World’s Oldest Nobel Prize Winner Says His New Device Will Give Clean, Cheap Energy

Article Source: Science Alert Article Link: https://www.sciencealert.com/world-s-oldest-nobel-prize-winner-says-his-new-device-will-give-clean-cheap-energy World's Oldest Nobel Prize Winner Says His New Device Will Give Clean, Cheap Energy HILARY BRUECK, BUSINESS INSIDER 28 JAN 2019 Arthur Ashkin, the world's oldest Nobel Prize winner, favours comfort over style. When I met him in his New Jersey home, he was sporting a fleece-lined zip-up, corduroy [...]

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Early drilling indicate opportunity for geothermal heating in Budapest, Hungary

Article Source: Think Geoenergy Article link: http://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/early-drilling-indicate-opportunity-for-geothermal-heating-in-budapest-hungary/ Early drilling indicate opportunity for geothermal heating in Budapest, Hungary Winter ice skating in city park, Budapest/ Hungary (source: flickr/ Gabriel Hess, creative commons) Early exploration work with two wells drilled in Budapest, the Capital of Hungary, indicate the opportunity for development of geothermal district heating. We have been [...]

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Seawater to freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

Article Source: Tech Explore Article link: https://techxplore.com/news/2018-12-seawater-freshwater-solar-energy-low-cost.html Seawater to freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology by Politecnico di Torino Credit: Politecnico di Torino According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, [...]

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A new way to provide cooling without power

Article Source: MIT News Article link: http://news.mit.edu/2018/device-provides-cooling-without-power-1128   MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be used to supplement other cooling systems to preserve food and medications in hot, off-grid locations, is essentially a [...]

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Electric Heat Pumps Can Slash Heating Emissions by More Than Half in California Homes

Article Source: Greentech Media Article Link: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-heat-pumps-can-slash-heating-emissions-by-half-in-california#gs.GCeOAoY   According to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, published in the Electricity Journal, electric heat pumps should be part of any long-term building decarbonization strategy in California. “If you purchase and install a new heat pump today, you can expect emission reductions over its life of between [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Oregon adopts energy-efficient commercial building codes

Article Source: KTVZ Article Link: https://www.ktvz.com/news/oregon-adopts-energy-efficient-commercial-building-codes/865335718 SALEM, Nov. 14, 2018 – The state of Oregon has launched a new optional energy-efficient code to help achieve increased energy efficiency in commercial structures, officials said Wednesday. This week, the Oregon Zero Code Efficiency Standard was approved by the Building Codes Structures Board and adopted by the Building Codes [...]

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Harnessing body heat to power electronic devices

Article source: Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Article link: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-harnessing-body-power-electronic-devices.html SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2018 – If thermoelectric materials can convert low-grade heat into electricity, we may never need to charge wearable technology at home again. At night, most of us plug in a jumble of wires and devices as we charge our smart [...]

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2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey: More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months

Article source: Johnson Controls Article link: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/media-center/news/press-releases/2018/11/15/2018-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey MILWAUKEE, Nov. 15, 2018 – Today, Johnson Controls, a global leader in creating smart cities, unveiled the findings from its 2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, revealing that U.S. organizations are planning to increase investments in smart building measures including building controls and building systems integration at a greater [...]

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More efficient heating & cooling technology extends electric car range

Article Source: Clean Technica Article Link: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/08/more-efficient-heating-cooling-technology-extends-electric-car-range/ Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines use heat from the coolant to heat the passenger compartment. They also use the engine to run air conditioning compressors and power steering pumps. Since an electric car, by definition, has no engine to power things, they rely exclusively on the energy [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

German scientists research use of old coal power plants for energy storage

Article Source: Xinhua Article Link: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/10/c_137521635.htm BERLIN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) — The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will jointly build a research facility for energy storage called NADINE (national demonstrator for isentropic energy storages), the DLR announced on Tuesday. The aim of the research project [...]

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