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The World Could Reach Peak Coal And Oil In Three Years, Thanks To Cheap Renewables

We’re not running out of fossil fuels, they’re just not going to be worth it.<p>The world could reach peak oil and coal in as little as three years–not because either is close to running out, but because of the falling cost of solar power and electric cars and stronger climate policy.<p>A new report from …

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It

Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.<p>During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads. But throughout most of 2016, conditions in the Arctic …

10 Things To Know Around Concentrating Solar Power

10. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology involves using mirrors, sometimes in the hundreds of thousands, to reflect sunlight and collect solar …

U.N.: Hurry up on climate action or we’re screwed!

World, don’t lose heart, but you really need to hustle.<p>That’s the message from the United Nations as international climate delegates prepare to …

Photoflow Collector Harvests Rainwater and Solar Power for Developing Countries

While our planet may be made up mostly of water, and electricity is used in every developed country, both of these resources are in tragically short …

Solar-Hungry Japan Opens Its Biggest Plant Ever

Japan this week celebrated the opening of the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the nation, a spectacular 70-megawatt installation in …

Old-Fashioned Steam Engines Could Solve Solar Energy Storage Problem

Australian engineers might have solved one of the biggest obstacles to scaling up solar energy — the lack of affordable storage technology that …

IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems

Cleverly combining solar PV with solar thermal to reach 80% conversion efficiency<p>Concentrating the sun's ray onto solar photovoltaic (PV) modules …