NEW SCIENTIST Recent advances could let us crack the immense promise of geothermal heat to power our world. The Reykjanes peninsula juts out of the south-western tip of Iceland like a hitch-hiker’s thumb. Most visitors glimpse it from a plane, as they swoop down onto the runway at Keflavík airport, or through the mist at … More Full steam ahead
Renewable energy sources abound, but they suffer from the inherent problem of variability; nature often provides too much energy when we don’t need it and not enough when we do. Learn how innovative energy storage technologies are making renewable energy sources cheaper and more accessible in the October issue of EARTH Magazine!