energy

Why Wind and Solar Aren't Enough

Both suffer from an intermittency problem. A plausible back-up source is needed—and there's only one.

By William Budinger

Can Batteries Save the Day?

Wind and solar power are great. But eventually the sun sets and the wind stops.

By William Budinger

A 1908 Lesson in Risk and Reward

What Orville Wright can teach us about solving our clean energy problem.

By William Budinger

How We Blew Our Energy Future

A half century ago, we were going to be carbon free by now. What happened?

By William Budinger

The Budget's Harmful Cuts to Energy

Every part of DOE’s energy and science enterprise will be hit, and likely hit hard.

By Jeff Navin