Energy & Green Tech

How to have an all-renewable electric grid

The main solution to climate change is well known—stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We ...

Energy & Green Tech

California's rooftop-solar boom leaves equity gap

California leads the nation in the adoption of rooftop solar systems, but information on which communities do, and do not, benefit from these installations has been limited to broad income classifications and anecdotal observations. ...

Energy & Green Tech

Making local energy markets smarter

One of Europe's main challenges is creating a low-carbon energy system that's efficient and secure. Our electricity networks in particular need to be upgraded to a system of highly efficient, flexible networks that match ...

Energy & Green Tech

Modernizing New York's energy system

Any reasonably objective observer of the energy business can see the desperate need for change in our energy system. In the past week or so, we've seen political instability threaten supplies of oil from the Mideast as Iran ...

Energy & Green Tech

Holistic view of planning energy self-sufficient communities

Sustainable communities supplied by local renewable energy production are beginning to be established in the U.S. By using energy-efficient buildings and distributing means of energy generation, such as solar panels, throughout ...

Security

Protecting our energy infrastructure from cyberattack

Almost every day, news headlines announce another security breach and the theft of credit card numbers and other personal information. While having one's credit card stolen can be annoying and unsettling, a far more significant, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and energy retrieval for sustainable ...

Energy & Green Tech

Self-powered wearable tech

For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Now researchers from Michigan State University have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests.

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