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Community Solar Project To Retrain Unemployed Coal Miners

A community solar project in southern Illinois will feature a job retraining program for unemployed coal workers.Community Solar Project To Retrain …

EnergySolutions

The World's Biggest Drone-Maker Just Revealed Its Tiniest Flyer Yet

DJI, maker of the Phantom series of drones, unveils the itty-bitty Mavic Pro.<p>It's all about drones getting small. GoPro understands this. So do smaller companies like Vantage Robotics. A flying camera-equipped drone that fits in a shoulder bag instead of a huge styrofoam-lined backpack means so …

This Is Elon Musk's Plan to Colonize Mars

Is this how we'll get to the Red Planet?<p>Elon Musk has some big plans not only to take humans to Mars, but to establish a permanent colony on the planet, and he's about to share the nitty gritty details live in a keynote speech, titled "Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species," that Elon Musk will be …

Russia Provided the Missile That Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17—Investigators

"It may be concluded MH17 was shot down by a 9M38 missile launched by a Buk, brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation, and that after launch was subsequently returned to the Russian Federation."<p>Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian …

This Battery-Free Generator Is Made From Fish Scales

A potential green power source for self-powered electronics<p>Physicists in India have created a battery-free generator out of fish scales. The clear, flexible generator can harvest the energy from small movements such as body motions, sound vibrations and wind flow, then convert it into electrical …

Clean Energy

The science behind exploding phone batteries

It’s natural for battery chemicals to want to explode<p>An exploding phone seems like a freak accident, but the same chemical properties that make batteries work also make them likely to catch fire. Samsung is learning this the hard way, as it becomes the latest company to recall a device — in this …

Clean Energy

The numbers are in: The Chevrolet Bolt will have a 238-mile range | Ars Technica

Cars should arrive in dealerships before the end of the year.<p>The Chevrolet Bolt is one of the most anticipated cars of 2016. GM's first long-range …

Solar Air Conditioning System Uses Heat To Cool Spaces

CSIRO’s solar air conditioning system now sits on top of a major shopping center in Australia, and it is saving energy by using heat from the sun to …

Clean Energy

It's the Dawn of the Community Solar Farm

It’s like rooftop solar, without the rooftops.<p>A growing number of consumers are buying into community solar farms that allow renters and apartment …

Solar Power

Fraunhofer Tests a New Underwater Energy Storage Concept

The Fraunhofer Institute is planning to test a new storage concept in a German lake before the end of this year. The storage idea, which involves …

How The Grid Works, & Why Renewables Can Dominate

Can we really generate most of our power from renewables in a few decades? In a word, yes. But to understand further, we must understand how we …

Renewable Energy

How Better Battery Storage Will Expedite Renewable Energy

“The worldwide transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way …" according to the Earth Policy Institute's new book, <i>The</i> …

Clean Energy

Renewable Energy Trends: Corporate Power Purchase Agreements

<b>Published on</b> December 18th, 2015 | <i>by Glenn Meyers</i><p>1<p>December 18th, 2015 by <b>Glenn Meyers</b><p>Renewable electricity power purchase agreements are looking quite …

Renewable Energy

NASA on Eve of Big Announcement: 'Mars Mystery Solved'

NASA on Monday will announce "a major scientific finding" from Mars.<p>NASA on Monday will announce "a major scientific finding" from Mars, the agency said Thursday—in a vague press release.<p>"Mars mystery solved," the headline said.<p>No further details were available on the nature of the mystery. The …

The top 7 reasons businesses should fear climate change

Climate change poses a serious, potentially "catastrophic" risk to the world's economy, according to a report released late last month by the …

Adding Energy Storage To Home Solar: Does It Make Sense?

<b>Published on</b> August 10th, 2015 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>104<p>August 10th, 2015 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>Originally published on <i>Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist</i>.<br>By …

Solar Power

Greenpeace responds to Tropical Forest Trust on moving ‘Beyond Certification’

<i>Editor’s Note: Greenpeace submitted this commentary in response to an interview Mongabay recently conducted with Scott Poynton of Tropical Forest</i> …

Indigenous Peoples

Surprising Countries Where Solar and Wind Are Booming

Renewable energy is taking off in both wealthy and developing economies.<p>Top five countries in net electricity generation from solar and wind<p>2005-2012, in billion kilowatt hours<p>SWIPE FOR MORE<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>United States<p>China<p>Germany<p>Spain<p>Italy<p>Top five countries in percentage of electricity generation from solar …

Solar-powered plane grounded nine months in Hawaii by battery damage | Reuters

(Reuters) - A solar-powered plane halfway through an attempt to circle the globe will be grounded in Hawaii for at least nine months because of battery damage sustained during its record 118-hour flight to Oahu from Japan, the project team said on Wednesday.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, piloted by …

Environmentalism

Army invents tiny solar cells that are cheaper, stronger

The U.S. military is where many new technologies get their start. So much of what we now see as standard tech was once being invented in a military …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Solar Cells Produce Fuel And Electricity

How does powering our cars with solar fuel sound?<p>A new type of solar cell can convert liquid water into clean hydrogen fuel 10 times more effectively …

Clean Energy

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

Fossil Fuels

Power to the People

Why the rise of green energy makes utility companies nervous.<p>Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont. Mark drives a school bus, and Sara works as a special-ed teacher; the cost of heating and cooling their …

Solar Power

Toyota is taking on the hydrogen car haters — including Elon Musk

Screenshot via YouTube<p>Elon Musk doesn't have a high opinion of the hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered car. Back in 2013, in Germany, he infamously called the technology "so bullshit." He's also referred to fuel-cells as "fool cells."<p>Toyota, on the other hand, is big on fuel-cells and hydrogen. The …

Alternative Fuel

Tesla is on the verge of changing the dynamics of global energy

Currently, when individuals or companies need back-up power, they usually rely on generators. Effective battery storage for large amounts of energy would be a game changer in that it would enable a separation of generation and use of energy produced through clean fuels like solar and wind …

Tesla

Tesla wants to reshape electric grid with combination of rooftop solar panels, home batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages.<p>Musk, a billionaire, is expected to …

Elon Musk's big announcement: It's called 'Tesla Energy'

The statement continued: "Tesla is not just an automotive company, it's an energy innovation company. Tesla Energy is a critical step in this mission to enable zero emission power generation."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the official announcement onstage at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, …

Tesla

Tesla's new product is a battery for your home

Tesla has unveiled a suite of new energy products, including a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers' homes.<p>Tesla is calling the rechargeable lithium-ion battery the "Powerwall." As the name suggests, the unit is designed to be mounted on a wall, and connected to the local …

Tesla

Tesla's huge new batteries will store power for Amazon, Target, and others

Elon Musk only announced Tesla's new Powerpack system tonight, but the company has already done deals with some of America's biggest companies to supply them with the new technology. Both Amazon and Target are rolling out pilot programs that will use Tesla's 100 kWh battery blocks, along with …

Tesla