A roundup of the best stories on energy from other sites, collected by Richard Martin, MIT Technology Review’s energy editor.
The leading installer of rooftop solar panels says it has achieved record efficiencies with its panels.
An imperfect system for a fossil-fuel world, green credits are still valuable.
A promising battery startup has run into problems commercializing its novel technology.
The renewable-energy certificate system has gotten more transparent, but improvements are still needed.
Novel molecular structures are a first step toward economical carbon capture at a wide scale.
The revelations about Volkswagen’s diesel emissions hurt not only the German carmaker, but the diesel industry overall.
Policymakers are fallible judges of the risk and return of technology investments.
Advanced lithium-ion chemistries offer cooler operation, longer life spans.
The 2015 winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors outstanding midcareer inventors, discusses the urgent need for new R&D approaches that offer both scalable results and genuine impact.