Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:31 AM May 27 2015
Energy // 

Renewable energy is the future. All over the world cities and countries are vowing to go quit fossil fuels and commit to getting their energy fix from 100 percent renewable sources.

Nicholas Deleon
at 10:43 AM May 20 2015
Energy // 

It may look like a Fruit Roll-Up from a kid's lunch box, but this stretchy rubber sheet could help power the Internet of Things one day.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:53 AM May 12 2015
Energy // 

Today, the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) granted Shell approval to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean. Once the company obtains a laundry list of permits from various state and federal agencies, they will be able to drill up to six exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea, 70 miles away from the town of Wainwright, Alaska. The sea's water is about 140 feet deep.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:37 AM May 4 2015
Energy // 

Could a battery big enough to power your whole home be coming to market soon? Yes, says Elon Musk. More than that, he says it will change the world. Rumors have swirled for weeks about a new announcement from Tesla, with onlookers around the world latching onto any crumb of information from the electric car company. CEO Elon Musk kept the suspense level high, promising that on Thursday he would reveal 'The Missing Piece' of the energy equation.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:04 AM Apr 30 2015
Energy // 

Less than a month ago California's Governor, Jerry Brown, announced mandatory water restrictions for his drought-plagued state. Now, he's set another environmental bar for the state to live up to, this time tackling emissions instead of water.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:42 AM Apr 29 2015
Energy // 

This Friday, Europe's largest freight carrier, Cargolux, will ban bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries from its freight planes. Last month, an international group of airplane manufacturers urged airlines to ban shipments of the batteries on passenger planes, and last year a Boeing Dreamliner was grounded after its lithium-ion battery started to overheat.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:36 AM Apr 27 2015
Energy // 

Falcons are perfected aerial machines, evolved over millennia to be very, very good at being falcons. Unfortunately, upstart Homo sapiens have put a few obstacles in the path of these raptors, like intruding quadcopters or deadly wind turbines. What's the best way to still capture all the renewable energy from the wind while leaving the creatures of the air alive and unharmed? Recruit a falcon as a guide and strap a GPS on his back, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

 
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