Posts tagged: fossil fuel

Scientists solve solar energy’s burning question: how to make it cheaper than fossil fuels

By: Daniel Cooper In a fight between solar and fossil fuels, the latter has always had a killer question up its sleeve: “What about supercritical steam?” That’s the method by which the most advanced power stations generate electricity, superheating water until it instantly becomes steam, a feat that’s only possible (and affordable) by burning coal […]

Geothermal Energy: What It Is, and Is It Right for Your Home?

If you ask any energy expert, they will tell you that most of our power in the U.S. is generated from fossil fuels, like coal and natural gas, along with a minority of renewable resources such as wind, hydro and solar. However, most people don’t realize one of the best renewable resources is right below […]

Indian Renewable Energy Sector to Create 2.4 Million Jobs by 2020

India’s renewable energy sector create up to 2.4 million jobs by 2020, according to a report jointly commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace, the Global Wind Energy Council and the European Renewable Energy Council. To date, the sector employs 200,000 people, but this could jump 14 times by 2030 with the right policies and investments in […]

Saudi Arabia to Transition to 100% Renewables

Through it acknowledges that it may take decades, Saudi Arabia has announced plans to transition to 100% renewable energy, The Guardian reports. Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud touted the nation’s vast solar power potential, as well as the potential for Saudi Arabia’s depleted oil fields being used for carbon capture and storage projects, though […]

Denmark: 85 Pct Consumers Want More Renewable Energy, Vestas Says

Two global studies commissioned by Vestas reveal 85% of consumers want more renewable energy and 49% show a willingness to pay more for products made with renewable energy, while corporations are continuing to show preference for investing in renewable energy. This data is drawn from two global surveys: the Global Consumer Wind Study 2012 (GCWS), […]