Puerto Rico lost approximately 80 percent of its power lines, and experts expect it will take months to restore power to the island
Hurricane Harvey took hundreds of electric lines and more than 10,000 megawatts of electricity generating capacity offline, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration...
A comprehensive survey of the wind industry shows wind energy is routinely purchased in bulk for just two cents per kilowatt-hour—and turbines are only getting cheaper, bigger, and better...
Bushes and shrubs may provide more targeted relief from air pollution
The Senate Appropriations Committee moved to sustain funding for energy research and development, breaking with the president and House of Representatives
Confronting climate change is an urgent challenge. But it's not clear if keep-it-in-the-ground activism or all-of-the-above-energy moderation is the best way forward
Whole Foods versus Hilton. NAVY versus Air Force. Boston versus Atlanta. Check out this series of videos from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings initiative, which focus on increasing energy efficiency in buildings...
More than half of medical facilities in London are blanketed with air pollution at levels in excess of legal limits. This dirty air poses a health risk to health care workers and patients throughout the city...
A critique of seminal research on the feasibility of a 100 percent wind, water, and solar energy system finds serious shortcomings, underscoring the need for continued research and a balanced decarbonization portfolio...
This month 53 teams (around 170 middle school students) gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to spend the day racing vehicles that they designed and built
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