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Paris Climate Talks: The 2-Degree Limit

World leaders will soon meet in Paris, tasked with stopping the world from heating up by more than 2 degrees. Nature Video investigates the basis of this limit, and how much carbon we can burn before we reach it...

November 27, 2015 — Nature Video
A Nation Divided On Keystone XL

A Nation Divided On Keystone XL

The new results from the nationally representative UT Energy Poll are out today, highlighting the way so many energy issues have become politicized.

April 29, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Japan Now Has More EV Chargers Than Gas Stations

Japan Now Has More EV Chargers Than Gas Stations

For any alternative fuel in transport, the key question is: what about infrastructure? As in, how much does infrastructure cost, what are the environmental effects, and who is actually going to pay for it?...

April 26, 2015 — Tali Trigg
Indian Railways and Military Go Solar

Indian Railways and Military Go Solar

There's been no shortage recently of big companies going big on solar, nor of middlemen trying to pave the way for bulk buying of solar power, but when the beast that is national procurement gets involved, the ante is upped...

April 15, 2015 — Tali Trigg

ScienceDebate Revs Up for 2016 Presidential Election

This year, I've been very fortunate to be a part of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program, which brings together 60 leaders from around the country to work on projects designed to create significant social impact and change...

April 13, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
A Tale of Two City-States

A Tale of Two City-States

How Hong Kong and Singapore Went from Fishing Villages to Urban Lodestars I'm writing this on a flight from Hong Kong where news has just broken that the father of the Singaporean city-state Lee Kuan Yew has passed away...

March 31, 2015 — Tali Trigg
The Overly Dramatic Demise of the Light Bulb

The Overly Dramatic Demise of the Light Bulb

Remember when the fight against phasing out inefficient incandescent light bulbs was a big deal? Well it seems the sky didn't fall. Just recently, Canada joined the United States, the European Union, and Australia among several countries (see map below) to phase out the production and import of inefficient incandescent light bulbs...

March 9, 2015 — Tali Trigg
Building New Homes for Energy Innovation

Building New Homes for Energy Innovation

As discussions begin today at the 10th MIT Energy Conference, the energy sector ponders how industry, government, and the scientific community can combine forces to enable the rapid evolution of the energy system...

February 27, 2015 — Varun Mehra and Sebastien Lounis
Low Oil Prices Could Be Good for Electricity and Renewables

Low Oil Prices Could Be Good for Electricity and Renewables

Since I first wrote about the price of oil last December, the global oil price has fallen to levels not seen in over five years. For many, the recent price decline brings back memories of the 1980s oil price collapse, which followed the 70s oil price spike and drew attention away from renewable energy and [...]..

February 12, 2015 — Robert Fares
Renewable Energy Shines in 2014

Renewable Energy Shines (and Blows) in 2014

Looking back at 2014 through the prism of renewable energy, it's hard not to get bombastic. So many records were broken, corners turned, and with costs declining, it's hard not to wonder if 2015 will see renewable energy become nothing more than a fully competitive energy source, capturing more and more market share...

February 5, 2015 — Tali Trigg
What is the World’s Busiest Airport?

After a 350 Year Reign, Heathrow Is Dethroned as the World's Busiest (Air)port

Is it Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, or Dubai International? Both apparently. But it depends on the metric. If you go by number of flights, then O'Hare is the world's busiest airport (881,933 flights in 2014), dethroning Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (868,359) after 10 years at the top - by this way of measuring...

January 29, 2015 — Tali Trigg
Solar Is Changing the Game

Solar Is Changing the Game

At the start of 2015, solar energy is booming. It’s been a long time coming, but financial incentives for renewables along with more affordable panels are finally having a notable impact in states like California...

January 5, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
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