Meaghan Lee Callaghan
at 10:42 AM Jul 6 2016
Energy // 

A Mississippi “clean coal” power plant which received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal subsidies is facing an investigation by the Securities and Exchange commission, the branch of the government that manages laws surrounding stocks and markets, according to a new report from the New York Times.

Meaghan Lee Callaghan
at 11:51 AM Jul 1 2016
Energy // 

Renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage technology will be on the table to help North Americans meet their goal of 50 percent clean, emissions-free energy by 2025.

Jeremy Deaton
at 11:07 AM Jun 3 2016
Energy // 

Energy officials from the world's largest economies are meeting in San Francisco with the aim of accelerating the shift to zero-carbon power. Today, they announced a new campaign that will grease the wheels for businesses to buy into renewable energy.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:19 AM May 25 2016
Energy // 

The sun gives us so much, providing both lighting and heating for our planet. We try to take advantage of this constant stream of power by using solar panels to convert light into electrical energy. It's a bright idea. But, could we be harnessing more of the sun?

Lindsey Kratochwill
at 09:36 AM May 16 2016
Energy // 

MIT Technology Review reports that the U.S. could be closer to implementing a new type of nuclear plant known as the small modular reactor. This month, the Tennessee Valley Authority is slated to apply for a permit to build a small modular reactor at Clinch River. Clinch River is the same site the TVA developed for $1 billion in the 1970s for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor. In 1983, the project was abandoned.

Dave Gershgorn
at 08:35 AM Apr 22 2016
Energy // 

Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:06 AM Mar 18 2016
Energy // 

"Global warming is the greatest challenge our species will face in the next 100 years," says Justin Lewis-Weber.

 
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