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Battery Development Could Extend Electric Cars Range

It’s known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical challenges. Now, a novel design for a critical part of the battery

Hybrid Fossil Fuel/Renewable Power Plants

Another way for renewables to integrate with utility power grids is through the hybrid combination of fossil fuel and renewable technologies at the power plant level. Some experts expressed optimism that such hybrid technologies would become a significant part of future energy systems, although few

US Geothermal Industry Statistics

Installed geothermal power capacity grew by 5% or 147.05MW in the United States since GEA’s last survey in March 2012.  Seven geothermal projects became operational in 2012, including the first coproduction plant. Additionally, the first hybrid solar-geothermal plant went online this year, although no new

Innovative Solar Energy Use

Harnessing solar energy Novel approach yields both electricity and heat. Nancy W. Stauffer MIT Energy Initiative Source: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/harnessing-solar-energy.html MIT researchers have designed an efficient, potentially low-cost system that will use the sun’s energy to produce electricity and hot water or steam simultaneously. Their design is

Electric Vehicles – 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About

American’s daily round-trip commute is less than 30 miles? With many electric vehicles having a range of more than 70 miles a charge, they are a reliable and comfortable way for Americans to get from point A to point B. For longer trips, a plug-in

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is a process in which the heat energy stored in the Earth’s oceans is used to produce electricity. OTEC works best when the temperature difference between the warmer, top layer of the ocean and the colder, deep ocean water is about

Program Of The 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy 2012 In Ireland

Outline Program This program is provisional and subject to change   Wednesday 17th October 07.00 – 09.00 Registration 09.00 – 11.15 ICOE 2012 Conference Opening Session Mr. Pat Rabbitte,  Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Irish Government Ms. Arlene Foster, Minister for Enterprise, Trade