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Africa’s energy sector will need to transform radically
The relatively high risks investors assign to African countries mean they demand a higher return on investments.
Why a stable power grid is so important
Most of the United States' newer power lines are from the 1970s with a predicted 50-year lifespan.
Roads and power lines put primates in danger
Along with power lines and railways, roads cut through the landscape everywhere, disrupting ecosystems.
EV batteries can meet short-term grid storage needs by 2030
Researchers now predict that as early as 2030, EV batteries can be used across the world for short-term electricity grid storage.
Heat pumps are boosting Europe’s clean energy transition
Heat pumps provided just 10% of global building heat in 2021, but a recent IEA report notes their use is really taking off across Europe.
Why storing data offline results in climate benefits
Although big data offers companies several advantages, it has some environmental downsides.