CEA'S TOP 5 FAVORITE ENERGY STORIES THIS WEEK SEPTEMBER 9
- Sep 15, 2021 4:48 am GMT
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This week, the Biden administration released an ambitious blueprint for nearly half of the
But that's not the only grid concern that was brought to the forefront this week. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ida, many people are still without power, leaving many to wonder if our grid and infrastructure can withstand storms like Ida in the future. Generator sales are reportedly up, showing the lack of confidence people have in their grid's reliability.
However, some families in
In other news, new research tallying global cities' emissions found that the top 25 are responsible for 52% of the planet's urban greenhouse gas emissions. And twenty-three of those are in
Check out more of our favorites stories from this week below!
5 Concentrated solar thermal power holds promise for the future
Researchers are currently focused on innovative concentrated solar thermal (CST) energy, a type of power plant that can produce power after dark. Big Think explains how CST power plants gather solar photons and use them to heat water, which turns a steam turbine, which turns an electrical generator.
4 The potential role of microgrids in a renewable grid
3 China's hydro storage plan aims to boost renewable energy use
2 Can solid-state batteries make electric vehicles better?
Because they can store more energy, solid-state batteries could be game changer for electric vehicles (EVs). Reuters breaks down how the batteries that are currently used in devices such as pacemakers and smart watches can charge faster and offer greater safety than liquid lithium-ion batteries.
1 The future of laser-initiated fusion
The quest to make fusion power a reality took a big step recently when a laser-initiated experiment reaction showed how close the technology is to achieving power production. Tech Crunch reports on this development and its significance for creating a new chapter in physics: enabling controlled nuclear fusion with positive energy gain.
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