Daily Archives: August 27, 2012

Why the Indian Grid failed

The massive grid failure in India last week affected over 600 million people. With speculations abound as to the reasons for the failure, we decided to talk to engineers working at the load despatch centers on the ground to get … Continue reading

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Generating power from geothermal induced CO2

In August 2012, two nondescript shipping containers will be installed in a field in Cranfield, Mississippi. They’ll house turbines designed to generate electricity in a way that’s never been done before. If initial tests go well, the technology could lead … Continue reading

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How solar power can help the billion people without electricity

Sharan Pinto installs a solar panel on the rooftop of a house in Nada, a village near the southwest Indian port of Mangalore, India. Photograph: Rafiq Maqbool/AP After the Durban talks last month, climate realists must face the reality that … Continue reading

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