September 10th, 2020 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Andrew McAfee, the author of More from Less, argues that we need a new kind of capitalism.
The foundation of McAfee's premise is that capitalism and tech progress actually don’t solve all of our environmental problems
May 11th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
A 1 MW/150 MWh battery from Form Energy will be installed in Minnesota by 2023. Will the new technology challenge lithium-ion batteries from Tesla for dominance in energy storage?
April 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Project Manus is what researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have named their solution to the lack of face shields and other PPE during the coronavirus epidemic. MIT plans to mass produce these shields to help fulfill the high demand for tens of millions of disposable PPE to help fight the coronavirus pandemic
March 25th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
MIT researchers have created a digital driver training lab for self-driving computer programs. Instead of training a computer to think like a human, they train it to think like a computer, which could be an important difference.
March 6th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
Next time you see an article with a blaring headline about solar panel chemical breakthroughs or hydrogen, consider giving them a pass and reading about actually useful advances that are making a difference to the world
February 22nd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Scientists at MIT have used AI to discover a new antibiotic that is effective against drug resistant bacteria.
December 4th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released the results of its 2019 Battery Price Survey, finding that industry-weighted average battery pack prices have already fallen to $156 per kWh. This is over 13% lower than the 2018 average ($180/kWh, when adjusted for inflation), and BNEF foresees cost reductions continuing, with $100/kWh potentially being reached by 2023. Let's dive in
November 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Harvard and Yale students disrupted the football game between the schools on Saturday to protest the lack of leadership on global warming by both administrations. How dare they think for themselves?
July 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
I'm not sure how we missed it, but in May, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery received the Royal Society's prestigious Copley Medal
July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake
July 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MIT have created a new aerogel that can create temperatures of 200 degrees C or more from sunlight even on the coldest days. This could be the biggest news since solar panels were invented.
July 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MIT have create new solar cell technology that could raise efficiency to as much as 35% -- far above the theoretical limit for a silicon-based solar cell.
June 17th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
You can bet your bottom dollar that nuclear power stakeholders will be happy to solve the bitcoin carbon emissions problem
May 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Energy innovation is both time- and capital-intensive and heavily regulated. Because investors tend to be risk-averse when it comes to technological development, cleantech startups face a broad array of challenges that can impede their technology from making it to the marketplace. According to one prominent venture capitalist in the energy space, “If I have to put in $30 million to find out if the technology will work, it’s a no-go.”
April 21st, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Imagine a USA in which nuclear, wind and solar were cooperating as the natural allies that low-carbon generation sources should be given climate change
April 20th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen
Isn't this funny: Here I am, happy about finally placing an order on a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, including the full self-driving package, and at the same time as I choose to flicker through a bunch of old Motor magazines from 1987 to find some mentions of my old 1987 Volvo 240 for a fun comparison, I stumble upon the highlight below
April 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla. Tasha is focused on autonomous cars and 3D printing in her position at ARK Invest. She and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood recently hosted Tesla CEO Elon Musk in the studio for their new podcast series, so we built off of that chat and I also brought in several key autonomy topics I'm always eager to learn more about