New solar forecasting tool could help increase efficiency and reduce energy costs

A research group at the University of Sheffield has developed a solar forecasting service, helping to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and reduce energy costs. …read more

America's craft breweries are on an environmental crusade - Popular Science

Popular Science“They felt like it was an opportunity to make a statement that business supports renewable energy.” Brewing is an energy-intensive task. It takes a lot of power to boil thousands of gallons of water day after day, and that costs money. Beer makers also … and more …read more

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

Hyundai Motor said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. …read more

How Materials Science Will Determine the Future of Human Civilization

If Moore’s law continues, electronic devices will consume more than half the world’s energy budget within 20 years. To prevent that, we need a fundamentally new material. …read more

Going 'green' with plant-based resins

Airplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together — epoxy thermosets — are not environmentally friendly. Now, a group reports that they have created a plant-based thermoset that could make devices ‘greener.’ …read more