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Microalga-based bioplastics

The new bioplastics have high thermal plasticity and heat resistance, comparable to those of conventional bioplastics and petroleum-based plastics.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2013

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A game plan for climate change

Researchers have successfully piloted a process that enables natural resource managers to take action to conserve particular wildlife, plants and ecosystems as climate changes.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2013

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First Solar sets new world record for CdTe solar cell efficiency

First Solar, Inc. announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 18.7 percent cell efficiency in tests confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Posted: Feb 27th, 2013

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Rethinking wind power

The latest research in mesoscale atmospheric modeling suggests that the generating capacity of large-scale wind farms has been overestimated.

Posted: Feb 26th, 2013

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UN sustainable energy initiative could put world on a path to climate targets

A new study shows that reaching the 3 energy-related objectives proposed by the United Nations in their Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, launched in 2011, would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and, in combination with other measures, could help keep global temperature rise from exceeding the internationally agreed target level of 2 C.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2013

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Solar energy to get boost from cutting-edge forecasts

Applying its atmospheric expertise to solar energy, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is spearheading a three-year, nationwide project to create unprecedented, 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the Sun for solar energy power plants.

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2013

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