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.
Engineers used artificial intelligence and advanced computing to design a transparent coating that blocks the sun's heat and sends it from the window straight into outer space
Researchers developed a clever algorithm to coordinate whole neighborhoods of air conditioners, water heaters, and heat pumps—all without comprising individual use.
At COP27, the EU is pushing a vote to make oil and gas as repugnant as nuclear weapons
Thousands of tons of harmful hydrogen sulfide (infamous for its rotten egg smell) are produced every year; researchers have found a simple way to tap into this wasted source of hydrogen.
Drawing on a strategy called "infrastructure symbiosis," a new study estimates that using sewage sludge and treated water as fuel and water source at coal plants could bring big environmental benefits.
The breakthrough technology works with lithium-ion battery chemistries of today, making it easy to mass-produce
A new study shows how tweaking details of climate change strategies can redress environmental injustices.
The converted diesel-hydrogen hybrid engines emit 86 percent less carbon and could pave the way for zero-emissions trucks, ships, and heavy industrial equipment within a couple years
A new analysis helps target policy interventions to different political systems
Or is it just more wishful thinking?