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  • Hydrogen Fuel Takes Big Step Forward

    Hydrogen Fuel Takes Big Step ForwardHydrogen fuel has, for years, been considered one of the more promising alternatives for scientists searching for ways to move the world to an economy based on clean, renewable energy.  Hydrogen is one of the most abundant resources on the planet and produces no emissions. 

    However, the process for producing ...

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  • Amazon Web Services Pledges to Power Data Centers with 50% Renewable Energy by End of 2017

    Amazon Web Services Pledges to Power Data Centers with Renewable EnergyAmazon Web Services (AWS) owns and operates some of the largest data centers in the world.  These facilities require tremendous amounts of electricity to remain operational around the clock.  At a recent conference, one of the organization’s engineers, James Hamilton, announced that by the end of next year, 50 percent ...

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  • Tin-based Solar Cells May Lead to Renewable Breakthrough

    Tin-based Solar Cells One of the biggest roadblocks to widespread adoption of solar energy in the past was cost.  As the production, installation and maintenance of solar systems continues to become more cost-effective, adoption has steadily climbed.  Recent developments at the University of Warwick (UW) suggest that a new breakthrough in solar power ...

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  • Glass and Ceramic Offer Potential for Safer Nuclear Waste Disposal

    Safer Nuclear Waste DisposalThe greenhouse gasses emitted by nuclear power plants are small in comparison to energy production from fossil fuels.  In 2015 alone, the utilization of nuclear energy facilities helped keep 564 million metric tons of greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere.  While nuclear power plants have a relatively small carbon footprint, ...

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