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US offshore wind: tapping into an underused resource
Wind power is the number one source of renewable energy in the US, but nearly all this stems from onshore wind. The US offshore wind industry is underdeveloped and, with only two small offshore operations to date, it lags far behind Europe and China by comparison. The FT’s Derek Brower looks at why progress is slow, and what the White House is trying to do about it.
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How technology is helping protect the wine sector from climate change
The wine sector is facing several challenges due to extreme weather events. An agrovoltaic pilot project in Spain will determine whether renewable energy can help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Could battery storage help with the US energy crisis?
As the US grid transitions to renewable energy sources, it needs to be able to balance supply and demand.
Has Big Oil changed?
With the climate emergency, the war in Ukraine, and the global energy crisis, Big Oil is under pressure as never before.
Desirable yet divisive: electric vehicles in the US
Road transport is responsible for one third of total US greenhouse gases. Can drivers be convinced to back EVs?
American LNG exports are surging, on the back of European demand
Exports have skyrocketed for America’s LNG producers as demand soars, particularly from Europe. But not everyone’s happy about the expansion in output.
The race is on for green tech resources
Just a few countries dominate the mines and production facilities crucial to the green energy transition. The problem is, that makes this part of the supply chain especially vulnerable for manufacturers.
How Putin held Europe hostage over energy
The past, present and future of the EU's energy crisis
Are high petrol prices killing the American Dream?
There’s pain at the pump in America. The FT delves into the psychology of petrol, including its ability to bring down presidents.
The controversy clouding the future of US solar development
Joe Biden wants solar to provide 45 per cent of the nation’s power supply by 2050, but a controversial trade war is clouding US solar development.
Nuclear is bouncing back
The case for nuclear power generation has been boosted by the race to reduce carbon emissions, and innovation led by Bill Gates offers an idea for cheaper, scalable next-gen nuclear energy.
Tackling a growing methane problem starts with the pipes
As oil and gas production rises in the US, emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, are increasing, largely due to leaky pipes.
Who will clean up America's abandoned oil wells?
President Biden wants to give billions in extra funding to clean up abandoned oil and gas wells contaminating the air, soil and groundwater. But why must taxpayers foot the bill?
Floating offshore wind tech to open up US waters
58 per cent of the US’s offshore wind resources remain untapped. Could floating offshore wind technology be the solution?
This Tesla co-founder has a plan to recycle your EV batteries
The largest lithium mine in the world could be sitting in America's unwanted gadgets. The FT's Patrick McGee reports.
Gas flaring: Can we rein in the waste and pollution?
Flaring, the controlled burning of unwanted natural gas during oil and gas recovery, is both wasteful and damaging to the environment. Moves are being made to curb the procedure, but how effective will they be?
Hydrogen: How to harness a superfuel
Hydrogen fuel is expensive, but can a warming world afford to ignore the clean energy potential of the most abundant element in the universe?
Expanding America’s superhighways of clean energy
With President Biden bidding for a net zero economy by 2050, there is a growing awareness and demand for high-voltage transmission systems to be substantially expanded.
End of the road for America's oil and gas pipelines?
America's oil and gas industry is battling to build crucial pipelines from wells to refineries. Costs are soaring as protests and litigation take a heavy toll.
How to build an artificial tree
Can you build the equivalent of 37,000 trees into a suitcase? A start-up founded by three Stanford graduates turns unwanted CO2 into new products
Anchors aweigh for the first commercial offshore wind farm in the US
30 years after Europe’s first offshore wind farm, the US is building its first industrial-scale offshore wind farm, 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, which will be home to the world’s most powerful wind turbines
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