A net-zero world will be more peaceful, it's assumed – but first we have to get there

Modellers of the energy transition have tended to neglect fractious international relations in their calculations.

Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick • conversation
Jan. 22, 2024 ~7 min

Military interests are pushing new nuclear power – and the UK government has finally admitted it

Civil nuclear energy maintains the skills and supply chains needed for nuclear subs and weapons.

Philip Johnstone, Research Fellow, SPRU, University of Sussex • conversation
Jan. 18, 2024 ~9 min


Cobalt-free batteries could power cars of the future

MIT chemists developed a battery cathode based on organic materials, which could reduce the EV industry’s reliance on scarce metals.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
Jan. 18, 2024 ~7 min

Study reveals a reaction at the heart of many renewable energy technologies

New insights into how proton-coupled electron transfers occur at an electrode could help researchers design more efficient fuel cells and electrolyzers.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
Jan. 16, 2024 ~7 min

'Gold' hydrogen: natural deposits are turning up all over the world – but how useful is it in our move away from fossil fuels?

Gold hydrogen is naturally occurring gas trapped in pockets under the ground – in much the same way as oil and natural gas

David Waltham, Professor of Geophysics, Royal Holloway University of London • conversation
Jan. 12, 2024 ~7 min

The future of motorcycles could be hydrogen

MIT Electric Vehicle Team builds a unique hydrogen fuel cell–powered electric motorcycle.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Jan. 10, 2024 ~9 min

Dark energy is one of the biggest puzzles in science and we're now a step closer to understanding it

The nature of dark energy remains one of the biggest puzzles in cosmology.

Robert Nichol, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, University of Surrey • conversation
Jan. 8, 2024 ~6 min

Gigantic solar farms of the future might impact how much solar power can be generated on the other side of the world

Solar farms that span whole countries could change the climate – new study.

Jingchao Long, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science • conversation
Jan. 8, 2024 ~7 min


Feathers from dead birds shed light on renewable power threat

Scientists are working to understand threats to bird populations from renewable energy plants.

U. Florida • futurity
Jan. 8, 2024 ~5 min

How gigantic solar farms of the future might impact how much solar power can be generated on the other side of the world

Solar farms that span whole countries could change the climate – new study.

Jingchao Long, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science • conversation
Jan. 8, 2024 ~7 min

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