As market forces chip away at the coal industry, many plants are being repurposed as data centers, museums, and mixed-use neighborhoods.
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
A startup from one of the A123 founders aims to overhaul the making of lithium-ion batteries--but it’s not the first to try.
Researchers have shown that rigid lithium-ion batteries can be made more suitable for smart watches and other flexible electronics.
As the Pope calls for action on climate change, a growing body of evidence shows that low-latitude countries will feel the heaviest effects of global warming.
Devices produce electricity from spores resting on water’s surface, but practical applications remain distant.
Automakers have begun harvesting batteries for use in stationary energy storage applications.
Rapid industrialization and rising standards of living have made China the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide. Preventing a runaway increase will require the country to keep per capita emissions at a relatively low level.
Backing from disparate investors such as General Motors and a vacuum maker has given the battery startup Sakti3 an unusual amount of momentum.
Manufactured materials could lead to breakthroughs in batteries, supercapacitors, and eventually carbon-capture systems.