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The Grid Reliability Myth
Science & Tech  (tags: power, electricity, grid, renewable energy )

Freya
- 25 days ago - ecowatch.com
On Aug. 1, 2011, a feral heat wave grasped Texas by its drought-parched throat. Temperatures remained over 100 degrees for 40 days--dozens of people died. Air conditioners all over the state struggled valiantly to cool buildings--much of their effort leaked
Reality Check: Germany Does Not Get Half of Its Energy From Solar Panels
Science & Tech  (tags: Carbon and De-carbonization, Electricity, Energy Security, Communications and Messaging, Solar Power, Utilities, Climate, Efficiency, Environmental Policy, Environment, Renewables, Electricity Grid, Energy, Energy and Economy )

Brian
- 155 days ago - theenergycollective.com
"Germany does not get half of its electricity from solar panels, instead the figure is around ten times lower. Last year only 4.5% of Germany's gross electricity generation came from solar panels, far short of 50%."
Taking on the Challenges of An Increasingly Electrified World
Science & Tech  (tags: Electricity, Energy, Energy Policy, IEA, International Energy Agency, Coal, Dirty Energy, Growing Energy Demand, Global, Renewable Energy )

Brian
- 256 days ago - iea.org
"We must get it right, but we're on the wrong path at the moment," she added. "Growing use of coal globally is overshadowing progress in renewable energy deployment, and the emissions intensity of the electricity system has not changed in 20 years..."
Help Shut Off NSA'S Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: NSA, electricity, Fourth Amendment Protection Act, Washington State, Oklahoma, Florida, Indiana, spying, intrude of privacy )

Dandelion
- 365 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
Thank you for supporting the Fourth Amendment Protection Act. If you're not in Washington State, Oklahoma, Florida, or Indiana (which already have bills introduced), you should work on advancing the same in your state.
New Research Finds Electrical Current in Plants - Clean Energy? - Via Why Don't You Try This?
Science & Tech  (tags: Interesting News, Science and Technology, Plant Research, Electricity, CO2 emissions, Nanotechnology, Energy Technology )

Victoria
- 432 days ago - whydontyoutrythis.com
Stanford engineers have generated an electrical current by tapping into and siphoning off the electrons of individual algae cells using a gold nanoelectrode. This is carbon-free bioelectricity with no CO2 emissions, by-products are protons and oxygen.
WiTricity Charges Forward With Wireless Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, concept, electricity, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, technology )

Frans
- 511 days ago - industrytap.com
The world disposes of 40 billion batteries each year; many lay corroding in dumps, polluting ground water. And take one look under your desk and you might get an idea of how entangled the world is in electric wire...
Unclean at Any Speed
Science & Tech  (tags: research, concept, environment, design, science, Elictric cars, fossil fuels, electricity, EVs, NewTechnology, energy )

Michael
- 565 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
Electric cars don't solve the automobile's environmental problems.
Scientists Hack Photosynthesis for Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: plants, electricity, discovery, research, science, scientists, environment, energy, technology )

Michael
- 616 days ago - mnn.com
As humans scour the Earth for energy, venturing farther offshore and deeper underground, a new study suggests the answer has been under our noses all along. Rather than chasing finite fossils fuels, it focuses on Earth's original power plants: plants.
Plugging In to Plant Roots
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, science, research, concept, design, plants, electricity, technology, green living, green sustainable )

Michael
- 717 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
Cast-off electrons in a plant's roots can provide electricity, a Dutch team reports. Now, through a spin-off company, it hopes to grow grassy generators on rooftops and promote decentralized electrical production in wetlands in developing countries.
Ecotricity's SeaRaser Tidal Power Generator Could Be the World's Cheapest Method Of Producing Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: , Cheapest, Method Of, Producing, Electricity )

Agnes
- 1092 days ago - zeitnews.org
Over the years, scientists have come up with numerous ways to produce renewable energy, however cost has always been a huge barrier to the widespread adoption of clean tech - the economics are still in favor
Pot That Can Recharge Cell Phone While Boiling Water Goes On Sale
Science & Tech  (tags: pot, recharge cell phone, energy, TES New Energy, electricity, voltage, National Institute of Advanced Industria, blackout, Technology, technology )

Naoko
- 1315 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A pot that can use the heat of a campfire to recharge a cell phone as well as boil water went on sale June 13 to offer emergency backup in times of blackout.
Making Light Work of It: The World's First Solar Power Station That Generates Electricity at NIGHT
Science & Tech  (tags: world, solar power station, electricity )

Anna
- 1329 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
It looks like a giant art project. But this symmetrical, circular pattern of mirrored panels is the world's first solar power station that generates electricity at night.The Gemasolar Power Plant near Seville in southern Spain consists of an incredible...
Using Microbes to Generate Electricity?
Science & Tech  (tags: Microbes, Electricity, science, technology )

Anna
- 1340 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Using bacteria to generate energy is a significant step closer following a breakthrough discovery by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Device Harnesses Wind Power From Passing Trains
Science & Tech  (tags: Wind Power, Trains, technology, electricity )

Anna
- 1390 days ago - news.discovery.com
When you think of wind power, you think of giant turbines harnessing big breezes. But industrial designers in China have developed a device that can capture the wind created by trains as they whoosh down the track. The "T-Box" device is installed between
The Traveling Wave Reactor: New Technology Would Use Nuclear Waste as Fuel, Eliminate It
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, nuclear power, nuclear energy, nuclear reactor, traveling wave reactor, bill gates, terrapower, science, energy, electricity, nuclear waste, nuclear waste disposal )

William
- 1416 days ago - enviralment.ca
Washington-based TerraPower is developing a new form of nuclear power called the traveling wave reactor. The experimental reactor, which would use nuclear waste as fuel, has attracted the investment of billionaire Microsoft Founder Bill Gates.
 

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