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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

Both Sides Framed Keystone XL Pipeline Debate in Nebraska

Aug. 22, 2015 — As supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline testified at public hearings in Nebraska between 2010-2013, several interest groups attempted to frame the debate in different ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — A group of scientists has replaced diesel with kinetic energy, saving up to 20 thousand liters of fuel annually, they say, adding that this includes a series of energetically self-sustained boxes for ... read more

Study Shows What Business Leaders Can Learn from Formula One Racing

Aug. 20, 2015 — Formula One racing teams may have a lesson to teach business leaders: Innovation can be overrated. That's the conclusion from academic researchers who pored over data from 49 teams over the ... read more

Common Electricity Market Needs More Transmission Networks

Aug. 20, 2015 — Insufficient transmission network capacity reduces equalization of wholesale prices in the Nordic electricity market. This has financial impacts on, for example, electricity users, one expert ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Small cities and rural areas lag behind in environmental protection policymaking because they often lack the financial or technical resources needed. According to newly published research, places ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report. The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged under 2.5¢/kWh for projects negotiating contracts in 2014, ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — A new tool to forecast for future energy needs has been developed. Researchers say that is up to 50 percent more accurate than several commonly used industry tools, showing potential to save millions ... read more

How Willing We Are to Adjust Our Energy Bills?

Aug. 4, 2015 — Homeowners can answer six questions, and contractors will know whether and how willing they are to install energy efficient upgrades. Heating and cooling make up 54 percent of American ... read more

Switching Off Street Lights at Night Does Not Increase Car Crashes, Crime

July 28, 2015 — Reduced street lighting in England and Wales is not associated with road traffic collisions or crime, according to research. The study suggests that local authorities can safely reduce street ... read more

Is the Energy System Really Ready for Sustainable Energy?

July 14, 2015 — New research into sustainable energy systems focuses on integrating renewable and nuclear power plants into the electrical grid – a topic high on the agenda for scholars, industry and policy ... read more

Crowd Computing to Improve Water Filtration

July 6, 2015 — Scientists propose a novel nanotechnology-based strategy to improve water filtration. The project was an experiment in crowdsourced computing -- carried out by over 150,000 volunteers who contributed ... read more

Stronger Action Needed to Transform UK's Energy System

July 5, 2015 — An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to new ... read more

The Public's Political Views Are Strongly Linked to Attitudes on Environmental Issues

July 1, 2015 — This report examines the general public's views on a range of science-related topics and explores the degree to which political views, educational attainment, religion and demographic factors ... read more

Epidemic of Obesity, Overweight Linked to Increased Food Energy Supply

June 30, 2015 — This study investigates the associations between changes in national food energy supply and average population body weight in 24 high-, 27 middle- and 18 low-income countries. The authors found that ... read more

New Study Re-Writes the Rules of Carbon Analysis

June 30, 2015 — Analyses of carbon emissions may be misleading as they failed to include the impacts of policies such as trading schemes, emission caps or quotas, experts say in a new ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Will the Tour de France prologue in Utrecht get the winner it deserves? New aerodynamic research shows that riders in a time trial can save vital seconds by riding closer to the following team car. ... read more

Little Faith in Carbon Capture in the EU and USA

June 29, 2015 — Pessimism prevails about the future of carbon capture and storage in both the USA and EU. This is despite the fine promises that it was precisely this technology that would save the oil and gas ... read more

Analysis Shows Increased Carbon Intensity from Canadian Oil Sands

June 26, 2015 — Gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands has a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources, a new study ... read more

Optimizing Shale Gas Production from Well to Wire

June 25, 2015 — A researcher has analyzed the life-cycle of the shale gas supply chain and operations and found that the process systems can be made more environmentally and economically ... read more

June 25, 2015 — An interdisciplinary team has made a semiconductor crystal with a variable band gap. Among other potential uses, this variable semiconductor could lead to solar cells that absorb more energy from the ... read more

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