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Advanced technology for saving up to 40% of household energy

Goal of the European EURECA project is to develop cogeneration energy technology in the home, anticipating thus energy savings of up to 40%. EURECA focuses on obtaining a cheaper design for fuel cells using new technologies for materials which are cleaner and more efficient than other micro-cogeneration techniques.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013

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DOE supports truSolar's efforts to develop open source risk scoring standards and rating criteria for solar projects

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories extend their support for the truSolar Working Group's efforts to develop uniform open source risk scoring standards and rating criteria for solar projects that will facilitate lower transaction and capital costs, and improve project finance liquidity within the commercial and industrial solar segment.

Posted: Apr 17th, 2013

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Study focused on afterlife of electric vehicle batteries

Once they've finished powering electric vehicles for hundreds of thousands of miles, it may not be the end of the road for automotive batteries, which researchers believe can provide continued benefits for consumers, automakers and the environment.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2013

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Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae

New research results from Uppsala University instil hope of efficient hydrogen production with green algae being possible in the future, despite the prevailing scepticism based on previous research. The study, which is published today in the esteemed journal PNAS, changes the view on the ability of green algae - which is good news.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2013

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The future of our energy

When it comes to sustainable energy supplies hydroelectric plants are usually the best solution, according to researchers who have reviewed the economic, social and environmental impact of fuel provision.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2013

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Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise

With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise this century. The research team found that reductions in four pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could temporarily forestall the rate of sea level rise by roughly 25 to 50 percent.

Posted: Apr 14th, 2013

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Better batteries from waste sulfur

A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, including optical uses.

Posted: Apr 14th, 2013

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