Battlepanda: Some Random Energy Links


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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Some Random Energy Links

(posted by John)

  • Increasing efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) could eventually replace the lightbulb with 100% efficient light sources, as opposed to the current 5-10% efficiency of conventional incandescents.

  • Scientists find more efficient two-step process for synthesizing liquid fuels from the Fischer-Tropsch process. The emphasis in most articles has been on coal-to-liquids processing, but the process could just as soon work with biomass or municipal waste.

  • Residents of upstate New York who once opposed wind power are turning around, due largely to the promise of hard cash.

  • The 2008 Prius will get more than 100 miles to the gallon, using lithium-ion batteries.