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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Svalbard's Electric Power Could Come from Hydrogen

Feb. 7, 2017 — The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new article, artificial intelligence ethics experts argue that current safety ... read more

Smart City Transport Systems

Jan. 26, 2017 — A machine-learning program uses land-use and amenities data to predict public transport use in Singapore, report ... read more

Technological Progress Alone Won't Stem Resource Use

Jan. 19, 2017 — While some scientists believe that the world can achieve significant dematerialization through improvements in technology, a new study finds that technological advances alone will not bring about ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — The rollout of Sweden’s first wireless charging buses earlier this month was coupled with something the rest of the world could use – namely, a tool for cities to determine the environmental and ... read more

Report Provides Guidance for Evolving Electric Power Sector

Dec. 15, 2016 — A new report recommends proactive regulatory, policy, and market reforms that can help guide the evolution of electric power systems in the US, Europe, and other parts of the world. Distributed ... read more

Wind Farms Play Key Role in Cutting Carbon Emissions, Study Finds

Dec. 12, 2016 — Wind farms have made a significant impact in limiting carbon emissions from other sources of power generation in Great Britain, a study ... read more

Dec. 11, 2016 — Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost technology options for new electricity generation across much of the U.S. when cost, public health impacts and environmental effects are considered, according ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Cement manufacturing is among the most carbon-intensive industrial processes, but an international team of researchers has found that over time, the widely used building material reabsorbs much of ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Wind energy is a key part of the global energy future, expanding rapidly throughout the world in onshore and offshore settings. But to be sustainable, large scale, multi-megawatt (multi-MW) wind ... read more

Local Grid Solution for Global Energy Transition

Nov. 17, 2016 — What will intelligent, decentralized energy management look like in the future? A research team is exploring how to efficiently coordinate energy producers, storage systems, and consumers as well as ... read more

What Factors Are Influencing Electric Vehicle Purchases in China?

Nov. 15, 2016 — In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group of researchers set out to find out what motivates or influences ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases but there are so many scattered across the United States that stopping the leaks presents a huge cost for states. Now, a ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Many communities would be better off investing in electric vehicles that run on batteries instead of hydrogen fuel cells, in part because the hydrogen infrastructure provides few additional energy ... read more

What Will Increase Economic Investment for Carbon-Neutral Technologies?

Nov. 10, 2016 — Climate change is one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. But when it comes to tackling climate change, a new study exploring the benefits of carbon flux monitoring is a timely ... read more

Can We Meet Global Energy Demands With Nuclear Power?

Nov. 9, 2016 — An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production by nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate ... read more

Chemistry Driven by the Sun, for a Sustainable Future

Nov. 8, 2016 — Researchers demonstrate that it is possible, and even necessary for a sustainable future, to drive chemical reactions using solar ... read more

Simulation Brings Global 100% Renewable Electricity System Alive for the First Time

Nov. 3, 2016 — A new model shows how an electricity system mainly based on solar and wind works in all regions of the world. It shows the functioning of an electricity system that fulfils the targets set by the ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Most white-hat hackers believe hackers will exploit cyber vulnerabilities to remotely access connected vehicles. One objective by security experts is to identify key vehicle cybersecurity challenges ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers set out to answer one not-so-simple question: Is it feasible to build and operate a high-speed passenger ferry solely powered by hydrogen fuel cells? The answer is ... read more

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