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Fraccidents: The Ostensible Link Between Oil and Gas Development and Car Accidents in Post-Shale Boom Texas Counties
New developments in the exploration of unconventional Oil and Gas (O&G) resources have become an energy industry trend. Nevertheless, there are underlying environmental and socio-economic impacts attributed to “fracking”, ...
Potential Marine Renewable Energy Research and Development Opportunities at Pacific Marine Energy Center
This capstone project is closely aligned with the professional goals of the author as an engineer within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technology Office (WPTO). The WPTO has two primary branches, conventional ...
Utility-Scale Fixed-Tilt PV vs. Single-Axis Tracker PV: Nems Projections to 2050
The main purpose of this National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) project was to investigate the cost and performance tradeoffs of utility-scale solar PV through modeling variations in fixed-tilt and single-axis tracker ...
The People Versus Conventional Energy: The Transition to Come
The past decade has seen growth in the spread of knowledge throughout the world about the dangers of climate change. The majority of the scientific community is in agreement that humans due to burning of fossil fuels have ...
Weathering the Storm: The Durability of Energy and Environmental Policies in the Wake of 21st Century Corporate Malfeasance
The Trump Administration’s attempts to reverse a wide range federal policies direct attention to investigations of policy durability and policy change. The California electricity crisis, the Gulf oil spill, the Solyndra ...
Growing Small in Rural Southern Idaho: Small-Scale Hydropower Development in Agriculture-Based Communities
The aim of the research presented in this capstone is to determine whether the relative impacts of hydropower projects of different sizes reveal if larger numbers of smaller hydropower projects are preferable to a smaller ...