Energy & Decarbonization Stories
Capping and/or mitigating global warming requires a rapid shift to low-carbon socio-economic systems. From stories about scaling up renewable energy to pioneering work in solar fuels to carbon capture and storage technologies, Anthropocene magazine aims to be a leading voice in the conversation about this great transition.
Here’s an unusual but surprisingly feasible idea: Run electric trucks downhill as an alternative to dams.
Researchers say the idea requires only existing roads, e-trucks, and small rivers; and could cost about half that of conventional hydropower.
Novel concept that relies on elevators to move heavy loads up and down could store energy for lower cost than batteries
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy
It’s a quick, safe and relatively simple way to save up to 16 percent of fuel burned on transoceanic flights while the industry waits for biofuels and electric craft
Made of common, inexpensive, and non-toxic materials, an algae-powered battery could be a sustainable option for powering electronics
By making kelp grow four times faster, a simple technology could provide the massive amounts needed for affordable, ocean-based biofuel and other climate solutions
The pause of 2020 enabled low-carbon power growth to get ahead of electricity demand growth
A team of chemists envision scaling up their new filter to smokestack size, where it can turn carbon dioxide into bicarbonate, aka baking soda
With no moving parts, the solar cell-like device generates heat from electricity with a record-breaking efficiency higher than that of steam turbines
Researchers found that just one cubic meter of seawater has the same cooling energy as a solar farm the size of 68 football fields—or 21 wind turbines.