The high cost of fossil fuels coupled with CO2 emissions threatening climate change has led to an influx of proposals for renewable energy projects. However, the choice as always will come down to costs and which renewable energy type has the best short-term and long-term economic potential.
Farmers who grow barley and other cereal crops have had difficulty reaping their harvest due to wet weather prevalent in many parts of the world. This has caused them to reap wet barley resorting to the use of expensive grain dryers to reduce the humidity content before it is acceptable for malting.
An environmental disaster is one that causes damage to the natural environment. The 10 greatest environmental disasters include oil spills, land pollution and nuclear accidents. Some of these have long-term effects that are felt for generations.
Solar radiation, also known as insolation is freely available in many parts of the world.
This energy can be used to provide domestic hot water through solar thermal panels and also electricity from photovoltaic (PV) panels; these are examined in the following guide to utilizing solar energy.
Natural gas can be used as a dual-fuel in diesel engines following a conversion. The gas is compressed (CNG) and contained in a pressure tank usually in an automobiles boot or underneath the truck’s body. It is less toxic and safer to use, emitting less CO2, than a normal petrol or diesel engine.
Technology used to collect weather data employs a number of devices such as satellites and weather balloons to perform a very important function to our daily living; forecasting the weather. It is especially so for our transport services that depend on the weather forecast to ensure passenger safety