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May 30, 2016

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May 26, 2016 — A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can 'map' the critically important environmental aspects ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A Finnish invention, a vertical axis Savonius wind turbine can be further improved shows a new study. Due to the mechanical modification of the rotor the power coefficient was shown to be increased ... read more

Life Satisfaction and Electricity Consumption

May 19, 2016 — A nation's electricity consumption has been seen as a useful proxy for measuring economic growth offering a useful alternative to conventional measures such as gross domestic product (GDP) by ... read more

Opinions on Fracking Linked to Political Persuasion, Says New Study

May 9, 2016 — A person's opinion on fracking can be predicted by their political ideology, according to a new study. The researchers found that politically conservative people are more likely to be in favour ... read more

May 9, 2016 — A new study shows the extent of the challenge faced by the upstate New York distribution grid during Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, and suggests what might be done to make the system more ... read more

Could Off-Grid Electricity Systems Accelerate Energy Access?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Small off-grid electricity systems are growing rapidly in South Asia. A new study provides the first assessment of how these systems are impacting communities in the ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — A thermoelectric (TE) device using cutting edge thermoelectric conversion technology has been created by a team of researchers. Thermoelectric conversion technology that converts energy abandoned as ... read more

Effectiveness of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Explored

Apr. 22, 2016 — A political researcher has authored a report on the effectiveness of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in improving transparency and domestic government in resource rich countries ... read more

New Tool Calculates Economic Costs of Methane Leak Detection

Apr. 20, 2016 — The 'virtual gas field simulator' calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells. In recent years, there has been a growing ... read more

New Studies Highlight Energy Development's Impact on Birds

Apr. 20, 2016 — A special collection of open access articles has been published, highlighting the impact that energy development is having on North America's bird ... read more

Americans Used Less Energy in 2015 According to Analysis

Apr. 19, 2016 — Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Among the results, residential natural gas consumption fell by 0.5 quads in 2015 ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated proof of concept for a novel low-energy nuclear reaction imaging technique designed to detect the presence of 'special nuclear materials' -- weapons-grade ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — More than 700 million people worldwide have no running water. A new study shows that a tax on carbon dioxide could help remedy this situation while contributing considerably to climate ... read more

Transparency Is Not a Panacea for the Resource Curse, New Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global campaigns such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to bring more transparency to the oil and gas sectors in an effort to alleviate the resource curse have yet to live ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — DNA-embedded nanoparticles can survive the harsh environments of geothermal energy systems, allowing for better mapping of cleaner energy sources, new research ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — To convert solar energy into electricity or solar fuels, you need specialized systems of materials such as those consisting of organic and inorganic thin films. Processes at the junction of these ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A successful new simulation method for characterizing carbon dioxide transfer and storage in natural rock reservoirs has been developed by researchers. The team scanned rocks with X-ray microcomputed ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — State renewables portfolio standards, known as RPS policies, have contributed to more than half of all renewable electricity growth in the United States since 2000. Most state RPS requirements will ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — An enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons has been discovered by scientists studying a common green microalga called Botryococcus ... read more

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