NREL Battery Supply Chain Database Maps Out the State of North America’s Manufacturing Base

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 13:55:45 +0000

As the United States continues to transition to clean energy, strengthening the domestic supply chain by increasing the availability of critical materials is paramount to enabling greater domestic manufacturing. This focus on securing the clean energy supply chain—in particular domestically—is a key part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) … [continued]

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On Carbon Emissions, No Contest Between Wind Farms & Gas Power Plants

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 12:44:26 +0000

Wind farms are already winning the low carbon race, and new carbon-cutting recycling and manufacturing technologies are also emerging.

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Scientists Set A Solar Thermal Trap To Snare Fossil Fuels

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 19:39:41 +0000

A new solar thermal trap can help pave the way for compact, efficient concentrating solar systems to decarbonize heavy industries.

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The True Cost: Deploying Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Nationwide

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 05:12:04 +0000

When President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021, he announced a goal to install 500,000 new electric vehicle chargers across the nation by 2030. The Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office has tasked the experts at Idaho National Laboratory to answer big questions surrounding this goal. One of … [continued]

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New Analysis Platform Shines Light On Utilities’ Solar Energy Future

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 05:05:22 +0000

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with three other national labs, have developed a free online platform to help utilities understand how solar energy projects will affect the operation of their power systems. This capability can increase utilities’ confidence in expanding their solar portfolios, … [continued]

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New Study: The Price Tag Of Phasing Out Coal

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 03:31:06 +0000

Coal phase-out is necessary to solve climate change, but can have negative impacts on workers and local communities dependent on coal for their livelihoods. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and Central European University in Austria have studied government plans for coal phase-out around the world and discovered that … [continued]

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Making Batteries Takes A Lot Of Lithium. Some Of It Could Come From Wastewater.

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 00:57:31 +0000

Most batteries used in technology like smart watches and electric cars are made with lithium that travels across the world before even getting to manufacturers. But what if nearly half of the lithium used in the U.S. could come from Pennsylvania wastewater? A new analysis using compliance data from the … [continued]

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Energy Storage Meets Schmaltz As Scientists Seek Sustainable Carbon

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 14:49:40 +0000

Chicken fat, feathers, bones, and droppings are being explored for sustainable energy storage materials and bio-based fuels.

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From Bones To Reefs: Pioneering Coral Conservation

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 10 May 2024 15:28:25 +0000

Recently I hosted Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson, a US materials scientist who is leading a global research project on coral reef restoration on my podcast Redefining Energy – Tech. In the theme of providing transcripts of presentations I’m giving in various places for people who prefer the written word, this is … [continued]

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Zero-Emission Zones Are Helping Some Cities Fight Pollution

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 05 May 2024 14:52:07 +0000

With growing urban populations and increases in cars, trucks and buses, cities are poised to experience more harmful pollution threatening people’s health and livelihoods. But some cities around the world are turning to an emerging solution called zero-emission zones (ZEZs). These are designated small areas of about 1.5 square miles to 11 square miles … [continued]

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