Alberta will serve as a test bed for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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Doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible.
Despite the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the burning of coal has only been accelerating.
Underground rocks that react with carbon dioxide to form minerals could offer a safe way to keep the greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere.
Researchers have demonstrated a way to give concrete surfaces the ability to heal when small cracks appear, an advance that could allow bridges and other structures to last longer.
Newly observed properties mean graphene could be a highly efficient converter of light to electric power.
Cheap natural gas means U.S. electricity producers are buying less coal. But the rest of the world is buying more.
A helpful visualization of historical temperatures shows dramatic variation in the local effects of global warming.
Government numbers reveal a steep increase in monthly production over the past year.
Saying that half of all the 2009 stimulus-supported clean energy companies went out of business is plain wrong.