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Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2022

Shining a light on gender inequality

Increasing energy access brings socio–economic benefits, but they are not necessarily evenly felt by all members of a household. Now, Zhang et al. use a large scale survey and a women's empowerment index to examine gender-based disparities in awareness, satisfaction, usage and opinion of energy services within households in India.

See Zhang et al. and News and Views by Kumar

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Comment & Opinion

  • Hard to decarbonize homes represent a complex problem that has historically been neglected in favour of the lower hanging fruit of easier to treat properties. To enable an equitable net zero transition, we must understand these homes in a holistic manner take into account the impacts of different routes to decarbonization on occupants.

    • Rokia Raslan
    • Aimee Ambrose


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Research Highlights

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News & Views

  • One of the key targets for further development of sodium-ion batteries is to improve their cycle life. Now, an electrolyte formulation is proposed to tackle the dissolution of both the solid-electrolyte interphases and the transition metals in cathodes, leading to enhanced cyclability.

    • Gustav Åvall
    • Philipp Adelhelm
    News & Views
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) on energy access and Goal 5 (SDG 5) on gender equality are inextricably linked. A new study utilizing field-based data from India unpacks how levels of women’s empowerment in households influences their awareness, usage, satisfaction, and preference for energy services.

    • Praveen Kumar
    News & Views
  • In the intensive search for novel battery architectures, the spotlight is firmly on solid-state lithium batteries. Now, a strategy based on solid-state sodium–sulfur batteries emerges, making it potentially possible to eliminate scarce materials such as lithium and transition metals.

    • S. Ohno
    • W. G. Zeier
    News & Views
  • Flexible all-perovskite tandem photovoltaics open up new opportunities for application compared to rigid devices, yet their performance lags behind. Now, researchers show that molecule-bridged interfaces mitigate charge recombination and crack formation, improving the efficiency and mechanical reliability of flexible devices.

    • Martin Stolterfoht
    • Felix Lang
    News & Views
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  • Managing climate risk exposures of assets and loan portfolios is increasingly important for actors within financial markets. This Review examines how such risks affect investor behaviour and hence the wider energy sector, and highlights areas for future research into the interactions between them.

    • Arthur A. van Benthem
    • Edmund Crooks
    • Johannes Stroebel
    Review Article
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