Energy & Green Tech

Energy modernization as climate policy

When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin stabbed President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Bill in the back, he also "signaled" his support for the energy modernization and environmental elements of the bill. Of course, earlier, ...

Business

Better use of office daylighting can improve people's well-being

A Ph.D. student at EPFL studied the use of automated control systems for blinds and electric lighting to regulate the amount of daylight in an office, and found that such systems can cut a building's energy demand and stimulate ...

Energy & Green Tech

New modeling tool describes fairer electricity trade

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues have proposed a new model for the interaction of nations trading electricity and their network lines planning. Described in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, the model suggests ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Impaired-driver sensor could pave the way for safer vehicles

The bipartisan infrastructure bill recently signed into law by President Joe Biden includes a requirement for automakers to install driver monitoring systems that detect intoxicated or impaired drivers. Current systems rely ...

Energy & Green Tech

Microgrids and solar reduce risk of power outages

Climate change is fueling more floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms across the United States. As a result, aging power grids are being pushed beyond their limits, sometimes with deadly impacts. (In 2020, a series ...

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