Ice jams and bird and bat deaths will determine the answer
Eight graphs tell the story; see for yourself
Attorneys argue that delays have let the EPA circumvent its duty to regulate greenhouse gases
Cheap natural gas and subsidized renewables make coal plants an expensive prospect
Artificial leaves convert sunlight into fuel at a rate that could efficiently power remote locations.
Battery systems intended as backups may help companies like Microsoft increasingly employ renewable energy
The island has long-term plans to make its main public electrical grid smarter as residents turn to solar power and microgrids for faster relief
The approach to buying renewable energy to offset electricity use was pioneered by major corporations
Security expert offers a scientific perspective on realistic options for the U.S.
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