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Wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries – which are now helping to lead the way for advancements in self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations. The Purdue team, led by Wenzhuo

2019-03-20T07:32:55-05:00Tags: |

Wales: ‘Radical’ plan could deliver 100 per cent renewable power by 2035

Wales could shift to 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2035, creating over 20,000 jobs and delivering a £7.4bn economic boost for the country's economy. That is the headline conclusion from a new report released last week by the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) as part of the think tank's Re-Energising Wales project, which argues

2019-03-19T07:34:15-05:00Tags: |

The answer to the UK’s renewable energy future is blowing in the wind

Auctions for new capacity held in 2017 resulted in deals at half the price of those signed just two years prior, while we are seeing a steady drumbeat of new records relating to clean power production. Just last month, the world’s largest offshore wind farm began generating power. Anchored to the seabed 75 miles off

2019-03-18T10:44:28-05:00Tags: |

Q&A: Stanford energy experts discuss whether batteries can replace natural gas..

As the mix of energy sources feeding power-hungry homes, businesses and industry comes to incorporate more renewables like wind and solar, society faces a reckoning with where to turn when wind and sunshine die down. What will it take for greener sources not only to join fossil fuels on the American power grid, but eventually

2019-03-13T10:41:49-05:00Tags: |

New Mexico is the third state to legally require 100% renewable electricity

As Congressional leaders in Washington, DC remain stalled out on climate-related legislation, states are moving forward, even in conservative parts of the country. New Mexico is the latest. The southwestern state is the latest to embrace carbon-free electricity, passing a bill that will require all electricity from public utilities to come from carbon-free sources. The

2019-03-14T12:45:36-05:00Tags: |

Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries -- which are now helping to lead the way for advancements in self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations. The Purdue team, led by Wenzhuo Wu, the Ravi and

2019-03-12T11:21:30-05:00Tags: |

An Australian model for the renewable-energy transition

Australia is experiencing a remarkable renewable energy transition. The pipeline for new wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems is 6-7 Gigawatts (GW) per year for the period 2019-21. This equates to 250 Watts per person per year compared with about 50 Watts per person per year for the EU, Japan, China, and the United

2019-03-11T09:29:28-05:00Tags: |

Lawsuit challenges EU on ‘renewable energy’ definition

The European Union is relying heavily on burning forest biomass to meet its carbon emissions goals. And now it’s facing a legal challenge that’s sure to ignite debate on what it really means for an energy source to be renewable and carbon neutral. Plaintiffs from six different countries have challenged the EU’s treatment of forest

2019-03-07T08:06:19-05:00Tags: |

Wind Energy beneficial for business owners and environment

The Office for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy at JMU, formerly known as the Center for Wind Energy, works around the state of Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region to bring awareness to wind energy, solar energy and energy storage and efficiency. A grant given from the U.S. Department of Agriculture permits the office to find

2019-02-26T05:40:08-05:00Tags: |

The promise of a 100% renewable energy world

For decades, the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) has been promoting the development and application of solar energy technologies worldwide, and it is promising to lead the energy transformation to a 100% renewable energy world this century. In 1963, ISES was accredited by the United Nations and has been working with UN entities and programs

2019-02-27T07:08:55-05:00Tags: |

Sustainable: Energy disclosure ordinance stirs debate

Minneapolis residents may gain a sense of how much energy will cost when they buy homes and rent apartments if the City Council approves a new energy disclosure ordinance this month. The ordinance would do three things. First, it would require home sellers to complete two additional inspection tests and provide energy-efficiency information. Second, multifamily

2019-02-25T08:16:46-05:00Tags: |

A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

Thermoelectric materials, capable of transforming heat into electricity, are very promising when converting residual heat into electrical energy, since they allow us to utilize hardly usable or almost lost thermal energy in an efficient way. Researchers at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, published in

2019-02-21T15:25:12-05:00Tags: |

Universities in New York State Form Renewable Energy Purchasing Consortium

State and private universities in New York State banded together to form a renewable energy purchasing coalition. Called New York Campuses’ Aggregate Renewable Energy Solutions (NYCARES), the consortium includes 21 higher education institutions. The consortium of universities came together in late 2018 and plans to consider large-scale solar photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectric, and energy storage projects

2019-02-19T06:28:32-05:00Tags: |

100% Renewable Energy Across Europe Is More Cost-Effective

No pun intended here, but in this climate of scientific denial, it’s time to listen to independent research again! Energy Watch Group and LUT University combined their resources to work on a new research that proves the feasibility of a European energy transition to 100% renewable sources. The study has simulated a full energy transition

2019-02-13T07:12:53-05:00Tags: |

Heart’s energy to power life-saving devices

The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge devices that save our lives, according to new research from Dartmouth College. Using a dime-sized invention developed by engineers at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the kinetic energy of the heart can be converted into electricity to power a wide-range of implantable devices,

2019-02-04T08:07:53-05:00Tags: |

Renewable electricity accounted for 32pc of Ireland’s energy

Ireland is on its way to meeting the 2020 goal of having 40pc of electricity coming from renewable sources. According to new analysis from EirGrid, 32pc of electricity demand in Ireland during 2018 was met by renewable electricity sources; in Northern Ireland, the figure was even higher at 36pc. The figures in 2017 were 30pc

2019-02-01T09:15:42-05:00Tags: |

UMN collaborates with Puerto Rico to explore sustainable energy

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, many went without electricity for months. Now, students and faculty from the University of Minnesota are working with partners on the island to explore different energy platforms that could withstand future natural disasters. University students went to Puerto Rico this month through the University’s Global Convergence Lab.

2019-02-01T08:54:40-05:00Tags: |

An air conditioner powered by outer space

A team of Stanford University electrical engineers has developed a new device that could cool buildings while simultaneously generating electricity. If the prototype proves scalable, the technology could represent another possible pathway for reducing the footprint of the built environment, which accounts for almost 40 percent (PDF) of the carbon emissions of the United States alone.

2019-01-31T08:21:49-05:00Tags: |

Accelerating Decentralized Renewable Energy for 24X7 Power for All

The Government of India is closing on its ambitious goal of electrifying 100% of households. The achievement of this milestone will be significant for India as it holds the potential for accelerating positive development outcomes, especially across the rural parts of the country. The next frontier on electrification – as identified by the government –

2019-01-30T07:56:33-05:00Tags: |