Pumped-hydro storage project takes shape in New Zealand – pv magazine International

Lake Onslow, New Zealand, could become home to one of the world’s largest pumped-hydro storage facilities. A local consortium is now conducting a feasibility study and is investigating possible system designs and precise locations. June 14, 2022 Emiliano Bellini Rōpū Matatau, a consortium led by engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald New Zealand, plans to build a … Read more

New Amendment to Louisiana’s Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act Creates Expropriation Rights to Prohibit Drilling through Carbon Capture Storage Reservoirs in Caldwell Parish | Liskow & Lewis

In response to various pressures on the energy industry to reduce the environmental impact associated with excess carbon dioxide emissions, many energy companies are investigating carbon capture and sequestration projects as a means of reducing their carbon emissions. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, carbon capture and sequestration projects often qualify for valuable income tax … Read more

Science & Tech Spotlight: Alternative Data Storage Technologies

Why This Matters Current technologies are energy intensive and may not meet the exponentially increasing demand for data storage. Without alternatives — such as synthetic DNA or glass — businesses, governments, and individuals may lose billions of gigabytes of data in the next decade. However, high costs and slow write speeds of these technologies pose … Read more

Scientists Discover Key to Safer Energy Storage Devices

Researchers uncover critical changes in the thermal properties of energy storage devices during operation, paving the way towards better thermal management. Modern energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors and batteries, have highly temperature-dependent performance. If a device gets too hot, it becomes susceptible to ‘thermal runaway.’ Thermal runaway — or uncontrolled overheating — can ultimately … Read more

Untouched Moon Fragments Kept in Storage For 50 Years Are Finally Being Studied

When the Apollo 15 and 17 missions returned to Earth with pieces of the Moon in 1971 and 1972, some of the samples were deliberately set aside for the future. Flash forward half a century and these samples are finally being studied. In 2019, shortly after an upcoming Artemis mission to the Moon was announced, … Read more

Democrats support for Gulf carbon storage, despite criticism

WASHINGTON – Democrats signaled their support Thursday for developing the Gulf of Mexico into a carbon storage hub, despite objections from some environmentalists. At a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Chairman Alan Lowenthal, D-NY, said while he did have concerns about the environmental impacts carbon storage in the Gulf presented … Read more

Major Breakthrough for Efficient and High-Speed Spintronic Data Storage Devices

Ultrafast magnetic scattering on ferrimagnets enabled by a bright Yb-based soft x-ray source, which made the cover of Optica. Credit: Ella Maru Studio INRS researchers and international partners have succeeded in looking at spin inside rare earth materials, using a tabletop ultrafast soft-X-ray microscope, for the first time. Complex networks of systems are required for … Read more

Texas A&M Researchers Aim To Accurately Monitor Subsurface Carbon Dioxide Storage

Unsupervised machine-learning methods led to rapid and accurate monitoring and modeling of carbon dioxide movements in a subsurface geological sequestration site. Getty Images Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground can help combat climate change, but long-term monitoring of the stored CO2 within a geological storage site is difficult using current physics-based methods. Texas … Read more

New Energy Storage System Is More Efficient and Potentially Transformative

Simplifying complex energy storage interfaces to develop better devices Every technology that runs our world requires energy on demand. Energy must be stored and made available in order to power electronic devices and illuminate buildings. The large variety of devices that require on-demand energy has resulted in the development of several energy storage strategies. Many … Read more

Environmental Registry Of Ontario Proposes Changes To Allow Permanent Geologic Carbon Storage Projects – Energy and Natural Resources

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) recently sought feedback on a discussion paper exploring possible legislative changes to remove barriers to the geologic storage of carbon dioxide. On Jan. 11, 2022, the NDMNRF filed a … Read more