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MIT creates an intelligent power supply lets hardware sip energy

low-energy Researchers at MIT have created a power supply for small electronic devices that “sips” energy by turning devices on with packets of energy rather than a steady stream. Most power converters release a steady voltage. This means they’re generally inefficient for small devices like sensors and other devices that don’t need to be constantly on. The MIT’s… Read More

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John Biggs

February 21st

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This battery is powered by bacteria

129788_web Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have created a “bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper.” The project is aimed at creating batteries for disposable microelectronics that can run for weeks using a little bacteria-rich liquid. “The manufacturing technique reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design could revolutionize the use of bio-batteries as… Read More

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John Biggs

December 23rd

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Will China Become a Leader on Global Climate Action?

Image: Ng Han Guan/AP

For the last few years, the United States has been a lukewarm leader on global climate action. Now, if President-elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promises, it may become the rogue state of climate change.

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Maddie Stone

November 11th

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Researchers Turned Fish Scales Into a Renewable Power Source

We eat fish and throw away the scales. But now researchers have figured out a reason those fish scales might be worth saving.

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Ria Misra

September 6th

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As Apple moves into the energy business, it gets approval to turn landfill gas into power

While solar panels and wind turbines are the two best-known methods of generating renewable energy, they aren’t the only approaches. The day after we learned that Apple has become a power company, we hear that it has just been given the go-ahead to employ a particularly cool method.

Landfill gas utilization traps the methane gas given off from landfill sites and either converts it into pipeline-grade gas or uses it to generate electricity. It’s doubly environmentally friendly, generating power from waste but also preventing the release of methane – a greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere …

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Ben Lovejoy

June 10th

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As Apple moves into the energy business, it gets approval to turn landfill gas into power

While solar panels and wind turbines are the two best-known methods of generating renewable energy, they aren’t the only approaches. The day after we learned that Apple has become a power company, we hear that it has just been given the go-ahead to employ a particularly cool method.

Landfill gas utilization traps the methane gas given off from landfill sites and either converts it into pipeline-grade gas or uses it to generate electricity. It’s doubly environmentally friendly, generating power from waste but also preventing the release of methane – a greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere …

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple Energy, electricity, Energy, North Carolina, power, Renewable energy

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Ben Lovejoy

June 10th

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Solar-Powered Airplane Solar Impulse 2 to Continue Round-the-World Flight

Over a year ago, the solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 started its audacious round-the-world trip —but it became so damaged that it had to pull up short in Hawaii . Now, it’s ready to fly again.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 15th

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Is LA’s Blackout Scare Just a Conspiracy to Keep the City Running on Fossil Fuels?

Last week a report from a coalition of energy providers scared the hell out of Los Angeles, claiming the region would face blackouts due to its catastrophic four-month-long natural gas leak. But a loud and growing group of Southern California energy experts are calling bullshit, saying this is just a way to keep LA dependent on natural gas and other fossil fuels. Here’s the theory.

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Alissa Walker

April 14th

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A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall on its surface, allowing it to generate electricity even when the weather’s bad.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 11th

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LA Will Face Blackouts This Summer Due to Its Gigantic Natural Gas Leak

Though the catastrophic natural gas leak outside of Los Angeles has been contained, the repercussions are still far from over, according to a new report. For weeks leaders of the region’s utility companies have been warning customers about potential disruptions to their energy service. Today, they’re telling Los Angeles to brace for blackouts this summer.

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Alissa Walker

April 5th

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