The ocean's powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it's that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. The moist, salty air combined with a turbine's metallic materials can result in corrosion, a destructive process able to bring any power-generating source to a halt.
The University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have created a new avenue to connect science with resource management by launching a series of workshops where environmental academicians and regulators can share current research and discuss research needs.
Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be the featured speaker in the DENIN Dialogue Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in Clayton Hall.
The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force is seeking two undergraduate students and two graduate students to join the task force co-chairs -- John Madsen and Kathleen Kerr -- at the ACPA Sustainability Institute in Boulder, Colo.
Creating environmentally friendly high technology jobs for Delawareans was the focus of the "Creating the Clean Energy Economy" conference, held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 13-14, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.
When it comes to issues related to sustainability, every member of the University of Delaware community can be a part of the solution in ways large and small by conserving water and energy, by recycling and reusing and by keeping informed on the issues. UD also has strengths in a variety of research areas students might want to explore.
UD WATER (Watershed Action Team for Ecological Restoration) is a new, university-wide project, conducted in collaboration with the City of Newark, which seeks to develop and implement management measures to mitigate the stormwater runoff problems facing UD and the City. Read about the UD WATER project at their website and related student internships.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources is looking for input to develop Delaware's New 5-Year Energy Plan. Please take the following survey regarding important Energy Issues facing Delaware to let the department know what is important to you. Input is needed on what Energy Issues should be studied to provide a path forward for Delaware's Energy Future. Take the Delaware Energy Survey
Extensive information about energy usage in the First State can be found at the Delaware Energy Office web site: www.energy.dnrec.delaware.gov/