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
August 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The vast geothermal potential throughout Central America could be a key tool in the low-carbon economic development of the region according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.
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 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Google has set up an independent business outside the Alphabet umbrella called Dandelion. The new company was created to promote new geothermal system technology. Dandelion will attempt to do for residential heating and cooling what SolarCity has done for rooftop solar
June 15th, 2017 | by Adam Johnston
Coal continues to fall hard as renewables surge worldwide (including in China), all despite the Trump administration wanting to go back to the "good old days."
May 31st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Energy Information Administration this week published figures which showed that renewable energy sources accounted for 19.35% of US electricity in the first quarter, well in advance of the Administration's own predictions for renewable energy.
May 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
The City of Portland, Oregon, and Multnomah County have locked in a commitment to obtaining 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035 as the latest #CommitTo100 city to join the pledge
May 13th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard
Cities aren’t energy islands but can still take advantage of more wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and other forms of clean energy
May 6th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
Hello Solar put together an interactive map documenting all of the cities in the US that have committed to moving to 100% renewable energy*. The map includes the timing on which the cities have committed to complete the transition and the population of each for context. (Note: since the site and many cities write "100% renewable energy," we are using that language, but many of these commitments are actually just about 100% renewable energy for electricity or electricity + heating.)
April 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Celebrate Earth Day with the Koch Brothers this year. Create an original piece of art that celebrates the awesomeness of fossil fuels and send it to the Independence Institute by April 21.
February 7th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard
There will be some jobs in the region due to wind, solar and geothermal energy. It's probable that they could provide tens of thousands of jobs for workers in the region. But there are never going to be close to the 785,000 coal jobs of
January 24th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Only 18% of energy investment in renewables despite >50% of new power capacity being renewables is, to me, a sign that the carbon bubble is still growing, but it's also a giant Post-it note telling investors that it's time to shift focus and put money into the future ... if they want the future to be kind to them
January 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Renewable energy is now the cheapest option, on average, for new electricity capacity around the world — developed countries like the US as well as developing countries. As I noted the other day, we need to keep channeling this message to the broader public, and especially decision-makers, but there are other things to do in order to increase renewable energy growth