Algorithm reveals the electricity consumption of individual appliances
Opportunities to save energy become apparent once you can determine energy consumption of single appliances without extra measurement effort. A newly developed algorithm provides assistance on the path to greater energy awareness.
Drought sees Rio's main hydro plant turned off
A major Rio hydroelectric power plant was switched off after water levels slipped below an operational minimum following severe drought, Brazil's national grid told AFP on Thursday.
The power of social media in massive emergencies
When a powerful earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province in 2008, the disaster was too catastrophic for authorities to stay on top of events as they unfolded.
Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars
Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.
Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher
A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on.
Amazon plans wind farm to power its datacenters
Long criticized by some environmentalists for indifference to clean energy, Amazon.com took a big step toward using renewable energy Tuesday, announcing plans to support the construction and operation of a wind farm in western ...
From ash to eco-friendly solution for hazardous metals removal
Scientists have suggested a new method to transform power plant ash into materials that could be used for nuclear waste treatment or soil remediation.
Russia sounds alarm as Lake Baikal's water levels drop
Russia sounded the alarm Tuesday as water levels in Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, dropped to record lows, with environmentalists blaming dry weather and overuse by local industry.
Offshore wind capacity in Germany passes gigawatt mark
Clean energy risks over oil price fall: French minister
The fall in oil prices poses a threat to global efforts to boost renewable energy use and lower carbon emissions, France's ecology and energy minister said Monday.
Abu Dhabi fund offers $57 mn loans for clean energy
An Abu Dhabi fund said Sunday that it will provide $57 million worth of concessional loans for clean energy projects in five developing countries.
World's most powerful electrical testing system unveiled
Florida State University's Center for Advanced Power Systems has unveiled a new 24,000-volt direct current power test system, the most powerful of its kind available at a university research center throughout ...
Air travel is safe and getting safer – whatever else you might have read
If you've been following the news it might seem like there's been a lot of air crashes recently. It might seem that flying has become a risky business.
How to make solar energy systems more widespread
Retrofitting existing buildings with adequate cutting-edge technologies is thought to guarantees spectacular energy savings, by about 50%. The objective of the EU funded project BRICKER is precisely to demonstrate such possibility. ...