California's prolonged drought is shrinking its water reservoirs, cutting into the state's electricity generation. That’s because California sources a significant portion of its electricity generation from hydropower, so less precipitation means less electricity.
Smartphones and their apps have already been doing great things for users managing their energy, and it looks like smart watches and other wearable technologies could offer added benefits. Wearable tech opens up energy management opportunities at home, at the office, and elsewhere.
Gas talks between Russia, Ukraine, and the EU are at a standstill as Ukraine prepares for winter; Oil prices continue their slide on stable supply and weakening demand; A Canadian utility opens the world's first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage plant. Catch up on the latest in global energy with Recharge.
A Canadian utility opened the doors on the world's first commercial-scale coal plant to capture and store its carbon emissions. If the project and others like it are successful, carbon capture and storage technology could play a major role in fighting climate change.
Scientists have found a way to harness the energy of everyday walking. It isn't enough to power a car, but it could one day power watch batteries or even a cell phone.
The US Department of Transportation is crafting new safety rules for oil train cars, hoping to lower the risk of disaster after several high-profile accidents. But in the meantime, states and cities are mulling action of their own – from making oil less volatile, to slapping fees on oil cars that run through cities.
Russian gas supplies to Slovakia dropped by 50 percent in the past day, according to Slovakia's government. The report has raised concerns over a potential disruption of gas flows to Europe as winter approaches. Already, Ukraine is preparing for a winter without crucial heating gas, as it tries to negotiate a temporary deal with Russia and the EU.
Solar power could make up more than a quarter of the world's electricity supply by mid-century, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. That would make solar power the world's largest source of electricity, providing more than fossil fuels, wind, hydro, and nuclear.