New Model Shows Where to Improve Power Grids
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New Model Shows Where to Improve Power Grids

The big question Energy generation from renewable, but fluctuating, resources like solar and wind can…

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Clues to Solar Cell Efficiency Found at Atomic Level
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Clues to Solar Cell Efficiency Found at Atomic Level

The silicon-based solar technologies that have been around since the 1970s have similar efficiencies—around 20–25…

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Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries
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Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits…

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Methane-producing microbial communities found in fracking wells
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Methane-producing microbial communities found in fracking wells

Deep in the rocky earth, in the liquid-filled cracks created by fracking, lives a community…

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New type of stadium lights reduces light pollution and complaints from neighbours
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New type of stadium lights reduces light pollution and complaints from neighbours

Sports fields used to be located outside the city, but as the cities have grown,…

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Recipe for deep ocean oil pipelines
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Recipe for deep ocean oil pipelines

Beads of plastic are melted and extruded into an elongated form, which is marinated in…

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Oil company additions to proved reserves in 2017 were the highest since 2013
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Oil company additions to proved reserves in 2017 were the highest since 2013

In 2017, a group of the world’s largest publicly traded oil and natural gas producers…

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EIA monthly survey tracks U.S. power plant additions
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EIA monthly survey tracks U.S. power plant additions

Every month, EIA collects information about all utility-scale power plants in the United States, including…

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U.S. state efficiency incentives averaged $24 per customer, ranged from $0 to $128 in 2016
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U.S. state efficiency incentives averaged $24 per customer, ranged from $0 to $128 in 2016

U.S. electric utilities reported spending $3.6 billion on energy efficiency customer incentives in 2016, or…

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New carbon could signal step-change for the world’s most popular batteries
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New carbon could signal step-change for the world’s most popular batteries

Scientists have created a new type of carbon that could make the batteries in our…

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