The Department of Energy’s $82 million in funding is a small step in commercializing advanced reactors, and much more is needed.
Take a glass hemisphere, fill with sulfuric acid, and rotate inside the world’s most powerful magnetic field. The result: a scale model of the dynamo that generates Earth’s magnetic field.
Two Chinese satellites will join ones from the U.S. and Japan to measure carbon dioxide emissions, but full greenhouse-gas monitoring remains far off.
Using software to unify solar panels and battery storage creates a single, flexible resource that utilities can use to supply the grid.
We can now efficiently split water to make hydrogen, but a practical way to make fuels via artificial photosynthesis remains an elusive goal.
Unfortunately, that’s not enough to win the climate-change battle.
Reykjavík Energy’s CarbFix project has found that carbon dioxide injected into volcanic bedrock rapidly turns into minerals that stay locked away permanently.
Solar and nuclear power both face economic and political obstacles to rapid build-out.
A new system for making liquid fuel from sunlight, water, and air is a promising step for solar fuels.
A new report predicts that cheaper solar installations still leave big challenges for renewable energy.