Renewable Boom Saves India From String Of Mass Blackouts

Renewable Boom Saves India From String Of Mass Blackouts

India’s power grid has been more resilient over the past weeks than it was at the same time last year when a coal shortage led to widespread blackouts. Part of the reason for the enhanced resilience was the surging renewable capacity which has reduced the stress on coal-fired generators, which continues to provide around 70% … Read more

Rural America Is Pushing Back Against The Renewable Boom

Rural America Is Pushing Back Against The Renewable Boom

The world still has a long way to go toward meeting its climate goals. Keeping temperatures from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial averages is essential to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, but achieving that will require an unprecedented level of commitment, investment, and cooperation from policy makers, industry leaders, scientists, … Read more

A Quarter Of Europe’s Solar And Battery Manufacturing Capacity Is At Risk

A Quarter Of Europe’s Solar And Battery Manufacturing Capacity Is At Risk

Record-breaking electricity prices across Europe are damaging the continent’s attempts to build a reliable low-carbon supply chain and reach its decarbonization targets, as solar and battery manufacturers face mounting costs. Rystad Energy research shows that 35 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV manufacturing and more than 2,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of battery cell manufacturing capacity could be … Read more

China wants to discover mysteries of sun

China wants to discover mysteries of sun

(MENAFN) The Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) of China reported on Sunday that a satellite for monitoring solar activity that is going to be useful in predicting space weather has successfully launched. According to CASC, the Advanced Orbit-Based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) satellite was launched into space by a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite … Read more

China starts search for the Sun’s secrets

China starts search for the Sun’s secrets

A Long March-2 rocket, carrying the Advanced Space-Based Solar Observatory, launches at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China”s Gobi Desert on Oct 9, 2022. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn] China launched its first comprehensive space-based solar telescope called Advanced Space-Based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) on Sunday, allowing scientists to capture and study unprecedented … Read more

Unexpected Solar Wind Stream Hits Earth at 372 Miles Per Second

Unexpected Solar Wind Stream Hits Earth at 372 Miles Per Second

On Sunday, Earth’s magnetic field was pelted by a solar wind stream reaching velocities of more than 600 kilometers (372 miles) per second. While that’s nothing too alarming – solar storms often pummel our planet triggering spectacular auroras – what is weird is that this storm was totally unexpected. “This event was not in the … Read more

Canada’s Oil Province Will Soon Be A Renewable Energy Leader

Canada’s Oil Province Will Soon Be A Renewable Energy Leader

The Canadian province of Alberta, home of the country’s oil and gas sector for decades, is set to undergo a renewable energy capacity surge in the coming years, attracting investments given its vast natural resources and favorable regulatory landscape. The country’s total renewables capacity is expected to grow from 19.6 gigawatts (GW) in 2021 to … Read more

Magnetism in Ancient Crystals Reveals When Earth’s Inner Core Emerges

Magnetism in Ancient Crystals Reveals When Earth’s Inner Core Emerges

Researchers have been able to use an analysis of ancient rock crystals – and the magnetism records locked inside them – to trace back the history of Earth’s inner core across hundreds of millions of years. Earth’s core, a dense hot blob of iron and nickel, is actually made up of two layers – the … Read more

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts is famous for supporting outlandish ideas in the astronomy and space exploration fields. Since being re-established in 2011, the institute has supported a wide variety of projects as part of its three-phase program. However, so far, only three projects have gone on to receive Phase III funding. And one of … Read more

‘Canyon of Fire’ Solar Storm Headed Our Way, But There’s No Need to Panic

‘Canyon of Fire’ Solar Storm Headed Our Way, But There’s No Need to Panic

Solar winds from the snapping of a gigantic “canyon of fire” filament on the Sun are set to slam into the Earth today (20 July) or tomorrow (21 July), triggering a weak G1 geomagnetic storm. Sun watchers first spotted solar filaments as dark, thread-like lines against the Sun’s bright background on 12 July, according to … Read more