New Approach To Li-Ion Battery Efficiency At Stanford Puts Out Fires

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:15:32 +0000

There’s a new approach that is boosting the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries that also puts out fires — making the batteries fireproof. The new approach, according to scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is the reengineering of one of the heaviest components in batteries: sheets of copper or aluminum foil that are used to collect currents

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Climate Change Led To California’s Rolling Blackouts

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2020 03:40:10 +0000

Smoke over California Aug 2020California energy officials said extreme heat fueled by climate change, and poor planning, led to the state’s rolling blackouts in mid-August. The preliminary “root cause analysis,” released Tuesday by the state’s three central energy agencies, acknowledged they failed to adequately plan for the extreme ‘heat storm’ that shattered temperature records across the American West

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5 of California’s 6 Largest Fires on Record are Burning Now

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 03:30:47 +0000

This post has been revised to reflect the most accurate data on fire acreage in the 1980s. The original relied on data from the NIFC for 1980–1983 and the updated version excludes this period, as the data are less reliable. The 1980s statistics now reflect data from MTBS and CalFire

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