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1. Negative Prices: How Green Electricity Destabilizes the Grid
(Feed Articles / Institute for Energy Research)
By Joakim Book, Guest Contributor — The views expressed by guest contributors are their own and not the view of… The post Negative Prices: How Green Electricity Destabilizes the Grid appeared first ...
2. North Carolina Tries To Clean Up Its Electricity
(Feed Articles / NPR - Environment News)
North Carolina's governor is promising to quickly cut greenhouse emissions but will need to convince Duke Energy, the state's dominant utility, to abandon coal and gas in favor of solar and wind. ...
3. From Cities to Soap, Recognizing the US EPA's Newest Top Green Power Users
(Feed Articles / REW - Hydrogen Fuel Cell News )
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its quarterly rankings of organizations that supply their electricity needs with renewable energy. You'll recognize a few of the new additions, ...
4. Financing Sustainable Business with Biomass Technology
(Feed Articles / REW - Bioenergy News)
As a carbon-neutral energy source, biomass technology is helping organizations generate electricity and heat while reducing their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.  ...
To curb greenhouse gas emissions, nations, states, and cities should aim for a mix of fuel-saving, flexible, and highly reliable sources. ...
6. Utility-scale Solar Installations Can Avoid Using Farmland, Study Says
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Across the U.S., the energy and agricultural industries are battling it out over whether to place solar panels or crops on large stretches of flat, sunny land. Now, a new study finds that developing ...
7. Fuel from waste and electricity?
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Technologies that allow the preservation of scarce fossil resources will pave the way towards resource security. The two main factors that contribute to a sustainable future industry are the source of ...
8. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Can Offer Cheaper Electricity for Urban and Suburban Areas
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of ...
9. Battling corrosion to keep solar panels humming
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical electronics and connections in solar panels, lowering the amount of electricity produced.“It’s ...
10. Turbine Breaks World Record for Wind Power Generated in Just One Day
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
A 722-foot tall, 9-megawatt wind turbine operating at an offshore testing site near Østerild, Denmark has set a new world record for wind electricity generation. The V164 turbine, built ...
11. Extreme Space Weather-Induced Electricity Blackouts Could Cost U.S. More Than $40 Billion Daily
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
New study finds more than half the loss occurs outside the blackout zone.The daily U.S. economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more ...
12. A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Next-generation solar cells made of super-thin films of semiconducting material hold promise because they’re relatively inexpensive and flexible enough to be applied just about anywhere.Researchers ...
13. 30% of Global Electricity Already Prepping For Rapid Decarbonization
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
A full 30 percent of the world’s electricity generation comes under the umbrella of just nine energy companies, and they have just joined forces to ramp up technology investments aimed at decarbonization. ...
14. Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Solar cells made from an inexpensive and increasingly popular material called perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique to sandwich two types of perovskite into ...
15. MIT to neutralize 17 percent of carbon emissions through purchase of solar energy
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
MIT, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation have formed an alliance to buy electricity from a large new solar power installation, adding carbon-free energy to the grid ...
16. Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet
(Feed Articles / ENN - Top Environmental Stories)
Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike.Now, however, flooring could be even more “green,” ...
17. Could California's gridlock generate electricity for the grid?
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
California is testing whether its heavy traffic can produce not just emissions and air pollution, but electricity. The state’s Energy Commission says it will spend $2 million to examine the potential ...
18. Stronger turbine blades with molybdenum silicides
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Researchers at Kyoto University have found that molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems.Gas turbines are the engines that generate ...
19. Renewables have the economic advantage over fossil fuels
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
A new energy market analysis shows the average cost of electricity from renewables is already lower than from fossil fuels, writes Alex Kirby. And as renewables eat deeper into the 'market share' ...
20. ORNL-led study analyzes electric grid vulnerabilities in extreme weather areas
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Climate and energy scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to pinpoint which electrical service areas will be most vulnerable as populations ...
Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power. ...
22. A battery inspired by vitamins
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Harvard researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind ...
23. WSU researchers determine key improvement for fuel cells
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Washington State University researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), a promising clean energy technology that has struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace.The ...
24. Electricity generated with water, salt and a 3-atoms-thick membrane
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
EPFL researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater, fresh water, and a new type of membrane just ...
25. Probing giant planets' dark hydrogen
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Hydrogen is the most-abundant element in the universe. It's also the simplest--sporting only a single electron in each atom. But that simplicity is deceptive, because there is still so much we have ...
26. Laplace's Equation: Mathematical Key to Everything
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
PHYSICS HAS ITS own Rosetta Stones. They’re ciphers, used to translate seemingly disparate regimes of the universe. They tie pure math to any branch of physics your heart might desire.It’s ...
27. Researchers find better way to 'herd' electrons in solar fuel devices
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new way to optimize electron transfer in semi-conductors used in solar fuel solutions.The ...
28. Using Tomatoes for Power
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity -- damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell that ...
29. Scientists unlock key to turning wastewater and sewage into power
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
As renewable energy sources goes, solar rays have historically hogged the limelight. But two Virginia Tech researchers have stolen the spotlight from the sun by discovering a way to maximize the amount ...
30. First Wave Energy Device in US Powers Hawaii Military Base
(Feed Articles / ENN - Environmental Science and Technology)
The first grid-connected wave energy device in North American waters started feeding renewable electricity to a Marine Corps base in Hawaii last week. In coordination with the U.S. Navy, Northwest ...
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