New materials provide a potentially cheaper way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
Nanowires that convert motion into current could lead to textiles that can generate power.
The DOE's decision to abandon FutureGen could accelerate clean-coal technology.
Exotic materials and cheaper substrates could lead to better photovoltaics.
Bacteria in termite guts could make ethanol from noncorn sources cheaper.
A new process uses sunlight and a nanostructured catalyst to inexpensively and efficiently generate hydrogen for fuel.
Energy companies pour millions into nanotechnology for oil and gas recovery.
New lead-acid batteries could achieve high performance.
Engineered E. coli proves efficient at churning out the biofuel.
Some still question the vehicle's chances of success, despite a boost from India.