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 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.
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.
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.
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.