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.
EVs can spew more CO2 than conventional cars. And then there's the toxic process of manufacturing them. Green comes in many shades!
26 | October 15, 2012 3:01pm |
Cheap, renewable power lures car maker to the North Atlantic island in this crash landing.
October 11, 2012 2:47am |
PARIS -- Big businesses expand renewable resource technology and politicians make promises for green energy, but where exactly will European electricity come from?
9 | September 28, 2012 3:00am |
Detailing the water demands of power production and the power demands of water production as power plants are forced to shut down in the drought and record heat of 2012.
12 | August 22, 2012 1:46am |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder follows the money, and finds out the real reason why our energy policy is severely tilted toward the fossil fuel industry.
61 | August 8, 2012 3:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about renewable energy.
6 | August 7, 2012 1:12am |
Although other organizations boast a higher percentage of on-site clean power, Walmart's sheer size makes it the biggest on-site generator among U.S. businesses.
2 | August 6, 2012 3:00am |
Hundreds of homes could be powered from an innovative energy solution.
1 | July 16, 2012 12:20pm |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder finds that California's high-speed rail will save more energy than the state produces with wind, and that its $68 billion price tag is downright cheap.
67 | July 11, 2012 3:00am |
A recent report ranks G20 countries based on the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Find out which G20 countries led the pack and lagged behind.
4 | June 12, 2012 4:15am |
In a guest column, former Architectural Record editor Charles Linn takes a closer look at the tech behind Manitoba Hydro Place, a new building in Canada that sips energy.
2 | June 1, 2012 1:00am |
Some people think that Germany's walk away from nuclear will lead it down the fossil fuel path. But for a cloudless day last week, the country was churning out solar energy like no nation ever has.
10 | May 29, 2012 1:23am |
Alaska's Aleutian Housing Authority sponsored a competition to design affordable, efficient homes in harsh northern climates.
1 | May 27, 2012 11:36am |
Politecnico di Milano embraces an international trend toward teaching in English. What would Da Vinci say? Probably something in his own tongue!
2 | May 16, 2012 1:16pm |
Saudi Arabia's renewable energy organization has announced an ambitious $109 billion plan to add enough solar capacity by 2032 to meet 20 percent of the country's power needs.
2 | May 15, 2012 4:00am |
From a new net-zero-energy transit center in Massachusetts, to walkways that capture the energy produced by commuters, transit hubs are going high-tech and low-impact.
May 10, 2012 3:01am |
Abandoned underground mines -- typically viewed as a safety risk and environmental scourge -- could be given a new life heating homes in nearby communities, recent research shows.
1 | May 4, 2012 9:06am |
In a new SmartPlanet column, analyst Vinnie Mirchandani outlines four key attributes companies need to compete when technology touches all industries.
April 27, 2012 3:00am |
China's Premier, Wen Jiabao, is in Iceland to discuss partnerships on Chinese investment and trade of geothermal energy.
6 | April 22, 2012 5:38pm |
Eco-friendly design may not be as trendy as it once was. But a list of ten high-performing "green" structures highlighted by the American Institute of Architects shows how it still has deep influence.
April 22, 2012 10:17am |