April 12th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
What do hundreds of abandoned metal mines and high electricity rates have in common? Well, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, research is underway that could adapt the contours of underground mines to harness pumped hydro storage.
September 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MTU say carbon emissions from coal power are 13 times greater than they are from manufacturing solar panels.
September 6th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers in Finland and Michigan say they found a simple way to tweak the manufacturing process for solar cells that will lower costs of production by 10%. The breakthrough could have drive another stake through the heart of Big Coal.
August 4th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researches at Michigan Technological University have created a process to recycle lithium ion batteries using 100 year old basic mining techniques. The process is inexpensive and uses little energy.
May 22nd, 2017 | by Adam Johnston
Today’s grid is becoming more digitized with information technology, helping to make the transition to renewable energy a relatively smooth process.
Despite this, significant challenges — including blackouts, natural disasters, and cyber attacks — doe pose high risks to the grid
June 27th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers
Originally published on Planetsave. As many celebrate the shuttering of coal-fired electricity generation facilities, a call for retraining this former [&hellip