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August 16 Energy News


Science and Technology:

¶ The tropical glaciers of South America are dying from soot and rising temperatures, threatening water supplies to communities that have depended on them for centuries. But experts say that the slow process measured in inches of glacial retreat per year also can lead to a sudden, dramatic glacial lake outburst flood. [CTV News]

Tourists walk near the Tuco glacier in Peru. (AP / Martin Mejia) Tourists walk near the Tuco glacier in Peru. (AP / Martin Mejia)

¶ Greater scrutiny needs to be placed on the mining industry’s energy use, if millions of dollars are to not be wasted, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room. The goal of this is to accelerate reduction of CO2 emissions. In gold mines, energy use accounted for an average 22% of overall operational costs. [Mining Technology]


¶ Van Oord has completed installation works on 90% of the wind turbines at the 600-MW Gemini offshore wind…

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