Five essential reads on why South Africa is failing to keep the lights on.
Many people want to know about practical suggestions to help slow climate change. Effective action starts at home.
Bidirectional charging is the next big stage for electric vehicles. But storing power in your car and sending it back to your house involves more than flipping a switch.
Electricity, not what the EU calls ‘renewable gases’, offer the fastest route to decarbonising heating.
Fusion seems nearer than ever - but it won’t be the silver bullet to stop climate change.
A decade ago, solar power was a tiny sliver of the US energy supply. Today it’s expanding rapidly – and the Biden administration wants to make it much, much bigger.
Heat pumps are the technology of choice for heating and cooling buildings more efficiently and with fewer carbon emissions than furnaces and air conditioning.
If shipping were a country, it would rank between Japan and Germany as the sixth-largest contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions.
Sweden electrified at the turn of the 20th century, leading to over 8,000 work stoppages – but the strikers were no Luddites.
A significant number of African countries might not make a decisive leap to renewables this decade.
Per capita electricity use was higher in the 1970s than today.
The Climate Change Committee has laid out a road map for net zero emissions that the UK government could follow.
Such a large accumulation of methane in a lake is unique, and has never been reached in any other lakes.
From its roots as an electric version of snake oil, by the 1930s vibrators were just another household electric appliance that could soothe your pains at the end of a long day.
The world runs on energy, so finding low-emission alternatives to fossil fuels is crucial. Wind and solar are cheap and abundant but can’t do everything. But hydrogen fuel could complete the picture.
Climate change affects power plants in Indonesia, eventually disrupting energy supply to consumers.
There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016.
Democratic candidates are keen to burnish their climate credentials by calling for grand electric vehicle plans. But there are both economic and political reasons for going slowly.
Electric cars gets lots of attention, but in the developing world, electric two-wheelers have the potential to spread quickly – if batteries continue to improve on performance and cost.
Electrifying transport needs bigger changes than another high-end electric car.