EU9C. Additional Topics

{ Energy Use Contents } { All GSS Books } Automobiles Advanced Transportation Technologies http://calstart.org/Automobiles Alternative Power – “Lessons from the Past, Inspiration for the Future of Automobilies.” Essay and photographs accompanying an exhibit at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.Burns, Lawrence D., McCormick, J. Byron, and Borroni-Bird, Christopher E., Vehicle of Change, Scientific American, Oct 2002, […]

EU9C. 2009–2013 Energy for Transportation

Staying current for Chapter 9 Articles from 2009–2013 Stay current index page for chapter 9 { Energy Use Contents } 2013-09-10.  Study: Panda Poo May Be Coup for Future of Biofuels.    Excerpt: …bacteria in panda feces could help make biofuel production more efficient. …more than 40 different microbes living in the guts of giant pandas at the […]

EU9C. 2003-2008 Energy for Transportation

Staying current for Chapter 9 Articles from 2003–2008 Stay current index page for chapter 9 { Energy Use Contents } 2008 December 15. Waste Coffee Grounds Offer New Source Of Biodiesel Fuel.Science Daily. Excerpt: Researchers in Nevada are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars […]

EU8C. Stay Current—Energy for Heating and Cooling

Staying current for Chapter 8 See non-chronological resources (bottom of page) { Energy Use Contents } 2022-12-02. Germans Have Seen the Future, and It’s a Heat Pump. [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/02/world/europe/germany-heat-pumps.html] By Melissa Eddy and Patrick Junker, The New York Times. Excerpt: The boxy machines look and function like large air-conditioners on reverse, but Germans hope they hold the key to Europe’s […]

EU7C. Stay Current—Energy for Lighting

Staying current for Chapter 7 { Energy Use Contents } EARTHLIGHT AT NIGHT – shows the whole planet at night and illustrates interesting urban and transportation patterns as illuminated by human-made lights: the scarcity of lights for North vs. South Korea, the ribbon of lights along the Nile, the township and range of the U.S. high plains […]

EU6C. Stay Current—Energy in Society

Staying current for Chapter 6 See non-chronological resources (bottom of this page) { Energy Use Contents } 2023-01-06. Scientists may have found magic ingredient behind ancient Rome’s self-healing concrete. [https://www.science.org/content/article/scientists-may-have-found-magic-ingredient-behind-ancient-romes-self-healing-concrete] By Jacklin Kwan, Science. Excerpt: …when the researchers tried to make their own Roman concrete in the lab with quicklime, they ended up with material that was […]

EU5C. Stay Current—America Plugged In

Staying current for Chapter 5 See non-chronological resources (bottom of this page) { Energy Use Contents } 2022-07-15. In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How. [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/15/climate/coal-plants-renewable-energy.html] By Elena Shao, The New York Times. Excerpt: …Across the country, aging and defunct coal-burning power plants are getting new lives as solar, battery and other […]

EU4C. Stay Current—Field Trip to a Power Plant

Staying current for Chapter 4 See non-chronological resources Articles from:{2015–2021}-{2009–2014}-{2002–2008} { Energy Use Contents } 2023-01-24. Despite opposition, Japan may soon dump Fukushima wastewater into the Pacific. [https://www.science.org/content/article/despite-opposition-japan-may-soon-dump-fukushima-wastewater-pacific] By Dennis Normile, Science. Excerpt: Government says the release poses no risk to marine or human life, but some scientists disagree. The Japanese government is pushing ahead with its […]

EU4C. 2009–2014 Field Trip to a Power Plant

Staying current for Chapter 4 Articles from 2009–2014 Stay current index page for chapter 4 { Energy Use Contents } 2014-06-02. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Announces Clean Power Plan. On June 2, 2014, the EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. Under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA is proposing commonsense […]

EU4C. 2002–2008 Field Trip to a Power Plant

Staying current for Chapter 4 Articles from 2002–2008 Stay current index page for chapter 4 { Energy Use Contents } 2008 2008 December 25. Solar Meets Polar as Winter Curbs Clean Energy. By Kate Galbraith. Excerpt: Old Man Winter, it turns out, is no friend of renewable energy.This time of year, wind turbine blades ice up, biodiesel congeals in […]