The Future of Energy

Solar has become the world’s biggest source of new electricity — outpacing wind, gas or coal in terms of freshly installed capacity each year. Plus: e-scooters push to prove their ‘green’ worth; wind turbine renewals can prove profitable; and incineration plants tackle ‘Achilles heel’ of toxic residue

The latest technical advance is helping convert more sunlight into renewable power

Pressure is mounting for less polluting liquids after backlash

Reactors need to be built on time and at lower cost to remain competitive

Research has yet to establish whether battery-powered rides live up to the hype

Solar units can plug gaps and help small businesses

One technology offers some hope precisely because it is based not on science fiction

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