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Brazil’s unique energy matrix

Santiago Miret, Ph.D. student, materials science & engineering | September 25, 2014

In the near future Brazil will remain South America’s economic engine, as can be seen by the country’s current economic surges. Many of Brazil’s recent economic successes have been closely related to energy developments, as well as the country’s unique energy infrastructure. Brazil has created a unique energy matrix to fulfill its ever-growing energy needs. … Continue reading »

The softer side of hydro

Christopher Hyun, PhD student, Energy and Resources Group | November 13, 2013

What I understand so far is that we are about to visit a company that develops renewable-energy technology. On the way to an old Navy air station in Alameda, I ask my fellow passengers, “So, what do these guys do, again?” Someone mentions wind; I have assumed solar, but I am a bit taken aback … Continue reading »