11 January, 2018 – Before his election President Trump promised a new age of US coal. But so far the industry’s gains look temporary, and its future remains bleak.
9 January, 2018 – With water, light and waste metal, you can turn greenhouse gases into rock. With light, you can turn water into hydrogen, a useable fuel.
29 December, 2017 – The technology advances and plunging costs of cheap renewables make base load nuclear power redundant.
27 December, 2017 – Here’s a paradox: in one of the world’s sunniest countries, the Brazilian government remains lukewarm about its solar power potential, despite its plummeting costs.
7 December, 2017 – Shareholder intervention has helped to produce Shell’s green plan, a way to cut the energy giant’s climate impact. But questions remain.
27 November, 2017 – Sun-fuelled flight is now at least theoretically possible – but solar-powered jets won’t be on the runway for some years yet.
16 November, 2017 – Climate change and nuclear threats feed off each other and should be treated in unison, an influential US think-tank says.
9 November, 2017 – While the UN climate talks seek to slow climate change, the fossil fuel lobby still argues the benefits of traditional fuels.
8 November, 2017 – It may sound fanciful, but researchers say a world running on 100% renewable electricity is attainable by mid-century, or even earlier.
25 October, 2017 – Deep-water turbines could make a wind-powered world possible, scientists say, generating all the energy human civilisation uses today.
6 October, 2017 – Natural evaporation could provide most of the electricity used by the US and also save about one fifth of the water it uses, scientists believe.