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.

The Race to Reinvent Cement

The material that built the modern world is due for an upgrade. What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker
into a carbon sponge?

The Great Decoupling

The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.

The Circular Economy Made Real

In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.

Artificial Intelligence and Decarbonization

New experiments are pushing artificial intelligence and sensor networks into the grid—and into factories, data centers, and transit systems—in order to pull fossil fuels out.

You Pay or We Drill

When Ecuador asked the world for $3.6 billion to not drill for oil, the world balked. But in terms of reining in carbon, Ecuador may be on to something.