Today two of the biggest power grids on the planet are connected by only seven small threads. Those seven threads (technically, they’re back-to-back, high-voltage, direct-current connections) join America’s Eastern and Western interconnections and have 1,320 megawatts of electric-power handling capacity. The seam separating the eastern and western grids runs, roughly, from eastern Montana, down the […]

A new National University of Singapore study reveals that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption. That in turn increases the pollution and carbon emissions that are co-produced in supplying the electricity. The study, set in Singapore, conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University […]

University of California – Irvine researchers assert that the United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation. The ideas are about immense amounts of money and very likely, deeply understated. According to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and […]

University of Delaware’s Yushan Yan and his coauthors provide an authoritative overview of work done in the areas of hydrogen oxidation and evolution, present key questions for debate, and provide paths for future innovation in the field. The team is aiming to tackle a fundamental debate in key reactions behind fuel cells and hydrogen production, […]

Stanford University researchers now propose three separate ways to avoid blackouts if an economy transitions all its energy to electricity or direct heat and provides the energy with 100 percent wind, water and sunlight. It a relief to know someone is thinking about reducing the risks of renewables to an economy. Renewable energy solutions are […]

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