Big Batteries Are Starting to Boost the Electric Grid

Operating power plants that way is hard on a system. It’s inefficient, and expensive. Batteries, which can add extra juice nearly instantaneously, are a more cost-efficient way to keep the grid humming. What’s more, this load leveling usually only requires 15 to 30 minutes’ worth of energy. “You can have a relatively small storage device and make a decent amount of money on it,” Denholm said.

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The Eco-friendly Benefits of Horizontal Drilling

Three companies offering this new eco-friendly approach to horizontal drilling include Cunningham Energy of West Virginia, Mason Directional Drilling of Illinois, and Horizontal Well Drillers from Oklahoma. Each of these energy companies use the method of horizontal drilling in order to improve efficiency, preserve structures, minimize disruption to the ground, eliminate excavation, and reduce the impact on residential and business property.

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Coastal Project to Address Climate Adaptation

Rapid climate change and an increasing range of climate impacts are already being felt along the U.S. coast, and new research suggests that Northeast coastal waters may be more vulnerable to climate change and ocean acidification than previously thought.

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