Despite some headline-grabbing figures and improved efficiencies surrounding renewable energy options such as solar, wind and wave power, the majority of the planet still produces its electricity by burning fossil fuels.
A score of mostly wealthy nations banded together at UN climate talks to swear off coal-fired power, a key driver of global warming and air pollution.
With calls for a significant reduction in carbon emissions being intensified, many countries across the world have been rapidly increasing the installed capacity of renewable energy over the past few years.
In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a new nanomaterial that uses solar energy to generate hydrogen from seawater, producing the low cost and clean-burning fuel more efficiently than existing materials.
Asian rivals India and China are bracing for a new war that promises to be a breath of fresh air and change the way we commute.
In India, the talk of moving towards electric vehicles may have suddenly gained currency but globally, innovation and environmental awareness has been gradually paving the way for such a transition with governments prodding the industry to develop and manufacture only electric vehicles (EVs).
One question has not been answered by the academics, think tanks and government agencies that study the energy sector in India.
Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday said that solar energy was considered to be the best option for meeting energy requirements of modern day life as it belongs to the renewable category.
What will the energy industry look like in 2050? It seems far away, in fact it’s 33 years away. But 2017 was an equally distant future 33 years ago.
In 1984, I had just finished my undergraduate degree in a world of mainframe computers, where a digital watch with a calculator was the latest gadget.
Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails, to produce mechanical or electrical power. Wind energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, and uses little land.