Louis Michaud has received funding from Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs to harness energy through manmade vortexes. Will your streetlights soon be powered by a tornado?
An ambitious experiment is underway to harness the heat of a volcano in central Oregon. The process is green, efficient... and causes earthquakes.
A look at tomorrow's turbines
Related: Do they change the surrounding temperature?
Harvesting thermal energy from the oceans takes some powerful engineering
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
At the North American bat convention, biologists seek ways to reduce bat deaths at wind farms
A Chinese wind-turbine company strikes a deal to become the exclusive supplier for one of the largest U.S. wind farms
Magnet-based wind turbine tech moves forward with GE investment
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Turbines to take root in the sea
Subtle movements create current
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
Doug Selsam's Sky Serpent uses an array of small rotors to catch more wind for less money
A bold plan to tap the jet stream and boost our nation's energy supply