Small regional flights will soon start going electric but batteries are unlikely to ever fully power large airliners.
The future of zero-carbon transport starts today. First stop, Britain's railways.
Long before Apple vs. Microsoft or Facebook vs. Google, there was Edison vs. Westinghouse.
Nobel Prizes in science are usually given for revolutionary ideas that change our perception of the universe. But this year's chemistry prize was awarded to inventors of a revolutionary device.
M. Stanley Whittingham, John B. Goodenough and Akira Yoshino made the batteries in our pockets possible.
A battery's power comes from a chemical reaction that happens inside the cell.
More than a century since humans learned to fly, we need to revolutionise how we stay up there.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewarded crucial advances in these small, powerful, easy to charge batteries.
Electric cars are hot, yet their global market penetration remains less than 0.5% of all vehicles. Research points the way to key questions to ask when building new markets.
Phosphorene nanoribbons are like tagliatelle, but carry the potential to boost battery capacity by 50%.
With further technology required and practical uncertainties, time is running out for them to be useful in the fight against climate change.
Labor would aim for a new threshold under a revamp of the existing safeguards mechanism of 25,000 tonnes of direct CO2 pollution annually, which would be phased in after consultation with industry.
Energy storage could prove an inexpensive way for power companies to handle heat waves and other times when consumers use more electricity than usual.
It's unclear exactly what mix of technologies will drive the zero-emission vehicles of the future. But in terms of 'well-to-wheel' efficiency, electric batteries outperform hydrogen.
A year ago, the world's largest lithium-ion battery began dispatching power to South Australia's grid. It has been a remarkable success but there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny
The battery technology and cooling systems needed for electric aircraft to lift people and cargo are getting closer to reality, but they're still very different from electric cars and trucks.
Federal Labor has promised to give rebates of up to $2,000 to 100,000 households to install batteries to store power from solar panels. Is this good energy policy, or just middle-class welfare?
Is it too much to dream of batteries that are part of the structure of an item, helping to shape the form of a smartphone, car or building while also powering its functions?
Paper-based devices with foldable, biodegradable batteries provide a new way to reduce electronic waste. But how would these new gadgets work?
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet.