Concrete’s large carbon footprint—that is, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the cement manufacturing process—is estimated to be 5% of industrial CO2 emissions, a source of concern in the battle against human-caused climate change.
SolarReserve LLC, a privately owned company based in Santa Monica,
Calif., plans to make a final decision in the next six months on a site in Nye County, Nev., for what would be the world’s largest solar facility.
Utility Southern Co.’s costly effort to produce clean energy from coal met a major milestone on Oct. 12, when its Kemper County, Miss., integrated gasification combined-cycle plant produced the first kilowatt of electricity with synthetic fuel made from local lignite.
With its ability to create shallow waves of great length in a laboratory flume, a new tsunami simulator in the U.K. is helping seismic engineers at University College’s EPICentre, London, compute more accurate structural impact models than previously were possible.