In a new paper, researchers point to three major efforts where the biggest climate mitigation gains stand to be realized: ramping up carbon dioxide removal, reigning in non-carbon dioxide emissions and halting deforestation.
Rechargeable battery performance could be improved by a new understanding of how batteries work at the molecular level. Researchers at PNNL upend what's known about how rechargeable batteries function.
PNNL researchers are helping to better define the need for grid energy storage in future clean energy scenarios, as well as working to improve technologies for storing renewable energy so it's available when and where it's needed.
Findings in a new PNNL report show long-duration energy storage will be a necessity in decarbonizing the grid and recommends the planning and procurement process to identify those needs start immediately.
In new work, PNNL researchers find that 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide may need to be pulled from Earth's atmosphere and oceans annually to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. A diverse suite of carbon dioxide removal methods will be key.