Solar Energy

Photo: BLM, California (Some rights reserved) Solar energy is electromagnetic radiation from the sun, primarily light and heat that is captured using an array of developing technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaic cells, solar thermal arrays and artificial photosynthesis La energía solar es la radiación electromagnética del sol, principalmente luz y calor, que se captura …

Energy

Photo: Mariano Mantel, Desierto de Atacama, Chile (Some rights reserved) Energy = Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines Headlines‘Soviet-style’ system led to Texas grid fiasco, expert saysElectric-grid-rising-costs-renewables Planeta.com

Energy Links

Artwork (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others know about energy? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhat Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels – Bloomberghttp://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-ev-oil-crisishttp://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWirehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energyhttp://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.htmlhttp://richardheinberg.com/museletter-272-our-renewable-futurehttp://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWirehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energyhttp://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.htmlPaiutes’ solar project highlight of National Clean Energy Summithttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/03/giants-green-world-profit-planets-destructionin-australia-wind-power-is-already-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels-and-solar-is-right-behindhttp://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/graph-of-the-day-how-fossil-fuels-lose-out-to-wind-and-solar-94119GasBuddy Traffic Spikes on High Oil PricesSustainable Energy – …

Electricity

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Electricity = a form of energy resulting from the existence of charged particles (such as electrons or protons), either statically as an accumulation of charge or dynamically as a current. Questions What are the relevant online resources for those keen on learning about electricity generation? = ¿Cuáles son los recursos …

Physics

Lingo Cards Physics = the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics, distinguished from that of chemistry and biology, includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms. HeadlinesYour Smartphone Can Do Physics Vocabulary Planeta.com

Clean Energy

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Clean Energy = Also see: renewable energy Questions What is clean energy? = ¿Qué es la energía limpia? Who are the global leaders in clean energy? ¿Quiénes son los líderes mundiales en energía limpia? What is the status of rooftop solar? = ¿Cuál es el estado de la energía solar en la azotea? Are …

Fossil Fuels

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Fossil Fuel = a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms HeadlinesFossil Fuels Get $6 Trillion in Subsidies AnnuallyGeopolitics in a post fossil-fuel worldThe oil industry vs. the electric carIreland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels …

Nevada Energy

Spotlight on energy in Nevada: 2021 What Impact will the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Deal have on Nevada? – Over the next five years, Nevada is set to receive more than 4 billion dollars under the $1.2 trillion-dollar infrastructure package signed into law by President Joe Biden last week. The money includes billions to build and maintain roads and bridges, more than 750 …

Renewable Energy

Photo: USFWS, Sunrise (Public domain) Renewable Energy = energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat Also see: clean energy HeadlinesHow Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)irena.orgRenewable …

Artificial Photosynthesis

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Artificial photosynthesis is a chemical process that replicates the natural process of photosynthesis, a process that converts sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen. The term is commonly used to refer to any scheme for capturing and storing the energy from sunlight in the chemical bonds of …