Envisioning Swansea energy plant powered by tides in lagoon
Study reveals the give and take of urban temperature mitigating technologies
Life in a warming world is going to require human ingenuity to adapt to the new realities of Earth. Greenhouse-gas induced warming and megapolitan expansion are both significant drivers of our warming planet. ...
Groundbreaking analysis shows China's renewable energy future within reach
By embracing conservation measures and renewable energy, China can transition to an 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to rely on coal, according to a new ...
Bhutan, Nissan partner on electric cars
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has tapped Nissan Motor Co. to supply electric cars for its taxis and government fleet, hoping to reduce reliance on imported oil.
The high cost of closed-system urban farming based on electrically generated photosynthetic light
(Phys.org) —It seems a sensible solution to urban space constraints and a desire for increased local food production: transform abandoned warehouses into indoor farms, or construct purpose-built vertical ...
Kinetic battery chargers get a boost
New technology to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy has come a step closer thanks to research to be published in the International Journal Biomechatronics an ...
UK failing to harness bioenergy potential
The UK could generate almost half its energy needs from biomass sources, including household waste, agricultural residues and home-grown biofuels by 2050, new research suggests.
155 European cities join Bloomberg ideas contest
Unemployment, energy efficiency and obesity are the top concerns targeted by some 155 European cities competing to out-innovate each other in a lucrative contest launched by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his foundation ...
The measure of the universe through doppler lensing
There are so many galaxies in the universe that if you point a telescope in any direction in the night's sky you are bound to see some.
Tests prove electrolytic cells are stable at 850 degrees
Siemens researchers have demonstrated the long-term stability of ceramic electrolytic cells that are used to produce hydrogen. The results represent a step in the development of new energy storage systems. ...
Energy harvesting takes wing in merger of engineering and biology
A bird flapping its wings or a fish's deep dive may be pictures of nature in action, but in their elegant simplicity Michael Shafer sees the complex challenges of merging technology with a biological system.
Amidst bitter cold and rising energy costs, new concerns about energy insecurity
With many regions of the country braced by an unrelenting cold snap, the problem of energy insecurity continues to go unreported despite its toll on the most vulnerable. In a new brief, researchers at Columbia University's ...
Shale not a miracle solution for Europe
Shale oil and gas have had limited benefits for the US economy and their advantages for Europe will be even slimmer, a French think tank said Wednesday.
NREL report finds similar value in two concentrating solar power technologies
Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers deliver similar value for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, despite different solar profiles, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has ...