It’s that time again! The third month of 2020 has come and gone already. We have all been met with significant challenges this month, namely COVID-19. Here we have laid out how the energy industry has been affected by the coronavirus, and how the N-Sci team has met the challenge of working from home. How Coronavirus…

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When you think about renewable energy, you think solar panels, wind turbines, and hydro dams. You think about that solar farm on the outskirts of town, and the wind farm that rises into the sky. You think about how great it is that a community can come together and create clean, renewable electricity to help…

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2020 is the year for renewable energy! Here we have researched and will explain the paths that renewable energy will take in 2020 and the coming decade. Natural gas and renewables are pushing out coal In 2016, natural gas pushed out coal of the top position in the U.S. power sector. In 2018, natural gas…

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What is battery storage? The electricity grid is a complex system in which power supply and demand must be equal at any given moment. Constant adjustments to the supply are needed for predictable changes in demand, such as the daily patterns of human activity, as well as unexpected changes from equipment overloads and storms. Energy storage plays…

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This week, we have all of your renewable energy questions, answered. Here are your top 10 questions about renewable energy! 1. What is renewable energy? Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. For example, sunlight or wind keep shining and blowing, even if their…

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What is Tidal Energy, and How Does it Work? Tidal energy is produced by the surge of ocean waters during the rise and fall of tides. Tidal energy is a renewable source of energy. During the 20th century, engineers developed ways to use tidal movement to generate electricity in areas where there is a significant tidal range—the difference in area between high tide and low tide. All methods use special generators to…

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“If all the ships on Earth were a single country, that country would be the sixth-largest polluter in the world.” This shocking fact comes from a recent NPR report by the Short Wave science podcast that delves into the dirty business of shipping, which as an industry ranks just behind Japan in its pollution levels. This is…

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More and more people are becoming concerned with the resiliency and reliance of power. When there is an outage, planned or unplanned, and the grid goes dark; what can we do? The solution to this problem is microgrids, in partnership with renewable energy such as solar energy. What is a Microgrid? A microgrid is a…

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Welcome to our October Newsletter! Here we dish out all of the renewable energy industry news, and because we’re an EcoXpert, the latest news with Schneider Electric! Read on for the full article: Renewable Energy Industry – What’s Happening? Nissan unveils new urban electric car Another new electric vehicle has entered the market! Earlier this…

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Besides wind, solar, and hydro energy; there are a few other forms of renewable energy. One of them is called biomass energy. Let’s explore how biomass energy can help reduce our carbon footprint. What is Biomass? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), biomass is “organic material that comes from plants and animals, and…

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