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Do Wood-Burning Power Plants Make Sense?

Posted on April 19,2015 by WillemPost in biomass

A recent comment posted at a Vermont news web site called VTDigger read, "Just a single 25 megawatt (MW) woodchip plant could/would provide some 4 percent of Vermont’s [electricity] consumption, 24/7, and would contribute to the Vermont economy in the form of jobs and money in circulation from the wages [and] taxes — wealth created in the state that stays in the state."

How Much Water Does it Take to Turn on a Light Bulb?

Posted on April 19,2015 by AlexWilson in electricity generation

In last week's blog I took a look at some of the water conservation features in our new house, but I began the blog by addressing the relationship between water and energy. That got me curious, so I’ve been digging deeper into this water-energy nexus, examining the water-intensity of our different electricity sources.

Using Ocean Temperature Variations to Generate Electricity

Posted on April 19,2015 by ScottG in electric utility

Lockheed Martin, the U.S. defense giant, has announced plans to build a 10-megawatt generating plant that uses variations in ocean water temperatures to generate electricity. The plant will be built off the coast of southern China.

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