The UN Security Council approved an extension of the peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara in a 10-2 vote on Friday, with three nations abstaining, including Russia, according to Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative Vladimir Safronkov.
French parliamentarians approved a resolution not to renew sanctions on Russia, put in place after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Sanctions must be renewed by consent of the EU’s 28 members before the end of July and have so far been extended for two years. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday to give judges more discretion in sentencing offenders, a renewed push to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system after objections from some conservatives...Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council lifted a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the West African state for a final year.
In a legally-binding agreement reached in last years' COP21 conference, over 195 nations pledged to reduce carbon emissions from 2020 onward. The ultimate goal of the conference was to adapt measures that would keep global temperatures from rising 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius. Show More Summary
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. read more
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have uncovered a way to overcome a principal obstacle in using two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors in electronic and optoelectronic devices. read mor...
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have found proof that efficient solar cells could be made from low cost NREL Study Could Ramp Up Carbon Solar Cell Research was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
A group of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado-Boulder has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizers, using light. Show More Summary
As National Small Business Week nears, Google is putting renewed effort into its Get Your Business Out campaign, trying to get as many local small businesses an online presence as possible. This story topped a busy week of small business news. It's all included in this week's small business news and information roundup.
SunEdison, once the nation's largest renewable energy developer, has filed for bankruptcy listing debts of up to $50 billion.
State renewables portfolio standards are responsible for over half of all renewable electricity growth in the US since 2000. This is the primary conclusion from a new report published earlier this month by Lawrence Berkeley NationalShow More Summary
Originally published on Planetsave. There may be a remarkable potential energy future for nanotubes. Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believe finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator which captures and uses waste heat. Show More Summary
There may be a remarkable potential energy future for nanotubes. Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believe finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator which captures and uses waste heat. Show More Summary
There’s nothing like a government incentive to grow green energy. And that’s why the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is saying that renewable portfolio standards enacted by at least half the states is responsible for 60 percent of non-hydro renewable sources. Those green standards vary by state but generally require utilities to offer a certain percent […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released a new report on public electric vehicle awareness — and specifically on the current barriers to wider awareness and adoption. The new National...Show More Summary
Smarter Grid Solutions says it is deploying a fully operational active network management (ANM) system in North America as part of its ongoing work under the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) “Integrated Network Testbed for...Show More Summary
People have been expecting a boom in renewable energy for years -- but now it might finally be happening. Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the United Nations New Energy Program reported in March that
A study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests that while half of respondents think plug-in electric vehicles are as good as conventional ones, only a fifth would consider actually buying one. Continue reading...Show More Summary
Here’s an unexpected side effect of our nation’s Hamilton obsession: Thanks to the renewed fame of Alexander Hamilton and the persuasive efforts of unofficial lobbyist Lin-Manuel Miranda, a woman might not appear on the front of the next edition of the $10 bill as promised. Show More Summary