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More women are starting careers in engin...

More women are starting careers in engineering – but it still isn’t enough By Ella Hendrix 12 September 2019 Recently, more and more attention has been paid to the gender imbalance in industries that have traditionally been very male-dominated. Engineering is no exception to this rule. In the past, engineering has been associated with technical, dirty […]

Is Energy Engineering a Good Career Choi...

Is Energy Engineering a Good Career Choice? By Dean McClements 08 August 2018 Energy engineers are tasked with the overall reduction of existing energy consumption and the improvement and development of technologies to produce energy more efficiently. All the subfields of energy engineering have this underlying theme. As such, an energy engineer is an optimiser and […]

Switching to electric vehicles could sav...

Switching to electric vehicles could save the US billions, but timing is everything… Charging six cars at once is fine. Charging 60 million might be a bit tougher. Nadya Kubik/Shutterstock.com F. Todd Davidson, University of Texas at Austin; Dave Tuttle, University of Texas at Austin; Joshua D. Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin, and Kazunori […]

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Elect...

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Car? MARCH 12, 2018 / Written by: Vernon Trollinger Electric vehicles (EVs) are steadily coming into their own on American roads. In 2017, EV’s were the 24th best selling car in the US, with 199,826 vehicles sold. With cars and transportation eating up a big chunk of your annual income, many […]

3 Most Common Misconceptions Around Nucl...

Setting the Record Straight on the 3 Most Common Misconceptions Around Nuclear Energy BLOG CLIMATE MARY LOVE September 18, 2019 SHARE THIS Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   If you are following the news, you have probably seen more climate issues in the headlines, on social media and even on television shows. Most recently, the Democratic presidential debates […]

How Much Trick-Or-Treating Would It Take...

How Much Trick-Or-Treating Would It Take To Power Your Halloween Decorations? OCTOBER 22, 2018 / Written by: Josh Crank We’ve tried to calculate how much sweat and human effort it would take to charge a smartphone, brew a pot of coffee and even power a refrigerator. But this whole time, we’ve been making grownups do all the work. What better time […]

Doing it for the kids – the future of en

April 3, 2019 By David Hall            There has always been conflict between the generations. But throughout history, this has been the exception rather than the rule: whatever generational differences there have been, they have failed to affect the course of human progress. But we should not invest too much trust in the inevitability of such […]

US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, sa...

22 March 2019 Share US nuclear power plants achieved their highest level of generation ever in 2018, despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). (Image: EIA) Capacity additions from plant uprates, combined with shorter refuelling maintenance cycles, enabled the country’s nuclear plants to produce […]

How to Make Your Home More Energy Effici...

FEBRUARY 12, 2019 / Written by: Aaron Kase   One of the most effective ways to lock in long-term savings on utility bills is to work on tactical energy-efficient upgrades for your home, particularly by beefing up the insulation and air-sealing to improve retention of treated air. These improvements require up-front investment, but if you’re smart about […]