Always-on inactive devices may devour $19 billion worth of electricity annually
Approximately $19 billion worth of electricity, equal to the output of 50 large power plants, is devoured annually by U.S. household electronics, appliances, and other equipment when consumers are not actively ...
Artificial muscles get graphene boost
Researchers in South Korea have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles.
Global energy subsidies to hit $5.3 tn this year: IMF
The International Monetary Fund voiced alarm Monday about energy subsidies across the world, saying they were expected to reach $5.3 trillion in 2015, more than government health spending.
Students learn first-hand about energy efficiency at school
Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is a formidable sustainability challenge. And demonstrating it isn't that easy either.
'Dead zones' found in Atlantic open waters
A team of German and Canadian researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, several hundred kilometres off the coast of West Africa. The levels measured ...
Real-time data sharing can make airports greener and more efficient
Aviation engineering experts have revealed a new framework that could reduce delays, improve efficiency and cut pollution at major international airports.
Enhancing knowledge crucial to improving energy-saving behaviors, study shows
Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviours are to be encouraged among individuals and organisations, a study suggests.
New tools designed to achieve big fuel savings in fishing vessels
The 'GESTOIL' system is an economic, easy-to-operate piece of technology, and when actively used it enables significant fuel savings to be made. With this tool the skipper can from the bridge of the vessel ...
Enhancing the productivity of yarn makers
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a new yarn manufacturing technology that can increase productivity with less energy consumption.