Engineering for Change

Interest: Energy

When the sun goes down, the day ends. No work after dark, no studying. That’s the reality for one quarter of the world’s population that lives without electricity. Inventive design and the falling cost of solar power is lighting up homes that the traditional energy grid has left dark. Power solutions that can scale are filling in the grid gaps with solar, hydro, wind and biogas. With alternative energy solutions, the world is lighting up.

Interest: Energy

  • Interest
  • Energy
Carolina Rojas

Access to Improved Cookstoves in Panama Will Require New Research in Indigenous Communities

Lea esto en español Around the world 2.7 billion people still depend on biomass as a cooking fuel. In...

Rob Goodier

A New Microwave Pyrolysis System Targets China’s Mountains of Toxic Sludge

May 1, 2018

China has been burying itself under a mountain of toxic sludge, but one startup may have a technological solution....

Guest Author

Biomining the Elements of the Future

April 17, 2018

Biomining is the kind of technique promised by science fiction: a vast tank filled with microorganisms that leach metal...

Mayarí Pérez

Made in Guatemala: Clean Water and Nutrition Technology in Central America

February 17, 2018

Guatemala is a Central American country with great opportunities to innovate. Despite immense natural resources such as rivers, lakes,...

Jatin Nathwani

Empowering the powerless: Let’s end energy poverty

February 2, 2018

“Power to the people,” the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific...

Frank Bergh

From Electrification to Empowerment: Building a Utility-Grade Micro-Utility from the Bottom Up

December 29, 2017

On the wall of the Sigora Haiti field operations center in Mole Saint Nicolas, Haiti, the company’s 50+ local...

Bill Nussey

Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?

December 23, 2017

Every single solar project, big or small, gets assembled one at a time on a roof or in a...

Macauley Kenney

What Is Impeding the Growth of Improved Cookstove Companies? [A Research Brief]

December 18, 2017

Billions of people around the globe use solid biomass to fuel their daily cooking needs. Most traditional cooking practices,...

Vivek Patil

The Solution Is in Biology: A Startup Takes Biogas to the Kitchen

December 4, 2017

What if I tell you that, each time you pay for power at your home or for the gas...

Rob Goodier

The Work Underway Now to Solve Refugee Crises Through Climate Change Action

November 28, 2017

The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman draws a line that he sees from a changing climate to drought...


Latest Comments

by engineers.
for everyone.

E4C Membership is a curated experience! When you become a member, we will tailor a unique user profile for you based on the way you engage with our content over time. Your actions and preferences will allow us to serve you content that is most relevant to you. In addition, becoming an E4C member grants you access to exclusive engagement opportunities and the E4C newsletter.

Join E4C and become a part of a global community that believes engineering can change the world!

Become a Member