Notable advances in renewable energy pale compared to the impact of shale gas.
An ARPA-E project will use advanced, nanostructured materials to make solar cells that convert far more of the energy in sunlight into electricity.
A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory points to specific areas where costs could be lowered.
Researchers describe a way to make solar cells that can be applied like stickers to different surfaces, broadening applications.
Lithium-sulfide batteries could store far more energy than lithium-ion ones.
Proterro has received $3.5 million in funding to scale up its low-cost approach.
The link between a recent rise in earthquakes and wastewater disposal from shale gas wells grows stronger, though skeptics remain.
A system for measuring methane leaks could settle the question of whether natural gas is good for the climate.
Advanced materials and smart design could lower turbine blade costs by 40 percent.
The country aims to use computer simulations to overcome significant challenges in extracting shale gas.