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In Norway, the electric vehicle future has already arrived

About 80 percent of new cars sold in Norway are battery-powered. As a result, the air is cleaner, the streets are quieter and the grid hasn’t collapsed. But problems with unreliable chargers persist.
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Backup power: A growing need, if you can afford it

Extreme weather linked to climate change is causing more blackouts. But generators and batteries are still out of reach for many.
power grid & renewable revolution
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We desperately need a new power grid. Here’s how to make it happen.

To make renewable energy widely available, the United States needs a lot of new power lines. The nation is struggling to build them.
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New rules for power plants could give carbon capture a boost. Here’s how.

The technology has struggled to gain traction, but strict new emissions limits for gas and coal stations could encourage broader adoption.
China advanced battery technology
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China could dominate sodium batteries, the next big advance in power

China is far ahead of the rest of the world in the development of batteries that use sodium, which are starting to compete with ubiquitous lithium power cells.
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The real-world costs of the digital race for Bitcoin

Bitcoin mines cash in on electricity — by devouring it, selling it, even turning it off — and they cause immense pollution. In many cases, the public pays a price.
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New room-temperature superconductor discovered by scientists

The breakthrough could one day transform technologies that use electric energy, but it comes from a team facing doubts after a retracted paper on superconductors.
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