Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions

With more investment, better energy storage for wind and solar power could prevent extra energy from being wasted and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries money renewable-energy taxes

Battery gets ‘blue energy’ from ocean and freshwater mix

A new battery technology can capture "blue energy" from places where saltwater and freshwater mix and constantly keep itself charged.

Rob Jordan-Stanford | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries renewable-energy salt water


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

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

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

Strategy could turn CO2 emissions into useful chemicals

Capturing and using carbon emissions to make chemicals and plastics could help fight climate change, but there are a few caveats.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change emissions plastics renewable-energy sustainability

Dams and reservoirs are messing up the world’s longest rivers

Just one in three of the world's longest rivers is still free-flowing, new research shows.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | May 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change food renewable-energy rivers sustainability water

Schools get big savings when they go solar

Sunshine on school roofs across the US is an undertapped resource that could help the environment and cut electricity, benefits valued at $4 billion.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | May 6, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment electricity money renewable-energy schools

Tougher organic solar cells stand up to water, air, and light

A new method can make organic solar cells more robust and weather-resistant.

Karl Greenberg-NYU | May 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment light renewable-energy solar-cells water

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