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Conversion of energy is a constant process but measuring the efficiency of this conversion is not an easy…
Simple, solar-powered water desalination

February 7, 2020

A completely passive solar-powered desalination system developed by researchers at MIT and in China could provide more than…
Zeroing in on decarbonization

January 17, 2020

To avoid the most destructive consequences of climate change, the world’s electric energy systems must stop producing carbon…
New technique could accelerate waste-to-methane production

January 13, 2020

University of Alberta engineers have found a way to turn waste fat, oil and grease into a steady…
Fine-tuning thermoelectric materials for cheaper renewable energy

December 20, 2019

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new thermoelectric materials, which could provide a low-cost option…
Neutrons optimize high efficiency catalyst for greener approach to biofuel synthesis

December 17, 2019

Researchers led by the University of Manchester have designed a catalyst that converts biomass into fuel sources with…
What Will Developing Solar Technologies Mean for the Energy Market?

December 15, 2019

Climate change is worsening, and consumers are conscious of their role. As a result, solar technology is booming.…
UK among countries threatening overseas species through renewable energy demand

December 9, 2019

A new study has shown that the UK is one of the main countries threatening biodiversity loss overseas…
Second act: Used electric vehicle batteries charge up the grid

December 7, 2019

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs…
Advances open door to more aggressive policies to meet climate goals

December 5, 2019

An international research team is calling on policymakers to focus not just on the threats of climate change,…
Grid reliability under climate change may require more power generation capacity

December 3, 2019

NSF-funded researchers are using a new modeling approach for infrastructure planning of a long-term electricity grid that considers future…
Ocean Observing Prize

November 29, 2019

Seeking innovators to integrate marine renewable energy with ocean observation platforms, ultimately revolutionizing our capability to collect oceanographic…
Scientists collaborate on pathway to carbon-neutral plastics

November 28, 2019

Researchers from the University of Toronto and the California Institute of Technology have designed a new system for…
A pilot reactor, developed by Vertimass and located at TechnipFMC, can scale up the process that converts ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications. Credit: TechnipFMC.
New study analyzes viability of sustainable fuels developed through ORNL process

November 26, 2019

A technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass…
New Study Shows the Best Renewables to Install Based on Geographic Region

November 22, 2019

For decades, major decision-makers such as government officials, energy companies and business leaders have struggled on deciding how,…
Creating Useful Chemicals Out of Thin Air

November 21, 2019

Humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels is often thought of in the context of energy, but petroleum and natural…
SHIVER – An advanced ice model for designing offshore wind turbines

November 21, 2019

More accurate models will provide the information and tools needed to design novel and more sustainable wind turbines…
Boosting wind farmers, global winds reverse decades of slowing and pick up speed

November 19, 2019

The findings mark a reversal of the pattern of declining winds in these regions since the 1980s —…
Researchers Inspired by How Plants, Bacteria Can Harvest Sunlight Energy

November 14, 2019

Plants and bacteria use antennae and other physical structures to capture sunlight. But how is that sunlight energy…
Biofuel producers make significant gains in efficiency, productivity and conservation, Argonne survey shows

November 11, 2019

Survey results showed that the biofuel industry has made marked efforts to conserve resources, diversify product portfolio, recycle…
Daniel Leidermark, Christian Busse and Thomas Lindström. Photo credit: Mikael Sönne, Linköping University
They make future gas turbines both greener and safer

November 10, 2019

In the future, gas turbines will be more efficient, more eco-friendly, and powered by renewable fuel. They will…
Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis

November 5, 2019

New approach improves efficiency of converting sunlight to hydrogen fuel; provides platform for testing different combos of light-absorbers…
The World’s Energy Storage Powerhouse

November 1, 2019

Study finds that pumped-storage hydropower offers a low-cost, high-efficiency option for shifting high volumes of energy. Today, nearly…
Scientists have just made hydrogen production much more efficient

October 31, 2019

Electric cars are all the rage these days, but they still have their limitations. Staying for 45 minutes…
Improving estimates of transmission capital costs for utility-scale wind and solar projects to inform renewable energy policy

October 24, 2019

A new study conducted by Berkeley Lab entitled Improving estimates of transmission capital costs for utility-scale wind and solar…
The Solar Power Adoption in New Zealand

October 16, 2019

New Zealand has been seeing a rise in the rate of adoption of solar power as an alternative…
Model helps researchers choose wind farm locations, predicts output

October 7, 2019

The wind is always blowing somewhere but deciding where to locate a wind farm is complicated. Now Penn State researchers…
Smarter energy

September 30, 2019

Over the past few decades, the world has made significant progress in developing renewable sources of energy. While…
New Mersey designs show tidal barriers bring more benefits than producing clean energy

September 26, 2019

An ambitious new Mersey barrage concept shows how tidal energy projects can offer many benefits to society in…
How carbon taxes can succeed

September 25, 2019

The political leeway for carbon taxes is greater than commonly assumed. Political scientists at ETH have shown how…
Welcome indoors, solar cells

September 20, 2019

Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The…
The UK Is Set to Miss Its EU 2020 Renewable Energy Target (Infographic)

September 13, 2019

The deadline for the EU 2020 renewable energy targets is approaching, however, not all member states will manage…
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…
Reactor Turns Greenhouse Gas Into Pure Liquid Fuel

September 3, 2019

Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels. A common greenhouse gas could be repurposed in an…
Efficiency of solar panels could be improved without changing them at all

September 2, 2019

There is one easy way to improve the efficiency of solar panels – clean them. Dust and dirt…
Tool Could Keep Solar Power From Going Off The Grid

August 25, 2019

PNNL research creates new approach to managing solar power transmission and distribution. Utility engineers have the difficult task…
Materials for a more sustainable future

August 13, 2019

On the second floor of the Chemistry 1958 building, just above the general chemistry labs, the Mallouk research…
In the heat of the light

August 6, 2019

Scientists at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories are drawing on decades of nuclear research on salts to…
Researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

August 2, 2019

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and…
Climate change: Why removing CO2 from the air won’t be enough

July 31, 2019

Pulling carbon dioxide out of the air using a technology called “direct air capture,” or DAC, will not…
Fujitsu Harnesses Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer Technology to Optimize Output Efficiency in Power Generation for Renewable Energy Devices

July 19, 2019

Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. has shown the capability of the Digital Annealer, Fujitsu’s computational architecture inspired by quantum phenomena…
Study identifies 20 overlooked benefits of distributed solar energy

July 10, 2019

A study released today provides the most complete list yet of the advantages of solar energy — from…
Rooftop solar panels get boost from Sandia tool that previews a year on grid in minutes

June 25, 2019

Homeowners and businesses may now have an easier time getting solar panels on rooftops thanks to software developed…
Average operating expenses for land-based wind projects have declined by ~50% over the last two decades

June 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article in the journal Renewable Energy Focus. This…
40 Years Worth of Research Identifies the Key Flaw in Solar Panel Efficiency

June 11, 2019

While solar panels have long been hailed as one of the cornerstone technologies for curbing the march of…
Machines being trained to enhance geothermal exploration in Nevada

May 30, 2019

After a successful new method of geothermal exploration found two new geothermal systems in Nevada, the Department of…
Improving wind power for energy production

May 22, 2019

Scientists have released the first of several reports with findings that could help officials manage wind power facilities…
Electrode’s ‘hot edges’ convert CO₂ gas into fuels and chemicals

May 15, 2019

The bowl-shaped design can efficiently convert CO₂ from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping combat the…
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…
New North Sea wind adventure could make Denmark a green leader

April 30, 2019

A new development project involving several Danish businesses aims to deliver the right technologies and services for the…
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