Energy & Green Tech

Study finds heat pumps more efficient than gas or oil

As the year 2030 approaches, governments and industry leaders are actively studying ways to meet a European climate law aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55%. The European Green Deal initiative has set ...

Energy & Green Tech

IEA sees 'beginning of the end' of fossil fuel era

For the first time, world demand for oil, gas and coal is forecast to peak this decade due to the "spectacular" growth of cleaner energy technologies and electric cars, the International Energy Agency's chief said Tuesday.

Engineering

New research may point the way towards frost-free heat pumps

A chilly winter morning, the car windshield shrouded in a thick layer of frost. Who has not experienced the frustration of scraping ice or waiting for the defroster to work? It is a daily winter struggle, but what if this ...

Energy & Green Tech

Here's how geothermal energy heats and cools a home

Some homeowners looking to switch out their heating and cooling systems are turning to home geothermal—also known as ground source—heat pumps. It's a technology that relies on a simple physical fact: Dig several feet ...

Energy & Green Tech

Germany's new big hope against warming—heat pumps

As Germany looks to a future without fossil fuels, a big white boxy appliance is generating a lively debate—and often a heated one—for its potential to replace emissions-heavy oil and gas boilers.

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