Summer is officially here! We will be putting together summer energy tips through the next few months on our blog, so be sure to bookmark it for future reference.
While this summer might be a little different due to COVID-19, there are plenty of ways to have fun while staying safe. There will be plenty of exciting things throughout the summer; nothing will beat visiting your favorite local restaurant. We sure can go for some BBQ right about now.
This week’s energy week in review takes on a wide range of topics, but our favorite has to be Iceland’s newest geothermal lagoon. And if you missed last week’s news, check out the headlines here.
5Thinking small: Are ‘bugs’ a solution to plastic waste?
Researchers now believe that these tiny living beings will be the solution to plastic waste. E&E News covers how researchers have been investigating the potential of novel enzymes to reduce plastic waste.
4New Geothermal Lagoon Experience To Open In Iceland
Imagine sitting back and relaxing with your favorite drink while watching the Northern Lights pass. Iceland is gearing up to open a marvelous geothermal lagoon experience. LADBible details this new geothermal experience.
3Utilities aim to make I-5 a West Coast electric highway for commercial trucks
Commercial electric trucks could see a dedicated highway shortly to help improve delivery routes. Green Car Reports estimates that long-range semis during a short stop could take up to 100 times the power of the 50-kilowatt fast chargers along the passenger vehicle route. This proposed route would develop a 1,300-mile Interstate-5 corridor from Mexico to Canada.
2Low-cost solar-to-hydrogen cell achieves breakthrough 17.6% efficiency.
The hydrogen energy economy could transform the electric aviation and renewable energy sectors. For hydrogen energy to accepted globally implemented, it must become drastically cheaper. New Atlas shares how this technology is becoming more efficient and affordable.
1Researchers looking at the future of lightweight solar panels
A global team of researchers are working on developing lightweight solar panels, which may increase the use of solar power because of them being super-efficient, inexpensive, and scalable. MIT News breaks down how they are using perovskites for solar generation instead of the crystalline silicon typically used in solar panels today