The science behind frozen wind turbines – and how to keep them spinning through the winter

Wind turbines in cold areas typically include methods for removing and repelling ice, but those methods can waste energy. There's a better way.

Hui Hu, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University • conversation
yesterday ~9 min

Denmark to build 'first energy island' in North Sea

The ambitious and costly artificial island will provide energy for three million households.

Feb. 4, 2021 ~3 min

Biden signs 'existential' executive orders on climate and environment

Oil and gas extraction will be paused and wind energy will expand under Joe Biden's climate plan.

Jan. 27, 2021 ~6 min

Bird charity warns of harm from new wind farm

The Hornsea Three development lies 75 miles off England's largest sea bird colony in Yorkshire.

Jan. 2, 2021 ~6 min

What does Boris Johnson's Green plan mean for Scotland?

The PM's plan will need to look heavily to Scotland for both the natural and the technical fixes.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under the PM's green plan

The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".

Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Could Scotland ever be 'the Saudi Arabia of renewables'?

Not for the first time, politicians highlight Scotland's potential to generate renewable energy.

Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

Climate change: You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?

The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?

Oct. 31, 2020 ~11 min

Boris Johnson: Wind farms to power every home by 2030

Boris Johnson will pledge £160m for building turbines as he promises to "build back greener".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.

By Ben Morris • bbcnews
Aug. 13, 2020 ~7 min