energy
Denmark’s Monster Wind Turbine Just Smashed the 24-Hour Record For Energy Production

A 720-foot-tall wind turbine featuring 35 tonne blades has just set a new world record, producing a whopping 216,000 kWh of energy over a span of 24 hours. That’s enough to power an average American household for twenty years. Read More >>

year in review
The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2016

Another year has passed, which means we’re another step closer to the tomorrow of our dreams. Here are the most futuristic developments of 2016. Read More >>

renewable energy
China is Going to Build a Solar Plant in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

A pair of Chinese companies are planning to build a solar plant in one of the scariest places in the world: the exclusion zone around the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Read More >>

Tesla
Elon Musk Says His Smart Solar Roof Could Cost Less Than Your Dumb Old Regular Roof

Shortly after shareholders approved the acquisition of renewable energy firm SolarCity on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that his company’s new solar shingles could cost less than conventional versions of the same thing, even before saved energy costs are accounted for. Read More >>

energy
Satellite Captures a Surprising Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore wind power is taking off in Europe, but we’re still coming to grips with the environmental impacts of sticking gigantic steel towers in the sea. One impact of these clean energy behemoths, however, seems indisputable: sediment plumes. Read More >>

energy
New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. If he’s right, a single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years. Read More >>

energy
North America Is Set to Announce Its Most Ambitious Clean Energy Target Yet

he United States, Canada, and Mexico are poised to announce an ambitious new energy pledge that would see 50 per cent of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025. Read More >>

power
Dubai Is Building the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

They like to do things big in Dubai, including a newly-approved concentrated solar power project that will generate 1,000 megawatts of power by 2020—and a whopping 5,000 megawatts by 2030. Read More >>

energy
Portugal Just Powered Itself Exclusively on Renewable Energy for Four Whole Days

Last week, the nation of Portugal achieved something remarkable. For 107 hours—about four days—the country ran on nothing but wind, solar and hydro power. Read More >>

energy
Watch a Massive Solar Power Plant Take Shape in the Sahara Desert

Construction for the first phase of Morocco’s Noor 1 power plant is nearing completion. Once complete in 2020, the solar farm will be the largest of its kind in the world. But even now, the plant’s half-million solar mirrors are already visible from space. Read More >>

environment
Uruguay Shames the World’s Largest Carbon Emitters

As the world’s top carbon offenders attempt to one-up each other with commitments in Paris this week, one country is quietly snickering from the sidelines. That’d be Uruguay, which already sources a staggering 94.5% of its electricity from renewables. Read More >>

science
This Little Fusion Reactor May One Day Power the World

Fusion power has seemed like science fiction; a boundless energy source that would light up the world forever, if only we could figure out how to contain it. And yet we’re always about thirty years away from solving that mystery. Until now. Read More >>

power
Denmark’s Wind Energy Output Just Exceeded National Demand

When it comes to renewable energy, Denmark is officially kicking ass. Yesterday, Denmark’s wind farms produced 116% of national electricity demands, allowing the country to export power to Norway, German, and Sweden. According to The Guardian, that figure had risen to 140% by early Friday morning. Read More >>