Engineering Energy & Environment

Rice device converts heat to light

1 month ago — Long Read

A new carbon nanotube film created by Engineers at Rice University converts waste heat into light and electricity. The new invention could make solar panels (and anything that wastes energy...

Solar Jobs – We look at the types of jobs created by the alternative energy industry

1 month ago — Quick Read

Do you find yourself wondering what kind of jobs the future holds? When you consider that fossil fuels have no future in energy, it can be a little scary to...

New carbon capture technique turns CO2 ‘back into coal’

6 months ago — Long Read

A team of Australia scientists have used a new technique to turn CO2 back into solid “coal”. The breakthrough method could potentially help remove existing greenhouse gas from our atmosphere....

Do Swiss roofs have the potential to produce over 80% of the country’s electricity?

7 months ago — Quick Read

Research that combines mapping data of Switzerland against weather information has revealed that the country could produce 50tWh of electricity (83% of the country’s annual consumption) if its roofs were...

MIT sets its sights on the future of fusion

7 months ago — Quick Read

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is looking to fast-track the development of practical fusion power.

Six Good News Climate Change Stories you missed in 2018

8 months ago — Deep Dive

Climate change news can be incredibly depressing. In 2018 alone, The Conversation covered the loss of three trillion tonnes of ice in Antarctica; Brazil’s new president and why he will...