The winners and losers in Tesla's battery plan for the home
Tesla's plans to use its new battery storage system to power homes will provide households with more opportunities to reduce bills. But it will also cause headaches for the electricity distribution companies.
Japan eyeing 26% greenhouse gas cut: officials
Japan is planning to pledge a 26 percent cut in its greenhouse gas emissions from 2013 levels, ahead of a global summit on climate change this year, officials said Friday.
US West's power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change
Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be "climate-proofed" to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University ...
Japan court upholds nuclear power plant injunction
A Japanese court upheld an injunction banning the restart of two nuclear reactors, a report said Tuesday, in a blow to the government's ambitions to return to atomic power generation.
Pollen and clouds: April flowers bring May showers?
The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study from the University of Michigan and Texas A&M shows that the grains might also seed clouds.
Dispelling misconceptions toward older workers
One of the key economic challenges outlined in the recently released Intergenerational Report was the need to increase the workforce participation of older Australians.
Researchers develop a novel organic device for obtaining hydrogen from water and sunlight
Hydrogen has great potential as a fuel. Researchers at the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group at the Universitat Jaume I have developed an organic device reduces water into hydrogen using only ...
Electricity generating nano-wizards
Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts dreamed of efficiently turning heat into electricity, a field called thermoelectrics. Such scientists had long ...
Juvenile shale gas in Sweden
A new hydrogeochemical approach shows the juvenile age of shale gas.
Interconnecting distant NZ windfarms could be boon for grid
Variable winds—even in New Zealand's most blustery locations—make it difficult for windfarms to contribute more fully to the national grid, but now University of Otago research points the way to achieving ...