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Helping to bring energy prices down and keep the lights on

Researchers at the University of Oxford have launched a five-year programme to investigate ways of relieving peak demands on the UK's electricity grid that also might make energy bills cheaper too.

Meeting the electric vehicle challenge

From an environmental perspective, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) are good because they produce little to no greenhouse gases. From a driver's perspective, though, EVs can cause "range anxiety" – that is, worrying ...

Power grids need a paradigm change, say engineers

Power grids have to meet ever higher requirements, therefore we should radically reconsider the way they work. TU Wien presents "LINK", a completely new approach.

Cyberwar is here to stay

Last week, The New York Times revealed that the Obama administration had prepared a cyberattack plan to be carried out against Iran in the event diplomatic negotiations failed to limit that country's nuclear weapons development.

Realistic data needed to evolve the 21st century power grid

Say you have a great new theory or technology to improve the nation's energy backbone—the electric grid. Wouldn't it be great to test it against a model complete with details that would tell you how your ideas would work? ...

Going off grid: Researchers tackle rural electrification

More than 300 million people in India have no access to grid electricity, and the problem is especially acute in rural communities, which can be difficult and expensive to reach with grid power.

Charging an electric car as fast as filling a tank of gas

Electric cars will only be truly competitive when it doesn't take longer to charge them than it does to fill a gas tank. The storage capacity of batteries is improving exponentially, but the power grid is the weak link: how ...

Smart Grid can help with prime-time charging of EVs

Norway leads the world in new car sales of electric vehicles, but how will charging all those EVs affect the Norwegian energy supply? Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are helping to develop ...

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