Fujifilm breaks record with thermoelectric material
Hydro beats nuclear and coal, beats oil and gas
Researchers in Italy and the UK have reviewed the economic, social and environmental impact of hydro, coal, oil, gas and nuclear power. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but of these conventional electricity generation ...
Fukushima operator TEPCO triples net loss forecast
Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO on Monday slashed its outlook for the fiscal year to March, warning it expected to lose about $1.29 billion or almost three times an earlier estimate.
A new clean nuclear fusion reactor has been designed
A researcher at the Universidad politécnica de Madrid (UPM, Spain) has patented a nuclear fusion reactor by inertial confinement that, apart from be used to generate electric power in plants, can be applied ...
A new point of reference for offshore energy development
A new Department of Energy research facility could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America's coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for offshore wind and ocean ...
Superconductors for efficient wind power plants: Researchers develop cooling system for novel generator
(Phys.org)—An efficient, robust, and compact wind power plant with a 10 MW superconducting generator is being developed by partners from industry and science within the recently established EU project SUPRAPOWER. ...
Engineers seek ways to convert methane into useful chemicals
With natural gas production rising, engineers and scientists are seeking ways to convert methane into useful chemicals. A finding in Nature Chemistry suggests a pathway.
Company unveils small personal-sized hydroelectricity generator
Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric
Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go.
Japan eyes reduced emission cut target
Japan may backpedal on its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter, an official said Wednesday, dealing a further blow to already deadlocked global warming talks in Doha.
Innovative method inexpensively and energetically efficiently reduces CO2 emissions
The "carbonate-looping" method for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2), which has been researched at TU Darmstadt (Germany) could reduce power-plant CO2 emissions by more than 90 %, while utilizing less energy ...
Morocco solar plant secures 300-mln-euro loan
Morocco's pioneering 160-megawatt solar power plant took a step forward on Monday, securing European financing agreements worth 300 million euros ($385 million), or nearly half of the project's cost.
Lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improve performance of condensers in power and desalination plants, research finds
Condensers are a crucial part of today's power generation systems: About 80 percent of all the world's powerplants use them to turn steam back to water after it comes out of the turbines that turn generators. They are also ...
Safer, more efficient, fusion-generated electricity is on the horizon
Fusion-fueled power generation has been the energy of the future for several decades.