This week everyone’s talking about remembering the ‘Notorious RBG,’ Schitt’s Creek sweeping the Emmy Awards, the Pac-12 reversing course by announcing they will play football starting later this year, and the ‘Father of the Bride’ cast reuniting nearly 30 years after movie’s premiere.

If case you missed it, this week NASA released a $28 billion plan to land the first woman and the next man on the moon in 2024. Meanwhile, many American parents of school-aged children are still adjusting to virtual and hybrid learning, while those with older “kids” are dealing with the latest COVID-19 trend: grown kids moving home.

These stories and more kept us on the edge of our seats this week, but here are our favorite energy headlines to help you start off the weekend. In case you missed last week’s, check them out here.

5Gulf coast voters overwhelmingly support offshore oil, gas development

An overwhelming majority of voters in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama support sensible offshore exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico, a new poll reveals. Natural Gas Intel shares how the polling found that almost two-thirds of voters support calls for increased development of responsibly-produced U.S. oil and natural gas.

4Harnessing energy from a gentle breeze

Researchers are examining how to create a power-generating wind turbine that works with just the slightest breeze. Gizmodo explores how the result of a triboelectric effect can generate static electricity and make hold the key to capturing energy from gentle winds.

3New devices can convert waste heat into electricity

Refrigerators, boilers, and even lightbulbs continually give off heat into their surroundings, which could in theory be turned into electricity. Science Magazine breaks down how researchers have created a device that uses liquids to efficiently convert low-grade heat to electricity.


Transparent solar panels and ‘quantum dots’ could power skyscrapers

In the quest for new energy technology advancements, scientists and engineers are working to transform skyscrapers into giant solar energy-generating pylons. Good News Network explains how transparent solar cells that are inserted into panes of glass, can absorb sunshine and turn it into electricity to power the building.

1A new combo: hydrogen + offshore wind

Researchers are concentrating on mass production and transportation technologies they believe could help lower the cost of hydrogen as a widely available fuel source. Work Boat reports on how companies are looking at how to combine hydrogen and offshore wine to begin fueling vehicles in the near future.