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Falling demand for electricity has utilities burning the midnight oil

October 18th, 2019 at 12:02 am » Comments Off

  Public and investor-owned utilities alike are facing a dilemma: Americans are using less energy. Increasing efficiency and the shift to a service-oriented economy have combined to reduce electricity consumption on a per capita basis for several years running. It’s a trend that’s weighing on utility companies, and their bottom lines. Eight U.S. utilities had […]



First fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery is seven times more efficient than lithium ion

October 3rd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

 Lithium-carbon dioxide batteries are attractive energy storage systems because they have a specific energy density that is more than seven times greater than commonly used lithium-ion batteries. Until now, however, scientists have not been able to develop a fully rechargeable prototype, despite their potential to store more energy. Researchers at the University of Illinois at […]



This “Anti-solar panel” could generate power from the darkness

October 2nd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

A new poll confirms that the majority of constituents in the United States are still opposed to president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, as well as his overall views on climate change. According to reporting by Time Magazine, “while the administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of […]



Scientists have figured out a way to turn heat into electricity using magnets!

October 1st, 2019 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  Researchers all across the world are looking for ways to harness heat that otherwise would’ve been lost. They’ve put together ingenious solutions to trap atmospheric warmth and turn it into power when the Sun goes down and solar energy cannot be harnessed. However now, scientists have figured out a method to convert heat into […]



Home energy storage capacity breaks records in U.S.

September 28th, 2019 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

  Additions of new residential energy storage capacity in the United States reached a record high in the second quarter of the year, exceeding 30 MW, a new report by Wood Mackenzie says. The market for energy storage in the country is growing fast, the authors note, driven by customer interest and government incentives. In […]



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