Chile Generates Such Excessive Solar Power That It Just Gives the Extra Away

It sounds like a treat, but is it bad news for the energy industry. Chile has so much solar energy that the price of solar frequently drops to zero, which is great news for consumers but frustrating for energy companies and investors. Under President Michelle Bachelet, Chile has been aggressively expanding its solar energy generation, […]

It’s So Windy in Britain That the Price of Electricity Went Negative/Down

The U.K. is producing so much excess power from wind turbines the electricity price went down for the longest period in the country’s memory. One of the biggest concerns with renewable energy is what to do when the wind stops blowing or the sun stops shining. But sometimes you can have the opposite problem, like […]

Europe Pledges to Quintuple Their Offshore Wind Power Generators by the year 2030

The new arrangement will add an additional 60 gigawatts of power and dramatically reduce expenses for any future projects. A few decades from now, most of our energy will likely come from the sea. At least, from the wind above the sea. One of the fastest growing and most efficient energy markets is offshore wind, […]

Awesome Mini Generator Extracts Energy From Saltwater

Where freshwater and saltwater meet, you get energy. Where freshwater meets saltwater, Aleksandra Radenovic sees a wold of untapped renewable energy. Radenovic is a nanoscientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and today she published the schematics of a brand new type of flat, membrane-like power generator. The generator siphons energy from the process […]

Scientists Discover New Process Converting Waste Heat Into Usable Electricity

This new material could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and improve their efficiency. A group of researchers have developed a new material that can be used to turn waste heat into electricity. This technology could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and save money, while reducing our fossil fuel consumption […]

Recycled Grass Clippings Could Perhaps Heat Your Home

A British renewable energy company intends to use grass from abandoned fields and meadows as a fuel source. The gas that heats your home might come from the grass beneath your feet, at least if British renewable energy company Ecotricity is successful. Ecotricity, one of the world’s first renewable energy companies, is building a ‘green […]

Science is now One Step Closer to Using Algae for Bio-fuel

A breakthrough by a team of scientists makes algae a potentially viable source of biofuel. The world is trying to wean itself off of fossil fuels. It’s vital we reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible in the next few decades, and many countries, states, cities, businesses, and people are committing to that goal. […]

Scientists by chance Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published […]

Scientists Discover Method to Turn CO2 Into Methane

The latest new catalyst can turn carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide into methane. Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is at an all-time high, and it’s not enough for us to simply stop emitting more. In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we’ll have to start taking lots of CO2 out of the […]

Tesla installing world’s largest battery at South Australian wind farm

Tesla and the South Australian government have partnered to demonstrate energy-storage technology by installing the world’s largest lithium-ion battery on the Neoen Hornsdale Wind Farm. Elon Musk’s pledge to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery within 100 days or it will be free seems too good to be true, but is it? Tesla has […]