Renewables
High hurdles for hydrogen
1 June 2008
High costs, technological hurdles and challenges from increasingly viable alternatives are clouding the prospects for hydrogen fuel cells, writes Ian Lewis
Betting on cleaning up
1 June 2008
Investment in clean energy is now around $150bn a year and is rising at a rate of 60% every 12 months. Are we watching a green bubble inflate? Alex Forbes reports
Windy, sunny Spain goes green
1 June 2008
On the back of generous subsidies, Spain has become a world leader in wind and solar power, writes Ian Lewis
German dominance threatened
1 April 2008
As Asian manufacturers increase production of solar-power cells, Germany's market dominance will be challenged, writes Ian Lewis
A building like a tree, in a city like a forest
1 February 2008
Part of the solution to global warming is to develop buildings that give back to the environment – like trees. So says architect and design visionary William McDonough. Interview by Alex Forbes
It's the climate, stupid
1 June 2007
Resigned to a global-warming apocalypse? David Jenkins, former head of technology at BP, has some words of comfort. Interview by Tom Nicholls
A green sheen
1 March 2007
Climate changes in Washington
1 March 2007
Global issues, global response
Alternative realities
1 March 2007
ExxonMobil has just begun to talk freely about climate change. BP started 10 years ago. How does the UK firm see the future of energy? Tom Nicholls talks to Tony Meggs, BP's group vice-president of technology
Greener and meaner
1 March 2007
Most foreign firms had begun to lose hope of winning any big upstream opportunities in Russia before Oleg Mitvol came on the scene. Now they are afraid of losing the deals they have, writes Isabel Gorst
Long road to biofuels
1 March 2007
The US government's target to cut gasoline use by 20% by 2012 will be hard to meet. But in the longer term, the potential for biofuels is considerable, writes Anne Feltus
Bold and green
1 February 2007
Europe unveiled a bold new policy that would tackle energy security, climate change and liberalisation. Derek Brower reports from Brussels on the Commission's energy review