El Salvador plans bitcoin mining using volcano

El Salvador announced plans on accepting cryptocurrency as legal tender and calls for the use of geothermal energy for bitcoin mining in the country.

Tasmanian island to be powered by wave energy

King Island residents in Tasmania will soon enjoy renewable energy harnessed from wave swells. Currently, about two-thirds of the island’s energy needs are covered by wind and solar power.

UK Opens its First Geothermal Plant

Set to power homes in Gloucestershire and beyond, a partnership between Ecotricity, and Geothermal Engineering Limited will see the production and sale of geothermal energy in the UK for the first time.

Renewable Hydrogen Coalition launched

The new coalition will support and accelerate the uptake of renewable hydrogen solutions in Europe. The goal is to produce 10 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen by 2030 in the EU.

Rain may soon be an effective source of energy

Researchers have developed a generator that uses a field-effect transistor-style structure to instantly produce a surprisingly high voltage from water drops - a single drop can muster 140V, or enough power to briefly light up 100 small LED bulbs.

Renewable energy reached 1/3 of global power capacity

According to statistics, hydropower accounts for the largest share with an installed capacity of 1,172 GW, wind and solar energy account for most of the remainder with capacities of 564 GW and 480 GW respectively.

Jet fuels made from plants could be competitive with fossil fuels

It's challenging to electrify aviation using batteries or fuel cells in part because of the weight restrictions on aircraft, so liquid biofuels have the potential to play a big role in greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

The Mad Science Plan to Power the World With Poop

Plants all over the developed world take advantage of this salvageable energy to subsidize their operations. One UK-based treatment plant, for example, gets 50 percent of its power using poop.

Etihad flies world's first flight using UAE-made 'green fuel'

Etihad Airways has become the world's first airline to fly a commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel derived from plants grown in saltwater.

Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

Spain’s state-owned chain of grand hotels often housed in ancient castles and monasteries, has announced that all 97 of its establishments will use only electricity from renewable sources from the start of the new year.

Norwegian Cruise Liners Will Soon Be Powered by biogas

Cruise liners are a surprisingly large source of greenhouse gases and pollution, but Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten says it's on its way to carbon neutrality – and all thanks to dead fish.

Norway to implement biofuel mandate for aviation fuel in 2020

Norway is taking action to require the use of renewable aviation fuel. It will require aviation fuel to contain at least 0.5 percent advanced biofuel starting in 2020.

Richard Branson welcomes landmark Virgin Atlantic biofuel flight

Sir Richard Branson has welcomed the first commercial flight powered partly by a new form of biofuel converted from alcohol.

First hydrogen-powered boat begins three-year expedition

A research team, led by Sandia National Laboratories, has discovered a way to power research ships with zero-emission hydrogen. The hydrogen-powered engine could effectively replace commonly used diesel.

Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach

Portugal's electricity consumption was met fully by renewable energy for a 70-hour period beginning on March 9 and for a 69-hour period beginning on March 12.