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Affordability of batteries key to harnessing wind and solar power

PNNL report looks at promising electrochemical energy storage systems RICHLAND, Wash. – Future batteries used by the energy grid to store power from the wind and sun must be reliable, durable and safe, but affordability is really the key to … Continue reading

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The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today’s technology, in 20-40 years

If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneously halt global warming, reduce air and water pollution and develop secure, reliable energy sources – nearly all with existing … Continue reading

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Renewables and the Smart Grid

2010-06-25 Scientific American Wrangling Renewables and the Smart Grid: How Can the [USA] Federal Government Change the Future of Electricity? The commissioner of the federal agency responsible for electricity supply in the U.S. explains the ongoing transformation of the energy … Continue reading

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Wind turbines on farmland may benefit crops

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and dryer, help them fend off fungal infestations and … Continue reading

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