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Alternative Energy

China Launches World's First Fourth-Generation Nuclear Reactor

Dec 08, 2023 at 15:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China has taken a step ahead of competitors in civil nuclear energy technology as it started up the world's first fourth-generation nuclear reactor this week.    As many countries are…

Green Energy Jobs Come At A Very High Price For The U.S. Taxpayer

Dec 08, 2023 at 13:54 | ZeroHedge

The green energy subsidies in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) have been justified by the Biden Administration as a booster of U.S. economic…

U.S. Solar Sector Poised For Slowdown In 2024 After A Frenetic 2023

Dec 08, 2023 at 12:27 | Alex Kimani

The U.S. solar sector enjoyed a banner year in 2023, with installed capacity increasing 55% Y/Y to a record 33 GW, mainly driven by robust growth by residential solar and…

EU Says Nuclear Energy Is Clean After All

Dec 07, 2023 at 10:01 | Julianne Geiger

Nuclear power is indeed a strategic net-zero technology that the European Union should endorse on the bloc’s way toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EU member governments agreed on Thursday. 27…

MIT Scientists Develop New Process To Convert CO2 into Fuel

Dec 06, 2023 at 08:53 | Brian Westenhaus

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers developed an efficient process that can convert carbon dioxide into formate. Formate is a nonflammable liquid or solid material that can be used like hydrogen…

United States And Allies To Triple Nuclear Energy Capacity By 2050

Dec 04, 2023 at 16:46 | Alex Kimani

The United States and 21 other countries have pledged to triple their respective nuclear energy capacities by 2050, saying incorporating more nuclear power in their energy mix is critical…

COP28 Commences Amid Both Controversy and Optimism

Nov 30, 2023 at 09:39 | Alan Mammoser

The twenty-eight Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change opened on Thursday. Some 70 thousand diplomats, political and business leaders from almost 200 countries will…

BP Buys Up Full Control Of Solar Power Developer Lightsource BP

Nov 30, 2023 at 09:13 | City A.M

BP has bought up full control of solar power developer Lightsource BP in a move demonstrating the former’s ambitions outside of fossil fuels. The oil major announced today that it…

The First-Ever Enhanced Geothermal Plant in the United States

Nov 30, 2023 at 02:09 | Alex Kimani

U.S. tech giant Google and geothermal startup Fervo Energy have launched the U.S.' first-ever enhanced geothermal plant that will produce 100% carbon-free electricity round the clock. Dubbed

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Aircraft Startup Secures Funding

Nov 28, 2023 at 10:39 | City A.M

Aircraft developer Zeroavia has secured the backing of the UK infrastructure bank in its latest fundraising round, as it looks to build hydrogen-electric engines for low-carbon flying.

Saving The Energy Lost In Organic Solar Cells

Nov 28, 2023 at 09:41 | Brian Westenhaus

A Technical University of Munich (TUM) research group has shown that certain organic dyes can help build virtual highways for energy in organic solar cells.

How Morocco Became Europe’s Clean Energy Supplier

Nov 27, 2023 at 15:36 | Alex Kimani

The Middle East, North and West Africa are some of the world’s most important fossil fuel hubs, producing nearly half of the planet’s oil and gas. Hardly surprisingly, resource-rich countries…

A Global Rush for Uranium Could Harm the UK’s Nuclear Power Ambitions

Nov 27, 2023 at 02:37 | City A.M

The global rush for uranium, and the consequential price spike, could pose a major headache for the UK’s nuclear power ambitions.  Nuclear power currently provides about…

Why Nuclear Power Expansion Predictions Failed

Nov 24, 2023 at 08:09 | Brian Westenhaus

A University of Reading team of researchers looked back at a model that predicted nuclear power would expand dramatically in order to assess the efficacy of energy…

Farmers Embrace Dual-Purpose Land Use with Solar Panels

Nov 24, 2023 at 08:06 | Felicity Bradstock

The rapid development of the world’s renewable energy capacity will require the use of a great deal more land, which is not always easy to come by. While many governments…

Indonesia's $20 Billion Leap into Renewable Energy

Nov 24, 2023 at 08:02 | Felicity Bradstock

Indonesia, a country that continues to be heavily dependent on coal, has just announced a major investment in a renewable energy plan, marking an important shift. The funding comes from…

Global Uranium Shortage Spurs Investment Frenzy

Nov 22, 2023 at 08:02 | ZeroHedge

The price of yellowcake - uranium concentrate used in nuclear generation - has hit the highest level in more than 15 years, driven by soaring demand as a…

Spain and Portugal Spearhead Ambitious Green Hydrogen Plans

Nov 21, 2023 at 08:51 | Haley Zaremba

The Mediterranean has big dreams of becoming Europe’s clean energy powerhouse, but they have a long way to go before that goal becomes economically and logistically feasible. Between its plentiful…

China's Shift to Renewable Energy Could Curb Emissions Sooner Than Expected

Nov 17, 2023 at 08:14 | Felicity Bradstock

A shift in demand and significant investments in the green energy sector over the last decade could lead to a decline in China’s greenhouse gas emissions starting as early as…

Private Sector Takes Lead in Nuclear Fusion Race

Nov 16, 2023 at 08:14 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear fusion is closer than ever to becoming a commercial reality as the private sector takes over research and development. For decades, nuclear fusion research lay outside the scope of…

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