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Reducing Thermal Runaway in Battery Banks

Some challenges go unaddressed because we think a solution must involve advanced technology. A deceptively simple sensor system developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s [...]

May 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

Here’s why AI is so power-hungry

By Kate Saenko, Boston University This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a [...]

January 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Playing Ball with In-Pipe Energy

Portland, Oregon is known for being the home of water-generated power, but while you may think of large dams, we are actually talking about pipe-based water power. A while [...]

October 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

NREL Demos Grid-Scale Blockchain

In 2018 we documented the Brooklyn Microgrid and Silicon Valley Power pilots that use blockchain in multiple capacities including energy purchase and EV charging. Now, Wayne [...]

May 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

Finding the Better Battery

As demand for renewable electricity surges, so too does demand for efficient, safe and sustainable storage By Bianca Nogrady, freelance science journalist @BiancaNogrady For [...]

December 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

A Viable Climate Solution? Methane to CO2

A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit. That’s one of the hopeful visions outlined in a new Stanford-led [...]

June 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

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