Are renewable energy sources poised to take over coal? Reports show that America's energy production from renewables surpassed coal in April and may continue to do so.
Energy May 4, 2019
Forget solar panels, on snowy days, one can simply create electricity from snowfall. A team of researchers from UCLA figure out how to make a cheap, clever device that can generate charge from practically nothing.
Energy April 16, 2019
China has revealed plans to construct a massive power plant in space to beam back solar energy to Earth. The country is hoping to launch small to medium solar power stations to orbit around the planet by 2025.
Earth/Environment February 19, 2019
As the battle lines are drawn for next month's hotly contested midterm elections, some Americans may be comforted to know there is at least one area of common ground for Democrats and Republicans. And, that's renewable energy.
October 16, 2018
A new study by Harvard researchers suggests wind power's direct contribution to climate change. In the long run, however, wind power still fares much better than coal or gas.
Energy October 5, 2018
A new research found that installing wind turbines and solar panels across the Sahara Desert could supply energy for the entire world and turn the arid land into fertile soil. The renewable energy farm could increase precipitation across the landscape.
Earth/Environment September 9, 2018
The state of California is prepared to vote on a mandate that will make solar panels a requirement for new homes. Once approved, builders will be required to meet the new standard to get a building permit.
Energy May 6, 2018
Elon Musk's largest lithium-ion battery installation in South Australia is now up and running. The clean energy project is set to provide power to not less than 30,000 homes across the region.
Business Tech December 2, 2017
Voters have favored nuclear phaseout in Switzerland in favor of renewable energy. Learn more about the country's Energy Strategy program and the prospects for its energy supply.
Energy May 22, 2017
Elon Musk has officially confirmed that starting Wednesday, May 10, Tesla's solar roof tiles are ready for preorder. Only two models will be available at first, with the other two to follow in roughly six months.
Business Tech May 10, 2017
In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple details the efforts it made so far and its goals for the future. The company pledged to make devices using only recycled materials, but has yet to figure out how to achieve this.
Apple April 21, 2017
Tesla announced last year that it would offer solar roof tiles as a viable and affordable clean energy solution. Elon Musk has now confirmed that orders for solar roof tiles will kick off in April, so here's what you need to know.
Smart Home March 25, 2017
Hydrogen can be a source of clean and renewable energy. The world's largest artificial sun, the Synlight, could pave the way for a new method of extracting hydrogen fuel.
Energy March 24, 2017
Scientists at the German Aerospace Center flipped the switch on the 'world's largest artificial sun,' called the 'Synlight' experiment. Synlight heralds a new era of experiments to produce climate-friendly fuel.
Energy March 23, 2017
Elon Musk confidently backs up Lyndon Rive’s claim that Tesla only needs 100 days to save South Australia from frequent blackouts, and bets the entire cost on it.
Energy March 11, 2017
Boosting the clean energy pledge of Apple, operations in Japan will be moving to 100 percent renewable energy use thanks to local supplier Ibiden’s 20 new facilities. Among them is a solar island that will generate 12 MW of solar power.
Earth/Environment March 10, 2017
Futurism created a cartoon version of Elon Musk to better illustrate his points about the importance of harnessing and using solar energy to replace oil.
Feature | Science February 26, 2017
The air transport sector is transitioning toward biofuels to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. To decide on the calibrated transition, the international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened an experts' conference in Montreal.
Energy February 14, 2017
Denmark’s Dong Energy will phase out the use of coal in all its power plants in Europe by 2023 and will begin building Hornsea Project Two, the world's biggest offshore wind farm.
Energy February 7, 2017
Google plans to go greener in 2017, aiming to fight climate change by using clean energy to power its data centers and offices worldwide. Google pledged to fuel its global operations on 100 percent renewable energy.
Google December 6, 2016
Tesla and SolarCity have announced a major solar power project, running an entire island on renewable energy. A massive microgrid can cover 'nearly 100 percent' of Ta'u island's energy needs, with renewable energy packs that can run for three days without sunlight.
Energy November 23, 2016
As part of a meeting dedicated to combating climate change, representatives from the world's most disadvantaged 47 states have agreed to actively engage in environmental policies. The countries promised to switch fully to green energy by 2030 to 2050.
Earth/Environment November 19, 2016
A new study has revealed that, despite the reverence earned by hydroelectric dams as monuments of renewable energy sources, they pose a serious threat to the health of indigenous local communities. The food chain is most affected.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2016
Apple incorporated a new subsidiary, Apple Energy LLC, that will power its operations and sell excess clean energy.
Apple June 11, 2016
Thanks to a booming mining industry and economic growth, Chile is facing such an overwhelming surge in its solar energy industry that it has given away free electricity. The country continues to struggle toward a cleaner and more sustainable energy source.
Energy June 6, 2016
For the first time, researchers combined solar cell and nanogenerator technologies to convert solar and wind power into electricity and power the 'Internet of Things' when installed on real rooftops in huge numbers.
Energy May 28, 2016
Researchers from MIT have developed a device that allows solar cells to transform heat into electricity. Since the device depends on heat emissions rather than direct sunlight, the method can produce continuous flow of electricity.
Energy May 25, 2016
Portugal has set a new clean energy milestone as the whole country ran entirely on renewable sources for four straight days. Other countries all over the world have also achieved this feat.
Energy May 23, 2016
Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View Sunday to culminate its Hawaii-California leg, deemed its riskiest so far. The solar-powered plane is deemed a major innovation in the use of clean technologies for air travel.
Energy April 25, 2016
Alaska SeaLife Center converts the use of fossil fuel into renewable seawater system for the heating and cooling needs of the center. The offices and labs within its building use almost 98 percent of low-cost renewable energy from the ocean.
Energy April 24, 2016
Apple released a new advertisement, touting its green data centers in time for Earth Day 2016. The new ad showcased the company’s support to renewable energy and how users can show love every time they send an iMessage.
Apple April 22, 2016
Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy company sets to invest $3.6 billion on wind plant in Iowa. This project could supply 100 percent renewable energy for the state.
Society April 16, 2016
Scientists in China are developing revolutionary solar cells that could trigger electricity from both the sun and rain. The incredible process could lay the foundation for future all-weather solar panels.
Energy April 11, 2016
A major milestone was reached in renewable energy investments, which was more than double the amount invested in non-renewable resources. Developing countries led the numbers against developed countries.
Money March 29, 2016
Duke Energy will turn to swine and poultry waste for energy. The company will start obtaining power from poop to create renewable energy and generate electricity.
Energy March 23, 2016
Whole Foods will soon harness solar energy in its stores. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain aims to be among the biggest corporate solar energy users in the U.S., eyeing both environmental benefits and protection from future energy cost hikes.
Energy March 9, 2016
Stanford researchers built solar batteries using metal oxides such as rust. This is hoped to pave the way for large-scale solar energy storage in the future, given solar power as a limitless resource.
Energy February 28, 2016
Morocco has switched on the first phase of its ambitious solar power plant, which is the world's biggest the time it is completed by 2018. It will provide electricity to 1.1 million and will export renewable energy to Europe and other parts of the world.
Energy February 6, 2016
California on Thursday voted to maintain its current net metering policy, allowing residential solar panel users to keep selling their excess electricity. The decision received both praise and criticism from experts.
Business January 29, 2016
MIT researchers created a new incandescent light bulb with 21st century technology. The new light bulb prevents thermal energy from escaping by redirecting the heat and converting it back to light.
Energy January 12, 2016
Google has expanded its 'Project Sunroof' to help homeowners determine if going solar is worth it. Check out what are the Pros and Cons of using the online tool could be.
FUTURE TECH January 4, 2016
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute on Friday said that 99 percent of the country's electricity has been generated from renewable sources. The nation's milestones in renewable energy have placed it in the global spotlight.
Energy December 20, 2015
Washington D.C.'s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant plans to derive energy from a highly unusual source: human waste.
Earth/Environment December 3, 2015
Researchers recently invented a power cell that harnesses algae energy, a potential renewable energy source to help reduce fossil fuel dependence. The good news: blue green algae are found everywhere.
Energy November 26, 2015
Peruvian researchers developed the plant lamp, which operates via energy stored in soil containing microorganisms and nutrients, released by plants as they grow. 10 prototypes had been sent to target rural communities known to have poor access to electricity.
Animals November 25, 2015