A World of Science by theme: Energy

  • Out of Sight, out of Mind? (2013, EN, FR), on the Groundwater Governance Project (2011−2014); oil and gas wells are the second-most wide-scale intrusion into the underground space after water wells, with drilling now extending to unconventional sources of energy like oil sands, shale and oil gas
  • A Little Technology can go a Long Way ((2013, EN), on the use of low-cost solar technology to light up Maasai homes in Tanzania, within a UNESCO project
  • What Future for Nuclear Power? (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the prospects for nuclear power in light of diminishing uranium stocks
  • From the Dark Ages to the Green Ages (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU) traces the rise of green chemistry over the past 20 years or so. Green chemistry aims to lower energy consumption, improve the efficiency of energy production and switch to renewable resources, among other goals.
  • Science without Borders (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the growing trend towards internationalization of science, science diplomacy and international business consortia in high-tech industries, based on the findings in the UNESCO Science Report 2010. The quest for clean energy sources is a growing focus of international partnerships
  • Hot Ice (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the reasons why common chemicals like water and methane can behave differently on the icy planets of Uranus and Neptune and the implications for prospection of new energy sources on Earth
  • Back to the Moon (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the little-known reasons for the race to the Moon
  • The Thrill of Drilling (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on exploiting the secrets that lie far beneath our feet in terra incognita, including an unconventional energy source: supercritical water
  • The Age of Renewables has Now Begun (2004, EN, FR), interview on the growing interest in renewable energy at a time of rising oil prices
  • The Solar School (2004, EN, FR) follows UNESCO’s summer school in photovoltaics
  • Bringing a Little Sunshine to People’s Lives (2003, EN, FR), on the installation of a solar village in Niger and the wider ramifications for developing countries of the spread of solar energy

See also Engineering and technology and greening the economy

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