Water and green energy produced by a single device

The scientists adapted a solar panel that not only generated power, but used some of the heat energy to distill and purify sea water. The idea could make a major difference in sunny climates with limited water supplies.

US renewable capacity surpasses coal power for first time

A new report shows there was more biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind capacity installed on the US grid in April 2019 than plants set up to burn the fossil fuel.

Renewable energy: the global transition, explained in 12 charts

The world’s governments urgently need to bear down on heating and transportation, where most of the energy is being consumed. Energy systems need to be rapidly electrified and integrated.

Largest offshore wind farm kicks into operations in the UK

Hornsea One officially commenced operations this month. The project is the first in the world with a capacity of over 1GW, double the size of the current world’s largest.

Exotic matter uncovered in the sun's atmosphere

The new research has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of matter,' known as plasma, which could hold the key to developing safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy generators on Earth.

Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power

Physicists are pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached. The ultra-high efficiency material called a tandem perovskite solar cell is being developed to help solve the world energy crisis.

Five EU countries call for 100% renewable energy by 2050

Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Lithuanian, Spain and Finland have joined in a call to a 100% renewable energy system, which includes heating, cooling, transport and other drains on power.

China Plans a Space-Based Solar Power

China will test the idea of a space-based solar power station that would capture the sun’s energy that never makes it to the planet and use laser beams to send the energy back to Earth. NASA has abandoned this idea decades ago.

The top 10 countries in the world by wind energy capacity

China, US, Germany, India, Spain, UK, France, Brazil, Canada and Italy currently have the highest capacity of wind energy.

Discovery could accelerate way to green hydrogen future

Bioscience experts in Belgium have developed a new solar panel capable of producing hydrogen from moisture in the air. Scientists claim to produce significant quantities of hydrogen gas - up to 250 litres per day.

Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity

Researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find heat-loving bacteria that "breathe" electricity through the solid carbon surface of the electrodes.

Germany should phase out coal use by 2038

Germany should stop using coal for electricity production by 2038, a government-appointed commission said Saturday, laying out an 80-billion euro roadmap to phase out the polluting fuel.

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.

Ireland pulls its fossil fuel investments

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund had withdrawn its €68m investment in fossil fuel companies, making Ireland one of the world’s first countries to make such a move.

Hawaiian company unveils an integrated home

Hawaiian company, EnSync, is providing its smart home energy systems, which will utilize peer-to-peer energy exchange and smart water heaters to optimize energy efficiency and utilization of solar across the community.