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Rusty Abandoned oil pumps in Texas
Remember Peak Oil? It Never Went Away
LNG ship
Liquified Natural Gas Is No Solution to the Energy Crisis
A heat pump water heater installed in a basement
What Is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
Supporters of the Fridays for Future climate action movement, including one holding a sign that reads: "No to Putin's Gas and Oil!", march as part of a global climate strike on March 25, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. The movement is calling particular attention to the current Russian war in Ukraine, warning that the war is distracting world leaders from achieving climate goals and highlighting the need for a faster global reduction in fossil fuel dependence.
It's Time to Say Goodbye to Putin and the Fossil Fuel Industry
Campfire
Why the Age of Fire Is Over—We Know How to Live Without It
Best Solar-Powered Generators
The 6 Best Solar-Powered Generators of 2022
Bedrock drone
New Seafloor-Mapping Drones Aim to Accelerate Offshore Wind Energy Installations
Bark beetle-damaged trees in California
Can We Reduce Carbon Emissions by Burning Dead Trees?
Wind Farm Sunset
Europe Generated More Electricity From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels in 2020
Consumption per capita vs GDP per capita
The World Has Two Energy Problems
Filling up a vehicle with biodiesel
What Is Biodiesel? Overview and Impacts
Eiffel Tower at sunset
France Discovers 'Energy Sobriety'—What Is It?
National Archives posters about saving fuel
UK Cancels Energy-Saving Campaign to Avoid Being a 'Nanny State'
Germany Turns To Coal To Help Offset Russian Natural Gas Imports
Get Ready for the Great Clean Energy Acceleration
Pile of Bricks
The Rondo Heat Battery Is a Big, Brave Toaster
Net Zero will save us!
Net-Zero Is in the Hot Seat
Forest fires in California are depleting carbon credits
The Fuzzy Math of Net-Zero Is Under Attack
Drax at night
Burning Wood Pellets Does Not Generate Carbon Neutral Electricity
Child lighting a gas stove
Is It Legal to Call Gas 'Natural'? It's Complicated
Hinkley C reactor being built in UK
The Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative Says Nuclear Hydrogen Is a Critical Climate Solution
Portrait of Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot.
Livermore Labs' Energy Chart Tells Us What We Have to Do
Thermie of Polar Night Energy Storage System
The Viral 'Sand Battery' Isn't What It Seems But We're Warming Up to the Idea
Bosco Verticale, on the cover of IEA Report
International Energy Agency Calls for Serious Energy Conservation
Lightning flashes behind downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.
How Much Energy Is in Lightning?
A Polar Night Energy Sand Battery.
Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Gets Hot With a 'Sand Battery'
Nanoleaf lines purple LED lighting
LEDs Have Evolved to Be More Than Just Lighting
bicycles in Stockholm
Efficiency Without Sufficiency Is Lost
condenser
Reinventing Energy Efficiency in a Net-Zero World
Filling tank in France
International Energy Agency Issues 10-Point Plan to Cut Oil Use
Conceptual rendering of solar panels spanning the 110 foot-wide TID Main Canal
California's 'Solar Canals' Will Save Water and Produce Clean Energy
Aluminum smelter in France is shut down due to high electricity costs
How Russia's War on Ukraine Affects 'Green' Aluminum
Nordstream 2 receiving
International Energy Agency's Plan to Reduce Russian Gas Consumption Would Work Anywhere
Geothermal plant in Iceland
You Can Have Geothermal Power Everywhere If You Drill Deep Enough
Corn grown for Ethanol
Ethanol Is Worse for the Climate Than Gasoline, Study Finds
Making Brown Hydrogen in 1821
There Are More Colors of Hydrogen Than Green, Blue, and Gray—Meet Brown, Turquoise, and Purple
Looking at app on smart phone
The 4 Best Home Energy Monitors of 2022
Aerial photo of a solar photovoltaic plant
Renewable Energy Sees Strong Growth But Not Enough
Big Houses in Atlanta Suburb
We Have to Put Sufficiency First in a Low-Carbon World
Cryptocurrency Bitcoin in hand
Why Cryptocurrency Is Bad for the Environment
The microgrid officially built and began trial operation at the outpost of the Yellow Sea in Lianyungang,Jiangsu,China on 12th January, 2020
What Is a Microgrid? Definition, Applications, and Benefits
Fritz Haber
Should the Hydrogen Economy Actually Be an Ammonia Economy?
solar panels and wind turbines under blue sky on summer landscape
Wind and Solar Tech Is Not Growing Fast Enough to Meet Paris Agreement Goals
Jack's Solar Garden
Agrivoltaics Is a Win-Win for Clean Energy and Sustainable Agriculture
Wind turbines, International Appalachian Trail, Mars Hill, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
A New Tool to Balance Clean Energy and Wildlife Habitats in Maine
Part of the Tehachapi Pass wind farm, the first large scale wind farm area developed in the US, California, USA and a Joshua Tree.
US Renewable Energy Sees Record Growth
Outside battery building
World’s Largest Battery Facility Expanded
Government Announces National Hydrogen Strategy
Blue Hydrogen Study Finds It Isn't Climate-Friendly, Igniting Fierce Debate Over Emissions
A 48 turbine windfarm in Northern California
Most Americans Support Clean Energy, Poll Says
solar rooftop in california
Environmental Groups Call for More Rooftop Solar in California
A 48 turbine windfarm in Northern California
Clean Energy Standard Could Help Decarbonize US Power Sector
Commerce Photo Composite
The 7 Best Portable Solar Panels of 2022
Best Home Battery Storage Systems
The 6 Best Home Battery Storage Systems of 2022
solar
Utility-Scale Solar Is 85% Cheaper Than in 2010
Fiddlers Ferry powerstation in Warrington,UK
Renewables Are the Cornerstone of Decarbonization, Report Says
A single Wind Catching unit produces enough electricity for 80,000 European households.
Will Windcatchers Revolutionize the Offshore Wind Energy Sector?
Photovoltaic panels are seen on November 22, 2020 in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Bifacial Panels Key to Boosting Solar Energy Output
Ontario expanding access to natural gas
Ontario Spending CA$234 Million to Push Natural Gas into Rural Areas
Closed power plant UK
US Energy Consumption Dropped 7.3 Quads in 2020
A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound at the CCI Energy Slones Branch Terminal June 3, 2014 in Shelbiana, Kentucky.
G7 Countries to End Coal Financing This Year