Art Rosenfeld, ‘Godfather’ of Energy Efficiency, Dies at the age of 90yrs

Physicist Arthur Rosenfeld, who spearheaded breakthroughs in energy efficiency for lighting, refrigerators, televisions and other electronics while working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has died. He was 90. Rosenfeld died Jan. 27 at his home in Berkeley, said Lawrence Berkeley National Lab spokeswoman Julie Chao. Rosenfeld was known to his colleagues as California’s “godfather” […]

‘It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it’: View info & video with Tony Seba here.

Changing the automotive industry ‘Mild hybridisation’ the way forward for manufacturers needing to build greener cars. Within just 15 years conventional energy production and transport will have been rendered obsolete by the revolution taking place in batteries, solar power and electric cars. The startling thesis by energy disruption guru and Stanford University lecturer Tony Seba has been around for […]

Metamaterial paves way for thermophotovoltaic cells that generate electricity in the dark

Dr Sergey Kruk demonstrates a prototype metamaterial device that could be used in super-efficient “thermophotovoltaic” cells to generate electricity from infrared energy, even in the dark (Credit: Stuart Hay, ANU). View gallery (3 images) Using a new optical magnetic metamaterial claimed to have revolutionary properties, physicists from the Australian National University (ANU) and the University […]

Pee-Powered Batteries to Bring Cheap Energy to Developing Countries

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a miniature microbial fuel cell (MFC) that uses urine to generate electricity, making it a cheap, renewable, and carbon-neutral energy source—something that would be of particular benefit to areas of the world where energy is scarce or inaccessible. That’s right, folks. A pee pee-powered battery. “In the […]

Liquid hydrocarbon fuel created from CO2, water & sunshine in breakthrough one-step process

UTA researchers (L to R), Mohammad Fakrul Islam, Frederick MacDonnell, Wilaiwan Chanmanee and Brian Dennis, whose research is a first in producing usable liquid hydrocarbon fuel from sunlight, water and CO2 (Credit: UTA) As scientists look for ways to help remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a number of experiments have focused on employing […]

Billionaire Manoj Bhargava to make people driven energy generators for the poor – Video shows

For billionaire Manoj Bhargava (like many other people), the world is a place full of problems. Between poverty, pollution, food growth, and access to water, the list seems to be ever growing. That’s why he’s recently pledged to spearhead a group aimed at giving away all their billions to turning things around for mankind. Here’s […]

THE STORY OF THE TESLA ELECTRIC CARS AS THE FUTURE IN THIS BLOOMBERG FULL VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

ELON MUSK BILLIONAIRE EXTRAORDINARY TESLA ENERGY ON ELECTRIC CARS Published on 10 Jun 2014 Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) — “Bloomberg Risk Takers” profiles Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our […]

SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY APPOINTS SWISS PROFESSOR GRAETZEL AS HEAD OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD @ ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT NTU

Solar Pioneer Appointed Head Of Singapore Research Institute Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is hoping that the appointment of Professor Michael Grätzel (often spelled “Graetzel”), will result in advancements in the manufacture of cheaper, more efficient solar cells. The Swiss professor is the pioneer of applying artificial photosynthesis principles to solar technology The University says […]

WORLD ENERGY HIGH PROFILE FINANCE SPEAKERS @ SUMMIT IN DUBAI

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SOLAR WAFER FACTORY INSPECTED BY CHINESE AT BOSTON USA

Energy secretary tours solar disrupter While in the Boston area, Steven Chu gets a tour of the labs of 1366 Technologies, a solar start-up aiming to make solar power lower than the price of coal. Received & published by Henry Sapiecha