The fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.
Two decades ago, the then SA premier, John Olsen, defied a campaign promise and announced plans to privatise the state's electricity industry. It's been a high-voltage issue ever since.
Solar windows would need to trap enough light to generate power, while letting through enough to keep buildings light. Thankfully, newly developed semitransparent cells offer to do just that.
Cities all over the world are facing growing challenges to provide clean, reliable water. And many of the fixes, such as desalination plants, have a huge carbon footprint.
The European Investment Bank's funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
Many Puerto Ricans are happy to see their broke power utility sold off to whoever can get the lights turned back on. But privatizing the island's energy grid may bring more problems than relief.
Critical thinking is of paramount importance, especially as it applies to research on the internet -- and to our energy future. Educators have a duty to ensure students avoid fake news on energy.
February is the riskiest time of the year for blackouts, as the nation returns to work and school and soaring temperatures put pressure on the system.
Fill a tank with water, sugar, and old mobile phones. Add bacteria and stir. Result? Rare earth metals. This is biomining, and it's the way of the future.
Raising the cost of solar panels coming to the US could rekindle interest in a simple but potentially significant technology: solar reflectors.
With US President Donald Trump threatening protectionist measures, it's instructive to look at what happened after George W. Bush enacted steel tariffs in 2002.
Slapping duties on imported panels is unwise.
There's little point in saving electricity at times when the marginal cost of generating it is effectively zero.
Its plan to stop lending money for oil and gas projects embraces the spirit of the Paris agreement at a time when the U.S. is going in a different direction.
If China becomes the global leader in renewables it will have huge influence across the world.
Australians love cooking with gas, but what if you could make your own supply, using leftover food waste? It may be time for more households to embrace home biogas – and stop paying gas bills.
Unsurprisingly, the Japanese feel ambivalent about nuclear power, but part of their energy needs could be answered by the country's tidal potential.
Blockchain technology could be applied to our energy grids to make them smarter, and turn energy consumers into producers.
As coal continues to collapse, large new wind farms are coming online. Electricity generated in Britain is the cleanest it's ever been.
The Trump administration can boost domestic solar panel manufacturing without slapping duties on all imports.