Improved liquid battery: Longer-lasting materials could enable batteries that make renewables more competitive
Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.
Researchers report first fully integrated artificial photosynthesis nanosystem
(Phys.org) —In the wake of the sobering news that atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years, an important advance in the race to develop carbon-neutral renewable ...
New method to examine batteries -- MRI from the inside
There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived ...
Renewables can fill 80 percent electricity demand in U.S. in 2050
'Cling-film' solar cells could lead to advance in renewable energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- A scientific advance in renewable energy which promises a revolution in the ease and cost of using solar cells, has been announced today. A new study shows that even when using very simple ...
Battery support for renewable sources announced by Aquion
Experts say nuclear power needed to slow warming
Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power ...
Researchers pioneer molecular catalyser
Scientists in Sweden have developed a molecular catalyser with the ability to quickly oxidise water to oxygen. Presented in the journal Nature Chemistry, the results are a significant contribution to the future ...
Student research leads to method for developing clean hydrogen fuel
(Phys.org) —Recycling waste materials into new products is a common method for sustaining a green environment, but it isn't only limited to reusing old cans, plastics, and paper. In chemistry, scientists ...
Oil price slump puts at risk clean energy push, experts say
Falling oil prices could have a negative impact on global efforts to develop renewable energy sources, experts warned Saturday at a conference in Abu Dhabi.
Scientists create new battery that's cheap, clean, rechargeable... and organic
Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components.
Researchers use real-world data to model the effect of more solar on the grid
American electrical utilities do a pretty fantastic job of getting us electricity when we need it. In 2006, the power was out on average for just 0.03 percent of the year in the United States. But right now, ...
'Hybrid' nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions
Many efforts to smooth out the variability of renewable energy sources—such as wind and solar power—have focused on batteries, which could fill gaps lasting hours or days.