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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

Fuel from the Air Technology Provides a Path to New Business for OPEC Countries

May 24, 2017 — Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the ... read more

Public Divides Over Environmental Regulation and Energy Policy

May 16, 2017 — A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent ... read more

Can the Motion of Checking Your Smartwatch Charge It?

May 10, 2017 — Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) are small devices that convert movement into electricity, and might just be what bring us into an era of energy-harvesting clothes and implants. But could TENGs, ... read more

Power Plants Could Cut a Third of Their Emissions by Using Solar Energy

May 9, 2017 — The COMBO-CFB project has developed a new innovative concept to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to this research, the concept can reduce fuel consumption and ... read more

Installing Solar to Combat National Security Risks in the Power Grid

May 8, 2017 — Power grid vulnerabilities are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community calls for building up grid resiliency using distributed energy and microgrids for ... read more

Scientists Track Porpoises to Assess Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

May 5, 2017 — A new study is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new ... read more

New Self-Sustained Multi-Sensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring

May 4, 2017 — A research team has engineered a self-sustaining sensor platform to continuously monitor the surrounding environment without having an external power ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Solar cells based on perovskites reach high efficiencies: they convert more than 20 percent of the incident light directly into usable power. On their search for underlying physical mechanisms, ... read more

Apr. 29, 2017 — Researchers have created a new process for producing hydrogen from ammonia with rapid initiation that requires no external heat source, giving hope for the increased global use of hydrogen as an ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Researchers have used a nanosecond pulsed electric field to extract hydrocarbons from microalgae. By using the shorter duration pulse, they were able to extract a large amount of hydrocarbons from ... read more

India's Outsized Coal Plans Would Wipe out Paris Climate Goals

Apr. 25, 2017 — India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to ... read more

A More Than 100% Quantum Step Toward Producing Hydrogen Fuel

Apr. 25, 2017 — Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous hydrogen fuel by using solar ... read more

Modeling Reveals How Policy Affects Adoption of Solar Energy Photovoltaics in California

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers inspired by efforts to promote green energy, are exploring the factors driving commercial customers in Southern California, both large and small, to purchase and install solar ... read more

Pathway for Generating Up to 10 Terawatts of Power from Sunlight by 2030

Apr. 25, 2017 — The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being ... read more

In-Flight, on-Demand Hydrogen Production Could Mean 'Greener' Aircraft

Apr. 24, 2017 — Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet ... read more

New World Record for Solar Hydrogen Production

Apr. 18, 2017 — Scientists have recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting ... read more

Researchers Capture Excess Photon Energy to Produce Solar Fuels

Apr. 18, 2017 — Scientists have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating ... read more

Next 10 Years Critical for Achieving Climate Change Goals

Apr. 13, 2017 — In order to have a good chance of meeting the limits set by the Paris Agreement, it will be necessary to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while preserving carbon sinks, with net emissions peaking ... read more

Americans Used More Clean Energy in 2016

Apr. 10, 2017 — Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Overall, energy consumption was nearly ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Thanks to the innovative radar scanner, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view, thereby ... read more

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