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Action urged to avert lead pollution health crisis from battery recycling

The Engineer 24 Apr 2024
Informal recycling activities for lead-acid batteries used in solar energy systems were recorded to release 3.5-4.7kg of lead pollution from a typical battery, which is equivalent to over 100 times the lethal oral dose of lead for an adult.

Mexican presidential candidate would be county's first woman leader with Jewish roots

Star Gazette 24 Apr 2024
If elected, she would serve a six-year term until 2030.Leftist candidate Claudia Sheinbaum wants to focus on renewable energy. Sheinbaum is scientist specializing in energy with a Ph.D from National Autonomous University of Mexico.

New head of LADWP will make $750,000 a year — nearly twice as much as ...

The Los Angeles Times 24 Apr 2024
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory say that such goals are possible to achieve but that city officials have big hurdles to overcome, such as making sure they can keep the lights on ...

Colorado companies join coalition in methane-seeking space mission

The Tribune Greeley 24 Apr 2024
The International Energy Agency said methane is behind about 30% of the rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution. Scientists believe cutting methane emissions will help slow the rate of the Earth’s warming.

Nuclear fusion scientists hail 'low-cost' 37 million Celsius breakthrough

The National 23 Apr 2024
Scientists at Zap Energy say they have ... Funded by oil and gas giant Chevron and the Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy, scientists at US company Zap are among many trying to make this work on Earth.

US startup’s fusion energy device reaches 37-million-degree temperature

Interesting Engineering 23 Apr 2024
... build breakthrough nuclear fusion device with household magnets Princeton scientists unite two promising methods for fusion energy production.

Record electron temperatures for a small-scale, sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch fusion device achieved

Phys Dot Org 23 Apr 2024
"The results in this paper and further tests we've done since, all paint a good overall picture of a fusion plasma with room to scale toward energy gain," says Uri Shumlak, co-founder and Chief Scientist at Zap Energy ... Provided by Zap Energy.

Unconventional technology enhances composites important to automotive, aerospace and renewable energy industries

Phys Dot Org 23 Apr 2024
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method that demonstrates how fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials used in the automotive, aerospace and ...

How to save money on your laundry

RTE 23 Apr 2024
To help households understand how they can change their habits, scientist Dr Martha Newson has teamed up with AEG to share tips on how to cut down on those wasted washes – saving you time, energy and money….

Coupling heat pumps with roll-bonded photovoltac-thermal collectors

PV Magazine 23 Apr 2024
Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden claim to have identified the techno-economic optimal system design for coupling a ground source heat pump (GSHP) with photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) energy.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: President Biden Marks Earth Day 2024 with Historic Climate Action

The White House 23 Apr 2024
And, until now, the opportunities to seize the power and benefits of clean energy have not been equal ... Paula García, Senior Energy Analyst and Energy Justice Lead, Union of Concerned Scientists ... Energy and Commerce Democrats.

Collecting solar power directly from space: Are space solar farms a realistic solution?

France24 22 Apr 2024
As a result, scientists have been exploring the possibility of capturing solar energy directly from space.

Look to deadly Venus to find life in the universe, new paper argues

Phys Dot Org 22 Apr 2024
Many scientists assume that insolation flux, the amount of energy Venus receives from the sun, caused a runaway greenhouse situation that ruined the planet. "If you consider the solar energy received by Earth as 100%, Venus collects 191%.

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