Last year, renewable energy sources represented more than half the new power capacity around the world . While this is an important step toward achieving a clean energy future, successfully integrating this large amount of renewable generation into the current U.S. transmission system – in a safe and reliable manner – is currently a monumental challenge. The intermittent nature of both wind and solar challenges our ability to fully depend on these resources. As we see in Figure 1, not only is wind energy variable, but it can also defy forecasting – even “hour-ahead” forecasting.
How much damage is the Porter Ranch leak doing to the climate?
Stephen Conley has flown pollution-detecting airplanes over some of the largest oil and gas fields in the nation. But never before has the UC Davis scientist
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If you own a car, you know that ignoring routine maintenance could put both your car and your safety at serious risk—brakes would stop working, tires would fall apart, or the car would simply stop running. Any of these problems would be significantly more expensive to fix retroactively than what it would cost to perform routine maintenance. Even failing to provide routine tune-ups and oil changes would bring down gas mileage and end up costing you more money.
I’ve Always Noticed A Black Diamond On My Tape Measure, But Had No Idea Why Until Now
Carpenters must know this, but a whole lot of other people do not.
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In the world of vending, “cashless” is trending. According to Automatic Merchandiser’s latest State of the Vending Industry report, the number of vending machines in the U.S. that accept credit and debit cards has reached 15 percent, and that number...
Meet 'Mr. Handsome,' the Internet's Favorite Overweight Cat
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Google's Renewable Energy Push Could Shake Up Nevada's Electricity Market: What to Know This Week
What You Need to Know About Energy Prices This Week Google recently requested clarification from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on its right to end its relationship with NV Energy, the regulated utility which serves most of the state.
Army soldier shot by police during Alabama mall shooting
Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer who was responding to reports of gunfire.
What Trump Just Did To The Japanese PM Is An Embarrassment To The U.S. (VIDEO)
Donald Trump is a complete social moron. He has no idea how to take cues, and any possible opportunity to show his alpha male bravado is jumped at with pathetic aggression. The man is a schoolyard bully under the guise of a powerful leader. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe was met with an unfortunate show of …
Zimbabwe: Council Razes Vendors' Merchandise
NORTON Town Council police have burnt down clothes and market malls at Katanga flea market, destroying property worth more than $100,000 belonging to local vendors.