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Mayors Could Shift Nearly 42 Percent Of U.S. Electricity To Renewables By 2035

The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is prompting more than 1,400 mayors to make their own pledges.<p>The country’s largest coalition of cities plans to vote this weekend on a pledge to make 100 percent renewable power a top policy priority over the next decade.<p>The resolution by the U.S. …

Climate

Scientists may have solved a key barrier to fusion power

We've been working towards nuclear fusion, a near-limitless source of clean energy, for the past six decades, and now scientists have made a major breakthrough. A new article published in <i>Physical Review Letters</i> details how to solve a dangerous issue with runaway electrons that has, until now, posed …

Physics

Can the U.S. run only on wind, water, and solar power? Scientists disagree.

Scientists widely agree that human activity is the main driver of global warming, and that we have to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid its worst impacts. But when it comes to how we can best slash emissions, some scientists are fiercely at odds.<p>A scholarly brawl broke out this …

Renewable Energy

Record levels of green energy in UK create strange new world for generators

As renewables play a greater role in the British market, they are making the price of power increasingly unstable<p>As the sun shone on millions of solar panels and unseasonable gusts turned thousands of turbine blades last Sunday, something remarkable happened to Britain’s power grid.<p>For a brief …

Renewable Energy

Tesla is changing the electric grid

From CNET Magazine: The next power plant could be that giant battery in your garage.<p>There's a good chance flipping on the light switch 10 years from now will feel just as ordinary as it did for your parents and grandparents.<p>But behind the scenes, a radically different system for sending electrons …

Energy

U.S. Reports a Major Milestone in Wind and Solar Power

10 percent of electricity generated in the country in March came from these renewables

Renewable Energy

‘Crash Override’ malware heightens fears for US electric grid

The identification of malware tied to a cyberattack on Ukraine last year is putting a renewed focus on threats to America's electric grid.

Join the Future of Energy: Apply to the 2017 New Energy Challenge

Your innovative clean energy startup could bag you €100,000 in funds.<p>Cleaner energy is a crucial step towards a more sustainable future. The coming decade we will need fresh ideas to make sure everybody gets the power they need, while minimising the impact on our climate. To achieve this we need …

Innovation

New strain of malware can take power stations offline

A new strain of malware is responsible for a computer malfunction that triggered a power outage in Ukraine last year, according to security firms, who believe that it could be used to disrupt power grids in the US and elsewhere.<p>The malicious software, codenamed Crash Override, is the second malware …

Cybersecurity

MIT researchers pioneer affordable way to turn waste heat into power

Steel and glass manufacturing generates large amounts of waste heat that’s not easy to capture – devices that do the job are either prohibitively …

Clean Energy

Total Eclipse: Oil Giant Sees Its Future in Electricity

Sensing a peak in demand for crude oil, France’s Total is betting it can also produce and sell electricity to businesses and consumers<p>France’s Total SA, one of the world’s largest oil companies, sent its top executives to Silicon Valley last summer, where they met with tech investors and futurists. …

Oil

How Smart is the Grid?

Marketing and advertising groups often have a tendency to capitalize on technological trends faster than engineers and users can settle into the …

Internet of Things

Nissan Leaf battery to power households

The technology transfers the energy stored in the Leaf's battery to a dedicated station, providing p...

Electric Vehicles

These 3 Power Brokers Will Transform the Future of Energy (1 of Them Is Elon Musk)

Change is right in front of us.<p>When we think of transforming industries, we tend to think only in terms of what has already been done and seems reasonably plausible. However, it takes a certain type of visionary to think outside the box. To "transform" also means to revolutionize, remodel, …

Elon Musk

Is fusion energy humanity’s last hope?

Filmmaker Mila Aung-Thwin spent two years following around the scientists at the world's largest fusion experiment<p>For an energy source that has never been successfully harnessed, fusion has a remarkable grasp on our culture. The idea that fusion is the fuel of the future is commonplace in science …

UK sets new renewable energy record as wind and solar surge

A blustery start to summer has helped the renewable energy industry to its highest ever output as wind turbines and solar panels help to meet more than half of the UK’s electricity demand.<p>National Grid’s data at lunchtime on Wednesday showed that solar panels produced around 7.6GW of electricity …

Renewable Energy

Pittsburgh’s Transformation Is a Model for Clean Energy Innovation

A subscription to Harvard Business Review would’ve spared President Trump his embarrassing “Pittsburgh, not Paris” punchline, delivered as he pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. Abandoning the treaty was predicated on preserving American jobs, but if he’d tuned into our HBR webinar, …

Renewable Energy

How the blockchain could fight grid cyber-threats

The electricity system is about to experience a several-orders-of-magnitude increase in the number of vulnerabilities to cyber-threats.

Cybersecurity

All Dutch trains now run on 100% wind power

Initially, trains in the Netherlands were set to run entirely on renewable energy by 2018.<p>However, it seems officials have been able to beat that goal by an entire year. As of the first of January this year, all public transport trains are being powered by renewable energy, namely from wind …

Renewable Energy

Better Energy Management Electrifies the Corporate Agenda

Forward-looking businesses are realizing huge cost savings by investing in energy efficiency measures and switching to renewable energy—as well as …

This Is the Biggest News in Electricity Since the Light Bulb -- Seriously

If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy …

Renewable Energy

'World's Most Ambitious Target' to Go 100% Renewables Just Passed the California Senate

California took a major step in ditching fossil fuels after the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that aims for 100 percent renewable energy by …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Energy

Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to …

Clean Energy

New Company Uses Artificial Intelligence To Sell You Cheaper Power

A new startup launched today that seeks to streamline electricity purchases with the use of a peer-to-peer network that relies on artificial intelligence and other technology like high-frequency trading to balance supply and demand in real time. The idea behind the company, named Drift, is to …

High-Frequency Trading

Pointing the way to the power grid of the future, Drift launches a low cost utility in New York

Meet Drift, the startup that’s hoping to change the way people pay for, and receive, the resource that makes modern life possible — power.<p>Using a combination of machine learning, predictive analytics, energy management, and high-frequency trading tools, the Seattle-based company is looking to …

Renewable Energy

Kite wind farms take off in UK as future of energy

These are awesome to behold.<p>The UK has just given the world’s first kite farm the green light. Does this mean we’re gliding forth into a new frontier …

Wind Power

In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity<p>In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley.<p>And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your …

Renewable Energy

Enerchain: A Decentralized Market on the Blockchain for Energy Wholesalers

Enel, an electricity and gas distributor in Italy, is teaming up with Ponton, an enterprise software provider in Germany, to develop a decentralized …

Blockchain