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UK to review climate target raising hopes of a zero emissions pledge

The government pledged in 2016 to enshrine a zero target in law to meet its Paris commitments, but has yet to pass any legislation<p>The UK is to review its long-term target to cut climate emissions as part of global efforts to curb rising temperatures, the government has announced.<p>The announcement by …

Climate

Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country in March

Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN.The average renewable generation for the month exceeded 103% of consumption, beating out the last record (99.2%), set in …

Renewable Energy

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Researchers say it’s a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage<p>Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale …

Clean Energy

How perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power

Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research. But only now have researchers at …

Constructing a perovskite solar cell

Revolutionizing solar power with perovskites | Sam Stranks | HT Summit 2017

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia’s HIV Epidemic

Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands.<p>MOSCOW—Nika Ivanova was 18 when she first learned about HIV. By then, it was too late.<p>Sitting in a sterile …

Public Health

World's first floating wind farm performing well beyond expectations

<b>We knew that floating wind farms could be cheaper to install. But how would they actually perform?</b><p>We've been following the story of Hywind, the …

Small-scale solar power is changing lives and disrupting traditional models

Solar power is becoming an increasingly important part of the planet's energy mix. In 2016, solar photovoltaic grew faster than any other fuel, with …

Renewable Energy

BP aims to invest more in renewables and clean energy

Boss says his industry is changing but ‘the world is going to need oil and gas for decades’<p>BP has declared it is looking to acquire more green energy firms, as the British oil giant pledged to set carbon targets for its operations.<p>However, while the chief executive, Bob Dudley, said the industry …

Oil & Gas Industry

Squaw Valley aims to be the first ski resort powered by 100% renewable energy

Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has just set a new goal for itself, and it doesn’t involve snow, slaloms, or après-ski eating. The ski resort has teamed up with Liberty Utilities, the local electric service provider, <b>to power the resort with 100% renewable energy by as early as December</b> …

Renewable Energy

US installs nearly 4 GW of solar in Q4 2017

The United States saw its second largest level of solar installations in any quarter during the final three months of 2017, according to the latest …

General Electric's Future Is A Breeze

The world continues its long march away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy.<p>General Electric's management team has done well to position …

Tesla is installing Powerwalls and solar power on 50,000 homes to create biggest virtual power plant in the world

Tesla has been making big moves on the energy storage market in Australia, but they are now all being dwarfed by this new project that will see them install solar arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 homes to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.<p>The company’s main project has been the …

Ørsted's massive new offshore wind farm will generate power for 1 million homes

Offshore wind farms keep getting bigger and bigger. Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, just began offshore construction on Hornsea Project One, the latest …

Game Over For Coal: Scientists Nail Down Pesky Perovskite Solar Cell Problem

<b>Published on</b> February 1st, 2018 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>0<p>February 1st, 2018 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>Remember back when plastic was a new and exciting thing? That’s more or …

Clean Energy

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

SOMETIMES it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium …

How Portland Is Sourcing Hydropower From Its Drinking Water

The method has little environmental impact and uses existing infrastructure. So why isn’t it more popular?<p>Portland, Oregon—known to some as “Bridge City”—has an intimate relationship with the water that flows beneath it. During hot summer months, residents cool off by floating down the Willamette …

Can we actually stop using fossil fuels?

Tim McDonagh<p>Is it smart—or crazy stupid—to rely solely on wind, solar, and hydro?<p>This past July, as Dawn Lippert surfed the swells at her home beach in Honolulu, a rogue board sprang up and slammed her between the eyes. It could have been a knockout blow. But Lippert, a former high school soccer …

Renewable Energy

Google Home Max review: smart gets loud

Hey Google, turn it up<p>The war for your living room is on. But I’m not talking about the one battling for your eyeballs, I’m referring to the one jockeying for your ears and your voice.<p>The world of smart, connected, wireless audio for your home has exploded over the past few years, thanks to …

Audiophile

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

Tesla

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed<p>One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat …

Human Rights

Nano light detector may mean smaller solar panels - Futurity

"We've created an exceptionally small and extraordinarily powerful device that converts light into energy," says Qiaoqiang Gan.

Chemistry

Renewable energy generation in the US dramatically exceeds 2012 predictions | Ars Technica

It’s a testament to falling prices, incentives but also reflects conservative estimates.<p>The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released …

Tesla’s solar roof gets new competitor in Forward Labs

The startup claims its product offers higher energy production and lower cost<p>While Tesla’s gearing up to ship its first batch of solar-panels-that-look-just-like-normal-roofs, other companies are venturing into the fray. One such startup, the Palo Alto, CA-based Forward Labs, is now accepting …

Clean Energy

Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

Germany is embarking on an innovative project to turn a hard coal mine into a giant battery that can store surplus solar and wind energy and release …

Tesla’s $169 Million Battery Play Is Just the Beginning

Tesla is ready to power some grids. And not just in California or Australia.<p>Last week, Elon Musk wagered he could address South Australia’s energy …

Check out Europe's crazy clean energy plan

Wind turbines are a great way to go green. Too bad people <i>feel</i> that they’re so gosh darn loud. So, if nobody wants turbines in their backyards, what can densely populated countries do to produce cleaner energy? Why not just build a massive artificial island surrounded by wind turbines out in the sea?<p>…