Volvo seems to want to be on the cutting edge of electric vehicle research, despite the fact it doesn’t have that much in the way of actual green car offerings as of yet. It’s already been involved in a project that puts power lines in roads to consistently charge EVs passing overhead, and now it is tinkering with energy storage built directly into car panels.
Scientists have provided the most comprehensive details yet of the journey energy from the sun takes as it hurtles around Earth's magnetosphere.
When we think about energy, we need to think about water. And when we think about water, we need to think about energy.
Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers. Storing that surplus energy in batteries for later use seems like an obvious solution, but a new study from Stanford University suggests that might not always be the case.
Efficient is better than not efficient. More efficiency is better than less. In case you’re wondering, there is a light at the end of this tunnel, and I’m pretty sure it looks like the Zero Home.
The link between geothermal power production and earthquakes is one long since established, but new research is providing fresh insight into how Earth responds to this and other sorts of poking around underground that we do.
Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.
In an effort to prove that it can be almost as menacing as China, Iran has apparently hacked a bunch of US energy companies.
Chemical engineering researchers have managed to identify a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2).
A story popped up in my “geothermal power” feed on Sunday with the headline: “DOE set to award 4 renewable energy contracts.”
Nuclear fusion is very close to the point where the amount of energy produced by the system equals or surpasses what's been put in.
There's enough power available in winds to meet the whole of the world's energy demand, says a Carnegie Institution for Science report.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a silent yet powerful reminder that human wastefulness is killing our planet.
A new biofuel production process is claimed to produce more than 20 times as much energy than existing methods.
Surfers spend half their time on the water sitting upright on their boards, scanning the horizon for the next suitable wave.
The solar flare which erupted on March 7 was the most powerful eruption ever observed by Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT).
If you want to get Apple to do something, try dressing up as a giant iPhone. It's worked for Greenpeace, whose campaign against the company's reliance on 'dirty power' has succeeded.
ZM Architecture imagines that its approximately 100-foot diameter constructs are anchored to the riverbed and turned via integrated motors that function as the equivalent of solar tracking devices used on land.
A new poll from Gallup shows the American public generally backing a comprehensive - and perhaps contradictory - array of methods for resolving energy and environmental issues.
From hydrogen fuel cell storage systems to next-generation solar windows and more efficient computing to marine power tech, a whole lot of significant green breakthroughs have occurred in our national laboratories.