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  • newResearch explores future energy security of China
    China needs to reduce its dependence on coal and improve the range of fuels it uses if it is to have long term energy security, according to new research. The study looks at the future of electricity supply in China and the issues it faces in reducin…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jul 15, 2:00am -
  • Wind energy provides 8% of Europe's electricity
    EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a report, the impressive growth o…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 12:19pm -
  • Economic slump, not natural gas boom, responsible for drop in CO2 emissions
    The 11 percent decrease in climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions in the US between 2007 and 2013 was caused by the global financial recession -- not the reduced use of coal, research shows.
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jul 15, 4:47pm -
  • Unique material created for the next generation solar cells
    Researchers have developed material which offers much cheaper alternative to the one which is currently being used in hybrid solar cells. The efficiency of the semi-conductors created by the team of chemists has been confirmed.
    - 14 days ago, 17 Jul 15, 1:21pm -
  • ‘Eco-towers’ will fight climate change
    A new generation of green skyscrapers could help alleviate worldwide climate change, writes an urban planner.
    - 15 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 8:08pm -
  • Is the energy system really ready for sustainable energy?
    New research into sustainable energy systems focuses on integrating renewable and nuclear power plants into the electrical grid – a topic high on the agenda for scholars, industry and policy makers.
    - 17 days ago, 14 Jul 15, 12:30pm -
  • Timber and construction: A well-matched couple
    For the last 10 years, scientists have been conducting research into building structures and materials (concrete, steel and timber). According to their latest piece of research, timber is a very light, tough material which is being increasingly used…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:00pm -
  • Barnett shale research raises new concerns about methane emissions
    Some natural gas wells, compressor stations and processing plants in the Barnett Shale leak far more methane than previously estimated, potentially offsetting the climate benefits of natural gas, a new study has found.
    - 24 days ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:58pm -
  • Switzerland's transition away from nuclear power
    Switzerland has a long history of trying to be as self-sufficient and energy independent as possible. Although its energy supply system has served it well in the past, the country is now looking to turn away from its reliance on nuclear power and see…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Jul 15, 2:20pm -
  • Autonomous taxis would deliver significant environmental and economic benefits
    Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality. And according to a new stud…
    - 25 days ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:41pm -

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  • Please Join Us at EnergyFuse.Org
    Dear Readers, I want to express a big thanks to all those who have read the EPIC blog during its seven year lifespan. Securing America’s Future Energy is excited to announce that it has launched a new blog and online platform for daily engagement o…
    - 45 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 3:24pm -
  • “Is Cheap Gas Pulling The Plug On Electric Cars?” A Response
    This letter by Tony Posawatz, President and CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC and GM veteran of 30 years, is cross-posted from CleanTechnica. While gas prices may have some short-term impact on electric vehicle (EV) sales, the April 22 article “Is cheap gas…
    - 78 days ago, 14 May 15, 2:33pm -
  • Iran Deal Spurs Regional Rivalries
    We are already beginning to see sweeping implications stemming from the proposed nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran in the Middle East and around the globe. Specifically, Iran’s regional rivals are starting to see the ten year delay on the coun…
    - 80 days ago, 12 May 15, 9:22pm -
  • Study: Flying Outpaces Driving in Fuel Efficiency
    Driving is more energy-intense than flying, a University of Michigan study concluded last week, revealing surprising trends about energy consumption in the United States. Lead researcher Michael Sivak of the University’s Transportation Research Ins…
    - 84 days ago, 8 May 15, 5:31pm -
  • Tough Challenges for China’s Bloated Oil Industry
    Talks about merging China’s oil companies into a mega-NOC that can compete with the likes of ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell have hit roadblocks. A few potential mergers are being explored, which would ostensibly help China’s four state-owned oi…
    - 84 days ago, 8 May 15, 4:59pm -
  • Going Local with Energy Security: Indianapolis
    “The politics of energy is warping diplomacy around the world,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, quoting former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a presentation he gave today at the 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Da…
    - 87 days ago, 5 May 15, 9:20pm -
  • Overcoming Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption
    Last week, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) released a long-awaited report exploring how policy can be used to address barriers to adoption for electric vehicles. In addition to providing a wealth of useful background information about the st…
    - 91 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:52pm -
  • Oil Security Index: Three New Countries, Spotlight on Saudi Arabia
    Earlier this week, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) released the second quarterly installment of its Oil Security Index for 2015, measuring the oil security of sixteen countries around the world. Countries are measured on key indicators, suc…
    - 91 days ago, 1 May 15, 2:20pm -
  • Oil Spill +5: Deepwater Conditions Test Industry’s Capabilities
    Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—widely regarded as the most significant in American history—the petroleum industry has pushed forward on new technologies to prevent future environmental catastrophes. Development has returned to t…
    - 98 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 7:00pm -
  • What to Know: Annual Energy Outlook 2015
    For the first time in several decades, the United States will become a net energy exporter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced this week, as energy sent abroad begins to exceed consumption at home. Net natural gas exports coul…
    - 17 Apr 15, 8:57pm -

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