News tagged with energy efficiency

More coal doesn't equal more peak power

The proposed closure date for Liddell, AGL's ancient and unreliable coal power station, is five years and probably two elections away. While AGL has asked for 90 days to come up with a plan to deliver equivalent power into ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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Splitting water for the cost of a nickel

A technique to create a material for cost-effective water electrolysis uses a simple chemical method for preparing nickel-based anodes to improve the oxygen-evolution reaction. Efficiency gains like this one developed by ...

dateJul 03, 2017 in Materials Science
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Using sunlight to the max

Materials called transition-metal carbides have remarkable properties that open new possibilities in water desalination and wastewater treatment. A KAUST team has found compounds of transition metals and carbon, known as ...

dateJun 19, 2017 in Nanophysics
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