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Transitioning to renewable energy systems might not entail a decline in net energy

Energy researchers have been trying to understand the implications of a transition to fully renewable energy for decades. Some past studies suggested that technologies to generate energy from renewable energy sources, such ...

Energy & Green Tech

New carbon nitride membrane improves lithium extraction from salt lakes

In a breakthrough for lithium recovery technologies, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with collaborators, have developed a ...

Business

Researchers identify legislation as the main obstacle to the development of energy communities

A study published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) shows that the number of community projects that produce and use their own power varies greatly from one European ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Greener electronics being developed to reduce unsustainably high levels of e-waste

Greener sensors, circuit boards and other electronic devices are being developed by EU researchers to reduce unsustainably high levels of e-waste.

Energy & Green Tech

California drives toward an electric future

The pressure is on for California to meet its clean-vehicle goals. In less than two years, 35% of vehicles sold must have zero tailpipe emissions. And by 2035, all light-duty vehicles sold must be zero-emissions.

Energy & Green Tech

Cooking with solar ovens in sub-Saharan Africa

Although sub-Saharan areas may seem perfect for solar ovens, many people use wood or coal as the main source of energy for cooking, especially in areas that are not connected to the power grid.

Energy & Green Tech

Developing high-efficiency colored solar panels for buildings

The energy transition in Germany, Europe, and across the world is driving robust demand for solar panels. Alongside high energy yields, aesthetics and acceptance are also increasingly important factors. To accommodate these ...