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How Cheap Does Geothermal Need To Be Before It Becomes The Next Solar?

A new startup called Dandelion is drastically reducing the cost of installing the tech to provide residential buildings with heating and cooling from the ground.<p>At a cost of $80,000 and upwards, geothermal systems have often been too expensive for homeowners, even if harnessing the natural …

SolarCity

Google's Street View cars offer block-by-block pollution readings

Tracking air pollution in a city can be an inexact science, typically relying on a set of fixed monitors and computer modeling to paint a general …

Pollution

The Smog Free Bicycle concept: cleaning city air while we ride

A team of Dutch designers & engineers at Studio Roosegaarde have a new concept to clean the air of polluted cities – bicycle mounted smog vacuums. …

Pollution

New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper

UNSW Sydney chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce clean hydrogen …

Fabrication

One Step Closer to a Waste-Powered World

Imagine you own a coffee shop. Day in and day out your employees fill trash cans with coffee grounds and half eaten pastries and your customers …

Baking

Big Sur’s lonely redwoods are key to saving the species threatened by climate change

BIG SUR — Wendy Baxter shimmied up the black climbing rope, pushing her the last few feet toward her goal. The jingle of her harness echoed in the …

UK sets new renewable energy record as wind and solar surge

A blustery start to summer has helped the renewable energy industry to its highest ever output as wind turbines and solar panels help to meet more than half of the UK’s electricity demand.<p>National Grid’s data at lunchtime on Wednesday showed that solar panels produced around 7.6GW of electricity …

The other reason to shift away from coal: Air pollution that kills thousands every year

When President Donald Trump announced on June 1 that he had decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, he asserted that …

Pollution

Don’t worry about the Paris Agreement, the market will drive us to ditch fossil fuels

When is the tipping point for renewable energy? Because when we hit it and renewables become cheaper than fossil fuels we won’t need subsidies or …

Renewable Energy

China Turns On the World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

Last week, workers switched on a solar energy plant capable of producing 40 megawatts of power, which floats on a manmade lake in China’s Anhui …

Coal Power Is Taking the Lives of 52,000 Americans Every Year, According to Study

Coal Will Kill<p>Among the repercussions of the United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement could be continued reliance on coal-burning …