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Balancing a Grid Supplied by Renewable Sources

Balancing a Grid Supplied by Renewable Sources

Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol ORNL, October 12, 2016 In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves

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California Spurs Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forward

California commits to getting half its electricity from renewable energy in 15 years News 1130, October 6, 2015. Image credit: CreativeMagic Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California’s climate-change goals on Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years. California already has

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Shuttered Coal Power Plants Find a Second Life

Gita Subramony for Zondits, August 16, 2014. Image credit: James St. John The EPA’s Clean Power Plan and competition from clean energy sources will likely cause approximately 30% of U.S. coal power plants to be shuttered over the next 5 years. That’s great for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, but it has the potential to

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