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.
Lab-on-a-chip reveals how chemical reactions with the gas unfold in rocks at very high time and scale resolutions
A new study finds that if the EU pursues ambitious climate action, Russian gas supplies become more or less irrelevant to the bloc by 2030.
The remarkably simple new technology could lower the cost of owning a climate-friendly HVAC system and increase its adoption
Technology to make carbon-neutral kerosene has moved out of the lab and into a real-world demonstration, hinting at the future of solar jet fuels
Under a full electrification scenario in the US, 4.4 million hectares of land could be saved (mostly in Brazil, China and India), and the CO2 emissions of all gas cars in the US could be halved.
The material footprint of nuclear energy, far smaller than fossil fuel power, is on par with renewables
In the first study of its kind, researchers conducted a rigorous analysis of entire life cycle of nuclear power—not just greenhouse gases.
Material efficiency in home construction could save up to 50 billion metric tons of carbon emissions by 2050; for cars, the savings is up to 26 billion metric tons
But it’s still a fossil fuel. Can we get over that?
Researchers cleverly combined three different bacteria to make 3-cm-square biobatteries that can run for weeks instead of hours, and can click together for more or less power
A new study suggests that reducing energy demand is a cheap, reliable strategy to fight climate change.