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What effect will U.S. sanctions and new EU gas market regulation have on the Russian natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2?
In the face of rising waste production and demand for clean energy, gasification could present a promising waste-to-energy solution.
Large companies are a major driver of renewable energy growth in the U.S. while smaller companies are more limited in their options to decarbonize. What it will take to enlist smaller companies in greening the country’s energy supply?
Last week the EU proposed a COVID-19 recovery plan, which emphasizes a clean energy transition. Two authors explore biomethane as a potential solution.
The world's energy system will never be the same after the pandemic. And that might be a good thing.
Lithium-ion batteries, with their pros and cons, still dominate the market. Batteries with alternative materials are in development, but aren't yet as efficient.
The most direct ways in which to decrease the emissions from land use and supply chain are to use less land to grow crops and bring food production closer to the people purchasing the food. Moving more farms within urban centers can accomplish these goals.
Consensus among today’s economists is that a carbon tax is one of the most effective tools for reducing emissions. Among many Americans, however, concerns over cost-of-living and the competitiveness of American manufacturing trump the recommendations of policy experts.
In December of 2019, Russia connected its first offshore nuclear power station to an electrical grid. Other countries have shown interest in this new technology. Could it come to the U.S.?
Climate change is as much a cultural problem as it is a technological one, as individuals of different ages, political parties, religions, occupations, and socioeconomic status hold different views toward climate change. Solving the problem will, therefore, require a collective shift in cultural attitudes.