Beyond the drilling rigs, the fossil-fuel industry spreads far and wide across the land.
Plastics have become synonymous with waste, but they can be made sustainably.
A 1938 article anticipated the opportunities—and challenges—of harnessing the sun’s energy.
Zeroing in on black carbon may slow the effects of greenhouse-gas emissions.
Techniques developed at MIT and Pacific Northwest National Lab could make it more affordable to burn fossil fuels without releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
A battery made of cheap materials could store power when it’s windy for use when it’s not.
A battery-swapping startup’s innovative system for charging electric vehicles suffered from overreach and limited consumer demand.
Wind and solar get all the attention, but a key path to lowering emissions involves finding a less expensive way to do carbon capture.
A new type of fuel cell could make CO2 storage cheaper, but it could also prove to be a good way to pump more oil out of the ground.
A hydrocarbon-sorting material could replace energy-intensive oil refining steps.