New 5G technologies also boast the raw ingredients needed to beam wireless power to small devices.
The US electricity grid is actually five regional grids, and it's hard to share power between them. A macrogrid could bridge the gaps, making electricity cheaper and more reliable.
The COVID-19 pandemic risks reversing progress made to increase access to affordable, reliable and sustainable domestic energy sources in Kenya.
Britain's electricity sector continues to decarbonise, but its capacity to store energy lags far behind.
There will be more weather-driven disasters like February's deep freeze in Texas, and energy planners aren't prepared.
During the Texas cold snap prices jumped 30,000%. We can't allow it to happen here.
The electricity sector is expected to play a key role in Canada's push to net-zero emissions. Enhancing long-distance transmission can be lower the cost of providing clean and reliable electricity.
While Australia doesn't generally experience such extreme winter temperatures, our electricity systems are still vulnerable to climate change, extreme weather and power outages.
Some Texans are receiving eye-popping electric bills after power providers passed on volatile costs to some of their customers – legally.
The weather-related impacts of climate change will increasingly threaten critical infrastructure in the future. Shifting electricity grids towards microgrids could help.
Nigeria's attempt at privatising its power infrastructure hasn't been without challenges but they are not insurmountable.
The Texas electric power market is designed to give energy companies incentive to sell electricity at the lowest possible cost. That focus helps explain why it collapsed during a historic cold wave.
Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.
Universal energy access can only be achieved if people have the capabilities to use the energy to transform their lives.
Replacing fluorescent lights with efficient LED alternatives is the single best way to cut schools' electricity costs.
Different energy technologies should be explored in Ghana to enhance clean fuel use.
Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter explains what Biden's "all hands on deck" approach could look like as the new administration takes on five big climate challenges.
Grid electricity is often said to be critical for long-term human development. But are the substantially higher investment costs justified by the economic impact?
The good projects have already been identified and interest rates are low. We could speed up the electricity transition by decades.
Shifting from fossil fuels to electricity is climate-friendly, but serious cooks don't think much of electric stoves. Will induction cooking finally catch on as an alternative?