How to strike harmony between clean energy and nature-based tourism

Iceland is a beautiful country and my vacation there was one of my favorites! However, there is some tension in the country balancing clean energy development and maintaining the pristine natural areas that draw tourists annually. Authors of this paper explore how these two conflicting interests can work together and help to promote renewable energy production.

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California Electrification – what buildings, the grid, and the environment need in an age of energy transition and climate change

A team of energy scientists from California tackle the big question of what will electricity demand look like in a changing climate? By analyzing the evolution of the electric grid to supply an increasing demand under the state’s climate action plan AND the increasing demand to make people comfortable in a variable and changing climate, these researchers have given imperative insight into the future of California electrification.

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Energy Transition in Paradise: Hawaiian case study on how to approach wide-scale renewable energy transitions

Imagine yourself lounging on a beautiful beach in Hawaii. Picture an ice cold drink in your hand, the warm breeze on your face, and the ocean tides churning in front of you. Relaxing and picture-perfect, right? One question you may not have asked yourself is where and how does Hawaii get its energy? In the age of sustainability and the growing importance of renewable energy sources, an investigation of Hawaii’s energy dilemma proves an exciting read.

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