The intensity of natural resources that offer renewable energy varies every day and also with seasons. Spring blows high winds to scour the deserts and fills rivers with snowmelts. And summer has long sunlit hours, and as the fall transitions into winter, the days tend to shorten.
Scientists developed a global dataset of job footprints in 50 countries and employed a model to analyze the effect of attempting to meet the Paris Agreement global climate target of staying well below 2 °C on energy sector jobs.
Cornell University researchers will develop the first high-resolution carbon monitoring system for East Africa that combines "bottom up" ecological modeling with "top down" satellite data, thanks to a three-year, $1 million NASA grant.
The building sector in the U.S. accounts for 39 percent of energy use, with commercial buildings responsible for about half of that.
Hydropower holds exceptional potential as a source of clean electricity. Researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) investigated the role of the Indus basin as a support for global sustainable development and its ability to fulfill energy demands across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
A team of researchers from Stanford University and the University of Leuven in Belgium has further elucidated an intriguing process that could be an important step toward a methanol fuel economy with abundant methane as the feedstock, an advance that could fundamentally change how the world uses natural gas.
Shells of tamarind, a tropical fruit consumed worldwide, are discarded during food production. As they are bulky, tamarind shells take up a considerable amount of space in landfills where they are disposed as agricultural waste.
Climate change mitigation efforts have led to shifts from fossil-fuel dependence to large-scale renewable energy. However, renewable energy sources require significant land and could come at a cost to ecosystems.
A significant study carried out by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory provides a new understanding of the process of lithium production and its relation to long-lasting environmental sustainability.
From powering our devices and heating and cooling our spaces, to working and studying from home, the role of the home continues to change along with our day-to-day impact on household electricity demand.