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IKEA Plugs-in 4 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Chicago-Area Store

IKEA today officially plugged-in four Blink® electric vehicle charging stations at one of its Chicago-area stores as part of its partnership with Car Charging Group, Inc., the new owner of the Blink Network and Blink charging stations, and the largest provider of EV charging services with more than 13,750 charging points in 35 states and three […]

February 21st

Earth Day 2014: Global Geothermal Leaders to Convene in Washington

Leading figures in geothermal power development will be participating in the GEA International Geothermal Showcase in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day, April 22. This includes speakers engaged in projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Switzerland, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nevis, Colombia, the United States, Iceland and more. “With over 30 speakers already confirmed, […]

February 21st

Solar-induced hybrid fuel cell produces electricity directly from biomass

Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric materials. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel […]

February 19th

Keeping the Carbon Capture and Storage Option

Australia should keep open the option to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS), in readiness for global calls for deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, according to the nation’s leading CCS research organisation. In a submission to the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper, the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) has called for […]

February 17th

Wind farms to blink only when necessary

This is potentially good news for the wind energy industry. Research News Feb 03, 2014 They can be seen from afar – the blinking beacons on wind turbines intended to warn approaching aircraft at night. However, the continual blinking disturbs many people. Beacons that only switch on when necessary find more acceptance.   Picture in printing […]

February 16th

Japan Smart City Operational Experiments in Four Regions

(Yokohama, Toyota, Keihanna [Kyoto], and Kitakyushu) Steadily Yield Results; Japan Smart City Portal Reports from the Front Lines The next-generation energy and social operational experiments that are being promoted in four regions in Japan (Yokohama, Toyota, Keihanna [Kyoto], and Kitakyushu) toward the realization of smart cities and smart communities are steadily yielding concrete results. The Japan […]

February 12th

Yissum Introduces a Novel Method to Develop Next-Generation Batteries

Novel sodium-ion battery provides environmentally friendly, economic and efficient solution for a variety of applications including electric vehicles and stationary storage for renewable energies One of the most pressing problems of modern society is how to convert and store energy. Lithium ion batteries have been the main energy storage medium for mobile applications for the […]

February 11th

NREL study: Active power control of wind turbines can improve power grid reliability

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system. The rest of the power system’s […]

February 3rd

New theory may lead to more efficient solar cells

UH collaboration on solar cells with Universite de Montreal published in Nature Communications A new theoretical model developed by professors at the University of Houston (UH) and Université de Montréal may hold the key to methods for developing better materials for solar cells. Eric Bittner, a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemistry and Physics […]

January 31st

First Solar Breaks Ground on 102 MW Nyngan Solar Project

AGL Project in NSW Will Be Australia’s Largest Utility-Scale Solar Power Plant First Solar today commences construction of Australia’s largest utility-scale solar project, a 250 hectare solar plant in Nyngan, New South Wales (NSW). Less than six months after AGL Energy Limited achieved financial close for project, First Solar today breaks ground on the installation of […]

January 28th

Water Management: Carbon Nanotube Sponge Shows Improved Water Cleanup

A carbon nanotube sponge capable of soaking up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficiently than previous efforts has been presented in a new study published today. The carbon nanotube (CNT) sponges, uniquely doped with sulphur, also demonstrated a high capacity to absorb oil, potentially opening up the […]

January 21st