Some neighborhood grids just aren’t built for huge spikes in power demand. The rise of the electric car has utilities scrambling to adjust.
Modifying a gene in plants makes it far easier to process biomass to make fuel.
Predictive analytics can lower the costs associated with connecting wind and solar to the grid, says IBM.
The advanced-biofuels industry is in danger of withering away.
Researchers discover that a material known for a hundred years could lower the cost of solar power.
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.