Scientific American / Chemistry World – A ‘molecular movie’ has revealed how perovskite solar cells respond to light. The work could help to explain why these structures are so adept at converting light into electricity.
MarketWatch – The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the first to arch the U.S. coast-to-coast in 99 years, will be a test of how well the country’s grid will handle an unprecedented swing in solar-power production.
CNBC – An Oregon business has developed technology that could help to alter the way we think about nuclear power. NuScale Power's small modular reactors, or SMRs, measure 65 feet tall and 9 feet in diameter.
Utility Dive – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) is proposing a federal homeland security incentive he says would help ensure the security of the Eastern power grid, as well as preserve coal jobs in Eastern states.
Oil & Gas Journal – The US Office of Natural Resources Revenue announced on Aug. 7 that it is repealing higher royalty rates for production of oil, gas, and coal on federal and Indian land that the Obama administration imposed on July 1, 2016.
TIME – President Trump said that he had fulfilled his campaign promise to end the "the war on beautiful, clean coal." But at the same time, his administration is pushing measures that would slow the development of clean coal.
Washington Examiner – The EPA's renewable fuel mandate could get a whole lot more complicated if Democrats are able to add electric cars to a credit program designed to boost corn ethanol and other liquid biofuels in America's gasoline supplies.
Reuters – U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.