DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes
Who needs Tesla?
First Nations in Ontario Are Grappling With Nuclear Waste on Their Lands
The plan to build a nuclear waste dump on the Great Lakes is inching forward. It still needs consent from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.
How Much Energy Could We Really Harvest from an Earthquake?
A lot, it turns out. But not for very long.
defense & security
Why the US Navy's push to use biofuel isn't making a whole lot of sense
The Navy's "Great Green Fleet" initiative seeks to increase the use of alternative fuels, but politics, economics, and chemistry make its bet on biofuel look like a long shot.
University Creates Lamp Powered Entirely by Soil and Plants
Peru's UTEC is bringing light to those without electricity with their newly-created Plant-lamp.
Shrimp That Are Fed Uni Poop Grow Faster and Taste Better
Yep—scientists have discovered that one species can feed another from its waste. Maybe it’s time for us all to get our Human Centipede on.
José Andrés Wants the World to Cook with Sunlight and Biofuel
One of the least-discussed but most pressing issues in modern kitchens is their reliance on conventional but unsustainable fuels. World-renowned chef José Andrés is trying to change that, one solar cooker at a time.
US Wind Power Is Expected to Double in the Next Five Years
A new report from the Department of Energy finds that wind will provide 10 percent of the nation’s power by 2020—and double again in the ten years after that.
Solar-Powered Swiss Plane Launches Historic Trip Around the World
The 22,000-mile circumnavigational flight was conceived to showcase engineering advances and raise awareness about clean energy and climate change.
The US Solar Workforce Has Doubled in Just Four Years
The industry has been booming for the last four years—it's adding jobs 20 times faster than the rest of the economy.
No, Wind Turbines Do Not Make Us Sick, Says Most Comprehensive Study Yet
It's still most likely that our ideas about wind turbines are making us sicker than anything their spinning blades are doing.
Microgrids Will Be a $13 Billion Industry in Five Years
The age of tiny power is nigh.