Time will tell if natural gas is a bridge or a brick wall.
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
The importance of global landscapes
If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation's energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.
Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.
To green or not to green?
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.
Turbines to take root in the sea
Tastes like chicken, runs like diesel
Like Darpa on the military side, the new agency for stoking energy innovation awards $151 million to big ideas
Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.