Energy + Green Tech

Can Decommissioned Mines Become Green Power Generators?

A new report supports the idea that underground mines can be transformed into energy storage facilities, adding the possibility of on-demand, carbon-free power to energy grids.

Solar Sovereignty: The Promise of Native-Led Renewables

“We’re training a workforce of solar warriors,” says the cofounder of Indigenized Energy Initiative.

Major Investment in Air-Conditioning Needed to Address Future Heat Waves

More than 80% of urban residents will need air-conditioning by the 2050s, but many of the world’s poorer countries may struggle to meet that demand.

Q&A: Do We Have to Choose Between Speedy Development and Environment?

Environmental review is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Here’s what a NEPA expert thinks policymakers should keep in mind.

Is it Ethical to Patent Emerging Climate Tech?

The U.S. is fast-tracking patent applications for climate tech. Is this a good move?

How a System-of-Systems Approach Can Help Fight Climate Change

If we are going to successfully transition to a low-carbon economy, organizations need to collaborate with a common purpose and in new ways across systems.

Global Push for Hydrogen Sidesteps Knowledge Gaps on Climate Impacts

Recent studies reveal the considerable global warming potential of a fuel that many fossils see as their industry’s best hope for a second life.

The Sustainable Consumer’s Guide to Smart Devices

Little devices can make a big difference in reducing your carbon footprint. Here’s a quick overview.

Does the Climate Bill Throw Environmental Justice Under the Bus?

And three more questions about the biggest climate legislation in US history.

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