Our research shows NZ’s potential to burn forestry waste and capture the emissions in geothermal wells. But we’ll need new partnerships between power generators, manufacturers and the forestry sector.
Building solar panels over water sources is one way to both provide power and reduce evaporation in drought-troubled regions.
Robin Raj, Citizen Group & Solar Aquagrid
From pulling carbon dioxide out of the air to turning water into fuel, innovators are developing new technologies and pairing existing ones to help slow global warming.
Riggers drill for geothermal energy to heat a pool in Penzance, Cornwall, England.
Mike Newman/Alamy Stock Photo
UK law currently regards heat as a physical characteristic, rather than a useful resource.
It’s 650 metres below the surface, across 6,000 square kilometres – and has been overlooked for far too long.
The Piton de la Fournaise in eruption, 2015.
Greg de Serra/Flickr
The study of neutrinos produced within the Earth’s interior provides a better understanding of the radioactivity of our planet.
Geothermal reservoirs supply more than 15% of New Zealand’s electricity. The heat energy stored in geothermal fields is vast but not infinite.
Artist rendition of the National Western Center, a net-zero campus under construction in Denver to house multiple activities.
City and County of Denver | Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center
Net zero energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use. Designing whole net zero campuses and communities takes the energy and climate benefits to a higher level.
Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry checks out a wind turbine.
AP Photo/LM Otero
There are some good explanations for the mismatch between regional support for climate action and the areas where renewable energy is making the biggest inroads.
Two separate studies have concluded that fracking was the likely cause of a fault line rupture, precipitating the 5.5 earthquake.
Earthquakes can shape political decisions so understanding them is crucial.
The legacy of the dirtiest of fuels – coal – has the potential to deliver a low carbon energy future.
Kenya needs to expand its energy transmission network which is plagued by flaws dating back decades.
Kenya’s inadequate electricity supply is due to an over-reliance on hydropower, high energy and infrastructure costs.
Cape Verde’s renewable energy resources account for about 25% of total energy production.
With cutting-edge technologies and innovative business practices, Cape Verde can achieve its goal in a way that is cost-effective and equitable
Magma is molten rock below the Earth’s surface. Once erupted, it becomes lava (pictured).
Benjamin van der Spek / shutterstock
In Iceland, an audacious project to tap into magma deep below the surface may usher in a new era of geothermal power.
The test site in Iceland where gases from a geothermal power plant are pumped underground and converted into minerals by reacting with basalt stone.
Storing waste CO2 in rock? Results from a test site at a geothermal plant in Iceland show that CO2 mixed with water can be turned into minerals in locations with basalt volcanic rock.
Investment in technologies beyond the existing wind and solar could stagnate in the face of the government’s reduced Renewable Energy Target.
After months of deadlock, a deal has finally been reached to reduce the Renewable Energy Target, ending the uncertainty for industry but also risking an already sparse pipeline of future projects.
Increasing Chinese investment in renewables is driving costs down.
The Danish Wind Industry Association / Vindmølleindustrien/Flickr
Mining is the fourth-largest energy consumer in Australia, using roughly 10% of Australia’s total. Some of this comes from the electricity grid — but much is supplied offgrid in the form of diesel and…
Coal seam gas is only one issue for managing one of Australia’s most important geological resources.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
In a recent article on The Conversation, Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) researchers argued that the industry is progressing faster than the science, leading to concerns over fugitive emissions and impacts…
Wind farms: great, unless it’s not windy.
Australia has some fairly ambitious goals for green energy: a renewable energy target (currently under review) of 20% of electricity from renewables by 2020, and a forecast to get 51% of electricity from…
Plymouth, Montserrat’s abandoned capital, buried under ash and mud.
The eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat has suffered more than its fair share of natural disaster. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo struck the island, causing massive destruction with more than 90% of the island’s…