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How can society offer freedom of transport in low carbon age?

In the UK, road and air transport (both overwhelmingly fossil-fuel based) use energy at a rate twice that of the average power transmission of the national grid. 78 more words

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Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup

A Japanese government panel says an estimate of the total costs to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning costs expected to continue to rise. 8 more words

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Harvard reaches goal of cutting gas emissions by 30 percent

Harvard University says it has achieved a 2008 goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent.

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Researchers building flow battery prototype to augment grid

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are scaling up a prototype iron-flow battery to provide cleaner and cheaper power when renewable energy sources are ebbing or demand is peaking. 20 more words

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New sensor technology for e-vehicle batteries

Engineers at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum have developed a new concept for current and voltage sensors for batteries that might become particularly relevant for electric vehicles (EV). An EV battery is made up of individual blocks, each of which contain up to twelve cells. 37 more words

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Study finds people willing to pay more for new biofuels

When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel. 8 more words

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Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere. 8 more words

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