Shale gas exploration and development, nuclear power generation, conventional and combined cycle combustion plants, wind power or tidal power generation – what are the environmental consequences and how do we decide what’s best? A new multidisciplinary course, “Energy and the Environment: Designing the Future,” will examine the factors underlying the choices we make and the… Read More »

For many small-scale wind and solar power generators to displace carbon fuels, they have to work seamlessly with sophisticated power systems built around large and predictable point source generators. Matching the power supply with demand, when the sun goes down or the wind stops blowing, presents huge technological challenges and also a remarkable opportunity for… Read More »