Geothermal power is a clean, sustainable form of energy that leverages the thermal energy stored in the Earth. Technological advances have expanded the technique to areas beyond tectonic plate boundaries, with applications such as home heating and commercial electricity production.
Chain restaurants, cattle industry, U.S. congressmen have had enough of corn-based fuels that are pushing up prices throughout the food chain.
20 | June 17, 2013 11:11am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
The first net-zero retail store is coming to the United States.
5 | March 7, 2013 10:53am |
Where has all of Earth's carbon gone? A study says 90 percent is missing, and probably resides in the planet's deepest regions. We might be able to tap it. Uh-oh?
11 | March 4, 2013 9:00am |
The Apple veteran has Jobsian ambitions and no apparent competitors in the energy space.
March 1, 2013 3:15am |
A British company says it has slashed the cost of fuel cells for cars by replacing expensive metal with a catalyst from detergents.
4 | February 20, 2013 5:25am |
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 |
Think "byproduct" and "methanol." A Reykjavik group strikes a deal with a Dutch oil company.
6 | February 13, 2013 5:16am |
Saudi Arabia has completed its biggest ground-mounted photovoltaic solar plant, an installation that presented some unconventional challenges.
February 5, 2013 3:42pm |
A New Zealand innovation company says that "infrasound" can avert avalanches, scare birds from airplanes, and detect volcanoes and earthquakes.
7 | February 4, 2013 5:16am |
People on the Mediterranean island of Ikaria live a decade longer than other westerners. Ninety-year-olds are sexually active there. Opa! Is it the water or the wine for these ancient Greeks?
13 | January 7, 2013 4:44am |
Just a year ago, MidAmerican Energy, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, created a new business to handle its renewable energy interests. It kicked off the new year with a major purchase.
January 3, 2013 9:44am |
The former chief of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency has been hired by Google to drive energy initiatives at its philanthropic arm Google.org.
3 | December 17, 2012 1:37pm |
The 100% renewably powered grid is coming sooner than you think. The only question is whether grid operators will be ready for it in time.
98 | December 12, 2012 3:00am |
Wind turbines have a big recycling problem -- which is why plant-based turbines are the new focus.
6 | November 14, 2012 9:12pm |
Carbon policy has failed to meaningfully cut emissions. It's time to try a new approach that uses carrots, not sticks. A national feed-in tariff could do the trick.
47 | November 14, 2012 3:00am |
Ready-to-build ideas for Staten Island, New York's hurricane-battered borough.
10 | November 7, 2012 3:52am |
Dutch towns want to make sure their bike lanes are always clear by heating them with geothermal energy.
2 | October 24, 2012 2:21pm |
Wind and solar had a heck of a September, adding more new power generation to the grid than all fossil fuels combined.
1 | October 24, 2012 10:22am |