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Going Green Is Easier Done Than Said For The U.S.

Aug 07, 2020 at 12:17 | Haley Zaremba

As the rest of the world follows the global trajectory toward an energy transition, moving away from fossil fuels to alternative forms of energy, whether in the interest…

Can Renewables Fully Sustain Our Current Way Of Life?

Aug 06, 2020 at 17:20 | Tsvetana Paraskova

“The reason renewables can’t power modern civilization is because they were never meant to. One interesting question is why anybody ever thought they could.” Michael Shellenberger, Time magazine “Hero of…

Energy Giants Race For 'Green Hydrogen' Market Share

Aug 04, 2020 at 17:02 | Haley Zaremba

Green hydrogen is red hot. While hydrogen has long been touted as a virtually inexhaustible source of clean energy, with zero carbon emissions since this first element on…

China And The EU Vie For Hydrogen Supremacy

Aug 04, 2020 at 12:26 | Vanand Meliksetian

Not so long ago the energy transition was primarily an idealistic concept driven by environmentalists and researchers. The most important impediment was the high costs of clean technologies.…

The Sky Is The Limit For Clean Energy Subsidies In Europe

Jul 31, 2020 at 18:01 | Irina Slav

China may have saddled itself with as much as $42 billion in unpaid renewable energy subsidies, but it pales in comparison to the…

Controversial Russian-Built Nuclear Plant To Start Up In Belarus

Jul 31, 2020 at 17:49 | Viktor Katona

Nowadays it is not very frequent that one would hear of a new nuclear project coming onstream in Europe. Perhaps unsurprisingly the Old Continent’s forthcoming nuclear launch takes…

What’s Holding Geothermal Energy Back?

Jul 30, 2020 at 16:09 | Irina Slav

It’s abundant, and it’s emissions-free: the heat from the earth’s mantle that reaches well into the crust and gives deep drillers a headache occasionally is the new star…

The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Finally Being Built

Jul 30, 2020 at 15:14 | Alex Kimani

What do The Dark Knight Rises, Back to the Future, Oblivion, and Interstellar have in common? They are sci-fi megahits…

The World Is Facing A Solar Panel Waste Problem

Jul 30, 2020 at 15:00 | Irina Slav

Solar panel installations hit a total 629 GW last year--an increase of 12 percent from 2018. It was also a lot—really a lot—of panels. And in a few years, these panels…

Europe Looks To Become The Global Leader In Hydrogen

Jul 29, 2020 at 12:10 | Alan Mammoser

The energy system of the future took clearer form this month when the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch based in Brussels, adopted two closely related strategies. Its new Hydrogen…

China Eyes Hydropower Projects Around The World

Jul 24, 2020 at 17:43 | Vanand Meliksetian

In the world of hydropower two factors matter when considering the construction of a dam for electricity production: the movement of large quantities of water and rapid changes…

Russian Gas Giant Gazprom To Start Producing Clean Hydrogen

Jul 24, 2020 at 10:01 | Irina Slav

Russia’s gas giant Gazprom will start producing “clean”, that is, zero-emission, hydrogen beginning in 2024 under a new government plan to develop a hydrogen economy. The plan sees Gazprom…

Infinite Carbon-Free Energy Is Closer Than Ever

Jul 17, 2020 at 17:35 | Haley Zaremba

As long as science fiction writers have been imagining it, scientists have been trying to make it a reality. The holy grail of clean energy. The silver bullet…

Is This The Best Way To Produce Cheap Hydrogen?

Jul 16, 2020 at 13:29 | Irina Slav

When the European Union recently announced large-scale hydrogen production plans as part of its green energy future, many in the solar, wind, and natural gas industry rejoiced. But…

The Biofuel Boom Was Doomed From The Start

Jul 16, 2020 at 13:16 | Haley Zaremba

Why haven’t biofuels taken off? For years they have been touted as the fuel of the future, with high-profile commercial aircraft making headlines for pioneering all-biofuel international flights…

Is Commercial Hydrogen Possible Without Fossil Fuels?

Jul 15, 2020 at 12:55 | Robert Rapier

In a previous article, I analyzed the carbon footprint of producing hydrogen from fossil fuels. That is how over 95% of the world’s hydrogen is…

Small Lab Makes Big Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Tech

Jul 15, 2020 at 12:37 | Jon LeSage

Nuclear power has high hopes of coming back as a serious competitor in the utility sector through nuclear fusion, but it’s been requiring massive investments and several more years of…

Why The Hydrogen Boom Is Good News For Natural Gas

Jul 13, 2020 at 16:02 | Alex Kimani

After decades of stagnation and multiple false dawns, the hydrogen economy is finally taking off, with some experts predicting that hydrogen could become a globally-traded energy source, just like oil…

Wind Is Emerging As A Leader In The Renewable Race

Jul 10, 2020 at 16:53 | Irina Slav

Good news is in short supply during any crisis, and this one has been no exception. The energy industry is being pummeled to the ground by low oil…

Former Oil Execs To Launch New Hydrogen Investment Fund

Jul 09, 2020 at 13:05 | Charles Kennedy

A former Shell executive and a veteran fund manager and former Exxon figure are launching a hydrogen-focused investment fund to great fanfare as governments the world over shift strategy to…

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