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While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Globalization 4.0 And Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Big Money Keeps Going To New Energy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Could Be The New Energy Superpower
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 17:

  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Emissions Went The Wrong Way In 2018
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Gets Bigger, Better, Cheaper
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Plus Storage Bests NatGas Peakers
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Does transmission planning make transmission building too hard?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Net zero energy homes and solar communities
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Compelling Case For Transportation Electrification
  • QUICK NEWS, January 15: A Plan To Attack Climate Change; New Energy Is Reshaping The Power System
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The U.S. Power Sector Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, January 14: Cliches Changed By Global Weirding; Coal Country Facing The Change
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    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

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    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, January 19-20:

  • A TV Western That Predicted The Future
  • Getting To Higher Levels Of New Energy
  • Climate Changing Real Estate Values In Miami

    Thursday, December 08, 2016

    Walking On New Energy

    These wood floors could generate energy from your steps

    Dana Varinsky, December 7, 2016 (Business Insider)

    “…Material science researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have figured out how to build wood flooring material that converts downward pressure into usable electricity…The flooring is made of pressed wood pulp, which is separated into a series of small layers that have different electrical charges…When people walk on them, the weight causes the layers get pushed together…[B]ecause the layers are chemically treated to have different charges, electrons from one [layer] naturally flow to the other once they come into contact, building up a charge. Then once the layers separate, the electrons seek to right that imbalance and flow back…The movement of electrons amongst different atoms is by definition an electrical current. To harness that electricity, the wood flooring forces the electrons to pass through an external circuit…This type of energy is called triboelectricity…It’s the same thing that happens when your clothing produces static electricity…[T]he material can currently produce just a few milliwatts of power per step, so would be most effective if used in highly trafficked areas, like malls, stadiums or subway stations…[I]f 80,000 people in a stadium each take just one step, that would generate enough energy for more than 100 super-bright stadium-sized light bulbs. Plus, future versions of the flooring could increase the number of layers to yield a higher energy output…” click here for more

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