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14 Jul 2020

Clean energy grids and electric vehicles key to beating climate change and air pollution

Any uptake in electric vehicle use must be mirrored by the development of clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution. That is the key finding of a new study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, and Stanford University, California. Published in the IOP Publishing journal Environmental Research Letters,...

02 Dec 2019

Energy advances open the door to more aggressive climate policies

An international research team has called for a more sober discourse around climate change prospects, following an extensive reassessment of climate change’s progress and its mitigation. They argue that climate change models have understated potential warming’s speed and runaway potential, while the models that relate climate science to consequences, choices and policies have understated the...

12 Nov 2019

Superconducting wind turbine chalks up first test success

A superconducting rotor has been successfully tested on an active wind turbine for the first time. The EcoSwing consortium designed, developed, manufactured a full-size superconducting generator for a 3.6 megawatt wind turbine, and field-tested it in Thyborøn, Denmark. They report their results in the IOP Publishing journal Superconductor Science and Technology. Corresponding author Anne Bergen,...

13 Sep 2019

Study offers verdict for China’s efforts on coal emissions

Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China’s success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs). CPPs are one of the main contributors to air pollution in China, and their proliferation over the last 20 years has had significant impacts on air quality and public health. These impacts led authorities to...

29 Nov 2018

Trio of new journals publish their first papers

The first content has been published in three new additions to IOP Publishing’s journal portfolio – Electronic Structure, JPhys Energy and Plasma Research Express. The three journals were launched to cater for the needs of specific research communities. The first issue of Electronic Structure contains articles from six countries using both experimental and computational techniques,...

14 Jun 2018

IOP Publishing launches two Reviews journals

IOP Publishing has launched two new review journals, dedicated to biomedical engineering and energy research. To build on the success of Reports on Progress in Physics, and IOP Publishing’s established energy and biomedical engineering titles, the new journals focus on authoritative reviews and opinion pieces in the most significant areas of biomedical engineering and energy...

22 May 2018

Electric vehicles could help save billions on energy storage

Using electric vehicles (EVs) as mobile power storage could eliminate the need to build costly stationary grid storage for energy from renewable sources. That is the key finding of a new study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California, published this month in Environmental Research Letters. Using California as a case study,...

08 Feb 2018

Reports of coal’s terminal decline are premature

Rapid expansion of coal power plants in Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam – Climate targets need active policy While fewer new coal-fired power plants are now being built in China and India, the planned expansion in the use of coal in fast-growing emerging economies, such as Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam, will in part cancel out the...