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Decarbonisation tech instantly converts CO2 to solid carbon

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of heavy industries.

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Study: Chemical nature of defects that cause trap states in metal halide perovskite solar cells

In recent years, engineers worldwide have been working to create alternative and sustainable energy solutions, such as solar cells. Solar cells made of perovskites, a class of semiconductors with a characteristic structure ...

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Bloomberg funds city programs to build new urban solutions

Bloomberg Philanthropies is supporting the innovative solutions of 15 cities to try to get others to use them as blueprints to battle the world's urban problems.

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Team creates supercritical carbon dioxide turbomachinery for concentrated solar power plant

Southwest Research Institute worked with government and commercial collaborators to successfully develop and demonstrate full-scale turbomachinery for one of the world's first supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power systems ...

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Chile court freezes multi-million dollar lithium deal

A Chilean appeals court on Friday suspended a million-dollar state lithium tender issued two days earlier that had generated controversy for coming just two months before the end of conservative President Sebastian Pinera's ...

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Photon recycling: The key to high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

Scientists from TU Dresden, in cooperation with researchers at Seoul National University (SNU) and Korea University (KU), demonstrated the role of the re-use of photons (known as 'photon recycling') and light scattering effects ...

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Why aren't we going full steam with carbon capture?

As early as 2005, carbon capture and storage was identified by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as one of the solutions for tackling climate change. So why aren't we going full steam with carbon capture?

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Exploring electricity regulation with equity and justice for all

Poring over the line items on your monthly electricity bill may not sound like an enticing way to spend an afternoon, but the way electricity bills are structured has a significant impact on equitable energy access and distribution. ...

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Earth, wind and reindeer: Lapland herders see red over turbines

On a gusty mountain crest, the Jama brothers weave between wind turbines that stretch as far as the eye can see, on what used to be their animals' winter pasture. Climate emergency or not—for these reindeer herders, the ...

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New materials for extremely high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

A group of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania synthesized materials that were used for constructing a record-breaking perovskite solar module, with an efficiency of 21.4 percent. This was achieved ...

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Germany faces 'gigantic' task meeting energy, climate goals

Germany's new climate minister said Tuesday that the country faces a "gigantic" task if it wants to achieve its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring sufficient energy for its energy-hungry industry.

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Making light work of emerging micropollutants

Carbon-based organic micropollutants in water can be removed by treatment with high-intensity pulses of light in a procedure developed and demonstrated by researchers at KAUST.

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Fusion's role in fighting climate change

Excitement about fusion energy is growing. The international ITER project in France, which counts China, India, Europe, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States as its partners, is starting to assemble the world's ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Rapid preparation of CdSe thin-film solar cells

The silicon-based tandem solar cell is regarded as the most promising strategy to break the theoretical efficiency limit of single-junction Si solar cells. With Si-based tandem solar cells as the bottom cells, the optimal ...

Consumer & Gadgets

'Ocean battery' targets renewable energy dilemma

A wind turbine sitting idle on a calm day or spinning swiftly when power demand is already met poses a problem for renewables, and is one researchers think can be tackled under the sea.

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Scientists reduce all-solid-state battery resistance by heating

All-solid-state batteries are now one step closer to becoming the powerhouse of next-generation electronics, as researchers from Tokyo Tech, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and Yamagata ...

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France, Germany 'agree to disagree' on nuclear power

Germany and France have "agreed to disagree" on the EU's move to label nuclear energy as green, German Europe Minister Anna Luehrmann said Friday, denying any conflict between the two European giants on the issue.