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.
New research finds that global energy consumption in 2050 could be reduced to the levels of the 1960s, despite a population 3x larger.
Imagine clothes, drones, and electric vehicles powered by solar arrays about the thickness of a lightweight office trash bag
With no moving parts, the solar cell-like device generates heat from electricity with a record-breaking efficiency higher than that of steam turbines
With this organic molecule, inexpensive, environmentally-friendly flow batteries could hold more energy and last longer
A large freight train retrofitted with a boxcar carrying a 14 MWh battery could travel 240 km on a single charge—saving billions in
climate and health damages
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 elephant in the room is the supply chain of fossil fuel-powered vehicles, not that of electric vehicles,” says lead researcher.
Conventional HVAC systems require airtight buildings; in this new system, energy savings and increased fresh air to go hand in hand
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
Global paper consumption is rising, and recycling paper uses more fossil fuels than virgin paper. But a switch to renewable energy and better wastepaper disposal practices could drastically cut carbon emissions.