Energy: world resources and consumption
World energy consumption refers to the total energy used by all of human civilization. Typically measured per year, it involves all energy harnessed from every energy source applied towards humanity's...
Energy: world resources and consumption - Wikipedia
You've been woefully misled on fossil fuels
You've been woefully misled on fossil fuels.
Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?
Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like...
Reverse Photosynthesis Is 'Game Changer' For Creating Biofuels
A new method called reverse photosynthesis harnesses the power of sunlight to break down plant material and turn it into a revolutionary biofuel. Researchers say this will greatly reduce pollution.
An Hour Every Day Workout Can Power Your Home For Twenty-Four Hours
What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a famil...
Biofuel Tech Straight From The Farm
Nature’s figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank ...
This New Nanotech Waterless Toilet Can Turn Human Waste Into Power
Around 2.3 billion people around the world are living without access to safe and sanitised toilet facilities, so scientists in the UK have designed a new cheap, waterless, and energy-producing toilet,...
Underwater Balloons Could Give Us A New Way Of Storing Renewable Energy
While solar or wind farms are now contributing more energy than ever to the world's power supply, traditional energy sources are often required at peak times or to supplement renewable sources during ...
Morocco Poised To Become A Solar Superpower With Launch Of Desert Mega-Project
The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget l...
Material Inspired By Nature Could Turn Water Into Fuel
Scientists have theoretically designed a new material that could help supply the world with clean energy by turning water into fuel, using just the power of the sun. Chemists at the University of Read...
This Ninth Grader Invented A Device That Harvests Power From Ocean Waves
A few startups have spent millions developing massive underwater power plants that gather energy from ocean waves. But a Florida teenager has invented a small-scale alternative, designed for the devel...
A Canadian Start-Up Is Removing CO2 From The Air And Turning It Into Pellets
A pilot project to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and turn it into pellets that can either be used as fuel or stored underground for later has been launched by a Vancouver-based start-up called Carbon...
Solar Excitement
Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic material could change the future of solar energy. Organic photovoltaic material offers great promise for solar energy. The semi-conducting plastic ...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
Clean-Energy Debate Pitted Ambition Against Legal Worries
Four weeks before the official rollout, the news for President Obama’s signature regulation on climate change suddenly went from bad to abysmal. Already, the Senate’s top Republican was urging a natio...
Fossil fuel
Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. The age of the organisms and their resulting fossil fuels is typically millions of years, a...
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Renewable energy
Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Renewable...
Renewable energy - Wikipedia
Hydropower
Hydropower or water power (from the Greek: ύδωρ, "water" ) is power derived from the energy of falling water and running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Since ancient times, hyd...
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Wind power
Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power. Windmills are used for their mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, and sails to p...
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Solar energy
Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the sun harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture and artif...
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Geothermal power
Geothermal electricity is electricity generated from geothermal energy.Technologies in use include dry steam power stations, flash steam power stations and binary cycle power stations. Geothermal ele...
Geothermal power - Wikipedia
Biomass
Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-based materials which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass. As an e...
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Biofuel
A biofuel is a fuel that is derived from biological materials, such as plants and animals. Also biofuel can still be seen as fuel derived from organic matter (obtained directly from plants, or indirec...
Biofuel - Wikipedia
List of countries by energy consumption per capita
This is a list of countries by total energy consumption per capita.
The data is given in kilogrammes of oil equivalent per year, and gigajoules per year, and in watts, as average equivalent power.
List of countries by energy consumption per capita - Wikipedia
Vegetable oil used as fuel
Vegetable oil can be used as an alternative fuel in diesel engines and in heating oil burners. When vegetable oil is used directly as a fuel, in either modified or unmodified equipment, it is referred...
Vegetable oil used as fuel - Wikipedia
Urban heat island
An urban heat island (UHI) is a city or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. The phenomenon was first investigated and described by ...
Urban heat island - Wikipedia
Issues relating to biofuels
There are various social, economic, environmental and technical issues with biofuel production and use, which have been discussed in the popular media and scientific journals. These include: the effec...
Issues relating to biofuels - Wikipedia
Cost of electricity by source
The cost of electricity generated by different sources is a calculation of the cost of generating electricity at the point of connection to a load or electricity grid. The cost is typically given per ...
Cost of electricity by source - Wikipedia
Solar power plants in the Mojave Desert
There are several solar power plants in the Mojave Desert which supply power to the electricity grid. Insolation (solar radiation) in the Mojave Desert is among the best available in the United States...
Solar power plants in the Mojave Desert - Wikipedia