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Piece-by-piece approach to emissions policies can be effective

Discussions on curbing climate change tend to focus on comprehensive, emissions-focused measures: a global cap-and-trade scheme aimed at controlling carbon, or a tax on...

Biogas power plants: Renewable energy-producers of the future

When Michigan State University’s Wolfgang Bauer travels past unused farmland in Michigan, he sees untapped energy resources and opportunities for tremendous economic development. Bauer studies...

Hybrid nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions

Many efforts to smooth out the variability of renewable energy sources — such as wind and solar power — have focused on batteries, which...

Scientists ID Genes for Upping Oil in Plant Leaves

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves...

Yeast aids efficient production of biofuels from waste

A significant portion of the petroleum consumed by the transport sector must be replaced in the long term by renewable energy. Therefore, it is of...

The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years,...

If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneously halt global warming,...

Cheap beads offer alternative solar-heating storage

A cheap material that can store heat energy collected from the sun during the day that can be released slowly over night has been developed by researchers in the India. The material based on paraffin wax and stearic acid is described in a forthcoming i...

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