April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The German solar industry has walked away the sole winner from Germany's most recent solar and onshore wind tender, receiving contracts for the entire 210 megawatts (MW) awarded in an auction which was heavily oversubscribed.
April 3rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy sources now account for around a third of all global power capacity, according to new figures published this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency, which revealed 171 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable capacity was installed in
March 29th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Provisional figures published by the UK Government on Thursday show that renewable energy sources generated a record amount of electricity in 2018, increasing by 11.8% over 2017 levels, led by a record year for wind energy generation which provided 17.1% of the UK's electricity
March 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Wind energy accounted for 35% of Great Britain's electricity generation for the week running Friday 8 March to Thursday 14 March, beating out all other generation sources, and also saw offshore wind beat out nuclear energy.
March 8th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
Right under the nose of the nation's #1 fossil fuel fan, multiple federal agencies launch new biofuel and bioeconomy roadmap
February 25th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
An expedition to Antarctica using only renewable energy has broadened to a campaign to help us all become aware of our responsibility for carbon emissions
January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Though global clean energy investment again exceeded $300 billion for the fifth year in a row in 2018, it was nevertheless down on 2017 figures to $332.1 billion, hovering around the same mark as 2016 which was also down on the year previous.
January 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The UK Government on Tuesday finally proposed what amounts to relatively mediocre guidelines intended to support the development of small-scale renewable energy technologies by ensuring remuneration for any and all electricity generated that is supplied to the grid by small-scale generators.
January 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
A new analysis from UK-based website Carbon Brief has found that electricity generation in the United Kingdom last year fell to its lowest level since 1994, while at the same time, renewable energy electricity generation increased to another record high and accounted for an estimated 33% in 2018.
January 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Renewables were the largest source of electricity in Germany in 2018, outpacing coal for the first time.
December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy is expected to cover approximately 38% of German electricity consumption this year, an increase of 2% over 2017, according to the latest figures published on Thursday.
November 30th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States Energy Information Administration has recently published data revealing that renewable energy sources provided nearly 18% of the country's electrical generation through the first nine months of the year, while solar and wind grew substantially as compared to the same nine months a year ago.
November 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Danish wind energy giant Ørsted has announced this week that it has not only increased its offshore wind target to 15 gigawatts (GW) by 2025 but has also committed DKK 200 billion ($30.2 billion) to invest in green energy by the same time.
November 26th, 2018 | by Erika Clugston
Julien Uhlig, founder of ENTRADE X, on the importance of decentralized energy and access for all.
November 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Pushed over the line by two coal-to-biomass conversions and continuing growth in offshore wind, the British renewable energy industry finally surpassed the capacity levels of its fossil fuel predecessors, with total capacity reaching 42 gigawatts (GW) in the third quarter, beating out the fossil fuel industry which only has 40.6 GW.
October 31st, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Zachary Shahan, Director & Chief Editor at CleanTechnica, earlier this year interviewed all of the 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) winners, including the youngest of the winners, the high school winners
October 1st, 2018 | by George Harvey
Solar and wind power are absolutely predictable when it comes to variable costs. By contrast, coal and gas power are altogether too variable to be reliable
September 20th, 2018 | by The Beam
Biomass Energy Generation is the process where agricultural products are used directly to create electric power. This specific technology and process is critical in discussing the future abilities and resources for renewable mix in energy and power grids, and can contribute to the overall goal of moving toward entire dependence on renewable sources in rural areas relying on an agricultural basis for their economies
September 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
To complement our revival of US electricity capacity reports, here's a new report on US electricity generation.
As with the capacity report, things are not looking too bright. There's still a lot of grey — in the bar charts below, in the skies near fossil fuel power plants, and in the human and planetary outlook based on how slowly we are cutting fossil fuel electricity generation
September 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
I'm restarting regular US renewable energy reports here on CleanTechnica. However, this time around, I'm making them quarterly reports instead of monthly reports. Quarterly reports are better at capturing the trends, and some other organizations do contribute monthly updates
September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The pilot was tendered by the Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT to assess the viability of aggregated demand reserve using a handful of new technologies
August 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
US renewable energy sources accounted for nearly 20% of the country's net electrical generation during the first half of 2018, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration, and narrowly beat out that provided by nuclear power
August 24th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard
Almost all existing fossil fuel and nuclear generation assets are coming to end-of-life by 2050. They will have to be replaced. Academic studies show clearly that renewables will replace them close to 100% of the time
July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
ElectraTherm has commissioned its first Power+ waste heat to power unit in California. The unit generates fuel-free power from the waste heat generated by an existing biomass boiler using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for combined heat and power applications or prime power generated from biomass