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.
Building on previous research, a new study estimates how much carbon farmers could lock away by spreading crushed rock on croplands. Their numbers are enormous.
Borrowing a page from plants, engineers create solar leaves that produce electricity and clean water
Low-cost, widely available materials cool solar panels without using energy to boost electricity output and produce liters of water at the same time
E-bikes are now preventing (a lot) more emissions than all the Teslas in the world
RoboMapper works almost 10x faster than previous techniques, lowering the cost and the carbon footprint of searching for new solar cell materials.
Two new studies make a consistent case for targeting high-end energy use and energy inequality to reduce carbon emissions
This thermal cloak keeps things cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s cold…no electricity required.
A dual-layer fabric acts like clothes for vehicles, buildings, and even spacecrafts, regulating their temperature and reducing energy use.
When researchers used a supercomputer to run 4,000 scenarios with 72,000 variables and 18 uncertainty factors for the planet’s climate future, the result was clear
Using a combination of electrochemistry and bacteria, one team has made a nylon building block from plant waste—cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the process
In the most extensive analysis to date, researchers ran nine different models to estimate the IRA’s impacts on the U.S. energy system and economy.
3D-printed plastic channels coated with aluminum could harvest sunlight to split water without the need to track the sun