Finding sustainable sources of renewable energy will help combat climate change and offer consumers access to reliable sources of fuel.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-07
For parts of the U.S., the best place to store massive amounts energy for the electric grid could be right beneath our feet.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-07
In a repurposed mushroom barn in Chester County, Sycamore International Inc. recycles electronic equipment, including refurbishing 30,000 old laptops a month for resale. Steven Figgatt, Sycamore's chief executive, says his West Grove company is all about the circular economy.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-07
A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne, working with a colleague from the University of Manchester, has developed a device that can use humidity from the air to make hydrogen gas. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the group describes their device and its performance... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-07
If you flip over a plastic food container, you'll see tiny writing on it—something like "AS 2070." This means the product meets the Australian standard for plastics safe to use for food.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-07
It's full steam ahead for the European shipping industry as a new wave of clean-energy tech is set to throw greenhouse-gas emissions overboard.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-07
Solid-state batteries could play a key role in electric vehicles, promising faster charging, greater range and longer lifespan than conventional lithium-ion batteries. But current manufacturing and materials processing techniques leave solid-state batteries prone to failure. Now, researchers have uncovered a hidden flaw behind the failures. The next step is to... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-07
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made a technological breakthrough and constructed a perovskite solar cell with the dual benefits of being both highly efficient and highly stable.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
A relatively new kind of semiconductor, layered atop a mirror-like structure, can mimic the way that leaves move energy from the sun over relatively long distances before using it to fuel chemical reactions. The approach may one day improve the efficiency of solar cells.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
Many developing countries have made their nationally determined climate contributions submitted under the Paris Agreement conditional on receiving climate finance, technology transfer, and capacity-building support. However, developed countries have so far failed to deliver tech transfer to the extent promised. According to a new study in Energy Policy, public-private partnerships... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
A French ferry company has launched what it claims is the first vessel that uses filters to capture almost all air pollutants from the boat's exhaust fumes, sparking praise from campaigners and local authorities.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
Solar cells manufactured from materials known as "perovskites" are catching up with the efficiency of traditional silicon-based solar cells. At the same time, they have advantages of low cost and short energy payback time. However, such solar cells have problems with stability—something that researchers at Linköping University, together with international... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
From portable solar panels to smart thermostats and "intelligent" radiators, exhibitors at the IFA tech show in Berlin are touting smart solutions for an energy-starved world.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
Germany said Monday it would keep two nuclear plants on standby beyond the end of the year in a policy U-turn, as the shut-off of Russian gas supplies sends Europe scrambling for energy sources.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-05
Cryptocurrency mining must be less energy intensive to limit the impact on the climate, according to a new report from the Imperial College London Business School.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-05