Energy

Solar panels provide shade and a second source of revenue for this enterprising German farm

An apple farm in western Germany is reaping a second harvest - but it's not what you might expect. Solar panels providing much-n...

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Congo to Auction Land to Oil Companies: ‘Our Priority Is Not to Save the Planet’

Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, ...

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In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How.

Across the country, aging and defunct coal-burning power plants are getting new lives as solar, battery and other renewable energy...

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The race to reclaim the dark

hundreds – and, as his eyes adjust, thousands – of stars studding the night sky. th, a region renowned for its rugged moors, g...

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Can gravity batteries solve our energy storage problems?

wind blows, the sun shines, and the waves roll, there is abundant green power to be generated. But when skies darken and condition...

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The air conditioning paradox

The world is now 1.1 degrees Celsius — 2 degrees Fahrenheit — warmer on average than it was at the dawn of the Industrial Re...

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Giving old dams new life could spark an energy boom

The nation’s iconic dams — Hoover Dam or Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon Dam — were built during the heyday of American dam ...

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Clean energy is buried at the bottom of abandoned oil wells

The US is spending millions to explore a surprising source of untapped power. In case you missed it, our planet is in trouble. The...

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Climate change: Wind and solar reach milestone as demand surges

Fifty countries get more than a tenth of their power from wind and solar sources, according to research from Ember, a climate and...

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‘Who’s talking climate change now?’ energy producers say

Proponents of fossil fuel production hit back against efforts to tackle the climate crisis by urgently phasing out the burning of ...

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A ‘big moment’ in nuclear fusion research is a step towards ‘safe and sustainable low-carbon energy’

It was an experiment that generated enough energy to power 60 kettles. But scientists have hailed it as a “big moment” in the ...

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‘Net zero’ plans by some of world’s biggest companies accused of falling short

Twenty-five of the world’s biggest companies with “net zero” targets plan to cut absolute emissions by only 40 per cent on a...

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