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.
A "Living Building" in Seattle is more like a self-contained spaceship than a conventional building -- and its investors anticipate profiting as a result
26 | August 31, 2011 8:17am |
With summer approaching its unofficial end, we shine light on big developments in the solar industry.
8 | August 29, 2011 3:40am |
Japan takes another step away from nuclear, but the global debate rages. China, supposedly stalling its nuclear program, has connected a fast neutron reactor to the grid.
5 | August 19, 2011 5:38am |
Manic work schedules are giving way to weekends, air conditioners are avoiding the big chill. Japan is discovering energy conservation after closing two thirds of its nuclear power. Can it last?
2 | August 11, 2011 4:32am |
A Marines base near San Diego will soon be meeting up to half of its power requirements from landfill gas.
August 8, 2011 4:58pm |
New data about sustainable cities and communities illustrate the long-term commitment to behavioral, policy changes that success will require.
2 | July 26, 2011 3:22am |
Will offering a charging station in your parking lot become a point of competitive differentiation?
3 | July 22, 2011 3:46am |
Conundrum continues, as the world's biggest polluter once again tops a list of the planet's greenest countries, with $49.8 billion in 2010 clean energy investments - mostly wind farms.
16 | July 12, 2011 5:13am |
Spring rains gave renewable power generation the edge over nuclear facilities over the past three months, putting clean energy ahead of nuclear power for the first time in nearly a decade.
12 | July 7, 2011 4:20pm |
Life without fossil fuels isn't just a pipe dream for the people of El Hierro. Pipes, however, are involved in this experiment for energy independence in the Canary Islands.
21 | July 7, 2011 4:00am |
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a material that can turn waste heat sources such as a car's exhaust into enough electricity to charge a battery in a hybrid car. With...
10 | June 22, 2011 11:49pm |
The White House renews its attack on America's aging power grid. Jason Hiner summarizes the Obama administration's plans and outlines the two biggest obstacles.
5 | June 15, 2011 9:48am |
Italy follows Germany's lead, voting to sideline nuclear power in the fallout of Japan's Fukushima disaster.
2 | June 14, 2011 7:17pm |
A new way of generating geothermal energy could also sequester carbon, making it doubly beneficial to the climate.
1 | June 7, 2011 8:59pm |
Forward-thinking city leaders are gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil to discuss how cities can lead the way to a sustainable future. Here are eight cities with inspiring sustainability projects.
3 | June 1, 2011 2:53pm |
Under political fire, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the country would phase out all nuclear power sources by 2022. Is the move too aggressive?
9 | May 31, 2011 6:17am |
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is preparing to announce a major energy policy shift that would eventually make solar panel installations mandatory on new buildings.
5 | May 25, 2011 8:08pm |
Two projects in Europe will capture body heat from crowds to heat nearby buildings.
6 | May 23, 2011 9:30am |
The president is due to fly from Ireland to London on Tuesday. But a volcano in Iceland - the land of geothermal energy - once again threatens European air travel. Will he make the flight?
4 | May 23, 2011 9:22am |
How much could climate change cost your state? Public policy group offers state-by-state assessment.
8 | May 12, 2011 4:42am |