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European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Renewable Energy

Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable …

Cleaner Energy

Windy Hill Wind Farm in Queensland, Australia is operated by an affiliate of Thailand-based Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc. (Photo …

Renewable Energy

Energy-generating ‘smart bricks’ turn ordinary buildings into efficient living machines

A cool project with an unfortunate acronym, LIAR or Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar …

Digestion

Hydrogen to the Power Grid

Can fuel cells in cars help stabilise the electricity grid when more sun and wind energy makes it harder to maintain the balance between production …

New York Takes A Bite Out Of Carbon By Throwing A Bone To Nuclear Energy

New York State is enacting a Clean Energy Standard that will at least temporarily save its nuclear plants located upstate. While the tack has wide support among power companies and the labor movement, it is opposed by green energy groups that think state monies would be better invested in wind and …

Nuclear Energy

The new green grid: utilities deploy ‘virtual power plants’

Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity<p>The tens of …

Energy

New tidal energy system could help power UK, say developers

Harnessing tidal power around the UK’s coast has so far been limited by the cost of the large dams and barrages required and unpredictable results.<p>A British company, in conjunction with Oxford University researchers, believes it has devised a way to overcome this obstacle by creating a new type of …

Hydroelectric Power

British Highway Will Recharge Your Batteries as You Drive

Smart roads can be smart in many ways—say by anticipating traffic jams or by conversing with a car’s autopilot to improve safety.<p>They can also …

Driverless Cars

World's First Solar Airport Generates More Power Than It Consumes

More than 46,000 solar panels have been laid out across 45 acres of land to fuel the operations of Cochin airport, India’s fourth largest in terms of …

A British lord created a device that runs on free electricity from the air

The internet of things—millions of connected sensors, beacons, and wearables analyzing and mapping microscopic bits of data to make our lives better—is widely assumed to be the next big trend in digital technology. But however small a sensor may be, it still requires some energy to function—and, …

Internet of Things

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Clean Energy

French unveil 'world first' hydrogen-powered electric bike emitting only pure water

French firm launches Alpha electric-powered bike running on hydrogen, emiting pure water and with a recharge time of five minutes and range of 100km (62 miles)<p>The world’s first commercial electric bike running on hydrogen with only pure water as waste, so its makers claim, has been unveiled in …

Whisper it: Quiet wind power with a revolutionary design

<i>In this special Cleantech Innovation Series sponsored by Autodesk you’ll hear unique insights from a number of entrepreneurs, start-ups and</i> …

Renewable Energy

Effective Renewable Energy Policies Spur Investment and Economic Growth | Amazon Web Services

Today we have a very special guest post. My colleague Shannon Kellogg is a senior member of our Public Policy team. He has an interesting perspective …

Renewable Energy

8 ways green energy is going to change the world

Fossil fuels are powerful and profitable, but they are also wasteful and harmful. As we move into a new era it’s important to start thinking of energy that will push us forward, as opposed to just moving us around and powering the present world. Green energy is the way of the future.<p>But why move to …

Green Energy

Tiny, Artificial Trees Could Form The Next Generation of Windmills

Wind power inspired by nature.<p>Researchers in the US have proposed a new form of wind power: small, artificial, mechanical trees capable of producing …

Engineering

Santa Monica firm says it has found a way to salt away electricity, literally

In the energy world, the ability to store electricity at an affordable price is the treasure sought by utility engineers and financial wizards.<p>SolarReserve believes it has found a solution.<p>The Santa Monica company recently completed what it touts as a first-of-its-kind solar power plant that stores …

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever - Pocket-lint

Solar power is fast becoming a more energy efficient green power conversion source, but mainly in sunny places. A breakthrough with graphene could …

Clean Energy

How to Transform Our Energy System

Access to affordable and abundant energy has enabled some of the most incredible advances in human history. Worldwide, cheap energy has fueled …

Innovation

Researchers Have Produced a New Type of Sonic Boom to Turn Energy Into Light

For computers that run a million times faster.<p>Scientists have figured out how to create a new type of sonic boom using light instead of sound, and …

Quantum Mechanics

Missouri is installing solar power grabbing pavement on Route 66

Part of its ‘Road to Tomorrow Initiative,’ Missouri’s Department of Transportation is teaming with Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup (seriously, what’s going on in Idaho?) to cover an undetermined length of Historic Route 66 with road-ready solar panels.<p>“We expect them to be in place, I’m …

Bacterial Wind Turbines Could Power The Nanobots Of The Future

Computer model suggests a way to generate tiny amounts of power for tiny machines<p>Wind farms are getting bigger and bigger, producing more and more power as they grow. But sometimes, bigger isn't always better.<p>In a paper published in <i>Science Advances</i> researchers describe a mathematical simulation of …

New 3D printed graphene super batteries by Swinburne researchers will last a lifetime

Jul 26, 2016 | By Alec<p>Batteries are becoming more and more crucial in our lives every year. From our smartphones to our laptops, and increasingly …

Emerging Technologies Could Transform Nuclear Power and Wind Energy

It's a beautiful autumn day in Cambridge, Massachusetts—the perfect setting for MIT's Annual EmTech Conference, focusing on emerging …

New Solar Capture Technique Converts CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

University of Chicago Engineers have built a new type of solar cell that would efficiently convert atmospheric carbon dioxide to fuel—and it achieves …