Planned solar power plant in Chile able to generate electricity 24/7. A ‘Concentrating Solar Plant’ will involve a form of energy storage that allows it to generate electricity through the night. The company plans to use molten salt for this purpose, as a heat transfer fluid. To test the technology, Abengoa has been running a demo facility in Spain for some time. The commercial project in Chile will consist of 10,600 heliostats concentrating the sun’s rays toward the top of the tower.
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Shale Gas Isnt a Low-Emissions Fuel -- Yet. The Synergy Resources Corporation natural gas pad located near the campus of Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, March 21, 2013. Valuable methane from natural gas is leaking into the atmosphere. Photographer: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Temperatures are rising faster in the winter than in the summer, a trend that will likely have a profound impact on the tourism sector. | Warming Sends A Chill Through Ski Industry | NPR - 7 December 2013 » http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=249434905
How Climate Change Impacts America’s Energy Infrastructure. http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/02/how-climate-change-impacts-americas-energy-infrastructure?utm_campaign=socialmedia_medium=worldresources_source=pinterest.com More than 280 U.S. electric power plants, oil and gas refineries, and other energy facilities are located on low-lying lands vulnerable to flooding and seal level rise. Photo credit: Flickr/Metrix X
Interactive graphic - Can the U.S. Meet its Climate Change Goal? http://www.wri.org/stories/2013/02/can-us-meet-its-climate-change-goal?utm_campaign=socialmedia_medium=worldresources_source=pinterest.com While the Administration is not currently on track to meet this goal, it can pursue a suite of policies even without new legislation. If pursued with “go-getter” level ambition, those policies can achieve the 17 percent commitment.