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Why this entrepreneur chose clean energy instead of oil

When Ole-Erik Vestøl Endrerud started his PhD, he didn't anticipate that his research would result in a lucrative business.

Energy savings in shopping centres

Shopping centres are major energy consumers with significant opportunities for savings. Researchers are currently checking the impact of savings made on lighting and air-conditioning at the City Syd centre in Trondheim.

Trapping the sun’s energy — in a box

Planning on cooking something at your hut? Today, you still need a gas stove to do so. But soon, stoves and ovens containing rechargeable heat batteries may be readily available for any cabin or home.

CERN: Antihydrogen has no electric charge

Using a new anti-nuclear trap CERN scientists have shown that the antihydrogen is electrically neutral.

Life changes with electricity

Over the next fifteen years, 1.3 billion people will get access to electricity for the first time. How will this affect the societies concerned?

Drilling the world's hottest geothermal well

There is an infinite amount of energy lying right beneath our feet. It is a renewable and stable energy source – free of CO2 emissions. Researchers will now drill deep into the Earth to extract it.

Iron could help make cheaper solar panels

Scientists have developed a new iron compound that could be used in future solar panels, and make them cheaper, lighter, and smaller.

New biofuel cells will retire toxic metals

Natural enzymes can replace the expensive and toxic precious metals used in fuel cells.

New particle accelerator will be completely climate neutral

Large research facilities such as CERN use huge amounts of energy to accelerate particles up to high speed. But a new research facility have plans to be climate neutral and even lower CO2 reductions in the local area.

Norway is Europe’s cheapest “battery”

Norwegian hydropower is the most cost-efficient source of energy that Germany could adopt as back-up for solar cells and wind-power, new calculations show.