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Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Various Energy Sources

According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) about one third of US carbon dioxide emissions are generated in industry and power production. Considering that reducing carbon dioxide emissions is a key facet of climate change mitigation, it does one well to note which fuel sources generate the fewest emissions. According to data released by […]

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IPCC: fossil fuels out, renewables in to tackle global warming

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the coming decades is the International Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) recommendation in its latest report. This change is “affordable”, says the IPCC: it would knock only 0.06% off expected annual economic growth rates of 1.3%-3%, without quantifying the enormous health benefits of […]

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Decarbonizing the Future: Seizing Power for Global Change

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meets on measures to reduce the impact of climate change, the answer to the global problem remains clear: The world must stop betting on a dirty fossil fuel energy system and should instead double-down on investment in clean, sustainable renewable energy. While no easy task, the good news is that […]

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General Motors (GM) Plans $449M Investment in Advancing Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.   “General Motors is committed to building award-winning products and developing technologies in America, which helps to grow our economy from a resurgent auto […]

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Renewables account for 44% of 2013’s newly-installed generating capacity

Renewable energy’s share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to US$214.4 billion, according to a new report released today. According to Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 – produced by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the […]

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Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Will Surpass $26 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

The steady increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has led to advances in EV batteries, particularly those using lithium ion (Li-ion) technology.  While early hybrid vehicles featured nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, Li-ion batteries have taken over, particularly in the latest generation of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). According to a new report from Navigant Research, […]

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Lithium-ion batteries successfully pass ageing test

The BPT-S 5 Hybrid from Bosch uses lithium-ion batteries, which continue after years of intensive use to reliably provide households with electricity from its own PV system without the need for maintenance. This has now been proven through ageing tests, which have been carried out by the independent Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives […]

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NASA and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research Team up to Conduct Research for Batteries to be Used in Space

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio and the DOE Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) Argonne, Ill., are collaborating to develop next generation batteries for use in future space missions. The coordinated effort announced today combines JCESR’s deep knowledge of the basic science in energy storage research with NASA Glenn’s expertise engineering battery technologies […]

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Lithium-air battery has higher energy density than Li-ion

Researchers are reporting new progress on a so-called breathing battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology in electric vehicles. The team, from Mie University in Japan, presented their work at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ‘Lithium-air batteries are lightweight and deliver a large […]

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Toshiba’s Lithium-ion battery energy storage systems make Renewable Energy more practical

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has delivered battery energy storage systems integrating the company’s SCiB™, an innovative lithium-ion secondary battery to Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., for a demonstration project to expand introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands. The systems have been installed in substations on Tanegashima Island and Amamioshima Island, […]

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