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“What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society?” – asks Dr. Stephen Hall, a Research Fellow in energy economics and policy at the University of Leeds (UK).
Date: 03/30/2015
Type: Article
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) may have developed a method that could lead to graphene becoming a new data storage medium capable of a million-fold increase in capacity over today’s hard drives.
Date: 03/19/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Since hitting the mass market about five years ago, electric vehicles have failed to take off, largely, experts say, because a robust network of public charging stations has not been built.
Date: 02/20/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
New research looks at how moral suasion compares to monetary rewards.
Date: 02/05/2015
Type: Article
Designers and researchers have come up with see-through solar panels that can be used as windows in buildings, white solar panels that can blend in with building facades or vertical wind turbines that blend into the scenery like these beautiful turbine trees created by New Wind.
Date: 01/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Why aren't more scientists emphatic about the risk of climate change? The answer can be found in a surprising place: the history of science in relation to religion.
Date: 01/05/2015
Type: Article
California is engaged in a major revision of the ways in which its utilities manage their distribution grid.
Date: 01/02/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Researchers at the University of Toronto have figured out how to make the process of spray on solar cells both cheap and fast. Light-sensitive dots, so tiny they're invisible to the eye, can be sprayed onto a flexible film and then wrapped on anything with access to sunlight.
Date: 12/30/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
By reflecting sunlight and transmitting heat through the Earth's atmosphere, Standford's passive radiator system can cool without any electricity.
Date: 12/01/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us. So what will?
Date: 11/20/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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