Solar panels and electric cars come with their own environmental trade-offs like increased mining and extraction.
Only 13% of US solar industry jobs are currently in manufacturing. The Biden administration hopes the sector will grow fast, but that might not be so simple.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s most sunlit regions. A prototype generator uses that sunlight in place of diesel to support unreliable electricity grids.
Such tension has played out over many decades between agricultural communities and coal companies. We can avoid history repeating itself if we urgently set the right policies and laws in place.
Re-using elements from solar panels is essential to mitigate climate change, says an expert
A group of powerful countries have agreed ‘green corridors’ for emissions-free shipping by 2025, but that’s not even half the battle.
Embodied emissions in buildings could be a hidden setback for carbon reduction targets.
India and China are the cheapest places to install rooftop solar, while the US, Japan and the UK are the most expensive.
What did Mercury look like as BepiColombo swung by?
New research found lots of incentives to chuck out working solar panels and replace them with new ones. This may be creating huge amounts of unnecessary waste.
Earth’s floating solar power capacity has grown one-hundredfold in the last five years.
The transition to 100% renewable energy will require a lot of land – mostly in regional Australia. This presents big challenges, and opportunities, for the farming sector.
In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels.
Chemicals found in food and solar cell technology have an interesting history – as my own research shows.
Weak regulation and a lack of mandatory inspections have increased fire risks for the one in four homes with rooftop PV panels. Here’s what we need to do to be safer.
Halide perovskites are cheap, versatile and remarkably efficient as both solar cells and light emitters.
How indoor solar cells could help power the Internet of Things.
Solar cells make electricity directly from sunlight, but how do they do it?
Kids are more engaged when they’re actively involved in their learning. Here’s how three schools are teaching kids about sustainability by being sustainable themselves.
Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.