- Hospitals, Large Stores Could Use Natural Gas Fuel Cells And Get Off The Electrical Grid
Walmart, Costco and other 'big box stores' or facilities like hospitals could use a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below city streets and eliminate the electricity 'middle man', which is good for ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2015 - 4:54pm
- Artificial Lagoons In Swansea Can Harvest Energy From The Tides
The search for alternative energy sources in the age of climate change has overlooked tidal energy: a vast and unexploited worldwide resource. For three decades now, tidal lagoon schemes have been recommended as an economically and environmentally attract ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 6 2015 - 9:00am
- Dogger Bank: Submerged Island Is The Perfect Spot For The World's Biggest Wind Farm
Planning permission has been given for what could become the world’s largest offshore wind farm on the Dogger Bank, off England’s east coast. If fully constructed, the project will have up to 400 turbines with a total generation capacity of 2.4 GW. That’s ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 6 2015 - 10:25pm
- How Will The EU Energy Grid Handle The Surge During And After The Solar Eclipse?
The solar eclipse due to cover much of Europe on March 20 will be the continent’s first for 16 years. Back in 1999, as people stopped staring at the sun and got back on with their day they caused a power surge which still stands as a UK record – greater t ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 19 2015 - 1:04pm
- NRDC Says Your Xbox Is Causing Global Warming- But It Isn't
A day after Playstation announced that their players are finally getting an update which will allow them to quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up, a feature already available on Xbox, the Natural Resources Defense Council announced that Xbox players ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 6 2015 - 11:32am
- Biofuel Subsidy Pitfall: Carbon-Emitting Conversion Of Millions Of Acres Of Grassland
In 2005, environmentalists got what they and former Vice-President Al Gore had lobbied for since the late 1980s; federal subsidies to commercialize biofuels. Mr. Gore later admitted that he was just endorsing biofuels to get corn belt votes for his preside ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 10 2015 - 1:20pm
- Bioengineering: Bacteria Use Magnetic Particles To Create A Natural Battery
New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery.' The bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons from microscopic particles of magnetite. This discovery holds out the potential of ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2015 - 11:35am
- Biosynthesis: Renewable Propane
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. Natural metabolic pathways for the renewable biosynthesis of propane do not exist but scientists at the M ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2015 - 1:00pm
- Electric Car Batteries Down To Around $7,500, Maybe Be Down To $5,000 In 5 Years
The cost of batteries is one of the major hurdles standing in the way of widespread use of electric cars and household solar batteries. By storing surplus energy, batteries allow households to reduce power bought from the electricity grid. Unfortunately, ...
Article - The Conversation - Apr 14 2015 - 8:00am
- Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar-Powered Green Chemistry Rehabilitates CO2
A breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2015 - 1:00pm