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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

The Big Four In Tech Are Buying Into The Renewable Boom

Jan 31, 2020 at 17:34 | Haley Zaremba

 “By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths. One is the path of surrender, where we have sleep walked past the point of…

Is Germany Too Dependent On Renewable Energy?

Jan 31, 2020 at 17:14 | ZeroHedge

Germany now generates over 35 percent of its yearly electricity consumption from wind and solar sources. Over 30 000 wind turbines have been built, with a total installed capacity of nearly…

Can Seawater Batteries Replace Lithium?

Jan 30, 2020 at 13:58 | Irina Slav

Lithium and cobalt: the two components of a rechargeable battery that have spurred a research and development rush may eventually meet their match in the future, in a simple element…

Which Industries Will Be Hit Hardest By Europe’s Green Deal?

Jan 29, 2020 at 12:51 | Ag Metal Miner

Heard of Europe’s Green Deal? No? That may not be surprising, as it was only announced last month. While it sounds like the latest fruit and veg special offer at…

Which Is Safer For The Environment? Lithium-Ion Or Lead-Acid Batteries?

Jan 24, 2020 at 17:21 | Robert Rapier

Following recent articles I wrote on both lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries, I received significant correspondence about the environmental pros and cons of both types of battery. In this article I will use…

The Electricity Grid Of The Future Is Being Built Here

Jan 23, 2020 at 13:16 | Alan Mammoser

A Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week displayed the whole universe of systems and technologies that will be required for a post-carbon world. More than 100 providers of…

Could Renewables Overtake Coal In China?

Jan 17, 2020 at 16:13 | Haley Zaremba

In September of last year Oilprice reported an incredible milestone for renewable energy when solar and wind power became cheaper than coal in most of the world. Now, a…

Five Clean Energy Trends To Watch In 2020

Jan 16, 2020 at 11:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

At the start of 2020, analysts bravely stepped out on a limb to predict how the turbulent energy market and energy systems will evolve at the beginning of the new…

Self-Healing Lithium Batteries Are On The Horizon

Dec 31, 2019 at 13:10 | MINING.com

Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed an electrolyte that could help manufacturers produce recyclable, self-healing commercial batteries. In a study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the…

The European Auto Industry Is Racing To Ditch Diesel

Dec 27, 2019 at 12:02 | Ag Metal Miner

As if the downturn due to a trade-war-induced slowdown in China were not enough, the European automotive industry is facing the challenge of a rapid switch from diesel to…

This Tech Giant Just Entered The Battery Business

Dec 27, 2019 at 11:56 | Charles Kennedy

Investors have been battling with the battery paradox for years. The answer might see us ditch heavy metals for something as random as … seawater.  With the global electrification drive…

Renewables On The Rise In The Mining Industry

Dec 24, 2019 at 10:17 | MINING.com

In a recent report, consultancy firm THEnergy stated that 2019 saw significant growth in the number of mining companies materially committing to develop onsite renewable energy projects. “The year 2019…

Why Hasn’t Hydrogen Gone Mainstream?

Dec 20, 2019 at 16:25 | Tsvetana Paraskova

As the world pays more and more attention to reducing emissions and mitigating climate change, analysts believe that the most abundant element in the universe—hydrogen—has the potential to become…

The World’s Most Promising Renewables Market Has Taken A Turn For The Worst

Dec 20, 2019 at 09:22 | Irina Slav

Growth in India’s renewable energy output slumped to 5.7 percent over the seven months to October 2019, from 28.5 percent a year earlier, the country’s Central Electricity Authority said, as…

UN: Renewables Are Needed Now More Than Ever

Dec 10, 2019 at 12:34 | Haley Zaremba

Last week, the Secretary General of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference COP25 told the gathered world leaders in his audience that “By the end of the coming decade we…

Renewables Can’t Offset Growing Need For Fossil Fuels

Dec 04, 2019 at 12:26 | MINING.com

Solar and wind power are among the renewable energies forecast to spike in 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the new power generation capacity comings on line, a new report shows.…

5 Renewable Stocks To Watch In 2020

Nov 29, 2019 at 16:36 | Charles Kennedy

Not too long ago, renewable and alternative energy investments were considered a wildcard with the sector regarded as unchartered territory. But with the war against climate change in full swing…

The Make Or Break Factor For Electric Vehicles

Nov 29, 2019 at 16:24 | Irina Slav

There is no carmaker without an EV plan--usually a costly EV plan. Volkswagen, by far the most ambitious among them, has plans to pour $66 billion (60 billion euro)…

The Fatal Flaw In A Perfect Energy Solution

Nov 26, 2019 at 16:03 | Irina Slav

More than thirty years ago a giant tower was built in Manzanares, Spain, to produce electricity in a way that at the time must have seen even more eccentric than…

The No.1 Bottleneck For Clean Energy Tech

Nov 20, 2019 at 11:28 | Haley Zaremba

Today’s energy tech scene is on fire. The sector is in the midst of an absolute flurry of activity and innovation, with new and novel devices, approaches, and cutting-edge software,…

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