SmartPlanet stories related to the production and sale of energy from sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources.
The Electric Power Research Institute sees drones as a potentially powerful tool to respond to power outages after big storms.
3 | May 15, 2013 11:09am |
James Hansen has been campaigning against global warming for decades. He retired as boss of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies this week, giving lift-off to his latest call for nuclear.
20 | April 5, 2013 3:41am |
Carbon capture and storage has been touted as a way to let us keep burning fossil fuels while saving the climate. But will it ever pay off? Energy analyst Chris Nelder runs the numbers.
35 | March 6, 2013 1:50am |
Designs including thorium and fast reactors would help meet ambitious carbon reduction goals, report will say.
3 | February 21, 2013 6:14am |
A new generation of architecture students is marshalling their brains and muscle behind projects that make a real-world difference for the disadvantaged, disabled or displaced.
1 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
A simple chart from a Nobel prize winning physicist summarizes why nuclear power belongs in a low carbon economy.
29 | February 19, 2013 6:31am |
BERLIN -- Specialists preserving the German capital's complex past and present say construction groups could save time and money by opting for second-hand materials.
5 | May 2, 2013 3:00am |
A Tokyo company plans to burn nuclear "waste" in a thorium molten salt reactor for a meltdown-proof return to nuclear power in the country that has all but shut it down.
5 | March 26, 2013 3:58am |
LED based, of course. Crowd funded, too!
2 | March 11, 2013 5:19am |
The tech giant's goal in life extends far beyond a popular search engine or renewable energy; we're talking social computers.
19 | April 16, 2013 4:51am |
Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, a U.S. DOE loan recipient, has some news about when it will pay taxpayers back.
31 | March 13, 2013 8:01pm |
The latest outlooks from BP and ExxonMobil project a rosy future for oil, while bottom-up forecasts see world oil production declining before 2020. Who you gonna believe?
63 | March 20, 2013 1:43am |
Your window might be an unlikely place to plug-in your smartphone, but a team of designers has made that possible with a novel take on the portable charger.
1 | April 29, 2013 7:31pm |
It was $99 when it launched last month. The free fall could actually be good for the $65 billion company.
3 | May 9, 2013 6:07am |
HONG KONG -- Leisure farms just outside this gritty city cater to the weekend farmer.
1 | May 9, 2013 3:00am |
Can a new project aimed at concentrating sunlight bring solar power back in fashion?
3 | April 22, 2013 2:38am |
Verizon's $100 million clean power project aims to do more than cut carbon emissions and boost its green street cred.
May 1, 2013 9:28am |
"Don't store it. More it." It's worth billions.
6 | April 16, 2013 3:52am |
Works on a building's windows too! Offer void in dark places.
4 | February 26, 2013 5:14am |
America is faced with a strategic choice: pay more for oil or leave it behind.
48 | February 20, 2013 1:55am |