South Africans spend billions of rands paying for services that should be provided by government, thus making the tax burden considerably higher than what appears in official tax data.
If you're worried about rising electricity prices, then going off-grid sounds attractive. But why not create an intelligent network of solar-powerd batteries that can reduce prices for all?
The U.S. could dramatically increase solar and wind power without expensive energy storage. The key is to overlay high-voltage direct current power lines on our system of regional grids.
Sweating it out through hot summer nights? Here are some tips when you're looking for something to cool you down.
State-owned companies are not generally needed to provide goods. Rather, they are needed to provide the foundation for a well-functioning economy and a healthy, well-informed populace.
While the Paris climate talks focus on technical fixes, no one talks about how we're much more afraid of roughing it than ever before.
Mary Shelley’s diaries reveal that in 1814 she attended a lecture that Andrew Crosse, “thunder and lightning man”, delivered in London.
By 2030 renewable energy sources such as solar and wind will cost a similar amount to fossils fuels such as coal and gas, thanks to falling technology costs
A large solar thermal plant in Morocco will provide energy for 1m people – here's how it will work.
UK's decision to close coal power plants is really a statement of the obvious, and does nothing to answer the problem of what to do afterwards.
Who'd want to take part in the UK energy economy when the government keeps changing the rules?
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Africa is blessed with an abundance of sunshine.Given the heavy demand for energy, alternatives, such as solar, could provide solutions and help stimulate economic growth.
Many utilities see rooftop solar as a threat, but solar power can actually lower the cost of power they – and their consumers – need to pay during hours of high demand.
A novel approach to detect bacterial infections in 10-15 minutes is expected to become commercially available next year.
The Nobel Prize-winning research on neutrinos is expected to push the boundaries of science and technology.
The Supreme Court hears a case that will decide whether homes and businesses can earn money from distributed energy technologies, including demand response and home battery systems.
Renewable energy programmes in South Africa need stronger policies to ensure that communities benefit.
Solar hot water is an excellent way to heat up without adding to your electricity bill. Unfortunately, it seems Australians are not getting the most from their solar hot water systems.
Heating your home using electricity is not just cheaper, it's more efficient and can be considered renewable.