U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers make their case that millions of U.S. households would benefit from heat pumps. But the cost of installing the technology needs to come down to make their use a more attractive proposition. The findings, detailed in the journal Joule, quantify the costs and benefits of […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have shown that the sodium-ion battery has an equivalent climate impact as their lithium-ion competitors – without the risk of running out of raw materials. The transition to a society without fossil fuels means that the need for batteries is increasing at a rapid pace. At […]

A University of Reading team of researchers looked back at a model that predicted nuclear power would expand dramatically in order to assess the efficacy of energy policies implemented today. Results published in the journal Risk Analysis showed the team found simulations that inform energy policy had unreliable assumptions built into them and that they need more […]

A University of Leeds research team analyzed several scenarios to identify a potential solution to identify the fairest and most equitable way that governments can curtail energy use, a process known as energy demand reduction. The big challenge is said to be that consumers in the richer, developed nations will have to accept restrictions on […]

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences researchers have developed a new method to dramatically extend the lifetime of organic aqueous flow batteries. The development improves the commercial viability of a technology that has the potential to safely and inexpensively store energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Michael Aziz, […]

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