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Chinese, Germans Seek to Turn Chernobyl Wasteland to Solar Park

Chinese and Germans are among dozens of investors taking Ukraine up on its offer to turn the grounds of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters …

This startup's wind generator flaps its wings like a hummingbird

<b>Even in the wild world of offbeat wind energy machines, Tyer Wind's design stands out.</b><p>Small wind power seems like a great idea for a home or business …

A new study just blew a hole in one of the strongest arguments against global warming

The oceans are warming up faster than we thought. While this is bad news for the planet, it's good news for climate change scientists who have — for the last two decades — puzzled over warming trends in ocean surface temperatures for nearly 20 years.<p>According to a big chunk of ocean surface …

Global Warming

The electric vehicle revolution could speed by U.S. workers during Trump’s presidency

Will a pro-oil cabinet work to ensure the U.S. gets a big piece of the 37 million EVs forecast for 2025 globally?<p>“More than 37 million plug-in …

Electric Vehicles

Clouds part for commercial solar in Wyoming, top coal state

<b>By Mead Gruver,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i>CHEYENNE — Planning has begun for first the major commercial solar energy project in Wyoming, where almost 90 …

Solar Panels

Here Are All The Risks of Climate Change in a Single Graph

Prepare yourself.<p>Whether you like it or not, climate change is happening, and most scientists agree that it's been exacerbated by human …

The Current State of the Solar Energy Industry | Investopedia

Over the recent decade, long-term investors have grown interested in solar energy stocks, as the alternative energy segment is projected to become …

Desperate exodus of the climate refugees | Letters

In the last six years, some 140 million people have been forced to move because of climate-related disasters (Mongolian herders fly steppe blighted by climate extremes and social change, 5 January). Climate change is driving long-term environmental damage and sudden catastrophes, presenting a …

Vermont's new governor sticking with renewable energy goal

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's new Republican governor said Monday he would stick with his Democratic predecessor's long-term goal of getting 90 …

Obama puts pressure on Trump to adhere to US climate change strategy

The US president has been writing for academic journals to pre-empt arguments Trump or Republicans are likely to use to roll back his key accomplishments<p>Barack Obama called the adoption of clean energy in the US “irreversible” on Monday, putting pressure on his successor, Donald Trump, not to back …

While Trump tweets out insults, Obama publishes an article about clean energy in a scientific journal.

In the piece, which appeared in Science on Monday, the president outlines four reasons that “the trend toward clean energy is irreversible”:<p><b>1.</b> …

100 Percent of Dutch Electric Trains Now Run on Wind Energy

The Netherlands met its renewable energy goals a year ahead of time.<p>The Netherlands now runs all of its electric trains* on wind energy, meeting a goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy a year ahead of schedule.<p>The new construction of several wind farms helped meet the country's goal to …

Here's How Much Money China Is Throwing at Renewable Energy

China will plow 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country’s energy agency said Thursday, as the world’s …

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular.<p>Together, all …

Renewable Energy

E.U. loophole counts wood energy as “carbon neutral.” It’s not.

As American foresters ramp up logging to meet the growing demand for wood pellets by power plants on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, a new …

Forests

Scott Walker's Wisconsin continues to scrub its websites of climate change mentions

Prior to the election of the business-worshipping, union-busting, climate denying Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, the state's Department of Natural …

Battery Storage Poised to Expand Rapidly

The summer of 2016 was one of dire warnings for Southern California energy consumers.<p>A massive methane leak from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage …

'A future between Star Trek and the Matrix': Automation could destroy 15 million UK jobs in the next two decades

The report, from centre-left policy group Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), says that the economy is close to hitting "peak human" — the point at which human labour is the most important factor of production.<p>The paper's author, Mathew Lawrence, says that exponential improvements in new …

Star Trek

Hi-Def Video of Earth From Space Is So Beautiful You'll Want to Punch Yourself in the Face

Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured ultra high definition video of our pale blue dot from the vantage point of the International …

Five Secrets To China's Renewable Energy Success

Environmentalists are touting China’s increasing use of renewable power, and there are several lessons we can learn from this. Here are five important lessons and takeaways from China’s growing use of renewable power.<p><b>Lesson 1: China’s Progressive Definition of ‘Renewable’.</b> My Forbes.com colleague …

SpaceX Shares Photo of World’s Biggest Rocket Nearing Completion

SpaceX’s massive new rocket, the appropriately named Falcon Heavy, hasn’t taken flight yet, but when it does, it will be the most powerful rocket in …

How Is Climate Change Denial Still a Thing?

Few benefit, but politically parties rarely disarm of their own accord.<p>Climate change denial is a strange phenomenon. Given the strong scientific …

Why the F/A-18 Is Such a Badass Plane

The 35-year odyssey of the mighty Hornet.<p>On the first day of the Persian Gulf War, four F/A-18Cs took off from the USS <i>Saratoga</i> to bomb an airfield in southwestern Iraq. These F/A-18s were heavy. Each carried four MK 84 2000-lb. bombs, two AIM-7 Sparrows, two AIM-9L Sidewinders, and a centerline …

Military

A Tiny House Of Slow Town by The Plus Partners+DNC Architects creates a minimum footprint

<b>The Plus Partners</b> <b>and</b> <b>DNC Architects</b> <b>have completed a tiny house to maximise housing facilities for the upcoming the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter</b> …

Climate deniers, conspiracists and one-percenters: Trump's cabinet of characters

The president-elect plans to surround himself with enemies of the environment, billions of dollars in net worth and people who are against their own agencies<p>Related: Trump's cabinet picks: here are all of the appointments so far<p>Barack Obama’s original cabinet was chockablock with historic firsts. …

MIT's self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables

PUMPED UP<p>MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables<p>By December 29, 2016<p>Think “inflatables”—balloons, airbags, or pool rafts probably come to mind. The list might get a bit longer.<p>Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group have developed a …

Robotics

Earth Scientists Are Freaking Out. NASA Urges Calm.

At a time when NASA earth scientists are concerned their research may be scuttled by the incoming Trump administration, the space agency's top …

Eco Wave Power turns wave power into electricity

Inna Braverman is capturing the ocean's untapped energy. Her Tel Aviv-based firm Eco Wave Power makes floats that attach to coastal infrastructure to …

Petroleum giant abandons tar sands in favor of wind power

In a startling move, Norwegian state-owned oil and gas company Statoil recently pulled all its investments out of the Alberta tar sands after winning …

Tar Sands