Energy & Green Tech

Tunnels to become carbon-neutral energy suppliers

After completion in about ten years, the Brenner base tunnel is expected to provide relief for transit traffic between Italy and Austria. The Brenner Base Tunnel Company (BBT SE) and Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe (Innsbruck ...

Energy & Green Tech

New research shows geothermal heating may have limited longevity

Though the Earth's deeper layers have been raging at thousands of degrees for billions of years, new research involving Florida Tech has shown that tapping into that heat to produce geothermal heating for urban regions on ...

Energy & Green Tech

Pioneering framework could reduce energy demand in buildings

Heating and cooling buildings is a large part of global energy demand and a significant source of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, and in the coming decades the energy demand for heating and cooling—also known as thermal ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Nanomaterials enable dual-mode heating and cooling device

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a dual-mode heating and cooling device for building climate control that, if widely deployed in the U.S., could cut HVAC energy use by nearly 20 percent.

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