Energy & Green Tech

U.S. renewable electricity surpassed coal in 2022

Electricity generated from renewables surpassed coal in the United States for the first time in 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced Monday.

Engineering

The benefits of floatovoltaics: Putting solar panels on reservoirs

An international team of environmental scientists is touting the benefits of solar panels on floating platforms atop reservoirs and other bodies of water. In their paper published in the journal Nature Sustainability, the ...

Energy & Green Tech

California reactors win exemption in fight to keep running

Government regulators Thursday granted California's largest utility an unusual exemption that could allow the state's last nuclear power plant to continue running after the expiration of its federal operating licenses, a ...

Energy & Green Tech

Majority of Texans back shift to solar energy

Two years after Winter Storm Uri wreaked havoc on Texas' power grid, a majority of Texans support expanding the country's reliance on solar and other alternative sources of energy, according to the most recent survey report ...

Energy & Green Tech

Study: Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift

The world has enough rare earth minerals and other critical raw materials to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy to produce electricity and limit global warming, according to a new study that counters concerns about ...

Energy & Green Tech

Could a giant solar array in the Sahara resolve our energy needs?

Renewable energy is an essential factor in Europe's goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent. The climate crisis and the soaring price of natural gas have placed renewed emphasis on the need to transition to a ...

Energy & Green Tech

Producing 'green' energy from living plant 'bio-solar cells'

Though plants can serve as a source of food, oxygen and d├ęcor, they're not often considered to be a good source of electricity. But by collecting electrons naturally transported within plant cells, scientists can generate ...

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