Ten ways to cut shipping’s contribution to climate change – from a researcher

The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.

Simon Bullock, PhD Candidate in Shipping and Climate Change, University of Manchester • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

Directed energy weapons shoot painful but non-lethal beams – are similar weapons behind the Havana syndrome?

Electromagnetic beams of the right power and wavelength can cause pain and zap electronics. Could they also be used to disrupt a person’s nervous system?

Iain Boyd, Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

Ten ways to cut shipping’s contribution to climate change

The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.

Simon Bullock, PhD Candidate in Shipping and Climate Change, University of Manchester • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

4 strategies for a global breakthrough on energy and climate change

Energy and climate policies aren’t always headed in the same direction, but if they work together they can tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time.

Dolf Gielen, Payne Institute Fellow, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Sept. 16, 2021 ~8 min

Solar cells that last 30 years could turn buildings into power plants

Transparent solar cells that are highly efficient and last up to 30 years could get us one step closer to windows that generate power.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

4 strategies for a UN breakthrough on energy and climate change

For the first time in 40 years, the UN General Assembly is convening a global summit of world leaders to talk solely about energy.

Dolf Gielen, Payne Institute Fellow, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Sept. 16, 2021 ~8 min

3 Questions: Daniel Cohn on the benefits of high-efficiency, flexible-fuel engines for heavy-duty trucking

MIT researchers propose a gasoline-ethanol engine that is cleaner and more cost-effective than existing diesel engine technologies to help meet vehicle emission reduction goals.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 15, 2021 ~10 min

Five numbers that lay bare the mammoth effort needed to insulate Britain's homes

Insulate Britain, a new environmental campaign group, is right to highlight the need for action on home insulation.

Ran Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Sept. 14, 2021 ~7 min

Electricity prices have reached record highs – and the time-poor could suffer most

Time-poor households, like single parent families, are caught between rising prices and unhelpful tariffs.

Timur Yunusov, Postdoctoral Researcher on Flexibility in Energy Demand, University of Reading • conversation
Sept. 13, 2021 ~6 min

Biden's proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

A decade ago, solar power was a tiny sliver of the US energy supply. Today it’s expanding rapidly – and the Biden administration wants to make it much, much bigger.

Joshua D. Rhodes, Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
Sept. 10, 2021 ~9 min

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