September 27 Energy News

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Science and Technology:

¶ In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers at Columbia University find that US lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 GW of power, nearly 70% of what the US currently produces. The researchers’ calculations are outlined in the September issue of the journal Nature Communications. [Eurasia Review]

Reservoir in Arizona (Photo: Central Arizona Project)

World:

¶ Research from Lappeenranta University of Technology, in Finland, concluded that developing countries with abundant renewable energy resources are in a position to bypass reliance on fossil fuels to increase living standards. India can transition to a fully 100% renewable energy system by 2050 while improving quality of life. [CleanTechnica]

¶ Record hurricanes and rains have struck throughout the world, bringing chaos to many places. There are many indications that more storms and persistent rainfall events are coming with climate change. But more accurate…

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