A switch from natural-gas-powered home heating and cooling could be cheaper and reduce carbon emissions
At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, economist Paul Romer talked about how the social system of science offers hope for humanity and for how we can live with each other.
It is the fourth state to pursue such a plan, with a couple others looking at following suit
Known for climate change work, the pioneer says global warming, AI and genetic engineering are self-inflicted threats to humanity
The Navajo Nation’s shift away from coal and toward renewables is a test case for a wider U.S. transition
Racial and ethnic minorities have less access to solar power, regardless of income, highlighting the need for environmental justice
Converting excess wind and solar power into hydrogen can extend renewable energy’s reach
As treaties end, Russia focuses on hypersonic weapons that could “tighten the noose” on current U.S. defenses
Declining solar costs have helped spur a move away from coal
New Mexico and Nevada are poised to enact far-reaching changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The microscopic particles unleashed by the plant’s explosions are also a potential environmental and health concern
The shift underscores declining storage costs, but questions remain on whether the move will bring down emissions
The U.S. has been slow to embrace the technology, even though Japan and China are zooming ahead
A number of studies about number two
Researchers built a small, flexible device that harvests wi-fi, bluetooth and cellular signals, and turns them into DC electricity. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Several companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles
Ultra-high-voltage direct current takes electricity farther with less loss.
An international fusion project could help the nation eventually develop its own, smaller reactor
Energy economists say the new home requirement is inefficient and benefits wealthier people; supporters say it’s just one piece of the puzzle
The lithium-ion batteries that underpin so much modern technology are nearing their developmental limits, which is why battery scientists are looking beyond lithium.