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JST, Fujitsu, and Tokyo Metropolitan University Develop Highly Sensitive Diode, Converts Microwaves to Electricity

September 24, 2019

– In entering the true IoT era, there is a demand for highly sensitive diodes that can convert…
A new way to turn heat into energy

September 24, 2019

Scientists find new way to capture heat that otherwise would have been lost. An international team of scientists…
Low-cost device generates electricity using natural cooling phenomenon

September 13, 2019

The technology could eventually aid the more than 1 billion people around the world who lack reliable access…
A hallmark of superconductivity, beyond superconductivity itself

August 26, 2019

Physicists have found “electron pairing,” a hallmark feature of superconductivity, at temperatures and energies well above the critical…
Ultra-thin Layers of Rust Generate Electricity from Flowing Water

July 31, 2019

There are many ways to generate electricity—batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric dams, to name a few…
Stanford researchers developing technologies that run on light

July 29, 2019

The future of faster, more efficient information processing may come down to light rather than electricity. Mark Lawrence, a…
Anne Meyer, professor of biology, and her colleagues have developed a novel approach to producing graphene in the lab. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

July 11, 2019

In order to create new and more efficient computers, medical devices, and other advanced technologies, researchers are turning…
Tomorrow’s power grid should be intelligent

June 25, 2019

A new Danish-Indian project will enable the power grid to sense and compensate for loss of electricity and…
Solar schools: Stanford research examines overlooked benefits of solar panels on U.S. campuses

May 9, 2019

Sunshine splashing onto school rooftops and campuses across the country is an undertapped resource that could help shrink…
Study shows value of sharing energy – including wind and solar – across America’s grids

May 6, 2019

As the sun drops on another busy day in America, arrows on a map of the country point…
Why different countries are using different wall sockets? What’s that all about?

May 4, 2019

Travelling is a lot of fun and it is a crucial part of your personal education, but it…
Mass Customization & Inclusion Competition

April 25, 2019

The competition is seeking creative ideas or approaches to provide customized electricity and gas services or products and to…
Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions

April 10, 2019

Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions —…
Power sector pushed domestic U.S. natural gas consumption to new record in 2018

March 28, 2019

U.S. natural gas consumption increased by 10% in 2018, reaching a record high of 82.1 billion cubic feet per…
More than 60% of electric generating capacity installed in 2018 was fueled by natural gas

March 13, 2019

Based on EIA’s December 2018 monthly electric generator inventory of utility-scale generation, 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity were added…
New U.S. power plants expected to be mostly natural gas combined-cycle and solar PV

March 13, 2019

EIA’s long-term projections show that most of the electricity generating capacity additions installed in the United States through…
Extreme cold in the Midwest led to high power demand and record natural gas demand

February 28, 2019

Extreme cold weather in the Midwest at the end of January led to high—but not record-setting—electricity load on…
Updated renewable portfolio standards will lead to more renewable electricity generation

February 28, 2019

As of the end of 2018, 29 states and the District of Columbia (DC) had renewable portfolio standards (RPS), polices…
Natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables

February 20, 2019

Reciprocating internal combustion engines, which are typically used for backup, standby, or emergency power, are now becoming increasingly…
Electricity intensity of U.S. homes and commercial buildings decreases in coming decades

February 15, 2019

In EIA’s recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) Reference case, projected residential and commercial purchased electricity consumption grows more…
Static electricity could charge our electronics

January 25, 2019

Unhappy with the life of your smartphone battery? Thought so. Help could be on the way from one…
Natural gas-burning power plant operations vary during periods of cold weather

January 16, 2019

Power generation in New England and New York is largely dependent on natural gas, which accounts for more…
Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

January 14, 2019

Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this…
New U.S. electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

January 14, 2019

According to EIA’s latest inventory of electric generators, 23.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions and 8.3 GW of…
Wholesale power prices were generally higher in 2018, with both winter and summer spikes

January 9, 2019

Wholesale electricity prices during 2018 at major trading hubs in the United States were generally higher than in…
Solar cells can pave the way to prosperity in Africa

December 28, 2018

Solar cells could help many African countries obtain cheap electricity, provide more jobs, and experience economic growth without…
Changes in coal sector led to less SO2 and NOx emissions from electric power industry

December 13, 2018

Annual U.S. electric power industry emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) have declined by 88%…
U.S. coal consumption in 2018 expected to be the lowest in 39 years

December 5, 2018

EIA expects total U.S. coal consumption in 2018 to fall to 691 million short tons (MMst), a 4%…
World’s first solar-powered mini-grids with hydrogen storage for Uganda

December 4, 2018

Engineers from the University of Southampton is part of a consortium funded by the Belgian Government to deploy…
Average U.S. electricity customer interruptions totaled nearly 8 hours in 2017

December 3, 2018

Electric power for U.S. customers was interrupted for an average of 7.8 hours (470 minutes) in 2017, nearly…
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