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 […]

Idaho National Laboratory scientist have developed advances in a fuel cell technology powered by solid carbon that could make electricity generation from coal and biomass cleaner and more efficient. Innovations in the anode, the electrolyte and the fuel allow the fuel cell to utilize more carbon, operate at lower temperatures and show higher maximum power […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists have discovered a new material, an alloy of¬†magnetite, that absorbs visible light and then generates electricity. The team of scientists has compositionally modified magnetite to capture visible sunlight and convert this light energy into electrical current. The mineral magnetite was mined to make the first compass needles and is also […]

University of Texas at Austin researchers have mapped the lowest cost electricity generation by county for the lower 48 states. There aren’t many surprises. Natural gas and wind are said to be the lowest-cost technology options for new electricity generation across much of the U.S. when cost, public health impacts and environmental effects are considered. […]

A University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) research associate and electrical engineering professor have designed a micro-wind turbine that generates electrical energy.¬† Their target looks to be an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large wind turbines are not possible. Smitha Rao and J.-C. Chiao […]

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