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Leveraging social psychology to overcome barriers to climate action

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A simple sensor system installed on existing high voltage lines helps grid operators increase capacity by as much as 40 percent.

Smart Powerline “Neurons” Boost Grid Capacity: Sensor networks enable 40 percent more electricity to pulse through the lines

Aging high-voltage transmission lines are a bottleneck in the power grid today, but what if a simple tweak could increase their capacity…

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We've lined up an electric and a petrol car and put them to the test.(ABC News)

Are electric cars better for the environment than fuel-powered cars? Here's the verdict

Whether you drive an electric car or are considering making the switch, you've probably been drawn into a discussion about whether they…

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Solar panels work near the small town of Milagro, Navarra Province, northern Spain, Feb. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

More and faster: Electricity from clean sources reaches 30% of global total

Billions of people are using different kinds of energy each day and 2023 was a record-breaking year for renewable energy sources — ones…

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