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 […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a new battery technology based on a metal-mesh membrane and electrodes made of molten sodium. The technology could open the way for more intermittent, renewable power sources on the grid. A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of […]

University of Michigan researchers prepared a new study purporting climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century. The suggestion is it will cost billions of dollars more than economists have previously forecast. The study shows how higher temperatures will raise not just the average annual electricity demand, but more importantly, […]

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. […]

An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production using nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change. (Or we can simply take the risks of natural gas supplies driving electricity prices sky high when the price cycle turns […]

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