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Incredible Sahara Forest Project to generate fresh water, solar power and crops in African desert

March 30th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Can you imagine being able to produce enough water in the Sahara to grow crops there? Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power to supply electricity to cities in Africa and cities in Europe? Can you imagine producing a sustainable bio-fuel that doesn’t impact on world food supplies? Charlie Paton, Michael Pawlyn and […]



Tesla bids for a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado

March 23rd, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

After breaking a few energy storage records with its battery system projects in Australia, Tesla looks to come back to the US to build a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado. Earlier this year, we reported on Xcel Energy, an electric utility company operating across the Midwest, Colorado and several other states, requesting […]



MIT researchers say nuclear fusion will feed the grid “in 15 years”

March 12th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

A new research push aims to make the silver bullet for our energy problems a reality by 2033—a very ambitious target.



Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops

March 8th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

A new hybrid solar cell device can capture energy from the sun and from the movement of raindrops.As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has developed a hybrid solar cell that can produce electricity come rain or shine, using […]



Inside oil giant Shell’s Race to remake itself for a low price world

January 29th, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

The energy industry is radically transforming.



U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars

January 25th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday.



The World Bank is no longer supporting the oil and gas industries

January 22nd, 2018 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

The World Bank is starting to phase out its support for the oil and gas industries. The move is part of efforts to address climate change and reinforce the Paris Climate agreement. It also suggests that the Bank intends to play a leading role in the battle against climate change as the US turns its […]



Dutch self-charging solar car wins important CES award

January 11th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

Remember those Dutch solar cars that won the World Solar Challenge car race? The range of those cars powered by the sun was excellent. However, the vehicles themselves were not up to snuff in the design department. In comes Lightyear, a self-charging electric solar car with a sexy design, and recently awarded with the renowned […]



The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

January 5th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.



A stretchable battery, powered by sweat, could revolutionize wearables

December 15th, 2017 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s the AA batteries that go in TV remotes or the lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones, you probably have a pretty definite image that springs to mind when someone mentions “battery.” That could soon change, however, based on research coming out of the Binghamton University in New York, where scientists have developed a stretchy, […]



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