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Alternative Energy

Can Seawater Batteries Replace Lithium?

Jan 30, 2020 at 13:58 | Irina Slav

Lithium and cobalt: the two components of a rechargeable battery that have spurred a research and development rush may eventually meet their match in the future, in a simple element…

Which Industries Will Be Hit Hardest By Europe’s Green Deal?

Jan 29, 2020 at 12:51 | Ag Metal Miner

Heard of Europe’s Green Deal? No? That may not be surprising, as it was only announced last month. While it sounds like the latest fruit and veg special offer at…

Does Exxon Know Something About Biofuel That Its Peers Don’t?

Jan 28, 2020 at 14:10 | Haley Zaremba

Oilprice has been reporting on the long, drawn-out death of the dream of algal biofuel for years. A field once crowded with startups and hyperbolic promises of industry…

The Smart Cell Turning Solar Energy Into Hydrogen

Jan 24, 2020 at 17:28 | Irina Slav

What could be better than a solar cell that captures most of the visible light spectrum to generate energy? A cell that can capture the whole visible light spectrum and…

Which Is Safer For The Environment? Lithium-Ion Or Lead-Acid Batteries?

Jan 24, 2020 at 17:21 | Robert Rapier

Following recent articles I wrote on both lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries, I received significant correspondence about the environmental pros and cons of both types of battery. In this article I will use…

The Electricity Grid Of The Future Is Being Built Here

Jan 23, 2020 at 13:16 | Alan Mammoser

A Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week displayed the whole universe of systems and technologies that will be required for a post-carbon world. More than 100 providers of…

How To Solve Nuclear Energy’s Biggest Problem

Jan 22, 2020 at 13:17 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear waste is a huge issue and it’s not going away any time soon--in fact, it’s not going away for millions of years. While most types of nuclear waste remain…

The North Sea’s Most Important Energy Play Isn’t Oil

Jan 21, 2020 at 13:53 | Haley Zaremba

Things have not been looking good for North Sea energy. In fact, last November, Oilprice went so far as to declare that “North Sea Oil Is Doomed With Or…

Could Renewables Overtake Coal In China?

Jan 17, 2020 at 16:13 | Haley Zaremba

In September of last year Oilprice reported an incredible milestone for renewable energy when solar and wind power became cheaper than coal in most of the world. Now, a…

Is This The Death Knell For Nuclear?

Jan 17, 2020 at 15:44 | Haley Zaremba

It’s nearly impossible to discuss climate change and the future of the energy industry without discussing nuclear energy. Nuclear energy produces zero carbon emissions, it’s ultra-efficient, it’s already in widespread…

Five Clean Energy Trends To Watch In 2020

Jan 16, 2020 at 11:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

At the start of 2020, analysts bravely stepped out on a limb to predict how the turbulent energy market and energy systems will evolve at the beginning of the new…

Shell Aims For Dominance In $325 Billion Aviation Fuel Market

Jan 14, 2020 at 12:51 | Jon LeSage

Shell thinks aviation fuel will be one of the critical growth areas to explore, as ground vehicle transportation fuel and other segments are expected to decline over time. One of these…

The Unexpected Consequences Of Germany’s Anti-Nuclear Push

Jan 14, 2020 at 11:43 | Irina Slav

Germany, the poster child for renewable energy, sourcing close to half of its electricity from renewable sources, plans to close all of its nuclear power plants by…

Why Is The U.S. Military Funding This New Biofuel Breakthrough?

Jan 03, 2020 at 14:23 | Haley Zaremba

Trying to wrest energy from the sea is not a new trend. The science of tidal energy has been around since the 1900s, a new algal biofuel “breakthrough” is announced…

Is This The Future Of Solar?

Jan 03, 2020 at 09:31 | Haley Zaremba

Earlier this month, many of the world’s leading experts and authorities on climate change and clean energy met at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid to discuss…

Self-Healing Lithium Batteries Are On The Horizon

Dec 31, 2019 at 13:10 | MINING.com

Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed an electrolyte that could help manufacturers produce recyclable, self-healing commercial batteries. In a study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the…

Germany Aims To Close All Nuclear Plants By 2022

Dec 30, 2019 at 09:29 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Germany is going forward with its plan to phase out nuclear reactors by 2022 as another nuclear power plant is going offline on December 31. Power company EnBW…

The European Auto Industry Is Racing To Ditch Diesel

Dec 27, 2019 at 12:02 | Ag Metal Miner

As if the downturn due to a trade-war-induced slowdown in China were not enough, the European automotive industry is facing the challenge of a rapid switch from diesel to…

This Tech Giant Just Entered The Battery Business

Dec 27, 2019 at 11:56 | Charles Kennedy

Investors have been battling with the battery paradox for years. The answer might see us ditch heavy metals for something as random as … seawater.  With the global electrification drive…

Renewables On The Rise In The Mining Industry

Dec 24, 2019 at 10:17 | MINING.com

In a recent report, consultancy firm THEnergy stated that 2019 saw significant growth in the number of mining companies materially committing to develop onsite renewable energy projects. “The year 2019…

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