Tapping into waste heat for electricity by nanostructuring thermoelectric material

Tapping into waste heat for electricity by nanostructuring thermoelectric material

In our ongoing struggle to reduce the usage of fossil fuel, technology to directly convert the world’s waste heat into electricity stands out as very promising. Thermoelectric materials, which carry out this energy conversion process, have, thus, recently become the focus of intense research worldwide. 

In Frigid US, Millions ‘Trying to Hold On’ Without Heat and Water

In Frigid US, Millions ‘Trying to Hold On’ Without Heat and Water

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – “I have electricity at the moment, but I don’t know how long it’s going to last,” said Cecily Jones, a resident of Katy, Texas, a suburb 48 kilometers west of Houston. Jones is one of about 4 million people in the 

‘Catastrophic destruction’: More than 150,000 Oregon customers still without power

‘Catastrophic destruction’: More than 150,000 Oregon customers still without power

While much of the snow and ice from last weekend’s winter storm has melted, more than 150,000 Oregonians are still without power, heat, internet and other services. Portland General Electric (PGE) tweeted that its system “experienced catastrophic destruction” due to the storm. PGE had previously warned it would take 

How will my electric bill be impacted? Whether you lost power or not, Texans could see higher bills

How will my electric bill be impacted? Whether you lost power or not, Texans could see higher bills

First came a winter blast, now comes a soaking — the money kind. We’re gonna hit on a few power-related financials. For those who lost power, sorry. In addition to the misery of being without service, it might cost you. There have been people posting 

The search widens for hot rocks that provide power

The search widens for hot rocks that provide power

Drilling holes into an extinct volcano might sound like an unusual start to an energy project. But that’s what J Michael Palin, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago in New Zealand, is planning to do. His project involves drilling two boreholes to a 

Texas power outages: Officials warn of low water supply; nearly 3 million households without electricity

Texas power outages: Officials warn of low water supply; nearly 3 million households without electricity

We’re no longer updating this live. For the latest updates, click here. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Here’s what you need to know: 2.7 million households were reported without power Wednesday morning Stop 

Flinders University Switches To 100% Renewable Electricity

Flinders University Switches To 100% Renewable Electricity

Adelaide’s Flinders University has upped its renewables-based electricity supply from more than 20% to 100% in one fell swoop. In 2018, the University completed an impressive PV project – 4,136 solar panels installed over a car park at its Bedford Park campus; creating much appreciated shade as 

Electricity Market Set For A Major Rebound

Electricity Market Set For A Major Rebound

It’s hard to believe, but electricity stocks used to be revered by investors the way FANGMAN stocks are today. To be more precise, they were bid up to lofty valuations, as were the Nifty Fifty group of US equities which included industrial giants such as