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Electron-producing microbes power sustainable wastewater treatment

Researchers have developed a sustainable wastewater treatment system that relies on electron-producing microbial communities to clean the water. The work could someday lead to reduced reliance on the energy-intensive processes that are used to move and treat wastewater, which accounts for as much as two percent of the total electrical energy consumption in the United…

Engineers go microbial to store energy, sequester CO2

By borrowing nature’s blueprints for photosynthesis, bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun – while sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide to use later as a biofuel. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Shuttering fossil fuel power plants may cost less than expected

Decarbonizing US electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many facilities are nearing the end of their operational lives. Read Full…

Hydrogen-powered heavy duty vehicles could contribute significantly to achieving climate goals

A partial transition of German road transport to hydrogen energy is among the possibilities being discussed to help meet national climate targets. Researcher have examined the hypothetical transition to a hydrogen-powered transport sector through several scenarios. Their conclusion: A shift towards hydrogen-powered mobility could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and greatly improve air quality –…

Policy, not tech, spurred Danish dominance in wind energy

In a new study focused on Denmark, a global leader in wind energy – a relatively mature and low-cost renewable technology – researchers found that government policies have been the primary driver of that industry’s growth and development. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Scientists generate realistic storm turbulence in the lab

Turbulence is an omnipresent phenomenon – and one of the great mysteries of physics. A research team has now succeeded in generating realistic storm turbulence in the wind tunnel of the Center for Wind Energy Research (ForWind). Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Two’s a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don’t mix

If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power, the findings of a major new energy study concludes. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Decent living for all does not have to cost the Earth

A new study reveals that decent living standards could be provided to the entire global population of 10 billion that is expected to be reached by 2050, for less than 40% of today’s global energy. This is roughly 25% of that forecast by the International Energy Agency if current trends continue. This level of global…

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