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 […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A California Institute of Technology study identifies long-term storage technologies that would enhance the affordability and reliability of renewable electricity. As more states in the U.S. push for increased reliance on variable renewable energy in the form of wind or solar power, long-term energy storage may play an important role in assuring […]

A new Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion sources, electric vehicles have a net positive impact on air quality and climate change. The U.S. and other more developed countries with air […]

Michael Shellenberger wrote about a year ago in Forbes magazine “If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?” For the past year the article has floated out there as more and more economic agony stacks up. Last week saw the business press reloading it and Anthony Watts WhatsUPWithThat page […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab scientists have developed a new method for reducing instabilities in fusion plasmas without triggering a fresh problem. The tokamak is the longest lived effort in fusion research to create a virtually inexhaustible supply of power to generate electricity in what may be called a “star in a jar.” Here’s the tokamak […]

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