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Electric, Energy Consumption

New, electricity-free desalination method shows promise

May 20, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Researchers from The Australian National University have proposed a new method for desalinating water that avoids many of the unwanted side effects of traditional desalinating techniques and that reduces the energy required by about 80%. Freshwater is becoming a critical […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

The True Cost: Deploying Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Nationwide

May 15, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

When President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021, he announced a goal to install 500,000 new electric vehicle chargers across the nation by 2030. The Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office has tasked the experts at Idaho National […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Scientists determine disorder improves lithium-ion battery life

May 8, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

What determines the cycle life of batteries? And, more importantly, how can we extend it? An international research team led by TU Delft has discovered that local disorder in the oxide cathode material increases the number of times Li-ion batteries […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Electricity from farm waste: How biogas could help Malawians with no power

May 2, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people (more than 50% of the population) are without access to electricity. Malawi has one of the world’s lowest electricity access rates—just 14.1% of the total population have access to the main grid. In […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

California battery storage increasing rapidly, but not enough to end blackouts, Gov. Newsom says

April 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Gov. Gavin Newsom said on April 25 that California continued to rapidly add the battery storage that is crucial to the transition to cleaner energy, but admitted it was still not enough to avoid blackouts during heat waves. Standing in […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

How to Provide Reliable and Resilient Electricity Amid Today’s Changing Climate

April 22, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The United Nations has gone on record to spotlight the negative effects of climate change that have affected the world in recent years. The group stated, “destructive storms have become more intense and more frequent in many regions … while […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewables & Electric Cars Helped Limit Increases Of Carbon Emissions In 2023

March 6, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The latest report from the IEA (International Energy Agency) says the increase in global greenhouse gas emissions would have been much greater in 2023 were it not for renewable energy and electric cars. As it was, emissions went up 1.1%, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Nordex stake fuels earnings surge at Acciona

March 1, 2024

Via: reNews

Acciona Energia saw its full-year 2023 revenues and profits increase, driven in part by its acquisition of a stake in turbine manufacturer Nordex. Acciona’s revenue rose 52% in 2023 compared to 2022 to reach €17.02bn and a net profit of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Elements Green wraps up talks on 800MW site

March 1, 2024

Via: reNews

Elements Green has completed the stage one consultation for its 800MW Great North Road solar farm north-west of Newark. The consultation aimed to present early-stage proposals, and allow local communities to influence the scheme from an early stage. The consultation […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scalable photoelectrochemical system for solar hydrogen possible, if made from efficient all-perovskite materials

February 28, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Our recent article published in Nature Energy relates our first attempt at the development of a scalable photoelectrochemical (PEC) system to produce green hydrogen. Based on our critical review (previous review article; Chemical Society Reviews, 2019), there are challenges associated […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Customizing sulfone electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries improves their safety and performance

February 27, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In our technologically dependent society, the mobility, dependability, and safety of our devices—including phones and laptops—are critical. Just as important is our ability to easily charge and recharge these devices so they are available when we need them. To do […]


News and Policies, World

North Africa’s Renewable Potential and Strategic Location Reinforce Its Role in Energy Transition

February 26, 2024

Via: IRENA

North Africa – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Sudan – faces significant challenges due to climate change, which increasingly disrupts the region’s economies that rely on agriculture, fishery and tourism. Climate mitigation efforts, including renewable energy deployment is therefore […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Lithium-Air EV Batteries Tapped For Net Zero Economy Of The Future

February 26, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The search for new high-performing, ultra-energy dense EV batteries has taken off in some interesting directions. The latest news involves lithium-air batteries, a field that seemed destined for the dustbin of automotive history just a few years ago. Nevertheless, the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

1 GWh Energy Storage Project In Arizona Gets $559 Million In Financing

February 23, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Strata Clean Energy has secured $559 million in financing for its 255 MW/1,020 MWh Scatter Wash battery storage complex. Strata broke ground on the Phoenix, AZ, energy storage project in January of this year. The huge battery storage complex is […]


News and Policies, State

How the world can achieve climate goals with clean hydrogen production

February 23, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Driving on hydrogen and using it to heat our homes could be a solution to the climate problem. At least, if we start producing it in the right, clean way. Leiden researchers mapped out the global environmental impact of hydrogen […]


News and Policies, State

Circle K breaks ground on its first NEVI-founded EV charger in Kentucky

February 22, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

The Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear and the Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt were present at the groundbreaking of the first NEVI EV charging site in the Southeastern U.S., at a Circle K location. Located in the city of Richmond, […]


News and Policies, World

EU Regulations Restricting Imports of Renewable Natural Gas and Green Hydrogen Derivative Products

February 21, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The European Commission (EC) is in the process of implementing its “Union database,” or UDB, to track all renewable gases and liquid fuels. Gases and fuels, whether produced in the European Union (EU) or imported, will need to be registered […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Ionity achieves 600 EV charging locations milestone

February 21, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

Ionity has officially established 600 electric vehicle (EV) charging locations across Europe thanks to its most recent opening. The company has opened its first public high-power charging station in Northern Ireland. The new site in Toome is a comprehensive motorway […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Ineos plans July opening for Belgium PV project

February 19, 2024

Via: reNews

Ineos Inovyn has confirmed that its 60MW solar farm in Belgium will come online in July 2024. The project is being developed with PerPetum Energy & Green4Power and will supply power exclusively to the Jemeppe production site, which employs over […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Poland welcomes first Shell Recharge fast chargers

February 16, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

The first Shell Recharge fast chargers have been launched in Poland at three of the brand’s service stations in Trzcianka, Sekocin Stary, and Radomsk. This first rollout is part of the company’s plans to further expand the Shell Recharge network […]