Matt Coyle

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Can incineration and landfills save us from the recycling crisis?

In many parts of the US, it now costs more to recycle old plastic than to make new products. So what are the alternatives for getting rid of our waste?<p>It’s been a tough year for plastic recycling, and the culprit is oil.<p>Over the past two years, petroleum prices have plummeted, at one point dropping …

Sustainability
Leadership

3tags.org

Go green or no home in San Francisco — solar panels become mandatory

Build green or don’t build at all. That’s the message behind a new San Francisco law effective in January 2017. By that date, all new buildings must …

San Francisco

UCI scientists stumble upon the key to never-ending batteries

What usually happens when someone goofs off at work? For most people this typically means missing a deadline or (at the very least) upsetting your …

Clean Energy

Oil giant Shell claims Project M concept is the car of the future

Shell reckons it has designed the car of the future - but the jury is out whether British motorists will agree. The Project M, dubbed an 'energy …

Personal Finance (UK)
Climate
Recycling

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 …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Fossil fuels are 'probably dead,' says Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison

People need to get their heads around the idea that fossil fuels are “probably dead,” the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway said Wednesday.<p>“I’m not …

Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that are not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative, capable …

Carbon Dioxide

Electric cars 'will be cheaper than conventional vehicles by 2022'

Analysis predicts that the total cost of ownership of electric cars will dip below those with internal combustion engines in 2022<p>Electric cars will be cheaper to own than conventional cars by 2022, according to a new report.<p>The plummeting cost of batteries is key in leading to the tipping point, …

Electric Vehicles

Honda Plans for Two-Thirds of its Cars to Be Green by 2030

Honda Motor on Wednesday said it aimed for new-energy vehicles to account for two-thirds of its line-up by 2030 from around 5% now, as increasingly …

Alternative Fuel

China aims to shut down 1,000 coal mines this year

The world’s biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions plans to shutter a thousand coal mines<br>before the end of this year. China’s National Energy …

Oil
Solar Power
Solar Power

Can We Use Carbon Dioxide Itself To Make A Cleaner Transportation Fuel?

Finding uses for carbon dioxide means less climate change-inducing gases going to the atmosphere. And, in the case of CO2 captured to produce methanol, it also means creating transport fuel with environmental advantages over oil-derived gasoline. It’s a one-two punch combination for the …

The Hidden Genius of Geothermal HVAC Systems

For more than 60 years, geothermal HVAC systems have been used in the U.S. and around the world. They work with nature, not against it. They can heat …

Home Improvement

Bill Gates: World will deliver 'clean energy breakthrough' within 15 years

Bill Gates has predicted researchers will “discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world” within the next 15 years.<p>In their annual open letter, Bill and Melinda Gates provide an update on their plans to stimulate innovation in technologies for tackling climate …

Bill Gates

Why SunEdison Shares Dived More Than 30%

While markets rallied Friday, solar energy giant SunEdison could not bask in the glow, with shares plunging 31% Friday, ending the day at $1.41 per …

Latin America

Chicago Startup & Tech Jobs

Content Quality Specialist<p>SPINS LLC<p>SPINS, a Chicago-based SaaS company, is seeking to hire a Content Quality Specialist for its Content Services …

Oil

Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities

Let's talk about the "duck curve," shall we? Everyone who cares about solar energy should know about the duck curve. Plus, it's fun to say. Duck curve. Duck curve.<p>The long story is below, but the short story is: The duck curve refers to the effect that solar power has on demand for utility …

Loch Ness Monster

Photos: The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant opens in the Moroccan desert

Morocco, a country used to importing almost all its energy, is building the biggest concentrated solar power station in the world. The first phase just opened.<p>Once it’s fully operational—around 2018, the builders hope—the plant will produce enough energy for more than 1 million Moroccan homes, …

Renewable Energy
Oil

Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

Morocco has officially turned on a massive solar power plant in the Sahara Desert, kicking off the first phase of a planned project to provide renewable energy to more than a million Moroccans.<p>The Noor I power plant is located near the town of Ouarzazate, on the edge of the Sahara. It's capable of …

Renewable Energy

New German Power Plant Takes Coal-Burning Efficiency To A New Level

Coal isn’t going to disappear overnight–so it might as well be more environmentally friendly.<p>Coal still produces 40% of the planet’s electricity, and researchers in Germany have figured out a way to make the fossil fuel just a bit more palatable. Their ultra-efficient plant design produces 40% …

Carbon Emissions