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Modern Slavery Is a Global Problem in All Renewable Energy Supply Chains: New Report

There is growing evidence that clean energy supply chains throughout the world are linked with modern slavery, according to a new report from Australia’s Clean Energy Council. The report calls attention to Australia’s part in global…

11/29/22

Portable Wind Turbines Tested by U.S. Department of Energy for Disaster Relief and Military Use

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have shared the Defense and Disaster Deployable Turbine Project (D3T), a project that tests portable, quickly deployable wind turbines that can be used in a…

11/29/22

Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

Mozambique’s burgeoning methane gas export industry shows the consequences of industrialized nations’ failure to fund developing countries’ expansion of renewable energy, Bloomberg reports. Only one-third of Mozambique residents have access to electricity (70% of which is…

11/29/22

Rolls-Royce Tests Hydrogen as Fuel in Gas Turbine Jet Engine

On a military site in England, a Rolls-Royce AE-2100A gas turbine jet engine — used in regional aircraft all over the world — is undergoing flight tests using hydrogen fuel for the first time, reported BBC…

11/28/22
                                                               

10 Christmas Light Safety Tips for Hanging Lights on Your Roof

With the holiday season in full swing, you might be getting ready to hang colorful outdoor lights around your house. But few homeowners know that hanging lights can be a dangerous endeavor for yourself, your roof…

11/28/22

UK Government Could Allow New Onshore Wind Farm Construction by Relaxing 2015 Ban

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak looks poised to reverse a default ban on onshore wind farms as the country responds to the climate and energy crises.  When running for leader of the Conservative Party during the…

11/28/22
                                                               

‘Cleaner Air Is Coming’ as London Expands Vehicle Pollution Fee to Entire Metro Area

Starting next August, drivers of the most polluting vehicles will have to pay $15 per day to enter an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone expanded to include all of metropolitan London, the British capital’s mayor announced Friday.
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11/27/22
                                                               

Dreaming of Beachfront Real Estate? Much of Florida’s Coast Is at Risk of Storm Erosion

Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the property beneath them. Dozens of homes and condo…

11/27/22
                                                               

E-Waste 101: Everything You Need to Know

E-waste – also called electronic waste, e-scrap, end-of-life electronics, or WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) – is electronics that have been discarded, donated, or recycled.
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11/25/22
                                                               

How to Get (and Keep) Squirrels Out of Your Attic

Before these squirrel-squatters get inside – and even after they already have – there are some easy, humane solutions to keeping your attic creature-free during the colder months. 
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11/25/22