New thermocell could harvest 'waste heat'
(Phys.org) —Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.
German bank reports solar power cost in India and Italy has reached grid parity
Report: Use of coal to generate power rises
Power plants in the United States are burning coal more often to generate electricity, reversing the growing use of natural gas and threatening to increase domestic emissions of greenhouse gases after a period of decline, ...
Coal fights to keep power in US energy mix
Four months after pledging to lead the United States on a path to sustainable energy, President Barack Obama faces a turning point on electricity generated from coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels.
Report claims U.S. can curb carbon emissions while boosting domestic oil production
A report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The University of Texas at Austin urges the U.S. to accelerate efforts to pursue carbon capture and storage (CCS) in combination with enhanced oil recovery ...
Obama seeks new path to environmental goals
(AP) -- Facing a Congress that is more hostile to environmental regulation, President Barack Obama is moderating his environmental goals: a clean energy standard that mixes nuclear, natural gas and "clean ...
The impact of mining Alaska's coal
Alaska, the last great frontier, is being threatened by many proposals to mine an estimated 5.5 trillion tons of coal. Sam Weis, author of "The Local and Worldwide Impact of Mining Alaska's Coal" in the magazine Environment: Sc ...
W.Va. spill exposes a new risk to water from coal
The chemical spill that contaminated water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians is just the latest and most high-profile case of coal polluting the nation's waters.
A glance at coal and its role in climate change
Coal took center stage in the global warming debate on Monday as a high-profile coal industry event kicked off on the sidelines of a U.N. climate conference in Warsaw. ...
UN climate chief says coal sector must 'change dramatically'
The UN's climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to "change rapidly and dramatically" at a contentious coal summit on the sidelines of global climate talks.
Obama officials: Rule won't kill coal-fired power
President Barack Obama's top energy and environmental officials said Wednesday there is a future for coal, despite a pending regulation aimed at limiting global warming pollution from new power plants that ...
Poland anchors energy strategy in coal, shale gas: PM
Central European powerhouse Poland will anchor its energy strategy in coal and shale gas, with only limited investment in renewables, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday.
Science and industry join forces to unveil manta ray mysteries
Manta rays are hard to miss —big, black and stretching up to seven metres wide, but scientists are concerned about the survival of the world's largest ray.
Cool reception for Australia's climate tax: poll
Australia's new carbon tax received a cool reception in a poll Monday, showing Prime Minister Julia Gillard's mechanism to tackle climate change is unpopular and her government on track to lose office. ...