Driving is changing. Today, hybrids and pure electric vehicles are a common sight around the world, and the overall size and heft of cars — whether they’re fully electric or use internal combustion engines — is increasing.
A project described as the “world’s largest offshore wind farm” took a major step forward over the weekend after producing its first power.
Located off the coast of northeast England in the North Sea, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being developed in three phases — A, B and C — and will have a total capacity of 3.6 gigawatts once fully up and running. A fourth phase, known as Dogger Bank D, has been proposed.
Demand for oil, coal and natural gas is set to peak before the end of this decade, with fossil fuels’ share in the world’s energy supply dropping to 73% by the year 2030 after being “stuck for decades at around 80%,” the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.
A greener and more equitable future — that’s the idea behind a first-of-its-kind plant to be built in Kenya that could remove up to 1 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.
Countries around the world are taking steps to tackle climate change and become net-zero emitters of carbon dioxide (CO₂) by 2050. Most recently, Joe Biden’s presidential election win means the US is the latest nation to adopt the goal.
Giant kelp, the world’s largest species of marine algae, is an attractive source for making biofuels. In a recent study, we tested a novel strategy for growing kelp that could make it possible to produce it continuously on a large scale. The key idea is moving kelp stocks daily up to near-surface waters for sunlight and down to darker waters for nutrients.
Each of its carbon-sucking units is the size of a shipping container, yet the world’s largest direct air capture machine – the Orca plant in Iceland – only captures and stores about 4,000 tonnes of CO₂ a year. That’s about three seconds’ worth of global emissions.
Energy is the double-edged sword at the root of the climate crisis. Cheap energy has improved lives and underpinned massive economic growth. But because most of it comes from burning hydrocarbon fuels, we’re now left with a legacy of high atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and an emissions-intensive economy.
Join the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in celebrating National Bioenergy Day on Oct. 18, 2023. Over the past year, NREL’s bioenergy researchers have been hard at work developing innovative and eco-friendly processes to turn plant waste and other bio-based resources into sustainable energy, fuels, and products.
The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Bioprose: Bioenergy R&D Blog is a key resource for scientific information on the U.S. bioeconomy. The blog posts provide technical knowledge that shows how BETO sustainably develops biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts. Each blog will also communicate how researchers are making progress in enhancing U.S. energy security and competitive advantage.