What Liz Truss's government means for climate action

Liz Truss has appointed a loyal cabinet with varied environmental credentials. What will this mean for UK climate action?

Matthew Paterson, Professor of International Politics, University of Manchester • conversation
Sept. 9, 2022 ~6 min

How Europe’s drought is making Britain's energy crisis worse

Gas that is burned now to replace German coal or French nuclear, is gas that cannot be stored for the winter ahead.

Simon Waldman, Lecturer in Renewable Energy, University of Hull • conversation
Sept. 9, 2022 ~6 min

How energy-saving advice can hurt the most vulnerable households

Energy-saving ‘hacks’ risk implying that households are to blame for rising prices by not doing enough to cut their energy use.

Caitlin Robinson, Research Fellow, School of Geographical Science, University of Bristol • conversation
Sept. 8, 2022 ~6 min

Liz Truss's energy plan freezes bills – but leaves dysfunctional market intact

Truss heads off imminent crisis while storing up problems for the long term.

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

Turning carbon dioxide into valuable products

Assistant Professor Ariel Furst and her colleagues are looking to DNA to help guide the process.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 7, 2022 ~14 min

MIT students contribute to success of historic fusion experiment

Students are part of large team that achieved fusion ignition for the first time in a laboratory.

Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Sept. 6, 2022 ~4 min

Ethereum: second biggest cryptocurrency to cut energy use by over 99%, but the industry still has a long way to go

Cryptocurrency has a substantial carbon footprint. Ethereum have taken steps to address this, but will others follow suit?

Peter Howson, Assistant Professor in International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Sept. 5, 2022 ~7 min

Britain Prepares for High Winter Heating and Electricity Costs

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 4, 2022 ~5 min

The most cost-effective energy efficiency investments you can make – and how the new Inflation Reduction Act could help

Cutting a home’s energy waste starts with stopping the leaks. Energy-efficient appliances and windows can make a difference, too.

Jasmina Burek, Assistant Professor of Engineering, UMass Lowell • conversation
Sept. 1, 2022 ~8 min

A simple way to significantly increase lifetimes of fuel cells and other devices

MIT researchers find that changing the pH of a system solves a decades-old problem.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Aug. 31, 2022 ~8 min