Are green energy technologies a realistic option for most people?

BY: OLLIE WHITE Once considered a concept practiced mostly by businesses, industries and wealthy individuals, today green energy technologies are getting more and more popular among ordinary households and families, both in urban and rural areas. And while there is…

This small Scottish Island runs entirely on renewable energy

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS  The Island of Eigg is the first community in the world to create clean electricity for the whole island all day long. Eigg creates energy from three different sources: the sun, the wind, and waves. In 2008,…

What does coal actually do to the air?

BY: RHIANN MOORE For decades most of the world has been reliant on coal for the production of electricity, and despite widespread knowledge of the damage that coal does to the air it is still in use today. Countries like…

Stunning photos show a clash between beauty and destruction using electricity and flowers

BY: DANIKA MOIR Photos by Ori Gersht Ori Gersht is a fine art photographer from Tel Aviv, Israel. His style of film and photography explore the themes of life, death, violence and beauty, as well as destiny and chance. Now…

Akon is in the process of providing solar power to 600 million people in Africa

BY: DANIEL KORN Hey, remember Akon? The R&B popstar behind the 2006 sleazy club hit “Smack That”? You might not have heard much from him since then, but he’s actually been doing quite a bit, including producing songs for Kardinal…

California is giving free solar panels to poor households by taxing corporations for GHG emissions

BY: DANIEL KORN California is, by a wide margin, the best state in the US for solar energy. Over a million homes in the state have solar panels installed—compared to the second-best state, Nevada, which only has about 50 thousand…

Woman designs a device that converts your dog’s poo into home-electricity

BY: MATTHEW CHIN Could man’s best friend also be our homes’ main energy supply? Océane Izard, a Geneva School student studying her masters in Spaces and Communication is working on making that possible. Izard designed a product whimsically entitled Poo-Poo…

Zero-point energy generators create free unlimited energy without fuel

Zero-point energy is the lowest form of energy in a physical mechanical system, remaining constant when all other energy is absent. This combats previous definitions of the vacuum, as space devoid of matter, re-defining the black space of the universe…