From new innovations, to landmark regulation proposals and industry setbacks - PennEnergy has stayed true to its mission of bringing the full spectrum of energy news, research and career resources to our distinguished readers. Featured here are the most popular power related stories of 2014, highlighting the industry issues and achievements that resonated most with our audience.
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers have developed a metal-free flow battery that relies on the electrochemistry of naturally abundant, small organic molecules to store electricity.
The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated U.S. methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically.
China’s government has cut its initial timeline for development of a thorium reactor by over half in an effort to curb its reliance on coal-fired power to reduce polluting emissions.
Everyone knows the name Fukushima, but few people, even in Japan, are familiar with the Onagawa power station. Fewer still know how Onagawa managed to avoid disaster.
On June 2, the EPA under direction of the Obama administration released a proposal that will set the first-ever national carbon pollution standards limits for America’s existing power plants.
Investigation report reveals four-alarm fire that devastated the coal-fired Martin Drake power plant is result of human error.
Scientists in GE labs have cracked an important conundrum involving one iteration of the technology called solid oxide fuel cell, or SOFC.
The bird kills mark the latest instance in which the quest for clean energy sometimes has inadvertent environmental harm.
As a post-Fukushima Japan mulls a proposed 700 MW floating gas power plant the island nation is moving ahead with utility-scale floating renewable energy projects.
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery.
A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy.
The next two years in MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) may see fusion research embark on a landmark period of innovation.