Offshore wind farms could help capture carbon from air and store it long-term – using energy that would otherwise go to waste

Wind turbines often can produce more power than is needed for electricity onshore. That extra energy could be put to work capturing and storing carbon.

David Goldberg, Lamont Research Professor, Columbia University • conversation
Jan. 25, 2022 ~8 min

Tweak makes mass production of solar cells more sustainable

A new method could be a big boost for solar energy. "This could really accelerate the production and deployment of perovskite solar panels and cells."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~6 min


Renewable energy: US tax credits for wind and solar mostly benefit big banks

Wind and solar developers have to woo investors before they can get the tax credits they’re entitled to.

Sarah Knuth, Assistant Professor in Geography, Durham University • conversation
Jan. 25, 2022 ~8 min

Offshore wind farms could help capture carbon from air and store it long-term, saving money – a geophysicist explains how

Wind turbines often can produce more power than is needed. That extra energy could be put to work capturing and storing carbon.

David Goldberg, Lamont Research Professor, Columbia University • conversation
Jan. 25, 2022 ~8 min

MIT Energy Initiative launches the Future Energy Systems Center

New MITEI consortium focuses on speeding the energy transition, engaging with industrial leaders to deploy clean energy advances at scale.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Jan. 24, 2022 ~5 min

Scientists make first detection of exotic “X” particles in quark-gluon plasma

The findings could redefine the kinds of particles that were abundant in the early universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 21, 2022 ~7 min

An energy revolution is possible – but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it

Providing government subsidies for emerging clean technologies could unlock their transformative potential.

Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, UCL • conversation
Jan. 19, 2022 ~5 min

Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power – here’s how it works

A team of researchers found 35,000 pairs of existing reservoirs, lakes and old mines in the US that could be turned into long-term energy storage – and they don’t need dams on rivers.

Matthew Stocks, Research Fellow, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University • conversation
Jan. 19, 2022 ~8 min


Renewables are cheaper than ever – so why are household energy bills only going up?

New means of generating electricity need new energy markets.

Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, UCL • conversation
Jan. 18, 2022 ~8 min

Ireland has the wind and seas to become an offshore superpower

The coming year will reveal if the country is serious about developing its wind energy.

Aldert Otter, PhD Researcher, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland, University College Cork • conversation
Jan. 18, 2022 ~6 min

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