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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Reduction of Energy Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Promotion or Steering?

Feb. 22, 2017 — Policy interventions to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions have a variety of effects on the economy and on households. A study has provided the first detailed impact assessment of ... read more

Living Standards Lag Behind Economic Growth

Feb. 13, 2017 — Even as average incomes rise in developing countries, access to sanitation and clean energy have yet to reach the poorest people, a new study shows. But there is room for ... read more

Powerful Change: A Profile of Today's Solar Consumer

Feb. 7, 2017 — People with higher incomes and better education no longer dominate demand for the domestic solar market in Queensland with a new study revealing the highest uptake in solar PV systems comes from ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Researchers are studying corrosion to help industry develop longer-lasting photovoltaic panels and increase ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according to new ... read more

The Recent Slowdown in Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Masks the Challenges Ahead

Jan. 30, 2017 — Many performance indicators of global and national energy systems suggest that global temperatures could still be kept below 2°C. However, future trajectories will soon diverge from 2°C pathways if ... read more

Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions, Study Finds

Jan. 30, 2017 — Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to research. In fact, storing solar energy for nighttime use ... read more

Action Is Needed to Make Stagnant CO2 Emissions Fall

Jan. 30, 2017 — 2016 marked the third year in a row when global carbon dioxide emissions remained relatively flat, but actual declines won't materialize without advances in carbon capture and storage technology ... read more

Nordic Countries Are Bringing About an Energy Transition Worth Copying

Jan. 27, 2017 — What can we learn from the Nordic low-carbon energy transition given the new US leadership vacuum on climate change? A new study offers some important ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Using a natural catalyst from bacteria for inspiration, researchers have now reported the fastest synthetic catalysts to date for hydrogen production-- producing 45 million hydrogen molecules per ... 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

New Study Will Help Find the Best Locations for Thermal Power Stations in Iceland

Jan. 19, 2017 — A new research article gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power ... read more

Harnessing the Energy of Fireworks for Fuel

Jan. 18, 2017 — The world relies heavily on gasoline and other hydrocarbons to power its cars and trucks. In search of an alternative fuel type, some researchers are turning to the stuff of fireworks and explosives: ... read more

Extreme Space Weather-Induced Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily

Jan. 18, 2017 — The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the loss from indirect costs outside the blackout zone, ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Bringing mobility into Germany’s transition to a new energy economy is a complex undertaking. While carmakers are developing more economical combustion engines and alternative drive systems, ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Solar cells convert light into electricity. While the sun is one source of light, the burning of natural resources like oil and natural gas can also be ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents, according to new ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers have recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. Their success is another step toward building a better ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — A new streamlined process could quickly pare down heaps of algae species into just a few that hold the most promise for making biofuel, say ... read more

One Radiator to Heat a Whole Floor

Jan. 12, 2017 — Saving energy from building highly insulated homes — often called passive homes or zero-emissions homes — makes sense for the climate and for the homeowner's pocketbook. But what happens if ... read more

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