SmartPlanet stories related to the production and sale of energy from sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources.
The South African native is challenging the legacy rules of U.S. power generation and financing, seeking to make clean energy as cost-effective as electricity generated by fossil fuels.
6 | May 7, 2013 3:00am |
Company claims to cut electricity use in half for already highly efficient bulbs. Could LEDs finally crack the vast commercial office market?
8 | April 11, 2013 3:39am |
Two of the world's top oil and gas producers are transitioning to renewable energy. So why isn't the U.S.? Energy expert Chris Nelder reports from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
30 | January 23, 2013 3:00am |
To paraphrase them: "Fire up the fission. These imported fossil fuels are breaking us."
May 15, 2013 5:28am |
Thousands of Philips LED bulbs now light up -- and help preserve -- the masterful paintings at Amsterdam's famous Rijksmuseum. Controlled by an iPad, no less.
9 | April 3, 2013 3:11am |
Solar power added twice as much to the grid in the first quarter of 2013 as it did in all of 2012.
7 | April 22, 2013 3:10am |
Transatomic's founders look more Twitterati than Nuclearati. But their "molten salt reactor" trumps great ideas from across all energy areas at this week's investor/entrepreneur summit.
5 | March 1, 2013 5:31am |
The energy exerted by runners at the Paris Marathon won't be wasted. Here's how.
7 | April 5, 2013 9:17am |
An idea from Cambridge University for replacing uranium with thorium in conventional nuclear reactors.
4 | April 18, 2013 5:07am |
PARIS -- Part 2 in a two-part series: Fusion could be the future of cleaner energy, but many in France and beyond oppose the cost and uncertainy of the ITER project.
10 | March 29, 2013 3:00am |
The EPA has released an updated ranking of the top 50 organizations that use renewable energy to power their U.S. operations.
2 | April 17, 2013 10:21am |
Apple is working to make a cleaner cloud.
1 | March 22, 2013 10:47am |
Haven't quite wrapped your head around this thorium thing you've been hearing about? It's simple, as seventh grader Katie Hudek explains. Includes her easy to understand video.
16 | March 29, 2013 6:12am |
An undersea gold rush could be coming soon with the rising cost of minerals and advancements in technology opening the seafloor to mining.
3 | May 19, 2013 9:20pm |
Amtrak's most popular route will soon get locomotive upgrades.
7 | May 14, 2013 12:42pm |
The California-based startup is ditching its electric vehicle business to pursue another related path.
2 | May 1, 2013 10:45am |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
In the next three years, energy use by the wireless cloud could increase 460 percent.
3 | April 12, 2013 8:42am |
U.S. natural gas prices are rising, while wind and solar are growing rapidly. The global transition to mostly renewable grid power may now be unstoppable.
45 | April 3, 2013 3:00am |
Lease the car and the driver too for 60 years of carbon-free power.
9 | May 13, 2013 12:28pm |