Tag: Energy

Fed Still Has A ‘Long Way To Go’ As It Tries To Tame Inflation Without Causing A Recession, Goldman Predicts

Topline While the Federal Reserve has made progress cooling the economy, there has still been “little convincing progress” in bringing down wage growth and high inflation, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs, who predict that it will remain difficult for the central bank to get surging prices under control without a recession. Though markets have […]

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Energy Provisions In The Inflation Reduction Act

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) poses with lawmakers after signing the Inflation … [+] Reduction Act after the House of Representatives voted 220-207 to pass it at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2022. – US lawmakers on August 12 adopted US President Joe Biden’s sprawling climate, tax, and […]

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Ice Caps Are Melting Faster, Nikola-Tesla Rivalry Heats Up And Making Green Hydrogen

This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability. Sign up to get it in your inbox every week. NurPhoto via Getty Images Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that coastal glaciers in Antarctica are melting at a faster rate than previously thought. When the […]

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A new method boosts wind farms’ energy output, without new equipment

Virtually all wind turbines, which produce more than 5 percent of the world’s electricity, are controlled as if they were individual, free-standing units. In fact, the vast majority are part of larger wind farm installations involving dozens or even hundreds of turbines, whose wakes can affect each other. Now, engineers at MIT and elsewhere have […]

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Nikola And Tesla’s Electric Truck Rivalry Heats Up

Elon Musk says the Tesla Semi, originally due by late 2019, finally arrives this year. Tesla The market for electric trucks is just starting to take shape but Nikola and Tesla are making moves to position themselves as key players in clean commercial vehicles: Nikola is getting a new CEO with extensive automotive experience as […]

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Solving a longstanding conundrum in heat transfer

It is a problem that has beguiled scientists for a century. But, buoyed by a $625,000 Distinguished Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Matteo Bucci, an associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), hopes to be close to an answer. Tackling the boiling crisis Whether you’re heating a […]

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Biden to tout bill’s prescription drug prices, energy provisions in pitch to Americans, aide says

President Biden plans to use upcoming travel to tout the $740 billion climate, health and tax reconciliation bill passed by Senate Democrats on Sunday, a top White House official said. “The president will — our entire team will be out making the case,” National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on CNN’s “New Day” on […]

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Big Wind And Big Solar Will Collect $113 Billion In Tax Credits This Decade, Manchin-Schumer Assures Billions More

The reconciliation bill now pending in Congress, known as Manchin-Schumer, (or Schumer-Manchin) … [+] assures that the lavish federal tax credits for wind- and solar-energy become permanent. (The photo of Joe Manchin, left, and Schumer, right, was taken in 2016) Credit; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call. CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images On Thursday, Arizona Sen. […]

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Making hydropower plants more sustainable

Growing up on a farm in Texas, there was always something for siblings Gia Schneider ’99 and Abe Schneider ’02, SM ’03 to do. But every Saturday at 2 p.m., no matter what, the family would go down to a local creek to fish, build rock dams and rope swings, and enjoy nature. Eventually the […]

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Tesla’s 3:1 Stock Split Wins Shareholder Approval—Here’s What It Means For Investors

Topline Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla rallied in after-hours trading Thursday as the company won shareholder approval for a 3:1 stock split, the second such move in around two years, as the world’s most valuable automaker looks to make its stock more affordable. Tesla’s stock has risen over 30% since announcing the proposed stock […]

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Beyoncé Officially Removes Kelis’ Sample Off Renaissance Album; Monica Lewinsky Calls for Similar Move in 2013 Song [UPDATED]

Beyoncé Officially Removes Kelis’ Sample Off Renaissance Album; Monica Lewinsky Calls for Similar Move in 2013 Song Advertisement The particular line in the song, Bey is referring to a man who “Monica Lewisnky’d all on my gown.” However, folks online were quick to call out her hypocrisy, noting that she has “rap song muse” in […]

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A better way to quantify radiation damage in materials

It was just a piece of junk sitting in the back of a lab at the MIT Nuclear Reactor facility, ready to be disposed of. But it became the key to demonstrating a more comprehensive way of detecting atomic-level structural damage in materials — an approach that will aid the development of new materials, and […]

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Beyoncé Officially Removes Kelis’ Sample Off Renaissance Album; Monica Lewinsky Calls for Similar Move in 2013 Song

Beyoncé Officially Removes Kelis’ Sample Off Renaissance Album; Monica Lewinsky Calls for Similar Move in 2013 Song G/O Media may get a commission 28% Off Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds Music+These are the pinnacle of Apple AirPod design, and feature active noise cancelling, a transparency mode for when you need to hear what’s around you, […]

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Beyonce Appears To Be Updating ‘Renaissance’ To Remove The Contested Kelis Sample On ‘Energy’

Life comes at you fast. And Kelis might be getting what she wanted. Last week, when Beyoncé’s Renaissance came out and immediately became the most talked-about album in the world, Kelis made it abundantly clear that she did not grant permission for samples — albeit very brief ones — from her songs to be used […]

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Opponents Of Joe Manchin’s Permitting Reform Demonstrate Why We Need Permitting Reform

A flag protesting nuclear power during a rally in favor of tougher pollution restrictions outside an … [+] Environmental Protection Agency hearing, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Copyright 2014 AP. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Less than one week ago, Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer […]

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New hardware offers faster computation for artificial intelligence, with much less energy

As scientists push the boundaries of machine learning, the amount of time, energy, and money required to train increasingly complex neural network models is skyrocketing. A new area of artificial intelligence called analog deep learning promises faster computation with a fraction of the energy usage. Programmable resistors are the key building blocks in analog deep […]

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U.S. Natural Gas Production Set A New Record In 2021

23 February 2022, Netherlands, Rotterdam: Tanks in the port of Rotterdam Photo: Federico … [+] Gambarini/dpa (Photo by Federico Gambarini/picture alliance via Getty Images) dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images This article is the fourth in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and […]

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The U.S. Is Still The World’s Top Oil Producer

ODESSA, TEXAS – MARCH 13: An oil pumpjack setup in a residential neighborhood pulls oil from the … [+] Permian Basin oil field on March 13, 2022 in Odessa, Texas. The Permian Basin is the largest petroleum-producing basin in the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Getty Images Earlier this month BP released its […]

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Fusion’s newest ambassador

When high school senior Tuba Balta emailed MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) Director Dennis Whyte in February, she was not certain she would get a response. As part of her final semester at BASIS Charter School, in Washington, she had been searching unsuccessfully for someone to sponsor an internship in fusion energy, a topic that […]

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Explained: Why perovskites could take solar cells to new heights

Perovskites hold promise for creating solar panels that could be easily deposited onto most surfaces, including flexible and textured ones. These materials would also be lightweight, cheap to produce, and as efficient as today’s leading photovoltaic materials, which are mainly silicon. They’re the subject of increasing research and investment, but companies looking to harness their […]

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MIT engineers design surfaces that make water boil more efficiently

The boiling of water or other fluids is an energy-intensive step at the heart of a wide range of industrial processes, including most electricity generating plants, many chemical production systems, and even cooling systems for electronics. Improving the efficiency of systems that heat and evaporate water could significantly reduce their energy use. Now, researchers at […]

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Pursuing progress at the nanoscale

Last fall, a team of five senior undergraduate nuclear engineering students met once a week for dinners where they took turns cooking and debated how to tackle a particularly daunting challenge set forth in their program’s capstone course, 22.033 (Nuclear Systems Design Project). In past semesters, students had free reign to identify any real-world problem […]

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Getting the carbon out of India’s heavy industries

The world’s third largest carbon emitter after China and the United States, India ranks seventh in a major climate risk index. Unless India, along with the nearly 200 other signatory nations of the Paris Agreement, takes aggressive action to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius relative to preindustrial levels, physical and financial losses […]

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Are Massive Solar Flares Dangerous?

We’re alerted by news organizations now and then about an impending “massive solar flare” that might fry the Internet or even the electric grid. In theory, it’s possible, but there’s also a click-bait factor to this gloom and doom coverage. But first, what’s a solar flare? Solar flares are immense bursts, or eruptions, of electromagnetic […]

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