This new idea for clean power generation uses sunlight—sort of—and wind power—kind of—to generate an astonishing amount of electricity from an astonishingly tall tower.
What is the best way to utilize sunlight—to grow food or to produce fuel?
Sit on a beach long enough, and the sun will set, the wind will die down. But the tides will roll in and out, and the waves will crash ceaselessly.
A new tool demonstrates the collective power of urban rooftops
Researchers have modified the lignin in poplar trees to self-destruct under mild processing conditions—a trick that could slash the cost of turning plant biomass into biofuels.
When Ecuador asked the world for $3.6 billion to not drill for oil, the world balked. But in terms of reining in carbon, Ecuador may be on to something.
Suburbs get a bad rap for environmental irresponsibility. But they may shine when it comes to renewable energy production.
Where crowdfunding meets Wall Street, a new model for financing solar
Deciding where to install wind turbines and solar panels seems straightforward: pick gusty and sunny spots. But researchers say the problem is a bit more complicated.
Compressed air technology is an underdog to watch
In the battle to scale up intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar, the team with the best storage strategy wins.