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Europe may thrive on renewable energy despite unpredictable weather
26 Jul 2018 at 1:12pm
Researchers have shown how long-term weather patterns affect wind and solar renewable energy technologies across Europe. The work suggests that despite the unpredictable nature of wind and solar energy, the European power system can comfortably generate at least 35 percent of its electricity using these renewables alone without major impacts on prices or system stability.
Different strategy of cycling teams in escape attempts
11 Jul 2018 at 7:55am
A new study based on wind tunnel research on a peloton of 121 cyclists may explain why so few 'breakaways' in professional cycling races, like this year's Tour de France, are successful.
Oil rigs may end their days as valuable artificial reefs
9 Jul 2018 at 7:46am
A large group of international researchers have just published a scientific article in which they encourage environmental authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind turbines and other installations in the sea when they are worn out.
Evaluation method for the impact of wind power fluctuation on power system qu...
20 Jun 2018 at 6:47am
Abrupt changes of wind power generation output are a source of severe damage to power systems. Researchers have developed a stochastic modeling method that enables to evaluate the impact of such phenomena.
Does living near wind turbines negatively impact human health?
5 Jun 2018 at 8:21am
Wind turbines are a source of clean renewable energy, but some people who live nearby describe the shadow flicker, the audible sounds and the subaudible sound pressure levels as 'annoying.' They claim this nuisance negatively impacts their quality of life.
Construction delays make new nuclear power plants costlier than ever
29 May 2018 at 10:20am
The cost of building new nuclear power plants is nearly 20 percent higher than expected due to delays, a new analysis has found.
Can we get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?
17 May 2018 at 8:38am
Some researchers doubted the feasibility of many of the recent scenarios for high shares of renewable energy. Now scientists have hit back with their response to the points raised. They demonstrate that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100 percent renewable future.
Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat
17 May 2018 at 8:38am
Engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.
European wind energy generation potential in a 1.5 degree C warmer world
16 May 2018 at 7:14pm
The UK and large parts of northern Europe could become windier if global temperatures reach 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study.
Impacts of windfarm construction on harbor porpoises
7 May 2018 at 4:42am
Scientists from Germany, Denmark and the UK have built a model tool to predict what happens to marine animals when exposed to noise from the construction and operation of wind farms at sea.
Natural gas prices, not 'war on coal,' were key to coal power decline
3 May 2018 at 11:27am
Steep declines in the use of coal for power generation over the past decade were caused largely by less expensive natural gas and the availability of wind energy -- not by environmental regulations.
Environmental impact of electric vehicles in China? It depends on how they ar...
1 May 2018 at 1:18pm
Electric vehicles play a key role in China's plan to improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions but, with the majority of China's electricity still coming from coal-fired power plants, many question just how effective this strategy will be. Now, researchers have found that how electric vehicles are charged -- whether in the low-energy slow mode or high-energy fast mode -- plays a significant role in the reduction of CO2 and the integration of wind energy.
New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms
23 Apr 2018 at 9:50am
Researchers have developed a way to extract more power from the wind. The researchers used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to filter out the effects of turbulence and apply control algorithms that can better manage the operation of wind farms. The approach has the potential to increase wind power generation by 6-7 percent with a estimated increase in revenue of more than $600 million nationwide.
Silent marine robots record sounds underwater
10 Apr 2018 at 5:42am
Silent marine robots that record sounds underwater are allowing researchers to listen to the oceans as never before. While pilot whales make whistles, buzzes and clicks, pods of hunting dolphins create high-pitched echolocation clicks and larger species such as sperm whales make louder, slower clicks. As well as eavesdropping on marine life, the recordings can be used to measure sea-surface wind speed and monitor storms. The research will be presented at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna.
Banking on sunshine: World added far more solar than fossil fuel power genera...
5 Apr 2018 at 6:32am
Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017.