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7 Big Changes to the Energy Industry Coming by 2040

Between the expansion of renewable technologies and a global focus on carbon reduction, the energy industry is set for a lot of change in the next 23 …

Bill Gates on the biggest bets in energy investing

<i>This piece is featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from the chapter on the</i> …

Bill Gates

What Will Happen To Clean Energy Startups Under Trump?

Renewable energy is thriving. But will a drop in federal support hurt new innovation?<p>In the middle of the Nevada desert, 10,000 billboard-sized mirrors reflect sunlight onto a tower that stores the energy in molten salt–an innovative way to make solar power available to nearby Las Vegas at night. …

How is the new age of digital transformation changing the utilities sector?

It is easy to take for granted the technology we have at our disposal. We flick a switch and the lights go on, we turn on the tap and clean water comes out. We don’t have to worry about the provision of natural gas for cooking.<p>But today, the utilities sector is under pressure to simultaneously …

Carbon Capture And Storage: An Expensive Option For Reducing U.S. CO2 Emissions

The electric power sector accounts for 29% of the U.S.’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and electricity demand is expected to increase between now and 2050, making GHG emissions reductions from our electricity system one of the most promising ways to address climate change.<p>While many technologies …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists develop efficient multifunctional catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation to gasoline

Converting CO2 from a detrimental greenhouse gas into value-added liquid fuels not only contributes to mitigating CO2 emissions, but also reduces …

Nature Communications

Sun shines on $300-billion global fund for clean energy

The International Solar Alliance, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francoise Hollande in November 2015, will channel …

Tesla has plans to announce 4 more Gigafactories this year

Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada is on track to be the largest manufacturing building in the world by footprint. It will help produce batteries for …

Tesla

How this could help the environment

On May 31, the Swiss company Climeworks will turn on the first commercial plant to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and feed it to vegetables in a neighboring greenhouse. Located in the tiny, agricultural municipality of Hinwil, Switzerland, the plant stands 40 feet tall and looks like a …

Slow And Steady: An Investment Advisor's Advice For Young Wealth Builders

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>“Finance is something I do to relax,” says neurologist-turned-investment-adviser William J. Bernstein, who’s the author of the new book, “If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly.”<p>You heard right: slowly.<p>Once upon a time, the standard American dream …