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When you get your electric bill every month, your utility company bills you for kilowatt-hours. But do you actually know what a kilowatt-hour is, or how many of them it takes to power your home and appliances? Taking a step back, do you know the difference between energy and power? As we begin to have […]
Pentagon scientists have successfully tested a small solar panel that, when launched into space, can collect solar power and beam it to any place on earth. The special panel is called a Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Module (PRAM) and was launched last May attached to a drone that circles the earth once every 90 minutes. If scaled up, scientists say that these orbital solar panels could work 24/7 and collect more sunlight than those on earth, and provide power to remote areas of the globe and major power grids alike.
Hurricane Delta provided a knockout second punch to the Southwest Louisiana coastline, coming ashore within 20 miles of Hurricane Laura’s path, leaving more than 200,000 customers still without power late yesterday (at its peak the number was 700,000).
Why This Matters: Delta was the 25th named storm, the 10th to make landfall in the U.S. this year, and storm season is winding down but it is not over.
Why This Matters: This is how the stimulus funding from the federal government should work — it must be used to build cleaner and more efficient new infrastructure that decreases our dependence on fossil fuels.
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