A quick check-in from the road. Occasionally I see ads in different countries that give perspective on how that country views energy and I try to snag pictures if I can.
The electric Tesla Model S might be the safest car ever made. Or, at least one of the safest production cars that the U.S. federal government has ever tested.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.“ ~William Arthur Ward When it was built in 2000, Middelgrunden (situated 3.5 km off Denmark’s coastline) was the largest offshore wind farm in the world...
At the heart of man-made climate change, Greenland's ice sheet is both stunning and fragile when seen from the air.
My friend Mark Turner just finished up his own solar PV roof installation, and like everybody else I’ve been curious about how it worked — and how it’s working out.
A feat of engineering secured the flow of goods and fuel to Allied troops during World War II.
You know what the rest of the world has figured out? The metric system. It’s time the US got on board.
A true conversion to the metric system can help the United States maintain competitive in an age of global challenges.
My name is Sheril. I’m new here, although I’ve been bouncing around the science blogosphere since 2006. Today I’m delighted to be joining the terrific energy team at Scientific American’s Plugged In!...
At the Arizona-Nevada Border in the southwestern United States, the Hoover Dam has been standing tall since 1936. Originally called the Boulder Dam, this hydroelectric power station held the title of “world’s largest” until 1945 with the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam...
Today, an official confirmed that solar panels are being installed on the White House roof as “a part of an energy retrofit that will improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.” This is the second time that solar panels have graced the building’s roof...
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