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What Is the Point of a Solar Road?

China has the strange distinction of being both the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter and the premiere solar energy producer (Trump being in …

Clean Energy

Going green: UK sets renewable energy records

Renewable sources of energy produced more than three times the amount of electricity that came from coal.<p>More electricity was generated by wind than …

Country now has surplus electricity: PM

KARACHI - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced the country today has not only met its energy needs but also has surplus power.<p>Abbasi …

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have discovered a new property of graphene that could be exploited to generate endless, clean energy. While …

Solar energy prices continue to plunge while coal prices climb higher

Solar-Powered Revolution<p>Studies investigating the price of solar power have revealed some surprising results. Prices for new solar energy …

Costa Rica breaks own record, runs entirely on renewable energy for 300 days

Costa Rica has added another impressive environmental accomplishment to their ever-growing list: This year, the country has run for 300 days on 100 …

Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency – enough to generate more than 80% of US electricity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, (NREL), has demonstrated a prototype of a solar powered smart window. The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity …

CNN

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

A New Technology Could Provide 40% of the World's Energy Needs, and It's Carbon-Neutral

Harnessing Salt Concentrations<p>Estuaries are ecosystems constantly in flux — brackish bodies of water where fresh and ocean water meet and mix. These …

From Superheroes To SuperMaterials: Five Super Materials With The Power To Change Our World

What's behind our current obsession with all things Superheroes, from the Marvel and DC comics spinoffs for TV and Film, to the more eccentric …

Architecture

UK startup uses recycled plastic to build stronger roads

Less oil, more waste plastic<p>We’ve seen the birth of futuristic solar roads and even a return to retro gravel roads, but now there’s a new player on the street: recycled plastic. British engineer Toby McCartney has devised an innovative process to replace much of the crude oil-based asphalt in …

Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

The 700 cows on Brett Reinford's dairy farm are making more than just milk.<p>Each day, the girls are producing 7,000 gallons of manure. And that smells exactly like you'd imagine. "We had gotten complaints from neighbors in the past that had said, 'Hey, it stinks too much. Can you do something about …

Agriculture