Like many green technologies, wind power's main drawback is a matter of size: Small turbines are inefficient and expensive, and utility scale turbines require too much land and capital for some communities. The Portable Power Center, a mobile, mid-sized wind turbine, could be just right.
Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources could help homeowners avoid future blackouts from superstorms like Sandy. But the key to preventing blackouts is how the grid is connected.
Some 70 multinational firms have opened, employing 20,000 skilled workers – Poles and foreigners alike – in Krakow, which some call a small Silicon Valley of Central Europe.
Despite difficulties in harnessing the power, fusion holds great promise in meeting our energy needs, Holland writes.
The social entrepreneurs at Sanergy supply badly needed clean toilets in the developing world and then sell off the waste they gather.
In its hearing on affirmative action at the University of Texas, the Supreme Court didn't weigh how much higher education can make itself more accessible to all.
Which presidential candidate has the right energy plan for the future? Surrogates for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney presented two vastly different visions for America's energy future in a debate at MIT last Friday.
College savings can be tricky, because some come with a tax penalty if too much is put away. A Roth IRA for your child, to be used for educational purposes, can be a good college savings option. Question 6 in this week's mailbag.