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July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

New Methane Bioreactor Produces Environmentally Friendly Energy, Mitigates Climate Change

June 16, 2015 — A new methane bioreactor boosts environmentally friendly energy to the markets. The reactor stores renewable energy and produces synthetic biomethane with good efficiency. The new technology can help ... read more

Design Innovations Are Blowing in the Wind

June 3, 2015 — Researchers are using state-of-the-art modelling techniques to study the effects of wind on cities, paving the way for design innovations in building, energy harvesting and drone ... read more

It Takes a Village: Why Do Consumers Participate in Wind Energy Programs?

June 2, 2015 — Why do people participate in programs that benefit the environment, even when there seems to be no direct personal benefit in taking part? More specifically, why would consumers pay good money for ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Researchers have learned how to eliminate pesky pinholes in perovskite solar cells. The pinholes in the top layer of the solar cell, known as the hole transport layer, were identified as a key cause ... read more

Innovative Components Pave Way for Cheaper Wind Energy

May 28, 2015 — Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s'. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU. But according to the Global Wind ... read more

Mapping Singapore’s Urban Heat Island Phenomenon

May 26, 2015 — Researchers in Singapore are developing a microclimatic modelling tool to prevent further deterioration of the country’s urban heat island ... read more

Fine-Tuned Molecular Orientation Is Key to More Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

May 25, 2015 — Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could ... read more

American Energy Use Up Slightly, Carbon Emissions Almost Unchanged

May 20, 2015 — Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow ... read more

US West's Power Grid Must Be Prepared for Impacts of Climate Change

May 18, 2015 — Arizona State University researchers say in coming decades a changing climate will pose challenges to operations of power generation facilities, especially in the Western United States. They ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. The results could pave the way for microbial ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Chinook winds can precede large shifts in wind power output from wind farms -- a challenge for companies seeking to provide a constant stream of green energy to consumers. By establishing a ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Shifting to renewable energy sources has been widely touted as one of the best ways to fight climate change, but even renewable energy can have a downside, as in the case of wind turbines' ... read more

First Field-Effect Transistors on Hybrid Perovskites Fabricated for First Time

May 5, 2015 — Researchers have fabricated halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their electrical characteristics at room temperature for the first time. Hybrid perovskites ... read more

May 5, 2015 — The sun is a huge source of energy. In just one hour planet Earth is hit by so much sunshine that humankind could cover its energy needs for an entire year if only we knew how to harvest and save it. ... read more

Can Biodiesel Damage Your Car in Colder Climates?

May 5, 2015 — The oil industry believes biodiesel is not to blame for problems that some car owners are experiencing. But the nature of the fuel means that it has to be handled differently than regular ... read more

Space Technology 'Could Reduce Cost of Renewable Energy'

May 4, 2015 — Space-based radar technology could be harnessed by the renewable energy sector to drive down costs, according to ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — A new study demonstrates that perovskite materials - superefficient crystal structures that have recently taken the scientific community by storm - contain flaws that can be engineered to improve ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have captured the first high-resolution images of the flaring magnetic structures known as solar flux ropes at their point of origin in the sun's ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Engineering researchers have invented a novel electrical power converter system that simultaneously accepts power from a variety of energy sources and converts it for use in the electrical grid ... read more

New Technique Could Slash Energy Used to Produce Many Plastics

Apr. 14, 2015 — A new material could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof ... read more

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