Studying the effects of crypto mining on Texas power grid

Cryptocurrency transactions may be costing more than just transaction fees. The electricity used for these transactions is more than what some countries, like Argentina and Australia, use in an entire year.

Energy & Green Tech

Study: Shutting down nuclear power could increase air pollution

Nearly 20% of today's electricity in the United States comes from nuclear power. The U.S. has the largest nuclear fleet in the world, with 92 reactors scattered around the country. Many of these power plants have run for ...

Energy & Green Tech

Doing the math on a solar-powered future

Physicist Anders Carlsson, at Washington University in St. Louis, and Sid Redner of the Santa Fe Institute have created a new mathematical model to describe the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective way to harness solar ...

Energy & Green Tech

What's the impact of charging EVs on a power grid under strain?

The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia doubled in 2022 and Tesla's Model 3 emerged as the best-selling mid-size car, the first time an EV has held this title. Despite these headlines, Australia is off to a slow ...

Energy & Green Tech

Q&A: Offshore wind power's last mile

Offshore wind power has the potential to provide all the electrical power needed by the Northeast with thousands of extremely large wind turbines located offshore. But one of the biggest hurdles to creating that reality is ...

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