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What counts for our climate: Carbon budgets untangled

Different analyzes have come up with different estimates of how much CO2 humankind can still emit if we want to hold global warming to the internationally agreed 1.5 and well below 2 degrees Celsius limits, but a lack of clarity of the reasons causing these variations has created unnecessary confusion, a new study shows.

Jul 17th, 2019

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Researchers create worldwide solar energy model

Photovoltaic installations will have a huge impact on future energy systems, so it is crucial to know their performance at local, regional and global levels. A historically accurate model has now been set up with all data made available via open license.

Jul 1st, 2019

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Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance - in the lab

Scientists brought real-world conditions into the controlled environment of the lab. Using data from a weather station they reproduced the real-world temperature and irradiance profiles from specific days during the course of the year. With this approach, the scientists were able to quantify the energy yield of the devices under realistic conditions.

Jun 21st, 2019

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A metal-free, sustainable approach to CO2 reduction

Researchers present an organic catalyst for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction that is inexpensive, readily available and recyclable. As the level of catalytic activity can be tuned by the solvent conditions, their findings could open up many new directions for converting CO2 to industrially useful organic compounds.

Jun 17th, 2019

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Clean and effective electronic waste recycling

E-waste recycling is far below what it should be to reduce its impact on the environment and human health simply because it is not economically feasible. Researchers are working on a way to change that using pulsed power technology.

May 15th, 2019

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