Energy

Observatory finds high energy cosmic rays come from ‘extremely violent events’ outside Milky Way

High energy cosmic rays whose origins have been a mystery for 50 years come from beyond our galaxy, the Milky Way, scientists have confirmed. The powerful rays, consisting of energetic sub-atomic particles, may be born from cataclysmic violent events millions of light years away, evidence suggests. The discovery reported in the journal Science follows 12 years of data collection by ...

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Energy adviser: Winter’s coming; is house ready?

It’s transition time, with summer heat and air conditioning soon behind us and a wet, cold winter ahead. Still, many good weather days likely remain, so it’s a good time to take steps to keep your home cozier this winter. Certainly more expensive, long-term upgrades to your heating and cooling system will return savings throughout its life. But there are ...

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Tyne Valley company building air-tight, low-energy mini-homes – Prince Edward Island

A Tyne Valley company is building energy-efficient mini-homes for Islanders at what it says is an affordable price. Matt Darrach, owner of P.E.I. Low Energy Homes, said they’ve kept costs low — and cut out the middle man — by building homes on P.E.I. directly for Islanders. “Our houses are being sold at about the same price as our competitors,” Darrach said.  “But because we’re selling ...

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3 High-Yield Renewable Energy Stocks — The Motley Fool

The renewable energy market is growing at a scorching pace these days, driven by climate change fears and favorable government policies. That’s allowing project developers to lock up renewable capacity under lucrative long-term contracts, which are generating enticing cash flow streams.  Many companies are choosing to return a significant portion of those renewable cash flow streams to investors, which are ...

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TSX boosted by financial, energy sectors as U.S. markets lose ground

By The Canadian Press Thu., Sept. 21, 2017 Energy and financial stocks helped boost Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were in the red. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 36.22 points to 15,425.82, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 13.23 points to 22,399.36. The S&P ...

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Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy

By September 21, 2017, 10:18 AM EDT Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue. The New York-based banks are aiming for their operations to be carbon-neutral, Morgan Stanley by ...

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Pathways to Clean Energy Can Support Jobs and Communities

This is part of a series of blogs on NRDC’s new report, “America’s Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate Future” Shifting from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy is critical to staving off the worst effects of climate change and improving health. It also offers an opportunity to create hundreds of thousands more well-paying clean energy jobs ...

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Adelaide renewable power company ZEN Energy set to become an electricity retailer – The Advertiser

The Advertiser Adelaide renewable power company ZEN Energy set to become an electricity retailerThe AdvertiserZEN Energy plans to offer industrial businesses with soaring power bills a retail package that allows them to buy environmentally friendly energy at competitive prices as soon as this summer. It comes as the new owner of Arrium, GFG Alliance, announced … and more »

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Duke Energy to invest $30M in battery energy storage systems

CLOSE A 1982 coal ash basin at Duke Energy’s Lake Julian Power Plant contained 3.7 million tons of coal, nearly all of which went to the Asheville Regional Airport and into a lined landfill. The basin is now being prepared for a natural gas plant. Angela Wilhelm/awilhelm@citizen-times.com Duke Energy’s logo.(Photo: Courtesy of Duke Energy) ASHEVILLE — Duke Energy plans to ...

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