Energy

Mega solar farms could make it rain in deserts
A new study suggests that gigantic solar farms could be used to create “heat islands” that make rain locally.
Google AI is searching the world for methane leaks from space
Google will provide computing resources to MethaneSAT, a project to identify climate-harming methane leaks from space.
How electron beams could jumpstart the nuclear industry
Electron beam welding could accelerate manufacturing of small modular reactors, helping make nuclear power a part of our clean energy future.
How these wooden blocks could stop climate change
Engineers develop an efficient process to make fuel from carbon dioxide
BlackRock invests $550M in world’s largest direct air capture plant
Aussie scientists hit milestone in concentrated solar power
MIT design would harness 40 percent of the sun’s heat to produce clean hydrogen fuel
Japan sets new nuclear fusion record
The faster, cheaper, no-brainer way to replace dirty construction
California utility will try to store renewable energy in iron-flow batteries
New low-carbon cement is stronger than the regular stuff
EV battery material breakthrough could cut charging times to 6 minutes