Energy Production

The greatest need modern civilizations have is energy. Learn about oil, electricity and newer forms of energy like solar and wind power.

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Oil drilling has been around for more than a century. But because of the numerous developments in the technology, it has grown leaps and bounds in that time.

By Jane McGrath

Would you buy a home without functioning power outlets? We've come to depend on electric power for many of our day-to-day activities. What innovations have been made in the electric power industry? Keep reading to find out.

New smart grid will be engineered to automate and streamline power distribution and outfox potential security threats, all while working more cooperatively with its neighbors.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Our energy systems are in need of a serious tuneup, for a number of reasons. Keep reading to learn about the Top 6 Innovations in Solar Power.

By Derek Markham, Planet Green

Smog isn't just unsightly, it's deadly. In the U.S., smog is largely considered a problem that's unique to Los Angeles, thanks to both a high concentration of traffic and a geographic landscape that traps buildup in the picturesque peaks and valleys.

By Cherise Threewitt

Capturing electricity from the sun—using nothing more than a few shiny panels—seems magical.

By David DeFranza, Planet Green

For most of the developed world, a flick of a switch brings the lights, television, computer, and dozens of other gadgets and appliances to life without question.

By David DeFranza, Planet Green

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What are natural gas hydrates? Learn what natural gas hydrates are in this article.

By Talal Al-Khatib

What are the latest uses for natural gas? Learn what are the latest uses for natural gas in this article.

By Alexander Davies

What is coal gasification? Learn what coal gasification is in this article.

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green

Shedding light on dark energy has been a bit of a challenge for today's astronomers. What dark energy actually is goes beyond our present scientific understanding.

By Talal Al-Khatib

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What is enhanced oil recovery? Learn more about enhance oil recovery in this article.

By Alexander Davies

America, and really the entire world as a whole, runs on fossil fuels like gasoline and coal. But it's no secret that these resources can't last forever.

By Patrick E. George

What is microbial enhanced oil recovery? Learn more about microbial enhanced oil recovery in this article.

By Alexander Davies

Petroleum is a natural resource that pretty much fuels the world we live in. What is it and where does it come from?

By Lance Looper

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As gas prices rise we aggressively search for inventive ways to find and collect oil. In this article we explore the significance of secondary oil recovery and three main methods of this form of recovery.

By Lance Looper

What is the energy source of the future? Learn more about the energy source of the future in this article.

By Brian Merchant

What is the future of geothermal energy? Learn more about the future of geothermal energy in this article.

By Brian Merchant

To this day, few topics inspire heated debate like nuclear power, even though the technology is more than half a century old.

By Brian Merchant

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What is the immediate impact of renewable energy? Learn what the immediate impact of renewable energy is in this article.

By Sarah Winkler

America, and really the entire world as a whole, runs on fossil fuels like gasoline and coal. But it's no secret that these resources can't last forever.

By Patrick E. George

Doomsday scenarios — "What will we do when we run out of oil?" — are nothing new. For decades, analysts and industry experts have been trying to predict when the oil supply will be critically low or depleted altogether, and what the results might be.

By Cherise Threewitt

Wind power continues to be one of the most promising renewable energy sources. Over the last decade, the wind industry has seen exponential growth, and wind farms are popping up all over the world.

By Brian Merchant

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Why can't we generate all the electricity we need from the wind? Learn more about generating energy from wind power.

By Michael Graham Richard, Planet Green

If the laws of thermodynamics say that there's no such thing as a free lunch, then superconductors have their cake and eat it, too. Send current through a superconducting wire, and it loses no energy to resistance. Pretty super, huh?

By Nicholas Gerbis