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How to have an all-renewable electric grid

by David Timmons, University of Massachusetts Boston The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but [...]

October 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hydrogen fuel cells vie for the future

By Amanda Nelson Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series of guest columns on innovative energy technologies and opinions. Amanda Nelson is a senior technical [...]

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Geothermal: Key to Always-Charged Batteries?

Although currently used renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy are surpassing analyst expectations, geothermal energy is still considered the poor stepchild [...]

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Waste Plastic to Car Fuel…and New Plastic

We all know that plastics recycling can be a tricky business — in most cases it has to be clean and sorted properly, which makes it a burden for both consumers and [...]

September 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

InPipe Energy: Power through Pressure

It’s the new hydropower. Not dams, no reservoirs, just pipes. With help from Oregon State engineering researchers, an Oregon startup company is developing a system to [...]

May 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Squeezing Solar Cells for More Power

Sometimes it takes some out-of-the-box thinking to come up with a what seems like a simpler solution to a problem. Physicists at the University of Warwick have published new [...]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

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