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Bernie Sanders: ‘extremely modest’ spending bill fails to meet the moment

The Observer 14 Aug 2022
FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home for classified nuclear weapons documents – report. Read more ... A core pillar of the bill is nearly $400bn in climate and energy proposals, a historic sum that scientists estimate will help the US cut emissions by about 40% by the end of the decade, compared with 2005 levels ... Photograph. J Scott Applewhite/AP ... .

As Historic Climate Bill Heads to Biden's Desk, Young Activists Demand More

Yahoo Daily News 13 Aug 2022
The legislation provides $370 billion over a decade for investments in wind, solar, clean hydrogen, energy storage and other measures designed to shift the U.S ... and a scientist who owned a clean-energy company, said Democrats and activists deserve “an end-zone dance” after the bill is signed and then must get back to work.

Because climate science 'does not grade on a curve,' experts says IRA not enough

Alternet 13 Aug 2022
The historic bill—which was passed in the Senate earlier this week and which President Joe Biden says he will sign into law next week—includes major investments in renewable energy development, a minimum tax on large corporations, and a landmark requirement for Medicare to directly negotiate the prices of some prescription drugs.

Linked lanthanides shine light on field of crystal engineering

Phys Dot Org 12 Aug 2022
Rare earth metals, when linked, can act as a conduit for energy flow, and show promise for the development of novel materials. Scientists have connected two soft crystals and observed the energy transfer between them—a finding that could lead to the development of sophisticated, responsive materials.

How Thinking Hard Makes the Brain Tired

Slashdot 12 Aug 2022
A long run or a hard day's sweat depletes the body's energy stores, resulting in a sense of fatigue ... If cognitive fatigue is not caused by a lack of energy, then what explains it? A team of scientists led by Antonius Wiehler of Pitie-Salpetriere University Hospital, in Paris, looked at things from what is termed a neurometabolic point of view.

Scientists find an ancient source of life-supporting oxygen

Astronomy 12 Aug 2022
In actuality, the abundance of oxygen on Earth arose only 2.4 billion years ago thanks to the advent of photosynthesis, the process through which some of the first life-forms transformed sunlight into energy. It was only coincidence, scientists say, that one of the products of this process was oxygen.

House passes the Inflation Reduction Act, the ‘most significant’ climate bill in US history

Grist 12 Aug 2022
The IRA’s $369 billion for clean energy and energy security represents the largest federal investment in combating the climate crisis in U.S ... to do what climate scientists said it should have done decades ago. make a serious down payment on decarbonizing the nation’s energy sector ...

Creating more room for research

China Daily 11 Aug 2022
The first is to create more opportunities and provide more support to young scientists and researchers, who have complained about fierce competition and extreme pressure ... The document has made it clear that at least four-fifths of young scientists' time and energy should be devoted to scientific research.

A Curious Case of Transferred Battery Technology

Principia Scientific 11 Aug 2022
government funded scientists to develop an advanced battery that could store energy without degrading ... Department of Energy ... scientists to develop the technology and was funded by a multi-million research grant from the Dept of Energy ... ♦ 2012 – The lead scientist, Gary Yang, asks the Dept of Energy for a license ... Department of Energy.

Wildfire and electric grid: Crisis requires long-term planning rather than rapid response

The Hill 11 Aug 2022
... energy infrastructure from climate change ... There is a critical need to systematically and financially reduce the risk of wildfire to energy infrastructure, as scientists predict climate-driven fire vulnerabilities to increase in coming decades.      .

Burning imported wood in Drax power plant ‘doesn’t make sense’, says Kwarteng

The Guardian 11 Aug 2022
Drax has taken £5.6bn in subsidies from energy bill payers but business secretary says practice is ‘not sustainable’ The importing of wood to ...

Researchers find new ways to steer fusion with lasers and magnetic fields

Phys Dot Org 11 Aug 2022
Yes, you, big bright star! Bring your searing heat, the drama of your core's constant nuclear fusion and your off-the-charts energy levels with you. We want to know how to make this fusion energy happen here on Earth—at will and efficiently—so we can cross "energy supply" off our list of worries forever.

Gallium doping keeps p-type in the frame

PV Magazine 11 Aug 2022
Scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have investigated gallium-doping in p-type silicon wafers as a route to better performance ... to various degradation mechanisms that hurt performance over time, and therefore higher energy yields.

Growing consensus on 100% renewables

PV Magazine 11 Aug 2022
An international group of researchers from 15 universities has said that there is growing consensus among scientists that an energy system based on 100% renewables could be achieved cost effectively by 2050 ... “A quickly increasing number of researchers conclude that the entire energy system demand can be met based on renewables,” said Breyer.

How artificial intelligence could lower nuclear energy costs

The Joplin Globe 11 Aug 2022
clean energy economy, costs must come down. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are devising systems that could make nuclear energy more competitive using artificial intelligence ... The project, funded by the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's ...

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