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Tiny Wind- and Solar-Powered 'Ecocapsule' Promises Ultimate Getaway
Science & Tech  (tags: sustainability, off-grid, housing, independence, renewable energy )

Freya
- 32 days ago - homes.yahoo.com
It's as if science fiction and all the biggest tiny-living trends came together and laid an adorably tricked-out egg: behold the Ecocapsule, a self-sustaining, low-energy, portable dwelling that allows users to live off-grid anywhere in the world.
Scientists Outline Research Wish List for Nuclear Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: Department of Energy, Nuclear Energy, Science, Electricity, Renewable Energy, National Security, Environment )

Brian
- 108 days ago - abcnews.go.com
The Energy Department is looking for ways to apply existing technology to nuclear energy and is particularly interested in how nuclear technology fits in with affordable electricity generation and renewable energy, national security and the environment.
The Grid Reliability Myth
Science & Tech  (tags: power, electricity, grid, renewable energy )

Freya
- 183 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
The Artificial Leaf That Could Power the World
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, breakthroughs, power, renewable energy )

Freya
- 311 days ago - edition.cnn.com
As Daniel Nocera gazed down on one of his experiments in what has come to be known as the "holy grail" of energy research, his response was to shrug: "Oh, that can't be right."
A Battery Made of Iron Could Improve the Economics of Solar and Wind Power
Science & Tech  (tags: Battery, Energy Storage, Efficiency, Wind Power, Solar Power, Intermittency Problem, Renewable Energy, Energy Costs )

Brian
- 380 days ago - technologyreview.com
"A new type of flow battery could allow renewable-energy developers to store power until it's most valuable. "
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
- 414 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..."
Scientists Use Infrared Emissions as Renewable Energy Source
Science & Tech  (tags: solar energy, thermodynamics, space, science, renewable energy, energy, climate, earth )

Alex
- 482 days ago - dailyfusion.net
Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.
This Is What the World's Largest Solar Plant Looks Like When It's Catching Rays
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, #Solar, Technology )

Brian
- 502 days ago - theverge.com
"NRG says that the nearly 5.5-square-mile plant is the largest solar project of its type in the world."
Steeling Ourselves For More Coal: Why Explosive Steel Manufacturing In China Matters
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Coal, #dirtycoal, #dirtyenergy, China, steel production, manufacturing, #climatechanged, renewable energy, technology )

Brian
- 526 days ago - thebreakthrough.org
"Last year China produced 708 million tons of steel. On average each ton of steel produced in China requires the equivalent of 0.69 tons of coal in energy consumption."
For Germany, It's Coal, Coal, Coal
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Coal, #DirtyCoal, #DirtyEnergy, Coal, Lignite, Brown Coal, Germany, #ClimateChanged, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Subsidies )

Brian
- 527 days ago - realclearenergy.org
"Germany's energy transition has also been a transition to coal: Despite multi-billion subsidies for renewable energy sources, power generation from brown coal (lignite) has climbed to its highest level in Germany since 1990."
The Energy Revolution Won't Be Distributed: Most Renewables Deployment Centralized
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, energy policy, renewable energy, #cleanenergy, centralization, #climatechanged )

Brian
- 534 days ago - thebreakthrough.org
"A renewables-powered future will probably require more centralized generation, not less.'
Carbon Conundrum Prompts Some Greens to Think the Unthinkable: Nuclear
Science & Tech  (tags: #climatechanged, carbon emissions, greenhouse gases, UN Climate talks, warsaw, COP19, renewable energy, developing nations )

Brian
- 587 days ago - reuters.com
" The lack of progress at United Nations talks to agree a deal to tackle global warming is calling into question the insistence of many environmental groups that low-carbon nuclear power can never be the answer."
London Is Building a Power Plant That Burns Waste Fat From Sewers
Science & Tech  (tags: Renewable Energy, Technology, NewTechnology )

Shaheen
- 774 days ago - treehugger.com
In 2015, East London will be home to a new type of power plant that uses a unique renewable energy source -- discarded fat. Yes, fat. Everyday, fat, oil and grease (FOG is the acronym being used) build up in the city's sewer system, causing blockages
The History of Renewable Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: Renewable Energy, A Sustainable Future )

Ben
- 1327 days ago - renewableenergyworld.com
We live in a world dominated by oil, a commodity whose true costs are rising every day. Scarcity of cheap oil, spills, lung disease, pollution, wars, and the empowerment of terrorist regimes all combine to make one thing obvious to all: unless you're...
 

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