Distributed power generation, such as this fuel cell installation, requires new ventures to work with energy regulators.
A study points to one way to speed up adoption of innovations in clean energy technology – more flexibility among state regulators.
Apple's newest release comes without a wall charger and earpods. While the shift could reduce the company's carbon footprint, users shifting to wireless charging will use more energy.
A Ghanaian vegetable farmer sits on his land.
Vrinda Khushu/Wikimedia Commons
And why development funders should listen to smallholder farmers
Finding out what would motivate people to reduce their carbon emissions can be determined by examining behaviour.
The UN's climate change conference is coming to the UK this year, and former industrial powerhouse Glasgow is just the city to demonstrate its environmental commitment.
The Motzfeldt deposit in southern Greenland.
Exploration of ancient magma chambers in fossil volcanoes has the potential to provide new sources of metals that will facilitate environmentally friendly technologies.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer delivers a speech on the environment in Chelsea, Que. on June 19, 2019.
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The Conservatives' green investment standards may not have a direct impact on emissions. But with a few tweaks, it could be effective and affordable.
JC142 research cruise: reproduced with permission of the British Geological Survey, National Oceanography Centre ©UKRI 2018.
Deep sea mining could supply valuable rare minerals to green technology, but one project in the south-west Pacific is invoking the wrath of local spirits.
Solar panels in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
The value of green technologies and systems is that they are largely decentralised or semi-decentralised.
Used once and done.
Research is yielding strategies for making plastics greener and more sustainable. But without support as they scale up, new versions will struggle to compete with well-established synthetic plastics.
Looking through semitransparent cells – one day these could be big enough to make windows.
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.
With some tweaks to the recipe, cement and concrete can be made kinder to the planet.
Cement has a huge greenhouse footprint, largely because the chemical process by which it is made releases carbon dioxide. But there are several different ways for cement to green up its act.
When manufacturers are chasing sales and more and more customers are plugging in, is the writing on the wall for F1?
Seabubbles and docking concept.
French company Seabubbles provides new transport concept which aims to see the people of Paris using water instead of roads.
Uncertainty around government policy affects how businesses operate and whether they’ll invest in R&D.
Economists have shown, using both theory and data, that uncertainty about U.S. environmental policies makes clean tech innovation less likely.
Lee: 'Business will be far from usual in a world of four, five or six degrees of warming.'
Might the sun set on this technology before it’s even taken off?
Solar panels and roads — combining them just makes sense to help meet our clean energy needs, right? Maybe not quite.
Windmill John / Tidal Steam
Imagine a wind turbine, but underwater, not fixed to the seabed, and able to work 24/7.
The Kariba dam on the Zambezi River produces most of the electricity used in Zimbabwe and Zambia, supports extensive fishing and tourism industries and protects hundreds of thousands of people from floods.
Green infrastructure may not be the best thing for Africa despite being environmentally friendly.
A green trade deal would encourage the development of renewable energy in big carbon emitters such as China.
Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series…