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New Amazing Energy topic - Updated: 2021-11-22
The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Wind Energy Center conducts fundamental and applied research primarily in blades and rotors; control systems; fluid flows, materials and structural modeling and measurements; digital twins for wind turbines and their primary components; energy storage and grid integration. UTD Wind provides solutions to the wind power industry and works on novel turbine and system-level designs for land-based and offshore wind power.

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New topic - Updated: 2021-11-21
Hydrogen is considered an important energy carrier in a future decarbonized world. In fact, many are advocating for a hydrogen economy that relies on hydrogen as the commercial fuel that would deliver a substantial fraction of a nation's energy and services (see Figure 1).

Hydrogen is a versatile energy source than can be used by:
  • burning it directly: Pure hydrogen gas reacts with oxygen to release energy and form water as a byproduct. Burning in atmospheric air instead of pure oxygen typically yields small amounts of nitrogen oxides along with the water vapor. Opportunities to use direct burning of hydrogen include: heavy industry (such as
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Added new eTool - Updated: 2021-11-21
A link to a new eTool from BBC News that calculates the climate change impact of the food we eat has been added. Go directly to Climate change food calculator or

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Updated topic - Updated: 2021-11-20
Clean coal is a term used to describe processes or approaches for mitigating emissions generated by the burning of coal for electrical power generation (Figure 1). Historically, the term has been used to refer to technologies for reducing emissions of nitrous oxide (NOx - a major component of acid rain that became an environmental issue in the 1970s), sulfur dioxide (SO2 - yellow haze as well as a component of acid rain), particulate matter (smoke and soot), and heavy metals such as mercury. However, all these emissions are controllable using modern emissions control technology that must be built into any new coal-fired power plants and can be retrofitted to older plants to meet EPA limits. Such technologies include flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) to remove...

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Updated topic - Updated: 2021-11-20
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) or carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) refers to the process of removing CO2 from a fossil fuel either before (pre-combustion) or after (post-combustion) it is burned to prevent the CO2 from entering the atmosphere. The CO2 can then be stored temporarily and used for industrial purposes, or it can be pressurized into a liquid and injected underground where it is intended to remain indefinitely. Figure 1 shows a high level process schematic for CCUS.

Two forms of pre-combustion CCS are underground coal gasification (UCG) and the integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) process. In both cases coal is converted to gas using chemicals, the CO2 removed, and the remaining gas burned to produce power....

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Added new eTool - Updated: 2021-11-20
A link to a new eTool from the Clean Air Taskforce that tracks CCUS projects under development in the US and Europe has been added. Go directly to CCUS Interactive Map or

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New Amazing Energy topic - Updated: 2021-08-27
The Orkney Islands offshore mainland Scotland generate 120% of their electricity needs with renewable energy including wind, solar, and wave/tidal power

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New Amazing Energy topic - Updated: 2021-08-27
The University of Queensland in Australia is the world's first major university to offset 100% of its electricity with renewable energy

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