Energy

Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Lack of electricity removes people from the modern economy. Now, some small-scale companies are exploring options to bring electricity to remote locations.
Sewanee: University of the South
A lack of diversity in energy sources in the 1970s pushed Denmark to explore other energy options. What can the U.S. learn from their efforts?
Planet Forward, The George Washington University
As the solar industry grows, scientists and businesses have been thinking up new ways to reduce cost, increase efficiency, improve aesthetics and create options for off-grid solar.
MEANS Database/American University
The ongoing existence of food insecurity coupled with the emerging threat of climate change demands better use of existing food resources. As agricultural production grows more difficult in environments challenged by shifting temperature and weather... Read More
Video by Anahi Ruiz and Lauren Pollack
Video by Anahi Ruiz and Lauren Pollack
The George Washington Universtiy
Natural gas is huge right now, but it's meant to be a bridge fuel to renewables, not a total solution to our energy needs.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Ethiopia doesn’t get the play it deserves on western media outlets. It’s the cradle of humanity—with “Lucy,” our famous hominid ancestor, once calling the area her home. Its Christian lineage dates all the way back to the first century AD, well... Read More
The Pennsylvania State University
A new route to making graphene has been discovered that could make the 21st century's wonder material easier to ramp up to industrial scale. Graphene -- a tightly bound single layer of carbon atoms with super strength and the ability to conduct heat... Read More
AVD Fellow - David E. Shi Center
From the sun to people exercising in the gym, Furman is capturing energy from any source they can.
Greg Hale on Rooftop Solar Challenges
Greg Hale on Rooftop Solar Challenges
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
How do you get solar power into low-income communities? These experts from the 2014 Solar Symposium have some ideas.
Planet Forward, The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Solar power is booming, but those that can benefit the most have trouble accessing it. The 2014 Solar Symposium aimed to do something about that. Here's what you should know.

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