Energy

'Bionic' leaf that turns sunlight into liquid fuel

A team of scientists from Harvard University has created a unique " bionic leaf " that uses solar energy to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen, and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels from CO2.

Dubbed "bionic leaf 2.0," the new system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10 percent efficiency - a number far higher than the one per cent seen in the fastest growing plants.

Bhutan Should Come Clean on Hydropower Megaplan

The tiny nation of Bhutan might enjoy world renown for its environmental record, but it is overlooking concerns being raised by environmentalists over the country’s plans to construct large hydropower plants to generate 10,000 megawatts of surplus electricity for export to India.

Data centres to consume three times as much energy in next decade

The amount of energy consumed by the world’s data centres – the repositories for billions of gigabytes of information – will treble in the next decade, putting an enormous strain on energy supplies and dealing a hefty blow to efforts to contain global warming, experts say.

Harnessing Nepal's Hydropower for Energy Starved South Asia

The world's second richest country in inland water resources with as many as 6000 rivers, rivulets and tributaries, Nepal can meet not just its own electricity needs, but also serve energy hungry neighbors like Bangladesh and India.

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