Different energy mixes will fuel plug-in hybrid cars
Few drivers know exactly which well in which country their gasoline comes from, and from an environmental standpoint, it may not matter. Burning petroleum from the United States, Canada, Russia or Iran would ...
Energy storage system deals with sudden draws on the grid
Time for a quick cuppa? When the final whistle blows, demand for electricity usually soars, causing a headache for energy companies.
New superconductor research may solve key problem in physics
Binghamton University physicist Michael Lawler and his colleagues have made a breakthrough that could lead to advances in superconductors. Their findings will be published this week in the prestigious British journal Nature.
First ever hybrid solar-coal power plant operating
Renewables account for 62 percent of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU in 2009
The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62 percent of the new electricity generation capacity installed ...
Transforming waste plastic into an alternative fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- Northeastern engineering students and faculty researcher collaborate on prototype of apparatus that could drive electric power plants without fossil fuels.
A roadmap for 'the only practical way to preserve the planet'
The United States could completely stop emissions of carbon dioxide from coal-fired electric power plants -- a crucial step for controlling global warming -- within 20 years by using technology that already ...
More myths busted about electric cars
I recently went to Finland to drive the all-electric Think City plug-in car (thinkev.com), which is already on European roads and coming to the U.S. later this year. To help it have a soft landing, Think CEO ...
Nixing new nuclear process
(PhysOrg.com) -- Risks of laser-based uranium enrichment outweigh rewards, says UCI economist Linda Cohen.
Solar energy production has enormous potential in southeastern Ontario: study
Solar power in southeastern Ontario has the potential to produce almost the same amount of power as all the nuclear reactors in the United States, according to two studies conducted by the Queen's University Applied Sustainability ...
Wind-power set to continue rapid growth, group says
The nation's wind-power industry showed record growth in 2009 and could see dramatic expansion if there was a national "renewable electricity standard," the American Wind Energy Association said in a report released Thursday.
German firm to build SE Asia's top commercial solar park
A German solar energy firm said Monday it would build South-East Asia's largest commercial solar power plant, based around 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Thailand's capital Bangkok.
Wind resistance: Analysis suggests generating electricity from large-scale wind farms could influence climate
Wind power has emerged as a viable renewable energy source in recent years -- one that proponents say could lessen the threat of global warming. Although the American Wind Energy Association estimates that ...
Carbon emissions 'outsourced' to developing countries
A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution finds that over a third of carbon dioxide emissions associated with consumption of goods and services in many developed countries are actually emitted ...