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Tagged: energy

  • The Great German Energy Experiment

    Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?

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  • Solar-Powered Laser

    A new solar laser could be instrumental in the quest to use magnesium as a source of energy.

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  • Using Heat to Cool Buildings

    Novel materials could make practical air conditioners and refrigerators that use little or no electricity.

    12 comments

  • China’s Shale Gas Bust

    China is betting long-term on unconventional gas, but it is running into problems developing its vast shale resources.

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  • Peak Oil Debunked

    Daniel Yergin’s new book is a valuable guide to how energy drives the world’s economy.

    93 comments

  • Praying for an Energy Miracle

    Every clean-tech startup these days claims to have a breakthrough that will finally make renewable and clean energy sources cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels. But are we really on the brink of a clean-energy economy?

    16 comments

  • Intensifying the Sun

    A new way to concentrate sunlight could make solar power competitive with fossil fuels.

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