Green steel could save jobs, exports, emissions
Renewable Energy

Green steel could save jobs, exports, emissions

May 10, 2020 – 9.00pmAustralia’s abundant and cheap wind and solar resources offer a historic opportunity to develop a hydrogen-based steel industry, offering a triple win for exports, jobs and emissions, according to The Grattan Institute.The findings point to the chance for Australia to create a multibillion-dollar, export-focused manufacturing sector, at the same time saving…

Green New Deal would fuel ‘massive increase’ in mining for batteries, turbines, solar panels: report
Green Energy

Green New Deal would fuel ‘massive increase’ in mining for batteries, turbines, solar panels: report

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal has been decried as an economy-killer, but a study released Thursday found that the sweeping climate-change resolution would come as an enormous boon to the mining industry. A report by the free-market Heartland Institute said that replacing fossil fuels and nuclear power with renewable energy sources such as solar,…

We Can Afford A Green New Deal
Green Energy

We Can Afford A Green New Deal

Photo: GettyThe Green New Deal has been pilloried by everyone from House Leader Nancy Pelosi to basically every Republican for being too expensive. Despite that, it turns out implementing it would be really cost effective.New research shows it’s not only “economically credible,” but also that it’s correct to assume that social welfare programs are needed…

‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2
Nature & Science

‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2

An electron microscope image shows the semiconductor nanowires. These deliver electrons to metal nanoparticles, which turn carbon dioxide and water into methane. Credit: Baowen Zhou A new artificial photosynthesis approach uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into methane, which could help make natural-gas-powered devices carbon neutral. Methane is the main component of natural gas. Photosynthesis…