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Energy Archive

  • Biomass: Hope and Hype

    President Bush thinks weeds can supplant oil from the Middle East. Is he out in left field?

    20 comments

  • The Ultra Battery

    A new type of ultracapacitor could eventually have you throwing out your conventional batteries.

    54 comments

  • Batteries that Don't Die

    New technologies are transforming an old workhorse, promising all-electric lawnmowers and hybrid military vehicles.

    14 comments

  • Pumping Up Energy Research

    But President Bush’s energy initiative has too little in it to relieve the oil crunch, say experts.

    1 comment

  • Energy Research Sputters

    Experts say too much funding is going into hydrogen at the expense of near-term technologies.

    10 comments

  • Turning on LEDs

    Solid-state lighting is mounting a challenge to light bulbs.

    12 comments

  • New Herculean Materials

    Novel, shape-changing batteries could lead to energy-saving aircraft wings and helicopter rotors.

    5 comments

  • The Backup Plan

    If Plug Power, a maker of hydrogen fuel cells, succeeds, it will be in an unexpected market.

  • Free Power for Cars

    Automakers look to thermoelectrics to help power tomorrow’s vehicles.

    3 comments

  • Growing Biofuels

    New production methods could transform the niche technology.

    13 comments

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