Fs2012 3120. Oil Queen of California - American Oil & Gas Historical Society. A woman with a genius for affairs – it may sound paradoxical, but the fact exists.
If Mrs. Emma A. Summers were less than a genius she could not, as she does today, control the Los Angeles oil markets. – July 21, 1901, San Francisco Call newspaper. Emma Summers’ business acumen put her in control of the Los Angeles City oil field’s production – and earned her oil queen title. She would become a lady to be reckoned with in the rough and tumble world of the early Los Angeles petroleum industry. Emma A. Like many others, Summers got caught up in the excitement of California’s growing oil industry.
Once a struggling prospector, Doheny made his oilfield discovery near tar seeps. Her first Los Angeles well was drilled between Court and Temple Streets, about a mile west of today’s Dodger Stadium. How do solar cells work? Solar (or photovoltaic) cells convert the sun’s energy into electricity.
Whether they’re adorning your calculator or orbiting our planet on satellites, they rely on the the photoelectric effect: the ability of matter to emit electrons when a light is shone on it. Silicon is what is known as a semi-conductor, meaning that it shares some of the properties of metals and some of those of an electrical insulator, making it a key ingredient in solar cells. Classroom Investigations. BLM Classroom Investigation Series These materials address topics related to the programs and mission of the BLM, and are targeted to learners in secondary schools. Each item in the series presents lessons and activities for teachers to incorporate into classroom instruction. The Geological Society. Energy 101: Geothermal Energy. Electricity Generation. Geothermal Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Doe teacher guide. STEM Spark Energy News: Geothermal. How a Geothermal Power Plant Works (Simple) Home - Energy Explained, Your Guide To Understanding Energy - Energy Information Administration. Home - Inglewood Oil Field. STEM Spark Energy News: Bioenergy. Department of Energy Student Contests and Competitions National Science Bowl February-March 2017BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge February 3, 2017 DeadlineEarth Day Poster Contest April 1, 2017 Deadline Higher Education Collegiate Wind Competition Solar Decathlon October 5-17, 2017 in Denver, CORace to Zero EcoCar ChallengeCleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) All Ages Wave Energy Prize School/School District Wind for SchoolsBetter Building ChallengeSolar Communities Challenge Classroom Activities Bioenergy Activities.
STEM Spark Energy News: Geothermal. Signal Hill Petroleum - Oil and Gas Energy Company. A Year in the Life of Carbon Dioxide. Launched in 2014, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) has been collecting NASA’s first detailed, global measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The OCO-2 team recently released its first full year of data, which is critical to analyzing and understanding Earth’s carbon cycle. The animated map above shows global average carbon dioxide concentrations as measured by OCO-2 from September 6, 2014, to September 6, 2015. The satellite measures carbon dioxide from the top of Earth’s atmosphere to its surface. Higher concentrations appear dark orange, while lower concentrations appear yellow. The scale is relatively narrow, from 390 to 405 parts per million, the high and low measurements by OCO-2 in its first year. Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Combined Heat and Power.
This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 10.
Often called cogeneration or CHP, a combined heat and power system provides both electric power and heat from a single fuel source. While most power plants in the U.S. create steam as a byproduct that is then expelled as wasted heat, a CHP system captures the energy that would normally be lost in power generation and uses it to provide heating and cooling to factories and businesses. Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Concentrating Solar Power. Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Enhanced Geothermal Systems. This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the "Top Things You Didn't Know About...
" series. Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 10. Geothermal technologies use the naturally occurring heat located in shallow ground, hot water and rock below the earth’s surface to generate electricity. Science Education. Wind Farms through the Years. Concentrating Solar Power Facilities and Solar Potential. Click icons to filter by CSP Plant Type All Plants In Operation New in 2014 In Progress Tower and Heliostat Trough or Fresnel Parabolic Dish.
Utility-Scale Solar through the Years. Utility-Scale Solar through the Years. How Does a Wind Turbine Work? Map: Projected Growth of the Wind Industry From Now Until 2050. Quiz: Test Your Grid IQ. QUIZ: Test your Solar IQ. QUIZ: Test your Wind Energy IQ. QUIZ: Test your Home Energy IQ. Cloaking Buildings from Earthquakes and Tsunamis — NOVA Next. In August 2012, civil engineers from the French firm Menard drilled three rows of shallow holes into the soft clay soil at the base of the Alps near Grenoble.
Each hole was roughly the depth and diameter of what a utility company might dig to secure the base of a telephone pole. Then, on one side of the boreholes, they lowered a vibrating probe several feet into the soil. On the surface, they placed a network of sensors to record vibrations. By the time the waves reached the second row of boreholes, a distance of 11 feet, their signal, which would typically travel through 160 feet of soil, hardly registered. The holes had stopped the vibrations in their tracks. Sensors sitting atop concrete blocks monitor seismic waves near the boreholes drilled as a seismic cloak. For more than 2,000 years people living in earthquake zones have tried to keep the shaking beneath their feet from destroying their buildings. From Microscopic to Massive Taming Tsunamis Protective Forests. U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis.
Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)