SmartPlanet stories related to the production and sale of energy from sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources.
Home thermostats have undergone a serious makeover, but they're only as good at curbing energy consumption as humans are -- for now.
9 | April 11, 2013 3:00am |
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong is said to have one of the brightest night skies in the world, and it's not coming from the stars.
April 11, 2013 3:00am |
Spending on business travel is expected to be on the rise this year.
1 | April 10, 2013 9:44am |
There's not much of the stuff in the desert. Entrepreneurs Sanuj and Rishi Kholi offer a service to "dry clean" everything from cars to skyscrapers to urinals.
April 10, 2013 3:57am |
EcoMotors, the five-year-old startup backed by Bill Gates, has partnered with Zhongding Holding Co. to build a $200 million engine factory in China.
April 9, 2013 10:51am |
Has the solar trade dispute between China and Europe crossed a line?
2 | April 9, 2013 10:48am |
Industrial companies cry "we want the cheap fracked gas to ourselves" as U.S. fuel producers line up the overseas tankers. Big Industry vs. Big Industry. Who wins?
5 | April 9, 2013 5:52am |
Foreign investors are playing a larger role in the U.S. shale industry. They're willing to pay cash upfront in exchange for a stake in shale plays and a little education.
2 | April 8, 2013 2:32pm |
Most future population growth will occur in cities. To make them more livable, Kent Larson is developing technologies for shared-use vehicles and tiny apartments that feel twice as big.
1 | April 8, 2013 3:00am |
The energy exerted by runners at the Paris Marathon won't be wasted. Here's how.
7 | April 5, 2013 9:17am |
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 |
A French architecture firm has designed an aquatic farm in the Indian Ocean to help absorb excess carbon dioxide.
12 | April 4, 2013 1:36pm |
How many Americans approve of the Keystone XL pipeline project, and does this relate to their political views?
3 | April 4, 2013 6:51am |
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 |
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 |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
It's not just aerial defense that can combat low-flying drones.
3 | April 2, 2013 9:00am |
South Africans have fought corruption for generations, but a new cohort of anti-corruption activists are going online. Corruption Watch looks to empower citizens to fight local graft.
1 | April 2, 2013 3:00am |
Tesla just announced that vehicle sales have exceeded targets. It will soon pay back government loans.
12 | April 1, 2013 10:22am |
Centralized power grids are becoming less reliable. That means a growing market for microgrids.
1 | April 1, 2013 10:08am |