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So who is right? Is carbon dioxide (CO2) harmless, or does carbon pollution kill people? Are greenhouse gases really a problem? Has the globe really warmed?
It was in May of 1961 that President John F. Kennedy declared that the United States would do the things required to land a man on the moon before the decade was out "not because they are easy but because they are hard". Twenty months later a contract to design and build a Lunar Excursion Module was awarded to Grumman and all of the LEMs were delivered by the end of 1966, more than two years before the first lunar landing.
I am working in a building which is centrally air conditioned. I got the idea of using the exhaust wind of Air conditioning plant to rotate the turbine for producing energy.
India Power Generation Requirement: Multiple potential sources exist but CFPPs still steal the limelightYou can hate it for being one of the most polluting & highly natural resource intensive industry but cannot ignore it as this has been meeting the major power requirement and will remain the base power generator even in near future.
Analysis of the cost benefit of distribution generation for renewable energy leads to the conclusion that short-term return on investment is low and long-term investment shows profitable returns if development capital is produced.
Utilities power our lives with a focus on large-scale coal and nuclear plants. Policy is driven by two key factors: (1) the need for economic growth and (2) curbing emissions.
With the U.S. government "closed for business" and a looming debt ceiling crisis the debate over whether or not to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) is not getting much attention these days. President Obama's official position is that the PTC should be extended indefinitely. Many in Congress disagree and there are is ample private sector and research lab commentary on both sides of the question.
Cap-and-trade has been a much-discussed option to curtail pollution, both in the US and around the globe. It creates a market where companies are limited in how much pollution they may emit, but are able to 'trade' the right to pollute (usually via carbon emission credits) to other companies in return for money or other benefits.
In preparing my new economics textbook (2013), several widely publicized topics were deliberately omitted. Perhaps the most notable was the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.
Among the targets to disable an enemy's ability to wage war is their energy infrastructure. The destruction of the utilities that provide electricity or its ability to refine oil is critical to crippling a nation's ability to function, based on the universal use of hydrocarbons such as coal, natural gas, and oil.