Energy & Green Tech

Inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible

When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest—breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make ...

Engineering

Exploring tidal range electricity generation for the UK

Tidal range schemes are financially viable and could lower energy bills, say researchers from Lancaster University's School of Engineering and the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology. They combined a tidal range power generation ...

Business

Electric car sales drive toward cleaner air, less mortality

Electric cars—and their continued sales growth—are expected to have a greener, cleaner influence on air pollution and reduce human mortality in most, if not all, U.S. metropolitan areas, according to Cornell University ...

Business

How ridesourcing services are transforming US cities

Over the last decade, the meteoric rise of ridesourcing services like Uber and Lyft have transformed the urban landscape, affecting travel patterns, car ownership, and congestion, and more broadly, the economy, the environment, ...

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