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Energy & Green Tech

GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system.

Energy & Green Tech

Retrofitting dams for more renewable energy in the world

Almost all the dams in Norway are built for hydropower. This is not the case around the world.

Energy & Green Tech

New research shines light on perovskite solar cell performance

The potential of a class of materials called perovskites, to enable solar cells to better absorb sunlight for energy production, is widely known. However, this potential has yet to be fully realized, particularly under real-world ...

Energy & Green Tech

China nuclear plant works to fix issue, ops 'within safety parameters' (Update)

Operators of a nuclear power plant in southern China are fixing a "performance issue" at the facility, but the gas emissions carried out to do that are within acceptable limits, its French part-owner said Monday following ...

Engineering

A novel approach to wirelessly power wearable devices

Advancements in wearable technology are reshaping the way we live, work and play, and also how healthcare is delivered and received. Wearables that have weaved their way into everyday life include smart watches and wireless ...

Energy & Green Tech

Using polymer inhibitors to enable larger dynamic windows

Dynamic windows are a valuable technology that can help to decrease the carbon footprint of buildings. Dynamic windows are a class of windows with adjustable tint that allow users greater control over the flow of light and ...

Business

Toyota targets carbon-neutral plants by 2035

Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, said Friday it aims to make its production carbon-neutral by 2035, replacing the previous target date of 2050.

Energy & Green Tech

Energy Secretary says US wants 'responsible' lithium mining

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said the Biden administration wants to see lithium needed for electric cars to be mined "in a responsible way" that respects the environment and Native American tribes.

Energy & Green Tech

Molecular coating enhances organic solar cells

An electrode coating just one molecule thick can significantly enhance the performance of an organic photovoltaic cell, KAUST researchers have found. The coating outperforms the leading material currently used for this task ...

Business

Researchers build supply chain model to support hydrogen economy

Over the past decades, the need for carbon-free energy has driven increasing interest in hydrogen as an environmentally clean fuel. But shifting the economy away from fossils fuels to clean-burning hydrogen will require significant ...