Day: June 17, 2022

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Colombia Election Weighs on Future of Oil Sector

The Wall Street Journal June 16, 2022   PUERTO WILCHES, Colombia—In a baking-hot town in the middle of vast palm-tree plantations, engineers and geologists are preparing a pilot fracking program that they say could keep Colombia energy-independent for decades while increasing exports to the U.S. But the project—as well as Colombia’s oil industry itself—could enter […]

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Predicting the Future of Texas’s Grid Is a Texas-Sized Challenge

Bloomberg May 19, 2022   A little more than a year after a paralyzing winter freeze, the Texas power market just experienced the stress of extreme heat. Last week, power prices in Houston briefly jumped above $5,000 per megawatt-hour as high temperatures coincided with a number of generators being offline for maintenance.   Yet a […]

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Wind and solar power are ‘bailing out’ Texas amid record heat and energy demand

Cnn June 14, 2022   Texans are cranking on the air conditioning this week amid an unusually early heat wave, setting new records for electricity demand in the state, which surpassed 75 gigawatts on Sunday and smashed the 2019 record. Texas grid operator ERCOT projects it could approach that peak again on Tuesday.   But […]

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Textile filter testing shows promise for carbon capture

Tech Xplore June 3, 2022   North Carolina State University researchers found they could filter carbon dioxide from air and gas mixtures at promising rates using a proposed new textile-based filter that combines cotton fabric and an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase—one of nature’s tools for speeding chemical reactions.   The findings from initial laboratory testing […]

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The Hydrogen Economy

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