Energy

02.01.16
Mechanical 'trees' generate energy by swaying in the wind
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Mechanical 'trees' generate energy by swaying in the wind

Researchers look to convert the sway of buildings into electricity, too.

By B. Steele,   02.01.16
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01.13.16
Human climate influence means we're skipping an ice age
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Human climate influence means we're skipping an ice age

NO GLACIERS FOR YOU! COME BACK, 100,000 YEARS!

By A. Tarantola,   01.13.16
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01.07.16
Study: A Tesla Powerwall pays for itself after nearly 40 years (Update)
01.07.16

Study: A Tesla Powerwall pays for itself after nearly 40 years (Update)

The Institute for Energy Research does the (shaky) math for you.

By J. Conditt,   01.07.16
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12.09.15
Want Tesla's home battery soon?  Go to Vermont
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Want Tesla's home battery soon? Go to Vermont

A Vermont electric utility will sell you Tesla's Powerwall in January, and you'll even get a break on your bill.

By J. Fingas,   12.09.15
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12.03.15
Google makes big clean energy purchase to power data centers
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Google makes big clean energy purchase to power data centers

Mountain View says its purchase of 842 megawatts is the largest ever by a non-utility company.

By B. Steele,   12.03.15
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11.02.15
World's biggest floating wind farm is coming to Scotland
11.02.15

World's biggest floating wind farm is coming to Scotland

Energy companies are scrambling to harness the UK's wind.

By M. Brian,   11.02.15
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10.27.15
Morocco is building the biggest solar farm in all of Africa
10.27.15

Morocco is building the biggest solar farm in all of Africa

With construction on its primary concentrated solar system, Noor 1, nearly complete, Morocco eyes construction of three more.

By A. Tarantola,   10.27.15
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10.25.15
Twisty reactor hints at a future of practical fusion power
10.25.15

Twisty reactor hints at a future of practical fusion power

A newly complete (and oddly shaped) fusion reactor could be considerably safer.

By J. Fingas,   10.25.15
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