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The Ugly Truth About Biofuels

Aug 30, 2019 at 17:17 | Haley Zaremba

It is a truth (almost) universally acknowledged that the world needs to stop consuming so many fossil fuels--and to do so in a big hurry--if we are to have any…

Trump Scrambles To Win Back Angry Farmers

Aug 27, 2019 at 16:38 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration is scrambling to repair its relationship in farm country, which has long been a faithful political constituency of the President. But after being hit on multiple fronts…

The Key To A Reliable And Greener Power Grid

Aug 27, 2019 at 12:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Last month, the city council in Berkley, California, passed an ordinance requiring all new homes to be all-electric with no gas hook-ups beginning in January 2020. This month, Florida…

Why The Midwest Should Protect The Ethanol Market

Aug 23, 2019 at 13:46 | Robert Rapier

Today I want to conclude the recent series of articles on ethanol. Previous articles in this series were: Ethanol Industry In Free Fall Since President Trump’s Inauguration

Why Hydrogen Is About To Get A Lot Cheaper

Aug 22, 2019 at 15:38 | Haley Zaremba

Hydrogen gas has long been considered as a possible solution for combating climate change. Hydrogen is the most plentiful element and produces no carbon emissions, but so far, the production…

The Fatal Flaw In The Ethanol Industry

Aug 21, 2019 at 14:41 | Robert Rapier

Despite once being included on an “Ethanol Enemies List“, I would like to see a healthy U.S. ethanol industry. I think it’s important for the U.S. to produce as…

Tesla’s Newest Strategy To Salvage Its Slumping Solar Business

Aug 20, 2019 at 10:07 | Haley Zaremba

Solar power is poised for a major boom. Solar panel technology is advancing by leaps and bounds and the industry’s infrastructure has never been so efficient or so affordable. In…

Australia Considers Lifting Its Nuclear Energy Ban

Aug 16, 2019 at 15:10 | Haley Zaremba

Australia has been historically opposed to nuclear energy--on their own land, that is. While the nuclear option has long been dismissed in the land down under and was officially banned…

Solar Stocks Jittery Ahead Of Subsidy Phase-Out

Aug 15, 2019 at 13:49 | Irina Slav

The end of this year will see the beginning of a phase-out for the Investment Tax Credit that was introduced more than a decade ago and spurred a true boom…

A Booming Niche In Energy’s Hottest Market

Aug 14, 2019 at 15:49 | Irina Slav

The issue of battery recycling only recently came to light in the media as more and more attention is being paid to electric vehicles. Their batteries would add a substantial…

The Biggest Hurdle In The Race To 100% Renewable Energy

Aug 14, 2019 at 12:58 | Haley Zaremba

Despite the fact that United States president Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement back in 2017, there are many, many companies, politicians, and constituents that have not given…

Is This The End Of Silicon Solar Cells?

Aug 12, 2019 at 13:49 | Irina Slav

Silicon has been to the solar power industry—not to mention the IT industry—what oil has been for the car industry: an essential element without which there would not have been…

Energy Storage Boom Goes Into Overdrive

Aug 02, 2019 at 12:18 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Continuously falling battery costs, and rising capacity and usage of clean energy are set to result in booming global stationary energy storage over the next two decades, which will require…

A Turning Point For U.S. Power Generation

Aug 02, 2019 at 12:10 | Global Risk Insights

For the first time in U.S. history, renewable energies briefly generated more electricity than coal in April this year, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. This…

The Biggest Problem With Renewables

Aug 02, 2019 at 12:07 | Gail Tverberg

Powering the world’s economy with wind, water and solar, and perhaps a little wood sounds like a good idea until a person looks at the details. The economy can use small…

Is Algal Biofuel A Lost Cause?

Aug 02, 2019 at 11:11 | Haley Zaremba

Last year, forbes denounced seaweed-based biofuel across the board in a strongly titled article called “An Algal Biofuel Obituary”. The article was a send-up of the many biofuel startups…

A Surprising Innovation In Energy’s Hottest Market

Jul 31, 2019 at 11:27 | Irina Slav

The world’s geothermal power generation capacity this year hit 14.9 GW. The figure is minuscule compared with fossil fuel or even renewable generation capacity but a figure that’s…

Should Tesla Give Up On Solar?

Jul 30, 2019 at 09:26 | Irina Slav

When earlier this year Wood Mackenzie reported Tesla’s share of the solar installations market had fallen to just 6.3 percent during the first quarter, it was a bright red…

Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future?

Jul 29, 2019 at 10:08 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While researchers and scientists look at innovative ways to make solar panels more efficient and cost-competitive, others have come up with a solar technology with a bonus—free drinking water.…

A Serious Contender To Lithium-Ion Batteries

Jul 29, 2019 at 09:32 | Irina Slav

Sodium batteries are among the more advanced challengers to lithium ion dominance but, like other alternatives to Li-ion batteries, they have been plagued by persistent problems with their performance. Now,…

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