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At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50% renewable electricity in 2025

At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50% renewable electricity in 2025

The Australian renewable energy industry will install more than 10 gigawatts of new solar and wind power during 2018 and 2019. If that rate...

One step closer to the conversion of CO2 to electrofuels

Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Columbia Engineers are first to observe how CO2 is activated at the electrode-electrolyte interface. Their finding shifts the catalyst design from...

Cover the U.S. in 89% trees, or go solar

How many fields of switchgrass and forests of trees would be needed to offset the energy produced by burning coal? A lot, it turns out. While...

The U.S. energy system uses a lot of water, but exactly how much?

How much water is used to fulfill the energy needs of the U.S.? To generate the energy delivered to each home, business and industrial entity...

New tool can diagnose ‘sick’ solar panels in real-time

Researchers have created a new tool that analyzes how well a solar farm is generating electricity. Diagnosing degraded, or “diseased,” solar panels would contribute to...

Flow batteries could offer cost-effective storage for renewable energy

The technology has the potential to deliver solar and wind energy quickly, affordably and at normal temperatures using a liquid metal made of sodium...
Europe’s policy to treat wood as low-carbon renewable fuel poised to harm global forests

Europe’s policy to treat wood as low-carbon renewable fuel poised to harm global forests

Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a "renewable fuel" will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm...
All-in-one solar-driven water splitting provides renewable energy source

All-in-one solar-driven water splitting provides renewable energy source

Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to...

Sucking CO2 from the sky for fuels

Someday, the gasoline you buy might trace its heritage to carbon dioxide pulled straight out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out...

New high-capacity sodium-ion could replace lithium in rechargeable batteries

University of Birmingham scientists are paving the way to swap the lithium in lithium-ion batteries with sodium, according to research published in the Journal of...