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From Putin, a Blessing in Disguise

Published: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:55am
Category: 
Energy

There are a lot of people who seem intent on restarting the Cold War — in both Moscow and Washington. I am not one of them. But if we’re going to have a new Cold War, then I have one condition: I want a new moonshot.

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Basking in a New Glow

Published: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:08pm
Category: 
Energy

If you haven’t noticed the virtual disappearance of old-school incandescent bulbs from retailers’ shelves, there’s good reason.

News

Seawater desalination plant might be just a drop in the bucket

Published: 
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 7:38pm
Category: 
Water

Dreamers have long looked to the Pacific Ocean as the ultimate answer to California's water needs: an inexhaustible, drought-proof reservoir in the state's backyard. In the last decade, proposals for about 20 desalting plants have been discussed up and down the coast. 

News

An Energy Coup for Japan: ‘Flammable Ice’

Published: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:18am
Category: 
Energy

Japan said Tuesday that it had extracted gas from offshore deposits of methane hydrate — sometimes called “flammable ice” — a breakthrough that officials and experts said could be a step toward tapping a promising but still little-understood energy source.

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Imperial County betting its future on renewable energy

Published: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:03pm
Category: 
Energy

Situated in the southeastern corner of California, bordering Arizona and Mexico, Imperial County has long depended on agriculture and cash crops that grew from the good earth.

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