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Scientists Mimic Mother Nature to Create Biocrude from Sewage

Scientists have created a technology capable of turning wet sewage into bio-crude - achieving in minutes something that takes Mother Nature millions of years - according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

November 30, 2016 — Melissa C. Lott

When Will Home Energy Storage Be Affordable? [Podcast]

How much electric energy storage would it take to run the average home for 24 hours? When will it be economical to locally store several days of electric energy for our homes? These two questions were explored earlier this month on the new “CrowdScience” podcast by the BBC World Service.

November 29, 2016 — Melissa C. Lott

2015 Was a Record Year for Renewables

The U.S. surpassed the European Union in renewable electricity capacity growth for the first time, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency

October 31, 2016 — Melissa C. Lott

Is the U.S. Energy Independent?

No, but energy interdependence has made the U.S. energy supply more resilient to outside shocks than ever before

October 31, 2016 — Robert Fares

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