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What's the verdict on nuclear energy?

Following the earthquake-induced tsunami on the north-east coast of Japan in 2011 and the crisis it triggered at the Fukushima ...

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What if we *never* run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Renewable Energy - Start now!

The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact ...

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Drip Irrigation - Need of the hour

With today's decreasing water resources, drip irrigation has become the need of the hour.

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To frack or not to frack

Swiss Re regularly updates its expert assessments of the shifting risk landscape through an array of publications aimed at its ...


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The Great Energy challenge - quiz

One of my favourite magazines, National Geographic, has been for decades an active contributor on the topic of energy, producing ...

STORY URL: Great Energy Challenge Quizzes
Test yourself on home heating, fuel, natural gas, and other energy topics.

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How insurance can sustain the renewable

As renewable energy grows in strategic importance for power companies, and as investment in renewable energy assets expands, risk considerations ...

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Join an exciting new crowd sourcing competition called TheEarthHack. We’re looking for low carbon solutions that reinvent existing technology ...

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Positive energy

Few topics attract so much skepticism and cynical reactions as the energy challenge. For a few years I have been ...

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Global Partnerships

Innovative insurance solutions, public private partnerships and microinsurance are vital to help society create effective responses to major challenges, including ...

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Nachhaltige Energiezukunft

Building a sustainable energy future - a view on risk and sustainability issues of our future energy system (for those mastering ...

STORY URL: ETH-Klimablog | Keine Energiezukunft ist risikofrei – aber einige Optionen sind nachhaltiger

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When is enough enough?

In this clip, Swiss Re's Wilson Huynh looks ahead and asks some big questions - about balanced distribution, ever increasing wealth ...

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Storage - key to using renewable energy

The rumor has it that the next "new thing", key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind is - storage ...

STORY URL: Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy | Video on
What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, ...

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What's on your mind?

With this question, along with the questions from the people in this clip, our Open Minds conversations begin. The big ...

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I've just adopted a solar cell!

Ever dreamed of flying a solar-powered plane? Of getting all your energy from clean, renewable sources? Well, the dream is ...

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