July 30 Energy News


Science and Technology:

¶ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will lead a new $9 million project to address technical barriers to commercializing enhanced geothermal systems. The clean energy technology has a potential to power 100 million American homes. The effort is to develop field experiments to understand and model rock fractures. [Renewable Energy Magazine]

Testing rock samples (Credit: Marilyn Chung | Berkeley Lab)

¶ Levels of some forms of particulate air pollution present in car cabins while driving may be twice previous estimates, according to a study performed as part of the Atlanta Commuter Exposures Study. The air quality study was based on actual readings in cabins of operating cars, instead of on roadsides as earlier studies had done. [CleanTechnica]

¶ According to a study from Columbia University, the high temperatures we can expect in many parts of the world over the coming decades as a result of…

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