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Global Apollo programme seeks to make clean energy cheaper than coal

Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for ReSource 2012<p>David King, UK’s climate change envoy.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/1/1433177095562/22c01e41-7355-4420-a238-fbfd32fc9b0e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for ReSource 2012<p>David King, …

Surprise! Green energy surged despite cheap oil

Here is some good news about the environment: Investment into renewable energy surged in 2014, despite record low oil prices.<p>The price of oil plunged nearly 50% since last summer, sparking fears green energy projects might be push aside.<p>But a new study commissioned by the UN Environment Program …

Wind Power Without The Mills

Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds.<p>Wind stick. Really. Lest you think I’m mad, I’ve included a picture of this bladeless generator that helps …

5 Ways We Could Get More Solar Power

This is exciting, because solar has potential to be a truly world-changing technology. If we can get the price down enough, we could deploy it almost …

Solar Power

Renewable Energy Growing Again in China

China Brings Renewable Energy Growth Back<p>Renewable energy certainly has been in the headlines lately, thanks to <b>Apple</b> (AAPL).<p>The tech giant recently …

Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia.</i><p>Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Massachusetts, in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed doors and downturned blinds, custom-built ovens with ambitious names …

Is the Road to Solar a Solar Road?

If solar power is ever to truly hit the mainstream, we’re going to need a lot more solar panels in a lot more places. Roofs alone won’t do the trick. …

“We think we can do better than plants”: New “bionic leaf” makes fuel from sunlight

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new system to harness our planet’s greatest energy source<p>David Biello<p>February 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Here's a new way to make fuel from sunlight: starve a microbe nearly to death, then feed it …

Get Ready for $10 Oil

At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 …

Riding the waves: The challenge of harnessing ocean power

<b>No energy source is perfect.</b><p>Fossil fuels emit damaging CO2, wind and solar are variable, nuclear generates radioactive waste, while biomass, depending on the source, can encourage deforestation.<p>On paper, tidal and wave power would appear to be the best solution, using the ferocious force of the …

Hydroelectric Power

New York's getting 500 solar-powered food carts this summer

Street food is an celebrated (and inescapable) facet of New York City culture but many of those gas-fired mobile food stalls aren't exactly environmentally friendly. "I breathe it in, I get the fumes, I get the smell of the food," Don Ward, a Manhattan shoe shiner who works next to a cart, told the</i> …

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black silicon solar cells that achieve a record 22.1 …

Clean Energy