February 8th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Last August, Mark Jacobson, a renewable energy expert and senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, was the leader of a study that identified how 139 countries around the world could obtain 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2050. But that study got some pushback from people who questioned its assumptions. The naysayers said the study relied too heavily on energy storage solutions such as adding turbines to existing hydroelectric dams or storing excess energy in water, ice, and underground rocks
February 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
For the fourth year in a row, new US electricity capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed those from natural gas, and accounted for half of all new capacity additions, according to recent figures published by the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
January 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency has concluded that onshore wind, hydropower, geothermal, and bioenergy-for-power projects commissioned during 2017 were largely found to be on par with fossil fuel-based electricity technologies, while solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020.
January 11th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
Renewable energy has historically been seen as an alternative to burning fossil fuels like coal and petroleum products for consumable energy. However, we have come to learn that far more than the core reasons for pursuing renewable energy, there are plenty of other benefits of clean, renewable energy. It has become increasingly clear that renewable energy is just better than fossil fuels — for people and the environment
January 1st, 2018 | by Tina Casey
President Trump's version of "energy dominance" is exclusive to fossil fuels, but his administration has also been taking a keen interest in geothermal energy
December 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum says it will try to educate Republican leaders about the virtues of clean renewable power. It's going to be a tough sell in Cheesehead Nation.
December 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A day before French Presidents Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit launches, two French multinationals -- Schneider Electric and EDF Group -- have signed up to The Climate Group's corporate leadership campaigns RE100, EP100, and EV100, sending a strong signal to governments that businesses are stepping up to fight climate change.
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.
November 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
What happened in the solar & storage industries in October? A lot! Below is a concise summary of the most notable solar and energy storage stories of the month
November 9th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Making a global transition to a 100% renewable electricity grid has long been a dream of many, but new research published this week by the Lappeenranta University of Technology has proven it is no longer just a dream but a viable reality -- a reality that is more cost-effective than the current fossil fuel-reliant system.
November 3rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
United States Republicans finally published their proposed tax plan this week to much ballyhoo and recriminations, not just among Democrats but also throughout the country's renewable energy industry, which caught the short end of the stick and will likely lose thousands of jobs and billions in investments if the bill passes.
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 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A new analysis from the International Energy Agency has found that the most cost-effective strategy for bringing universal energy access to developing countries is also compatible with meeting global climate goals.
October 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The University of Utah has announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce its total carbon emissions by 25% by sourcing 50% of its electricity needs from solar PV and geothermal energy sources.
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 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 28th, 2017 | by The Beam
As prices for renewables keep falling, global energy transition will happen faster than many think. To accelerate the process, we need innovative political measures
September 17th, 2017 | by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz
Today I learned that the German Ruhr region needs to find a budget of around 220 million Euro a year to deal with the environmental consequences of 150 years of coal mining. Around two thirds of that sum is needed for pumping pit water.
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 24th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Pittsburgh has committed to 50% reduction in CO2 emissions and energy and water usage by the year 2030, leading North American cities in this regard. It has made significant headway toward these goals, largely by applying lots of cleantech, according to the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s newly released 2016 Progress Report