General Fusion is developing the world’s first commercially viable nuclear fusion reactor

General Fusion is a Canadian company based in Burnaby, British Columbia, and it has set itself the goal of building the world’s first commercially...

The benefits and downsides of producing biofuels from algae

If we want to end our reliance on fossil fuels, then we will need alternative sources of energy. Some interesting alternatives include manure and...

Impressive achievements with solar energy show why renewables are the future

Fossil fuels are not going to last forever. Coal is not going to last hundreds of years – in fact, it is estimated that...

It’s difficult to reconcile environmentalism with flying – but not impossible

It’s tricky being an environmentalist. The devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused in Florida, and the deadly flooding in South Asia, and Houston, Texas, all...

Harnessing solar energy in space could be key to our survival

On planet Earth we are making great strides when it comes to harnessing renewable energy in order to meet our sustainability needs. For example,...