4 October, 2018 – Officially the UK nuclear industry is going ahead with building a new generation of power stations. But it can’t find anyone to pay for them.
20 September, 2018 – In two decades solar cells have spread worldwide. Now a sun-powered golden sandwich promises to make them at least 10 times more efficient.
19 September, 2018 – Cover enough ground with wind turbines and solar panels, and you change the local climate, green the desert and could even boost the Sahara’s rainfall.
18 September, 2018 – Triumph or catastrophe? Where will China’s climate path lead us all? So far there are both hopeful moves and warning signs, a new book says.
12 September, 2018 – All the electricity the world needs can come from clean energy, reliably and throughout the year, British researchers say, at any time of day or night.
11 September, 2018 – Biofuels are no easy answer to climate change. Nor is storing captured carbon dioxide. The world’s great forests cut warming better than engineered solutions can.
27 July, 2018 – The last hope of the nuclear industry for competing with renewables is small modular reactors, but despite political support their future looks bleak.
13 July, 2018 – There are some problems clean energy from wind and sun cannot solve. Two new studies provide a roadmap of the challenges ahead.
12 July, 2018 – China’s falling emissions of greenhouse gases offer optimism that moves to curb global temperature rise may be starting to work.
9 July, 2018 – The need to stop global warming in its tracks has spurred the growth of two smarter renewables that are helping to reshape the electricity industry.
5 July, 2018 – If motor manufacturers are right about the prospects for electric vehicle sales, an oil price crash won’t be far behind.