Energy & Green Tech

New report updates NASA on space-based solar power

Space-based solar power offers tantalizing possibilities for sustainable energy—in the future, orbital collection systems could harvest energy in space, and beam it wirelessly back to Earth. These systems could serve remote ...

Engineering

Piezo composites with carbon fibers for motion sensors

An international research group has engineered a novel, high-strength flexible device by combining piezoelectric composites with unidirectional carbon fiber (UDCF), an anisotropic material that provides strength only in the ...

Business

L.A. asks how to equitably achieve 100% clean energy by 2035

In 2021, after the LA100 analysis laid out pathways for the city of Los Angeles to produce 100% renewable electricity, the City Council and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power committed to pursuing the most ambitious—and ...

Engineering

Reclaiming carbon fibers from discarded composite materials

Minimizing energy consumption is a fundamental element in our journey towards sustainable societies, and advanced materials play a key role in this regard. Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) and carbon-fiber-reinforced ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers train AI to identify least green homes

"Hard-to-decarbonize" (HtD) houses are responsible for over a quarter of all direct housing emissions—a major obstacle to achieving net zero—but are rarely identified or targeted for improvement.

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