The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News keeps you updated on current events, the latest breakthrough ideas, technological advances, and bold actions that impact the world of energy. Stay informed with trusted, balanced, and independent global reporting.

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Will Newer Wind Turbines Mean Fewer Bird Deaths?
  About an hour's drive east of San Francisco, steady winds blow about half the year through a stretch of terrain dotted with thousands of electricity-generating turbines.   Since the 1960s, Altamont Pass has been a proving ground for wind power. Now it's a test bed for solutions to one of the industry's biggest downsides: Turbines kill thousands of birds and...
Apr 28, 2014 11:45 AM ET
State Department Further Postpones Keystone XL Decision
  The long wait for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline grew even longer Friday, when the U.S. State Department announced it would allow more time for eight federal agencies to submit their views on the proposed project.   The State Department said additional time was needed because of ongoing litigation in the Nebraska Supreme Court that leaves...
Apr 21, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, But Is Funding a Mirage?
Chile's Atacama Desert is as eerily beautiful as it is barren, hot, and dry. Yet this seemingly inhospitable patch of Earth might be the perfect host for a different kind of solar energy, one that has nothing to do with photovoltaic panels. Solar updraft technology is attracting interest in desert regions worldwide in Chile, the Southwest United States, Australia, China, and the...
Apr 16, 2014 2:00 PM ET
New Energy Frontier: Drilling Into Coal for Gas
With their sights on stores of low-grade coal beneath the coasts of England, the ranches of Wyoming, and the fields of Inner Mongolia, entrepreneurs around the world are touting the promise of yet another “unconventional” approach to energy extraction.   The technique resembles the hydraulic fracturing technology that has produced an oil and gas boom across North...
Apr 10, 2014 4:15 PM ET
Fuel Cells Power Up: Three Surprising Places Where Hydrogen Energy is Working
  The concept is tantalizing: Use abundant hydrogen to fuel vehicles and power plants, producing nothing but water and heat as a byproduct. The advent of hydrogen fuel cells would help provide the energy the world needs, while slashing greenhouse gas emissions and curbing our dependence on oil.   If that notion seems too good to be true, that’s because it has...
Apr 3, 2014 3:00 PM ET

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