The University of Newcastle plans to build a plant that will test a method of converting carbon emissions to inert "bricks" that could eventually be used in construction.
A new study suggests yes: Since the introduction of the tax in 2008, fuel consumption per person has dropped over 17 percent and the emissions rate has gone down by 10 percent.
A smartphone uses up a lot more energy than most people think. Multiply that by a billion or more, and include all the other objects that use the Internet. A new paper asks: Where is all that energy coming from?
An engineer has developed a process that will produce ammonia more cleanly and possibly in enough amounts to provide an alternative energy source.
For five months out of every year, the citizens of Rjukan live in the shadow of neighboring mountains. That won't be the case this year.
As a student, Dutch designer Chintan Shah asked himself why so many streetlights were on unnecessarily. He then set out to devise a more economical and environmentally friendly alternative.
By using a new method of crystallization, inventor Michael Graetzel says that the cells' power conversion efficiency has shot up to 15 percent, putting them on a par with traditional silicon photovoltaics.
Bacteria stored in a fuel cell broke down chemicals in urine, generating enough electricity in the process to enable text messaging, Internet browsing, and "a brief phone call."
Debuting this week is Stella, the world's first solar-powered car big enough to seat four people. It was created by a team of Dutch university students as their entry in the upcoming World Solar Challenge.
The technology is there to capture huge amounts of energy, say industry experts, but there are some challenges to overcome, including the lack of water and the presence of dust.
This week Harvard University unveiled a database of 2.3 million carbon-based materials, including over 35,000 out of which some could eventually match silicon's energy conversion ability.
MIT's Solar System software combines several sources of data to create a map that can predict the annual yield of a panel array installed at a given location.
By using infrared beams of warmth to target people as they walk through an open space, MIT scientists are challenging conventional thinking about indoor climate control.
A Swedish architecture firm proposes covering a landmark Stockholm building with plastic "hairs" that would convert the wind they capture to electricity.
Silicon trunks and titanium oxide branches mimic the process of photosynthesis by converting sunlight into hydrogen and oxygen, both of which can then be used to power fuel cells.