Intelligent Energy brings you the latest news on alternative fuels and renewable power, highlighting the major players, legislation, technology and design involved in making our infrastructure more efficient.
Many banks are wary to finance renewable energy projects, and that hesitation can stall or even stop new projects. Insurers have stepped in to help mitigate the risks and establish the appropriate...
4 | September 17, 2012 9:22pm |
There's enough of it to power the world 100 times over, a new study finds. But be careful - if you tap too much, you could trigger climate change. Ah, the power of irony.
19 | September 17, 2012 4:20am |
One way to silence skeptics is to prove them wrong. An electric motorcycle that was built on a sheep barn in rural Virginia has been winning races and setting records on tracks across the United...
2 | September 16, 2012 8:47pm |
Researchers at MIT have developed a way to magnetically separate oil and water, a technique they say will more effectively recover spilled oil and offset cleanup costs.
2 | September 14, 2012 3:00am |
Electricity rates are rising as transmission infrastructure ages and needs to be repaired, but the details often go unnoticed in statements. People typically just pay what the bills say they owe.
11 | September 13, 2012 8:55pm |
Solar startup GreenVolts--less than a year since it revamped its business model--might be forced to sell itself now that its primary investor has abruptly pulled its investment.
1 | September 12, 2012 3:10pm |
Desalinate water before you use it to blast rocks, and you coax a lot more crude from offshore reservoirs. After Alaskan trials, it's show time off Scotland's Shetland Islands. Mmm....Fossil fuels!
1 | September 12, 2012 4:37am |
September began with some positive news for General Motors - record monthly sales for the Chevy Volt. That feat was soon eclipsed by Reuters' analysis that the automaker was losing a whopping...
5 | September 11, 2012 7:39pm |
The U.S. now has 5.7 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power more than 940,000 households. Find out which markets boomed, and which ones fell flat.
6 | September 11, 2012 3:00am |
Municipal utilities might be minor players in the U.S. power generation industry, but they're expected to be one of the largest drivers of smart grid investments over the next five years, a survey...
2 | September 10, 2012 3:00am |
The air is fresh and clean, and the "pebbles" have a certain sheen. Check out this photo essay to see what we mean. Learn what happens a century after you use your beach as the city dump.
4 | September 10, 2012 2:28am |
Take that, carbon fiber! Get lost, titanium! Steel's the future, as VW kicks out the equivalent of star quarterback Tom Brady from its popular, improved mileage Golf.
14 | September 7, 2012 4:29am |
A boom in domestic shale drilling had led to job-hiring frenzy in oil fields throughout North America. But not all segments of the fossil fuels industry are faring so well.
4 | September 7, 2012 3:00am |
If it rains while the sun shines, you get a rainbow. When the sun shoots a filament toward Earth, you get an aurora. Amazing NASA cause and effect photos over last weekend, from Sun to Yukon.
September 6, 2012 5:34am |
To Donald Trump's chagrin, they blow more than just bagpipes up there. A Spanish-Portuguese-Chinese team proposes a 115-square mile facility to power 40 percent of the country's homes.
9 | September 5, 2012 10:46am |
The Obama Administration will allow Shell to begin limited drilling off of Alaska's coast, an approval that inches the energy company closer to its fossil fuel exploration goals.
7 | August 31, 2012 1:43am |
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the stage at his convention last night and told a joke mocking climate change and President Obama's desire to address the issue.
15 | August 30, 2012 11:54pm |
Facilities that enrich for civilian use can serve a dual purpose to kick start weapons programs, and that raises the possibility that nuclear technology wouldn't be used solely for peaceful means.
2 | August 30, 2012 7:41pm |
Clue: their similarity is not good for the environment. If you thought bovine flatulence was bad, see what's lurking beneath the frozen continent.
August 30, 2012 6:05am |
Hurricane Isaac has forced oil and gas operators to shut in more than 93 percent of production in the Gulf of Mexico and energy companies to close at least five refineries, developments that are...
7 | August 29, 2012 1:00am |