EIA Charts Non-Renewable and Renewable Energy Sources in the US Since Independence Day

The Looks of a Century of Renewable Energy in the US

While it's true that renewable energy has been on the rise in the last hundred years, it's also interesting to note that it hasn't...

US Military Embraces Microgrids for Security, Self-Reliance

The US Department of Defense (DoD) consumes more petroleum than any other organization in the world, and the DoD’s military operations create the biggest...

EU Bans Powerful Vacuum Cleaners From The Market

If you are a resident of an EU country and you have been dreaming of buying one of those vacuum cleaners that can suck...
Solar Panel Farm in Italy

Italy Photovoltaic Solar Power Reaches new Peak for 2013 YTD

Last year, photovoltaic solar power in Italy accounted for some 5.6% of the total energy mix produced, and the number is only increasing. For the...

Kyocera to Build 7.5 MW Solar Power Plant in Japan

On the coattails of the announcement by the  government of Kawajima-machi’s plans to develop a 7.5 MW solar power plant at Umenokifurukori reservoir comes...

Microgrids Could Provide Electricity Even During a Hurricane

With frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, especially hurricanes, is increasing rapidly as a consequence of climate change, power cuts in many parts...

New Formula Speeds Up Development of Thermoelectric Materials

Identifying materials that have high potential for converting heat to electricity have just become much easier, as researchers from Houston University released a new...

Chin Strap Harvests Energy From Chewing To Power Wearable Gadgets

Harnessing energy from body movement has gained quite a bit of attention over the past years. Various technologies have been proposed that can turn...

Dutch & Norvegian Researchers Say Osmosis Power Plants Could Suffice World's Electricity Needs

A new approach to generate electricity comes from engineers from Europe's northern countries of the Netherlands and Norway. They want to use the difference between salty and fresh water through osmosis in two different manners and say that their solutions could suffice the entire world's energy needs. The New Scientist joined them both in an interesting case study.

Alternative Energy Sources May Reduce the Gulf States’ Reliability on Fossil Fuels

The Gulf desert states are some of the largest greenhouse gas polluters in the world. Fossil fuels are consumed at record speed thanks to...