Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

Could the future of renewable energy lie with a common household chemical? Ammonia might power your cleaning products and fertilize your plants, but it could soon be the carrier for moving energy around the world. Oil and gas, which make up most of our energy supply, can easily be shipped and stored. But renewable energy,…

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

The sun was humankind’s first source of power, and, with a little work, may be the last one we’ll ever need. A good desert collects more solar energy in six hours than the entire world uses in a year. The surface area of my body is about, uh, a meter and a half squared. If…