Sustainability holds key in green quest for China … With the Chinese economy slowing down, it is possible to predict that the country's policymakers would still have their eyes trained on economic development for a not-so-bad GDP growth, rather t
A miniature research spacecraft called the CubeSat to study Solar Particles (CuSP) is one of the projects that will have the opportunity to hitch a ride on the historic first flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) in 2018.
HACKED!: Old laptop battery becomes a Power bank
New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently called for an investigation after Indian Point, a nuclear power plant on the Hudson River, reported a leak of radioactive material flowing into the groundwater.
In our quest to replace fossil fuels with solar power, we have to first fix the solar cell, which typically stops working at temperatures above 100°C. Luckily, researchers at TU Wien may have just discovered a way to solve this issue with a solar ce
Dieter Zetsche, Daimler CEO, has decided against joining forces with BMW and Audi to invest in battery cell production in Germany.
Get ready for solar bubbles
As Venezuela grows closer to exhausting nearly every means of paying its debt, some oil market participants are seriously pondering the possible implications of an unprecedented event: the default of a major crude producing company.
You may have heard about graphene. Ever since its discovery, scientists have been touting its potential to transform our world. From space elevators to medical nanodevices, the list of potential applications of graphene is huge.
Despite continual improvements in efficiency, silicon-based solar cells are hampered by the fact that they only deliver power when the sun is shining and that their efficiency falls off markedly at temperatures over 100° C (212° F).
For the 10th week in a row (14th in last 15), the US oil rig count declined (down 13 to 400) to its lowest since Dec 2009.
Within weeks, two low-profile legal disputes may determine whether an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies expected to hit U.S. oil and gas producers this year will imperil the $500 billion pipeline sector as well.
Batteries are getting better at a steady pace, but the technology is far from perfect - they are still quite short-lived, and have real trouble delivering bursts of power.
As the price of gas plummets, an increasing number of the nation's drivers are switching to more expensive premium gasoline. Whether that makes any sense is a different question.
Harnessing abundant but inaccessible energy from unlikely sources may soon be as simple as taking a walk in the park. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method of harvesting kinetic energy from human locomotion.
Atlantis Resources Ltd. (ARL: LN) is among the most recent additions to the Ocean Group in Crystal Equity Research's Earth, Wind and Fire Index of companies using the dynamic forces of the planet to generate energy.
When we first heard about Sholai School, located amidst the pristine nature of the Palani Hills in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, we were so captivated by its description that we decided to take a local bus to visit the establishment.
A third of the world's oil companies are at risk of bankruptcy this year, according to research from auditing and consultancy firm Deloitte.
For over half a century, Moore's Law, which predicts that processor performance would double roughly every 18 months, has held true.
Ecuador is in the midst of talks to sell one-third of pure, untouched rainforest to Chinese oil companies despite environmental impact and protests from indigenous people.
A group of Chinese scientists have just created a hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun and lasts for 102 seconds.
At first glance, hydrogen fuel cells sound like a great power source for fixed-wing drones making long flights - they have much longer run times than batteries, and they emit no emissions other than water vapor.
German solar technology firm Heliatek claims to have outdone itself by setting a new world record for directly converting sunlight into electricity using organic photovoltaic cells.
A bit of friendly competition never hurt anyone. China's EAST tokamak and Germany's Wendelstein 7-X aren't exactly fusion energy's answer to Messi and Ronaldo, but through their own flashes of individual brilliance the reactors might one day command
The danger posed by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide has seen many schemes proposed to remove a proportion it from the air.
Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief.
Against the backdrop of global urban traffic congestion, rising emissions and climate change, the Arcimoto SRK provides a real fossil-free alternative for the vast majority of daily trips.
President Barack Obama proposed setting a $10 fee per barrel of oil, paid by oil companies, as a way to fund cleaner transportation investment.
So, Arizona Public Service has decided to flex its considerable muscle (again, that is) and reject a regulator's order to disclose how much it spent to stack the Arizona Corporation Commission with friendly faces.