Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors

Research sheds light on the properties of novel materials that could be used in electronics operating in extremely hot environments.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 23, 2024 ~9 min

Copper mining could be a bottleneck in switch to green energy

Renewable energy’s copper needs are beyond what copper mines can produce at the current rate, researchers report.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
May 20, 2024 ~6 min


Elaine Liu: Charging ahead

The MIT senior calculates how renewables and EVs impact the grid.

Deborah Halber | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
May 16, 2024 ~8 min

Why cheap renewables are stalling

Plus, a better way to decarbonise the power sector.

Jack Marley, Environment + Energy Editor, UK edition • conversation
May 15, 2024 ~7 min

Why banks consider renewable energy to be a riskier investment than fossil fuels

Risk assessments used by lenders are a boon for the oil and gas industry.

Matteo Gasparini, DPhil Candidate, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford • conversation
May 15, 2024 ~5 min

Report: 2023 a Big Year for Renewable Energy

VOA Learning English • voa
May 9, 2024 ~4 min

Why US offshore wind power is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity

Two new wind farms began producing power in 2024, but several canceled contracts have left a dark cloud over the industry. A wind power expert explains why US offshore wind has been slow to scale up.

Christopher Niezrecki, Director of the Center for Energy Innovation, UMass Lowell • conversation
May 9, 2024 ~10 min

Why US offshore wind energy is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity

Two new wind farms began producing power in 2024, but several canceled contracts have left a dark cloud over the industry. A wind power expert explains why US offshore wind has been slow to scale up.

Christopher Niezrecki, Director of the Center for Energy Innovation, UMass Lowell • conversation
May 9, 2024 ~10 min


New method makes more efficient solar cells at room temp

A new innovation not only simplifies the production process for solar cells but also increased efficiency, researchers report.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
May 7, 2024 ~5 min

Reducing energy demand and improving efficiency will help prevent the next gas crisis

What steps could the next UK government take to reduce demand for fossil fuels and help prevent gas prices spiking again?

Louis Fletcher, Research Fellow in the Geopolitics of Energy, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick • conversation
May 7, 2024 ~7 min

/

147