US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster, researchers say

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of a catastrophic nuclear-waste fire at any one of dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to an article in the May 26 issue of Science magazine. Fallout from … Read more

Managing demand can save two power stations' worth of energy at peak times

The management of Australia’s looming energy crisis has so far focused almost exclusively on the supply side of the equation: exploiting new gas reserves, expanding the Snowy Mountains hydro scheme, and building new infrastructure. …read more

Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countries

Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the existing oil industry value chain intact. …read more

Turns out more beans could actually decrease greenhouse emissions goals. - Popular Mechanics

Popular MechanicsClimate change is a big problem, and in order to minimize its effects, big countries like the United States will have to dramatically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The common way to tackle this goal is to impose strict regulations on vehicle … …read more

Switching to off-peak delivery times reduces city congestion

In some businesses like supermarkets and restaurants, local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study involving researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. …read more