Energy

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Northwestern University
Blockchain technology could make the U.S. more energy efficient in the long run, but right now the cryptocurrency miners using blockchain actually are consuming large amounts electricity. Minghe Hu from Northwestern's Medill reports.
Colorado State University
With our public lands under attack, I imagine a future where our parks are celebrated, not for the natural wonders within them, but for the resources we extract from them.

A technician at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inspects a crude oil transfer pipe in this 2013 file image. (Photo courtesy the Department of Energy)

Northwestern University
A GOP-lead House energy subcommittee is pushing legislation to require the DOE to lease some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and use the profits to update old equipment and infrastructure, as reported by Medill's Minghe Hu.

Lamppa Manufacturing welder Levi Niemi works on the fire chamber of a wood furnace. (Austin Keating)

Northwestern - Medill
Proposed changes in the deadline for new wood-fired furnace regulations is causing tension between manufacturers, the EPA, and Congress; some argue the economic stability of the industry relies on a delay.

The town of Juan Asencio in the mountain region of Aguas Buenas suffered severe damage from Hurricane Maria, and many homes in the area are still without power. (Hannah Wiley/Medill)

Northwestern University
Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout Wednesday demonstrates how vulnerable the energy infrastructure remains nearly seven months after the hurricane. How can an entire island still suffer from power volatility? 
SUNY: College of Environmental Science and Forestry
An interview with Town Supervisor, Dave Jones, of Fenner looking into the Fenner Wind Farm.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
America is trying to move away from fossil fuels, but does renewable energy always mean it's good for the environment? When you look at corn ethanol, that might not be the case.
George Washington University
We could have 100% sustainable energy thanks to Elon Musk's Gigafactory plan.
The George Washington University
Mine reclamation groups are replanting local flora and fauna and replacing top soil in areas that have been ruined from years of coal mining.
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.

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