Awareness of the environmental drawbacks of fossil fuels—coal, oil and natural gas—is on the rise. So is interest in eco-friendly alternatives for meeting society’s energy needs. Although fossil fuels generally remain abundant and cheap, rival energies have gained traction in recent years amid an unprecedented wave of green energy investments. […]
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The largest dirty energy consumer in the world is going on a clean-energy diet in a bid to improve its interests in global combat zones. The Pentagon is working feverishly to convert its sites and operations to renewable power by a staggered set of deadlines ending about a decade from […]Read more ›
As the popularity of solar panels, wind turbines, and other forms of renewable energy continue to grow, our planet’s reliance on oil slowly begins to decrease. But just how much renewable energy would we have to produce in order to completely replace the power we receive from oil? The answer […]Read more ›
In East Africa, the lack of electricity drives the use of deadly fuels. Lacking power for cooking, the region’s residents must use firewood or charcoal to heat food and water for safe consumption. The stakes are deceptively high: globally, air pollution from dirty-burning cookstoves kills millions of people annually—more than […]Read more ›
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) recently admitted that 300 tons (nearly 72,000 gallons) of contaminated water are leaking from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean. About 1000 tons of underground water from the nearby mountains flows into the plant compound daily. According to Japan’s Agency for Natural […]Read more ›
Bioenergy is a rather confusing blanket term for many, but it simply refers to renewable energy that is sourced from natural sources. At its simplest, burning wood on a fire is an example of bioenergy. This method has been used by humans for many thousands of years, but more recently, […]Read more ›
In recent years the natural gas industry has developed technologies which have opened up the possibilities of tapping into gases previously considered to be too difficult or too costly to utilise. Last year at the 25th World Gas Conference one of the key topics for conversation centred on continual innovation […]Read more ›