Tag Archives: Renewable energy

Space Debris, More Efficient LEDs, and Thinner, Cheaper Solar Cells


The Optical Society’s Renewable Energy & the Environment Congress highlights the role of optics in energy generation and conservation WASHINGTON, Oct. 25—Scientists and engineers from around the world will convene in Austin, Texas next week as experts gather to discuss … Continue reading

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The Energy Report


Two years in preparation, The Energy Report presents a provocative scenario, set in 2050, of a world run entirely on renewable energy. By 2050, we could get all the energy we need from renewable sources. This will solve most of … Continue reading

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Fusion power: is it getting any closer?


For decades, scientists have been predicting that, one day, the same process that powers the sun will give us virtually unlimited cheap, clean electricity. Are they wrong? A star is born. And, less than a second later, it dies. On … Continue reading

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Debate Continues on Smart Grid Benefits versus Massive Costs


Deployment to consumers‘ homes could cost between $338 billion and $476 billion over the next 20 years, but will deliver $1.3 trillion to $2 trillion in benefits over that period Deployment of smart grid technology from U.S. utility control centers … Continue reading

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Norway Plans Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Initiative for Poor


(Reuters) – Norway wants to channel billions of dollars to renewable energies in developing nations, building on a scheme to protect tropical forests to which Oslo has been the biggest donor, officials said. With cash to spare as the world’s … Continue reading

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No wind? No problem


Hurdles to integrating a variable supply of renewable energy into power grids are lower than most experts think. Variable energy sources such as wind and solar power could provide 19–63% of required electricity in many countries, according to the International … Continue reading

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Report Maps California’s Energy Future to 2050


California Council on Science and Technology Report Looks Ahead to 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Fuel Emissions from 1990 Level “California’s Energy Future – The View to 2050″ looks a generation ahead at what’s required to reach that goal and … Continue reading

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