US researchers have found a way to achieve a cost competitive level of efficiency in solar paint. Could this mean DIY solar for the masses?
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IEA report charts path for doubling of global hydroelectricity output, urging developing economies to tap significant renewables growth potential.
A new US study shows that twice the effort is going to developing supply technologies than to improving the efficiency of end-use technologies.
The simplest energy storage option for renewable electricity is batteries, but our simplest option is also among the least energy dense material we have.
Electric trucks arrive in LA; “bio-coals” for green locomotives; and a new cheap battery is unveiled in US.
The manager of Australia’s largest renewable energy venture capital fund is poised to announce its first investments, hoping to break the massive hourglass effect between Australia’s R&D and commercialisation. But will the biggest VC opportunities lie in generation technologies, or those that reduce costs for the consumer market?
Techno-optimism is a form of denial. That things aren’t that serious and that politically difficult change that will confront powerful vested economic interests can be avoided. Such a view is reassuring, it feels good and it fits nicely with our genetic tendency to optimism. Unfortunately, it’s also wrong.