Bitcoin mining uses more electricity than Argentina

"Mining" for the cryptocurrency is power-hungry, involving heavy computer calculations to verify transactions. If Bitcoin was a country, it would be in the top 30 energy users woldwide.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: What If We Just Turned the Hurricanes Into Electricity

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson believes man should harness the power of hurricanes for good rather than run from them.

India Unveils Plan to Bring Electricity to Every Household in 2018

The $2.5 billion initiative is expected to bring electricity to over 40 million households currently without power in the country.

Solar homes with Tesla's Powerwall 2.0 are already cost-competitive with the grid in Australia

CME Director Bruce Mountain calculated Australian homes with rooftop solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall 2.0 are cost-competitive against grid power sources.

Researchers discover new way to turn electricity into light, using graphene

By slowing down light to a speed slower than flowing electrons, researchers create a kind of optical "sonic boom"

Copenhagen International School's solar glass facade will supply half the school's electricity each year

The Copenhagen International School, designed by CF Moller Architects, will feature some 12,000 solar glass panels making up the largest solar glass facade on Earth.

World's largest waste-to-energy plant in China will be topped with green roofs and photovoltaics

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have just won an international competition to design the world's largest waste-to-energy plant in Shenzhen, China.

RE100 Companies Halfway Towards 100% Renewable Electricity Goals

Companies partaking in the RE100 campaign are, on average, halfway towards meeting their 100% renewable electricity goals. This, according to the new RE100 annual report published by The Climate Group and CDP this week, which publishes the latest available data (which is from 2014) on 45 companies partaking in the RE100 campaign to commit to 100% renewable electricity.

Denmark got 42% of its electricity from wind last year, smashing the world record

Denmark produced an unheard-of 42 percent of its electricity from wind turbines in 2015, according to official figures , setting a new world record for wind energy generation.

How will the cities of the future be lit?

From the medieval candle to phosphorescent trees and glow-in-the-dark concrete, Daryl Mersom charts the trajectory of urban light, and asks how the problem of light pollution can be tackled in the modern era

New Records Set In Best Ever Year For British Wind Energy Generation 

RenewableUK has highlighted new official statistics from National Grid which show that 2015 was a record year for wind energy generation, with onshore and offshore wind farms supplying their largest ever amounts of clean electricity to Britain’s homes, factories and offices.

Wind was Spain's cheapest power

SPAIN: Wholesale electricity prices for wind power were the cheapest across Spain's generation mix in 2015, according to the Spanish wind energy association (AEE).

Wind power generation in Portugal exceeds electricity consumption

The wind power generated in Portugal reached Tuesday, 29 December, a new high of 4,210 megawatts, exceeding national electricity consumption for the first time.

Husk power systems wants to lead "a revolution in electricity"

With a simple but effective design that transforms rice husks into power, the Indian for-profit social enterprise is expanding at a rate of two plants...

Innovative superconductor fibers carry 40 times more electricity

Wiring systems powered by highly-efficient superconductors have long been a dream of science, but researchers have faced such practical challenges such as finding pliable and cost-effective materials. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have found a way to make an old idea new with the next generation of superconductors.