December 8th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Eurelectric, which represents 3,500 electric companies across Europe, has issued a Vision Declaration promising 100 carbon neutral electricity by the year 2050.
December 6th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
New numbers from the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong's Sun Day Campaign show that renewable electricity production through the first three quarters of 2017 was up 14.7%, while coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power all decreased.
December 1st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Toyota is building a new facility that will make electricity and hydrogen by burning agricultural waste from California farms. The hydrogen will be used to support Toyota's operations as the Port of Long Beach.
November 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University are experimenting with how to make biofuel from the excrement of turkeys, chickens and other poultry. They say the fuel could replace 10% of the coal burned every year to make electricity.
November 21st, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein
Episode #40 of Cleantech Talk is here! This episode covers a massive electric bus order in Shenzhen, new bioplastics, and a huge new solar power plant in Oman
November 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
2017 is the year of the electric vehicle, and that's been reflected in CleanTechnica's coverage and most popular articles. Yet again, the most popular stories of the past week here on CleanTechnica were EV stories, with a few big renewable energy ones sneaking in as well. Check out the top 20 here
October 30th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
The next Zayed Future Energy Prize is around the corner already, and a wealth of high school innovation and inspiration will again be highlighted on the same stage as some of the world's most famous and influential cleantech leaders
October 9th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
UK-based nonprofit giant Practical Action was one of this year's Zayed Future Energy Prize winners. I got to interview Chief Executive Paul Smith Lomas and Global Energy Representative Aaron Leopold right after they won the prize. Below is my video interview with the two, as well as some written notes underneath. Enjoy!
October 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre
It's often best to simply use what's on hand for what one needs rather than go looking for resources elsewhere. With that line of thought in mind, an upcoming international horse show in Finland will apparently be powered by the burning of horse manure, according to the Finnish utility company Fortum
October 5th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy sources in the United States grew by another 10% in the first half of 2017, according to new figures published by the country's Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong's Sun Day Campaign
September 29th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
Consumer products giant Procter and Gamble has completed a 50 megawatt biomass-fired cogeneration facility at its paper products factory in Albany, Georgia in partnership with retail energy supplier Constellation.
September 29th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
New official statistics from the UK Government have shown that the country's renewable energy sector generated nearly 30% of the country's electricity in the second quarter, with wind energy producing more electricity than any other clean energy source.
September 21st, 2017 | by Tina Casey
Despite the President's happy talk about oil and gas, his own Energy Dept. foresees replacing them with renewables including a big dose of seaweed biofuel
September 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A total of eleven new electricity projects totaling more than 3 gigawatts were awarded contracts by the UK Government today in the country's latest competitive auction for Contracts for Difference, including three offshore wind farms which included an impressive low strike price of only £57.50 per megawatt-hour.
September 5th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Wind and solar energy have for decades experienced exponential growth and employ millions of people, but according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) statistics, they still only constitute about 2% of the world energy supply. How can this be
August 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Mark Jacobson of Stanford and 26 colleagues have created a road map showing how 136 countries could transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
August 23rd, 2017 | by Smiti
From the quarters starting April 2016 and ending March 2017, India saw more renewable energy capacity added to its grid than thermal power capacity. This is perhaps the first time in India’s history when renewable energy capacity dominated thermal power capacity
August 9th, 2017 | by James Ayre
In order to more easily "achieve" its renewable energy goals (formally, at least), the state of Massachusetts may implement a plan that would see the burning of wood pellets classified as renewable energy
July 28th, 2017 | by George Harvey
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Ben Van Beurden, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, said his company had changed its mindset to a “lower forever” price of oil. Perhaps the most significant thing about his new position is that it refers to a change in “mindset,” rather than mere adoption of a new business plan
July 25th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
So, this is weird. In one corner, you have US President* Donald J. Trump talking up the fossil fuel industry and denying climate change, and meanwhile his Department of Energy is touting a breakthrough in biofuel production and dropping another $40 million on new research aimed at ramping up the bio-based economy of the future
July 22nd, 2017 | by Karl Burkart
Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% clean, renewable wind, water, and solar (WWS) power for all purposes by 2050, namely electricity, transportation, heating, cooling, and industrial energy uses
July 10th, 2017 | by George Harvey
A number of people made some really interesting comments on my recent CleanTechnica article, “Mark Z. Jacobson & The 100% Renewable Energy Naysayers.” Some of these had to do with the problem of getting the last 20% of our energy from renewable sources, after we got to the 80% mark
July 8th, 2017 | by George Harvey
A study by Prof. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and 9 others, 100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States (Roadmap), has been very much in the news over the past few weeks. It was published just over two years ago, but a controversial article in response appeared only in the past few weeks. It is clear to me that much reported in the wider media on these two articles has been wrong
June 27th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy sources are now providing more electricity than nuclear power for the first time ever in the United States, according to figures issued by the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong's Sun Day Campaign.