cleantech

Paris

One Quarter of the World Will Run on Clean Energy by the End of the Decade

That's “a remarkable shift in a very limited period of time.”
Brian Merchant
10.5.15
Space

Astronauts Will Test a New Way to Recycle Urine and Sweat into Drinking Water

A much smaller and lighter device could provide clean drinking water in space and on Earth.
Emiko Jozuka
8.19.15
Los Angeles

GE's New 'UFO' Dome Promises to Make Wind Turbines More Powerful

A new dome-shaped add-on to wind turbines may help them generate more power and bring construction costs down in the process.
Brian Merchant
6.5.15
united states

To Save Our Cities, We May Need to Turn Them Into Power Plants

​New research shows that small-scale solar built in cities could generate enough energy to light up California three to five times over. Think of it as a blueprint for the future.
Brian Merchant
3.19.15
egypt

Egypt's Silicon Valley-Inspired Plan to Build a Utopian Capital to Replace Cairo

Egypt says it's going to build a brand new Capital city for five million people, from scratch.
Brian Merchant
3.17.15
Power

The US's First Offshore Wind Farm Will Slash Local Power Prices by 40 Percent

America is finally getting its first offshore wind farm—by next fall, five floating turbines in Rhode Island will break open a new cleantech market in the United States.
Brian Merchant
3.3.15
japan

Japan Is Building Underwater Kites to Harness the Power of Ocean Currents

The new year will see at least one fresh, promising, and experimental cleantech idea put to the test: deploying fleets of underwater kite turbines that can harness ocean currents for power.
Brian Merchant
1.2.15
future

Denmark Plans to Be Coal-Free in 10 Years, Totally Clean-Powered in 35

The tiny Scandinavian country is paving the way for the clean energy revolution.
Brian Merchant
10.30.14
earth

How Solar Power Could Become the World's Dominant Energy Source in 35 Years

By 2050, the sun could be the main source of electricity for human civilization.
Brian Merchant
9.29.14
Power

Twenty-Two Percent of the World's Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

"In 2013, renewable power capacity expanded at its fastest pace to date."
Brian Merchant
8.28.14
earth

California Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2050, Stanford Professor Says

"I know it's possible!" Mark Z. Jacobson told me.
Brian Merchant
8.8.14
Germany

Nearly One Third of Germany Is Now Powered by Renewable Energy

One of the most industrial nations on the planet is running on an immense amount of clean energy.
Brian Merchant
7.29.14
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