Photosynthesis actually is an inefficient process, but a biological chemist is trying to crank it up.
Freelance science journalist Kevin Begos reports from the U.S. Power and Renewable Summit in Austin, Texas, on the use of blockchain technology to make more efficient energy markets and distribution.
Duke Energy's Jim Rogers is trying to light up rural countries one village at a time
States bordering the outer continental shelf are looking for carbon-free electricity as the Trump administration rolls back rules requiring it
Are tariffs on solar panels and cuts to energy research preparing the U.S. for the inevitable growth in renewables?
At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about American's energy future.
The space agency’s Kilopower project could end a half-century hiatus for U.S. reactors in space
Changes in global temperatures could affect air flow around the planet
Rosemarie Truman, CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation, says a better system of governance for federally funded inventions could lead to many more good ones becoming commercialized.
A prototype waste-heat engine runs by cycling hot and cold water through its pistons
The finding that fission releases huge amounts of energy launched a scientific and military race to understand and use this new atomic source of power
The battery will feed Australia’s shaky power grid
Security expert offers a scientific perspective on realistic options for the U.S.
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world
The island wants to upgrade its infrastructure, but must first wait for the lights to come back on
The gas battery’s history began with a brief note to chemist and physicist Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution
Energy Secretary Rick Perry and his department want to tilt the playing field in the name of helping a supposedly frail electric grid
The wintertime smog in China's northeastern provinces is so severe it blocks more than 20 percent of sunlight from reaching the region's solar panels. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The regulation limited planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from power plants
Seeing a chance to lead, China is deploying clean energy, quantum satellites and genomics