The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?
today • ~11 min
Tags: climate-change wind-power renewable-energy renewable-energy-in-the-uk
Low-carbon energy sources aren't all equally well-suited to getting us to net-zero emissions.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: electricity fossil-fuels decarbonisation renewable-energy energy-transition nuclear-power greenhouse-gas-emissions national-grid electrical-grid
By developing novel electrochemical reactions, he hopes to find new ways to generate energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: chemistry profile research renewable-energy school-of-science faculty mit-energy-initiative
Landmark case highlights the conflict between immediate climate action and a gradual transition to renewables.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change environmental-law norway energy-policy sustainable-development
Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: chemistry electronics recycling materials-science electric-vehicles renewable-energy toxic-waste batteries energy-storage municipal-solid-waste e-waste green-design lithium-batteries
Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: sustainability climate-change energy environment carbon greenhouse-gases emissions research school-of-engineering mit-energy-initiative-mitei chemical-engineering
MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: energy industry superconductors research renewable-energy school-of-engineering global faculty collaboration nuclear-science-and-engineering magnets alternative-energy plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion cern
Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics which allows ultra-low power electronic devices that could recharge from ambient light or
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: engineering advanced-materials internet-of-things energy materials carbon
Despite Boris Johnson's newfound enthusiasm for offshore wind farms, the UK risks going backwards on wind power capacity.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: boris-johnson renewable-energy wind-energy wind-farms conservative-party nimbyism onshore-wind
Remembering Mario Molina, Nobel Prize-winning chemist who pushed Mexico on clean energy -- and, recently, face masks
Molina, who died on Oct. 8, 'thought climate change was the biggest problem in the world long before most people did.' His research on man-made depletion of the ozone layer won the 1995 Nobel Prize.
Oct. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: nobel-prize climate-change fossil-fuels atmospheric-science face-masks wind-energy green-jobs mexico ozone-layer clean-energy nobel-prize-in-chemistry montreal-protocol clean-air
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