A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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?
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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.
PopSci is attending the 40th annual National Symposium on Bat Research
Magnet-based wind turbine tech moves forward with GE investment
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
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
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
Doug Selsam's Sky Serpent uses an array of small rotors to catch more wind for less money
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Innovations and steep gas prices may at last kick-start wind energy in the U.S.