Heating and cooling buildings is a massive source of carbon emissions. Could the humble window become the next big thing in green technology?
Brookline, Mass., recently became the first New England town to ban natural gas hookups in new construction
World-changing technologies that are poised to rattle the status quo
Money will be redirected to clean energy innovation, efficiency and renewables
Scientists and policy makers assess whether California’s utilities will have to regularly cut power over the next decade to lessen huge wildfires
While the frontrunners all want to reduce carbon emissions, their proposed policies vary on issues like nuclear power
Solar arrays placed in agricultural fields can benefit both energy and crop production
And the shifts in energy sources may be sharper than you think
More people moving into forested areas and an outmoded power grid also raise fire risk in California
An intentional blackout was aimed at keeping power equipment from sparking a wildfire
Green technology has come a long way. The next challenge for the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory is to develop ways to recycle the recycling infrastructure.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”
The city is connecting rooftop solar installations and storage batteries to increase resilience during storms and heat waves
Climate initiatives improve some states’ rankings as others fall behind
The Department of Energy is aiming to get ahead of a looming recycling problem from electric car batteries
Though coal is declining as a power source, it is often being replaced by natural gas, another fossil fuel
The state has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest for a fossil fuel-free future, but there are plenty of obstacles in the way
Experts push for policies to fight climate change and encourage clean energy production
The conditions of sunlight, temperature, humidity and wind that make cropland good for agriculture also maximize solar panel efficiency.
Old, small plants were the early retirees, but several of the biggest U.S. coal burners—and CO2 emitters—will be shuttered by year’s end