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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Revov South Africa Goes Big On Second-Life Batteries For Stationary Storage Applications

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:57:59 +0000

Revov South Africa is going big on second-life batteries for stationary storage applications.  

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U.S. Department of Energy: EVs Emit Fewer Emissions, Better For The Environment

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 22:15:26 +0000

The Department of Energy has put to rest the myth that EVs are worse for the environment than vehicles that use diesel or gas engines. This is something like the 107th time that a reputable organization has concluded this

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Electrify Everything — Save Tons of Money!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 04:22:00 +0000

Running our energy system on renewable electricity will save every family in America thousands of dollars per year, create tens of millions of jobs and make our lives way more awesome

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US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:41:03 +0000

The energy system by 2050 can be completely transformed from where it is today, but we will need to really pick up the pace. We need to go from adding 20 or so gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar a year to around 130 GW a year for the next 30 years. This article goes through the numbers. 

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My Personal History With Global Warming

Credit to Author: Frank Semmens| Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 20:57:32 +0000

I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia from 1964–1966. Being an avid skier from the Adirondack Mountains in New York, I wanted to test my skills at the highest ski resort in the world, Mount Chacaltaya, a 45-minute drive from the capital of Bolivia, La Paz. At 18,000 feet above sea level, Chacaltaya rises well above the tree line. A small shack at 12,000 feet, warmed by a wood stove, housed used skis, moldy leather boots, bags of salted yucca chips, and bottled water

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ExaWind Supercharges Wind Power Plant Simulations On Land & At Sea

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 01:41:16 +0000

Suite of open-source, HPC-powered physics codes allows engineers to do everything but collect their mail inside a virtual wind power plant

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What’s It Like To Be A Climate Scientist?

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:13:20 +0000

“Katharine Hayhoe, Radley Horton, Michael Oppenheimer, and so many climate scientists like them are working overtime trying to solve the biggest crisis of our time. We asked them to tell us more about this incredibly difficult job, particularly at a time when the U.S. government is hostile towards many climate solutions.”

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