ELF 2018: Nuclear is the best energy tech for Mars but solar is most convenient

Bas Lansdorp, CEO and Co-founder of Mars One, aims to establish a permanent habitable settlement on the red planet

Mars inks sweet deal for 100% renewable energy down under

The Kiamal Solar Farm in Victoria will match the power requirements of its six Australian factories and two sales offices

‘First journey to Mars will be a one-way trip’

Mars One CEO said although the technology to make the voyage is available, it is currently not possible to return home

Talking Energy with Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One

Sumit Bose talks to the CEO of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp about Mars, Aliens, Solar Panels and why our children will live on the red planet.

‘Journey to Mars will change how we live on Earth’

Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp thinks it will help people appreciate Earth more and introduce useful new technologies

Tesla Roadster takes one-way rocket ride to Mars

  Tesla and SpaceX plan to send one of Elon Musk’s electric sports cars to Mars on the back of their new rocket in a launch scheduled for later today. The CEO’s old Tesla Roadster will be strapped to the Falcon Heavy, which is able to lift nearly 64 metric tonnes into space, making it the […]

NASA develops mini-nuclear system for Mars

NASA has conducted successful initial tests of a small-scale nuclear fission system designed to power a long-duration manned mission to Mars. Officials from the agency have said a full-power run of the Kilopower project is scheduled for March. Its purpose is to enable robotic missions and potentially develop colonies in space, which requires a power […]

Mars to spend $1bn making snacks sustainable

Mars has said it will spend $1 billion (£760m) to become more sustainable. The food and drink brand made the announcement as part of its new sustainability plan, which promises to slash greenhouse gas emissions across the company’s value chain by 67% before 2050. The money will be used to increase investment in renewable energy, […]

Scottish wind farm sends green power to Mars

A new wind farm in the Highlands is to power the creation of some of the nation’s well known chocolate bars and pet foods. The energy needed to produce Mars Bars, Twix, Snickers, Dolmio and Pedigree in the UK will be supplied by the 60MW Moy Wind farm near Inverness in Scotland. It will generate […]

IKEA, H&M, Mars back 100% green energy pledge

Some of the world’s biggest brand names signed up to a campaign to encourage major businesses towards solely using green energy. The flatpackers IKEA, insurers Swiss Re, fashion brand H&M and food groups Mars and Nestlé are among the firms joining the RE100 campaign. Its stated goal is that “by 2020, 100 of the world’s […]