- Could Candle Soot Power Electric Vehicles?
Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research published in Electrochimica Acta. The research reveals that candle soot could be used to power the kind of lithium ion battery used ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2015 - 6:30am
- Practical Policies And Embracing Technology Will Bring CO2 Goals Into Reach
Though activists want to retreat into the past and have less energy available for the public (which will impact the poor) a more progressive approach is to look to science and the future- but that will only work if there are stable policies in place. Oddl ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 12 2015 - 1:51pm
- A Better Way To Pack Natural Gas Into Fuel Tanks
A new way to store methane could speed the development of cleaner-burning natural gas-powered cars that don't require the high pressures or cold temperatures of today's compressed or liquefied natural gas vehicles. Natural gas is cleaner-burning ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2015 - 5:56am
- Green Fuels, Without All Of The Fossil Fuels Needed To Make Them
Using solar or wind power to produce carbon-based fuels is a self-defeating approach to making a greener world, but when governments decide to engage in advocacy rather than science, and throw money at problems, bad corporate habits are learned. Instead o ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2015 - 8:05am
- What Will Happen To Electricity In Germany During A Solar Eclipse?
Could a solar eclipse over Europe during the day affect the power generated by Germany's photovoltaic systems or solar panels, thereby challenging the reliability of the electrical supply across the country? A new analysis based on simulations and da ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2015 - 4:09pm
- Increased Natural Gas Exports Will Benefit US Economy
The gas boom brought about primarily by hydraulic fracturing has lowered the domestic price of natural gas so that the United States now has among the lowest prices in the world, and it has shifted the U.S. from a significant importer to a potential expor ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 31 2015 - 8:00am
- Climate Policy: Western Environmental Activism Vs. Energy Access For Developing Nations
Energy is the great equalizer. With cheap energy, the cost of all basic needs go down and citizens can have better culture and education. For too many Western elites, especially in environmental activism, the goal of reducing energy flies in the face of d ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2016 - 12:00pm
- Using Trace Methane For Chemistry Rather Than Burning It
Methane, the abundant and inexpensive natural gas, is often burnt off around the world at oil fields and refineries but it's a great energy source and base material for the chemical industry, if only there was a viable way to put it in liquid form, w ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2016 - 7:00am
- Abengoa Leads The Way In Showing Solar Needs Fewer Subsidies
I am a big fan of solar power. In Science Left Behind I argued we should be doing basic research to improve our capabilities in the technology so that it can be a viable end game for when fossil fuels no longer make sense. ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Apr 18 2016 - 7:30am
- Green Energy Makes Birds See Red
Renewable energy may offer the imagery of a 'greener alternative' to traditional energy sources, but that hasn't really survived in the wild. The moment subsidies dry up, so do corporations reliant on government funding. And mounting eviden ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2016 - 9:00am