Most Americans have supported the idea of using more renewable energy sources, less fossil fuels and being less wasteful for some time. But a big key to untethering ourselves from current consumption habits – like […]
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Drexel Experts Consider the Green New Deal
Unrealistic. Not ambitious enough. Too little, too late. Worth a shot? Already the subject of a great deal of conjecture and debate, the Green New Deal, a broad set of policy goals addressing environmental justice […]
Fixing The Future of Batteries, Right Now
We need better ways to store and use energy, that’s no secret. Cell phones need charging every day, electric cars only have a range of about a hundred miles and our ability to use solar […]
Q+A: Post-Paris, America’s First Step To Reduce Greenhouse Gas
Drexel environmental engineering professor Patrick Gurian explains why the United States’ first move after the Paris Climate Conference was to formalize a new energy efficiency standard for air conditioners and furnaces.
Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?
A recent report by the World Resources Institute suggesting that policy changes are necessary in Western countries to phase out the use of agricultural land for growing crops that will be made into biofuels. In […]
Building a Better Battery With Tanks of Slurry
The biggest drawback preventing widespread use of renewable energy isn’t cloudy, wind-free days. It’s actually the relative stubbornness of the batteries used to store the energy generated by the solar panels and windmills. They fill […]