The traditional methods of electricity generation have considerable environmental impacts due to the fuels used. Fuel oil is a liquid petroleum product obtained through a distillation process that is burned for heat. This product can also be used in an engine to generate electricity. Of the six types of fuel oils, four are obtained by […]

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The main question among electricity companies in Mexico, regardless of their place of origin, remains “what will the rules of the market be?” SENER’s Undersecretary of Electricity, César Hernández Ochoa, says a document known as Rules of the Market will detail how companies will operate and the way in which energy shall be purchased and […]

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Greenhouse gases occur naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere. These absorb and re-emit heat radiation given off by the planet’s surface and warm the lower atmosphere. In fact, if these gases were not warming up the atmosphere, the Earth’s average temperature would be -20°C. Some greenhouse gases include water vapor, methane, and carbon dioxide. The latter […]

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Photovoltaic technology has been poised as the future of energy generation. Although other energy sources, such as wind power, have proven to be more effective for large-scale electricity generation, PV keeps on surprising users with it many every-day applications, such as rooftop panels and portable battery chargers. A pinch of innovation and a lot […]

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“Water is the driving force of all nature,” Leonardo Da Vinci expressed in his Water Theory: On the Origin and Fate of Water, and almost 600 years into the future this statement continues to hold sway. Like the ancient Egyptian empire that rose alongside the banks of the river Nile or the enigmatic […]

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Mexico’s fast demographic and economic growth has put a lot of pressure on the country’s water reservoirs. In fact, the demand for water is larger than the supply in some regions of the country, forcing the government to decide how to distribute this resource even if it is in a non-egalitarian way. According to […]

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When cap-and-trade came into existence it struck terror and uncertainty in the hearts of many businesses. For some it conjured images of stagnated growth and fees that would eat away at bottom lines; others viewed it as a computer simulation that used mathematical models that would never translate fully into real life.

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British scientist H.J. Round discovered a phenomenon called electroluminescence in 1907, in which a material emits light when it is subjected to an electric current or a strong electric field. 20 years later Oleg Losev created the first light emitting diode (LED), a device that illuminates by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor. The […]

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