Conservative group urges Wisconsin lawmakers to embrace renewable energy

As the cost of wind and solar power continues to fall, a new organization is pushing the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature to embrace renewable energy and begin working on policies to address a rapidly-changing marketplace. “Clean energy may very well now be the cheapest source of energy,” Scott Coenen, executive director of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy […]

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Scientists find way to help fuel cells work better, stay clean in the cold

The catalyst developed here shows great potential to thoroughly guard the fuel cell during not only the continuous operation but also during frequent cold-start periods even under extremely cold conditions. Credit: Junling Lu’s research group In a study to publish in Nature on January 31, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China […]

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Pushing lithium ion batteries to the next performance level

HRSEM picture of a 2D/3D nanocomposite based on graphene. Credit: Freddy Kleitz/Universität Wien; Glaudio Gerbaldi/Politecnico di Torino, CC-BY-NC Conventional lithium ion batteries, such as those widely used in smartphones and notebooks, have reached performance limits. Materials chemist Freddy Kleitz from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna and international scientists have developed a […]

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