Opinion: Betting on speculative geoengineering may risk an escalating ‘climate debt crisis’

Professor Mike Hulme and Dr Shinichiro Asayama from Cambridge's Department of Geography discuss the climate 'debt crisis' and why geoengineering may make it worse, in this article originally published on The Conversation.

Cambridge University News | July 18, 2019 | cambridge
~8 mins   

Tags: sustainability climate-change spotlight-on-sustainable-earth sustainable-earth energy

Device recycles waste heat into light to boost solar systems

New technology could boost the efficiency of solar power systems by converting waste heat into light.

Mike Williams-Rice | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment electricity light nanotechnology renewable-energy temperature

Enriching solid-state batteries

MIT researchers demonstrate a method to make a smaller, safer, and faster lithium-rich ceramic electrolyte.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | July 11, 2019 | mit
~14 mins   

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs lincoln-laboratory school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology energy batteries lithium-ion research dmse

Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mit-energy-initiative climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide research policy emissions china technology-and-society

Making wireless communication more energy efficient

Along with studying theory, "it's also important to me that the work we are doing will help to solve real-world problems,” says LIDS student Omer Tanovic.

Greta Friar | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems | July 3, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering wireless energy networks algorithms profile graduate postdoctoral research emissions industry students

1 change gets more power from wind farms

A change on wind farms can boost the amount of power they produce and make production more consistent—but it's a bit counterintuitive.

Stanford | July 2, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment renewable-energy wind

Getting more heat out of sunlight

Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 1, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering research department-of-energy-doe materials-science-and-engineering renewable-energy

Solar refinery turns light and air into liquid fuel

A new rooftop solar refinery pulls in CO2 and light and turns them into a liquid fuel.

ETH Zurich | June 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured air fuels light renewable-energy

A new way to make droplets bounce away

Engineers design surfaces that send rain flying away, potentially preventing icing or soaking.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 27, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe deshpande-center

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