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OCTOBER 31, 2019
Web Feature

The World’s Energy Storage Powerhouse

Pumped-storage hydropower offers the most cost-effective storage option for shifting large volumes of energy. A PNNL-led team wrote a report comparing cost and performance factors for 10 storage technologies.
AUGUST 30, 2019
Web Feature

Optimize, not Oversize

Energy storage is slowly shifting utility planning practices from the current paradigm, which ensures grid reliability by building reserve generation resources, to ensuring grid reliability by optimizing grid services.
JULY 23, 2019
Web Feature

Molecular Mayhem at Root of Battery Breakdown

PNNL researchers demonstrate how the excitation of oxygen atoms that contributes to better performance of a lithium-ion battery also triggers a process that leads to damage, explaining a phenomenon that has been a mystery to scientists.
MARCH 27, 2019
News Release

Pristine Air Reveals Pollution’s Impact

Five years ago, in March 2014, researchers spent hours packed aboard a steamy Gulfstream-1 research aircraft as it zig-zagged between pristine air over the Amazon rainforest and polluted air nearby.
DECEMBER 10, 2018
Web Feature

Measuring the Tropics' Bulging Waistline

In an invited review for Nature Climate Change, scientists found that natural swings internal to the climate system played a larger role than previously thought in the expanding width of the tropics.