The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

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"Fantasy" of Fuel From Corn Waste Gets Big U.S. Test
EMMETSBURG, Iowa—Despite its grand scale, the event that marked the opening of the Project Liberty ethanol plant in northern Iowa last week at times felt a bit like a homey church function. At a cavernous warehouse in this small Iowa town, nearly 3,000 people gathered at long tables swathed in red, white, and blue cloth to watch the ceremony. Speakers onstage talked about a vision—a "...
Sep 11, 2014 1:45 PM ET
Taxi-Sharing Boosts Energy Efficiency, But Will Riders Get on Board?
Many of us have had the deflating experience of arriving in a city by train or plane only to encounter a line at the taxi stand that seems to last longer than the trip to get there. But how many people waiting in that queue at, say, New York City's Penn Station could be sharing cabs to the same destination? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) set out to answer...
Sep 8, 2014 2:45 PM ET
In Myanmar, China's Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers
OIL MOUNTAIN, Myanmar—The mood at a ramshackle bar in this village on Ramree Island, in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, is one of fatalism punctuated by the occasional comic trope.   As dusk falls, Nyint Shwe, a one-man oil driller, knocks back a warm can of Chang beer and laments the recent boom in natural gas drilling, driven by China's growing appetite for energy....
Sep 8, 2014 12:30 PM ET
Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says
  The world's existing power plants are on track to pour more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and current monitoring standards often fail to take these long-term emissions into account, according to new research from scientists at UC Irvine and Princeton University.   The paper, published Tuesday in the scientific journal ...
Aug 27, 2014 4:00 PM ET
"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers
In nearly 3 million data centers across the United States, some 12 million machines serve up the emails, web pages, and files we access online every day. They're the repositories of all our computerized information.   The high energy demand of those servers is well documented, but up to 30 percent of them are drawing power without actually doing anything....
Aug 26, 2014 2:30 PM ET

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