Archive for June, 2016

Jun 30 2016

Brexit: A Sea of Uncertainty for Ocean Renewables?

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First things first. Like most Americans, I don’t know squat about Brexit. It just seems like one of those far-away things to laugh about. Like when late-night host Stephen Colbert quipped1, following wimpy Iceland’s stunning defeat of powerhouse England in the Euro Cup soccer tournament on Monday night: “This is the worst thing to happen to England in […]

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Jun 29 2016

Rainbow Reefs Turned Bleached Benthos

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We all know the most popular bucket list place on earth- “42 Wallaby Way, Sydney”. We have recently found our lost friends and since the phenomena began we have killed off the community that supports life for twenty-five percent of the world’s marine animals. The corals themselves were transplants and we currently admire the algae they […]

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Jun 28 2016

Pioneering Changes in Renewable Energy

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A team of entrepreneur pilots from Switzerland, along with their team, are shedding light on the endless possibilities that are available with the use of solar energy. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are on a journey around the world aboard the Solar Impulse 2, a single-pilot airplane that runs completely off of solar power. The two […]

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Jun 25 2016

Longer Blades May Mean More Wind Energy

Commercialization of wind energy may not lie within an increased amount of wind turbines, but increasing the size of wind turbine blades. On average, commercial wind turbine blades have a length of around 35 m to 45 m (NWW). These turbines, while they have been shown to efficiently produce energy in areas with an aptitude […]

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Jun 24 2016

Why is the United States Lagging Behind in Renewable Energy?

From May 7 to May 11, 2016, Portugal made history. The entire country was powered solely through a combination of “solar panels, wind turbines, biofuels, geothermal heat and hydroelectric power” (Bird). In other words, renewable energy alone kept the nation running for four days! Portugal is not alone in their ambitious endeavors with renewable energy. […]

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Jun 24 2016

Huffington Article

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocean-waves-renewable-energy_us_5703f516e4b0daf53af11443   (This is the link I am sharing). I researched information about the class, and there was an article in the Huffington Post about the ocean’s energy. There has been a new study through Carnegie Wave Energy Limited that has made a device that can convert the ocean’s energy into power, and it does […]

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