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How buildings can cut 80% of their carbon emissions by 2050

A new model suggests that reaching this target will require the installation of highly energy-efficient building technologies, new operational approaches, and electrification of building systems that consume fossil fuels directly, alongside increases in the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources.

15 Aug 2019 Joule

Growth of wind energy points to future challenges, promise

Wind energy continues to capture larger shares of the electricity market; larger turbines and better maintenance are on the horizon.

13 Aug 2019 Applied Physics Reviews

Supercapacitors turbocharged by laxatives

An international team of scientists has worked out a way to improve energy storage devices called supercapacitors, by designing a new class of detergents chemically related to laxatives.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Materials

How much energy storage costs must fall to reach renewable energy’s full potential

MIT researchers quantify cost targets for storage technologies to enable solar and wind energy with storage to reach competitiveness with other on-demand energy sources.

7 Aug 2019 Joule

In the future, this electricity-free tech could help cool buildings in metropolitan areas

Engineers report advancements in radiative cooling in a new study in Nature Sustainability

5 Aug 2019 Nature Sustainability

Simulation technique can predict microstructures of alloy materials used in jet engines – before they are made

The findings have the potential to greatly advance the design of materials - made up of a range of different alloys - that are used to make products in several different industry sectors.

1 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

High-performance flow batteries offer path to grid-level renewable energy storage

The new innovation outlines two aqueous flow batteries, also known as redox flow batteries, which use chromium and organic binding agents to achieve exceptional voltage and high efficiencies.

25 Jul 2019 Joule

Picturing access to energy for all in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the largest electricity access deficit in the world.

3 Jul 2019 Scientific Data

More energy needed to cope with climate change

The largest changes in demand are due to electricity needed for cooling, and occur in the industry and service sectors of the economy.

24 Jun 2019 Nature Communications

Magnetism: An unexpected push for the hydrogen economy

For the first time, scientists have applied a magnetic field that directly enhanced the production of hydrogen via water splitting.

10 Jun 2019 Nature Energy

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