clean energy

Chinese Fusion Experiment Reaches 100 Million Degrees

Chinese Fusion Experiment Reaches 100 Million Degrees

Fusion power has been the fevered dream of scientists, environmentalists and futurists for almost a century. For the past few decades, scientists have been attempting to find a way to create sustainable fusion reactions that would provide human beings with clean, abundant energy, which would finally break our dependence on fossil fuels and other unclean methods.

This Super Powerful Magnetic Field Puts Us One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion

This Super Powerful Magnetic Field Puts Us One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion

Inexpensive clean energy sounds like a pipe dream. Scientists have long thought that nuclear fusion, the type of reaction that powers stars like the Sun, could be one way to make it happen, but the reaction has been too difficult to maintain. Now, we’re closer than ever before to making it happen — physicists from the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) say they’ve produced the strongest-ever controllable magnetic field.

Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

A new paper outlines objectives Scotland should strive to meet if it wants to emerge a world leader in renewable energy. The nation is already making progress toward that goal, thanks to an increased use of wind power and pledges to phase out fossil fuels.

Rippling Graphene Sheets May Be the Key to Clean, Unlimited Energy

Rippling Graphene Sheets May Be the Key to Clean, Unlimited Energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have invented a nano-scale power generatorthat could potentially use the movement of graphene to produce clean, unlimited energy. Called a Vibration Energy Harvester, this development provides evidence for the theory that two-dimensional materials could be a source of usable energy.

With a tight federal budget, here’s where to focus clean energy research funding

With a tight federal budget, here’s where to focus clean energy research funding

The U.S. Department of Energy spends US$3-$4 billion per year on applied energy research. These programs seek to provide clean and reliable energy and improve our energy security by driving innovation and helping companies bring new clean energy sources to market.