number of stories have popped up in the news recently about turning traditional hydroelectric stations, which generate power by using water captured from a flowing river, into pumped storage facilities, which cycle the water using more energy to do so than they produce

China × Cleantech — July

August 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Time flies with Elon Musk is tweeting about taking Tesla private, but there's much more news to get to beyond that. In particular, there's much news out of China. In order to aggregate and summarize the highlights, here's another edition of our China × Cleantech feature, also published over on the "Future Trends" section of our website. And, yes, there is some Tesla news in here as well

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