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  • Bioenergy in the Upper Rhine area: Potential for improvement
    Scientists have analyzed the potentials of sustainable use of biomass on the Upper Rhine. The conclusion drawn by the researchers: Further increase in biomass production is limited, as this would require more area. However, a big potential still lies…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:04pm -
  • Little faith in carbon capture in the EU and USA
    Pessimism prevails about the future of carbon capture and storage in both the USA and EU. This is despite the fine promises that it was precisely this technology that would save the oil and gas industry.
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 12:01pm -
  • Analysis shows increased carbon intensity from Canadian oil sands
    Gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands has a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources, a new study concludes.
    - 8 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 2:51pm -
  • First certified efficiency of 15% in perovskite solar cells with area of over 1 square cm
    Researchers achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test center.
    - 9 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:13pm -
  • Costs of residential energy efficiency investments are double the benefits
    Through a randomized controlled trial of more than 30,000 households in Michigan -- where one-quarter of the households were encouraged to make residential energy efficiency investments and received assistance -- economists find that the costs to dep…
    - 11 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 8:13pm -
  • Car of the future: Autonomous, or cooperative
    The self-driving car has strong potential for improving traffic flow, road safety, and reducing the environmental impact of traffic. But only if it is designed to communicate with other cars and smart road systems. Not all self-driving cars fulfill t…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 4:48pm -
  • Highest certified efficiency for perovskite solar cells measuring over one square centimetre
    Researchers have achieved a 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time in the world, as officially recognized by an international public test center.
    - 16 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 7:05pm -
  • Fighting climate change, with cement
    The cement industry is one of the largest sources worldwide of carbon emissions, accounting for around five per cent of global emissions. New technologies may help substantially lower these emissions.
    - 22 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 1:11pm -
  • How to convert US to 100 percent renewable energy
    It's technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable energy, experts say. A new report is the first to outline how each of the 50 states can achieve such a transition by 2050. The 50 individual state p…
    - 25 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 1:30pm -
  • Greenhouse gas-caused warming felt in just months
    The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a new study says. The release of CO2 into the atmosphere contributes to the trapping of heat…
    - 32 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 5:06pm -

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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…
    - 18 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 53 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 60 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 78 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 8:57pm -

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