Researchers are developing solid-state lithium batteries that are safer, more powerful and longer lasting than today’s batteries, with electric vehicle applications the Holy Grail, Princeton University’s Kelsey Hatzell tells Energy Monitor.
Microgrids – local power grids that can operate independently of the larger grid – are becoming an indispensable tool in building a clean, flexible, secure and cheaper energy system.
The International Energy Agency's net-zero emissions pathway urges policymakers to begin banning the sale of new fossil fuel boilers and furnaces in 2025. Governments should not wait that long.
Canada-based seaplane airline Harbour Air aims to offer zero-emission, all-electric commercial flights by 2022. “There is a big revolution on the way,” CEO and founder Greg McDougall tells Energy Monitor.
Apprenticeships and greater unionisation can make a serious contribution to creating a more diverse clean energy workforce, and offering stable, long-term careers in the industry.
Joe Biden wants to add millions of unionised clean energy jobs in his transition to a net-zero economy. New research finds that companies can pay living wages – without slowing down the energy transition.
Donald Trump’s hostility to clean energy and aversion to internationalism damaged the US’s standing on the global stage. With sufficient ambition, Joe Biden can reassert US leadership at this week’s climate summit.
The EU wants “a quick agreement” with the US on methane emissions. Joe Biden should accept the offer to help assemble a global coalition of countries to slash methane pollution.
Falling prices have made battery energy storage competitive for myriad applications on and off the grid. Additional support from policymakers will enable storage to realise its enormous potential.
Nuclear energy has long been the US’s largest source of carbon-free power. The industry’s future likely rests on new reactor designs that proponents say will slash costs and boost safety.
In the wake of Texas’s crippling power outages, policymakers should focus on building a more resilient, interconnected and diverse power grid.