Insulation only provides short-term reduction in household gas consumption, study of UK housing suggests

First study to look at long-term effect of insulation finds fall in gas consumption per household was small, with all energy savings disappearing by the fourth

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 1, 2023 ~8 min

2022: A Year for Clean Energy

VOA Learning English • voa
Dec. 29, 2022 ~4 min

How Putin’s war and small islands are accelerating the global shift to clean energy, and what to watch for in 2023

Look for significant progress in 2023 in two key areas, writes a veteran of international climate policy.

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University • conversation
Dec. 26, 2022 ~9 min

MIT scientists contribute to National Ignition Facility fusion milestone

Unique PSFC-designed spectrometer provides crucial data about the implosion that yielded an historic fusion energy gain.

Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Dec. 19, 2022 ~4 min

Nuclear fusion may still be decades away, but the latest breakthrough could speed up its development

A US national lab has proved we can the fusion process can be used to produce energy, but it’s just the first step in a very long process.

Gianluca Gregori, Professor of Physics, University of Oxford • conversation
Dec. 15, 2022 ~6 min

What social media regulation could look like: Think of pipelines, not utilities

The US government regulates many industries, but social media companies don’t neatly fit existing regulatory templates. Systems that deliver energy may be the closest analog.

Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies, University of Florida • conversation
Dec. 15, 2022 ~9 min

Nuclear fusion: how scientists can turn latest breakthrough into a new clean power source

Huge challenges remain before working fusion reactors are possible.

John Pasley, Senior Lecturer of Physics, University of York • conversation
Dec. 14, 2022 ~9 min

Why fusion ignition is being hailed as a major breakthrough in fusion – a nuclear physicist explains

The promise of abundant, clean energy powered by nuclear fusion is one big step closer thanks to a new experiment. The results are a historic scientific milestone, but energy production remains a ways off.

Carolyn Kuranz, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
Dec. 14, 2022 ~8 min

Why nuclear fusion is so exciting

Harvard scientist Adam Cohen breaks down breakthrough that might prove major turning point in clean energy efforts — but not any time soon.

Clea Simon • harvard
Dec. 13, 2022 ~7 min

US Scientists Announce Major Advance in Fusion Development

VOA Learning English • voa
Dec. 13, 2022 ~5 min