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France to double renewables capacity under 10-year energy plan

  France aims to boost electrical renewable energy capacity - including hydropower - from 48.6 gigawatt (GW) end 2017 to 74 GW in 2023 and 113 GW in 2028, mainly by boosting wind and solar. Report by Geert De Clercq, (Reuters) -  France plans to double its renewable energy capacity with a system of regular tenders… Continue reading France to double renewables capacity under 10-year energy plan

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A Hands-On Approach With My Son Sparked His Interest in Engineering 

Like most parents, I want my kids to succeed and choose a career that is right for them. I may be biased, but I’ve always felt an engineering career would provide them with a secure, stable future. I’ve tried many times to persuade my two oldest children to get into the profession, but to no… Continue reading A Hands-On Approach With My Son Sparked His Interest in Engineering 

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Here’s how technology improves local communities first!

Susan Hagness and her research group at the University of Wisconsin in Madison have applied their expertise in electromagnetics to a number of areas including medical imaging and cancer therapies. Now her team is working on a device to help cranberry growers with the laborious task of counting their fruit. The current method of estimating… Continue reading Here’s how technology improves local communities first!