A project at Belkin could lead to itemized electric bills—showing how much juice your toaster or hair dryer uses.
The government’s energy research agency is spending $30 million to demonstrate cheap solar power that’s available day and night.
The chemical company BASF has found a greener way to make hydrogen, reviving hopes for fuel-cell vehicles.
If you believe Tesla, affordable, long-range electric cars could be here sooner than many think.
Tesla Motors is pushing the limits of charging technology to make electric vehicles as practical as gas-powered cars.
A government research facility uses a megawatt-scale simulator and supercomputer to test futuristic grid technologies without disrupting today’s grid.
Falling costs are making fuel-cell vehicles look like a plausible alternative to conventional cars.
Aerospace companies are working on hybrid electric airplanes, and the earliest versions will likely arrive before the end of the decade.
In 1998, the landscape photographer Richard Misrach roamed Louisiana to document a legacy of its petrochemical industry. In a series of stark photographs, he captured how the infrastructure of oil, gas, and chemical companies dominates the environment, running through waterways and open spaces and looming over neighborhoods. The photos seen here, along with others by Misrach, formed the basis of a 2012 book, Petrochemical America, in which the landscape architect Kate Orff also mapped the environmental damage wrought by the industry. Misrach’s photos serve as a reminder of how widely the petrochemical business encroaches, well beyond the sites where oil and gas are pulled from the earth.
NREL shows that Corning’s Willow glass can be used to make flexible solar cells that could be installed in place of roofing shingles.