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 […]

Swansea University scientists suggest that almost a third of the natural gas fueling UK homes and businesses could be replaced by hydrogen, a carbon free fuel, without requiring any changes to the nation’s boilers and ovens. The point is to cut back on carbon emissions. Over time such a move could cut UK carbon dioxide […]

A joint research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and North Carolina State University has clarified the fundamental principles for achieving the synchronization of power generator groups in power networks. Synchronization is vital for the stable supply of alternating current electric power. Synchronization of generator groups means the phase angles (timing of the […]

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