June 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
This article is not about COVID-19. It is not about what we should do in response to COVID-19, what government policies or our individual routines should look like. The connection to COVID-19 is simply this: we responded strongly to a serious health threat, so why can't we respond as strongly (and with immensely less harm from side effects) to a much bigger problem
June 14th, 2020 | by Brad Rouse
We are making great progress, with costs of solar, wind, and batteries continuing their decline. But we are not moving fast enough to turn the tide on human-caused climate change. One study I saw recently said we need to be installing wind and solar at triple the current rate to get to 90% renewable just for electricity by
June 13th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
Michael Moore infuriated sustainability advocates recently with his Planet of the Humans "documentary." And that frustration was quite justified
June 12th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
Good bye, coal. Hello to natural sunlight being our dominant form of energy again
June 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
The 419 MW Mesquite Star wind farm was just completed in Fisher County, Texas, and is now providing electricity for Ecolab, Lowe’s, Intuit, and Brown University. In the case of Intuit (which you may have used to do your taxes this year), the company has now reached its 100% renewable electricity goal. As the headline notes, it has reached that goal 10 years earlier than it had committed
June 11th, 2020 | by Tina Casey
Whelp, so much for saving all those coal jobs. Regardless of the goings-on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the US Department of Energy is determined to get the nation's offshore wind industry up and running. When it hits full speed, look out!
June 10th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The 2035 Report from UC Berkeley and GridLab suggests the US could transition to 90% renewable energy in as little as 15 years.
June 9th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Energy Infrastructure Update for April is out, and it shows that all new electricity generation capacity in the US in April came from renewable sources. Despite the switch to clean power, many members of the boards of directors at the 20 largest banks have ties to high-emission industries.
June 8th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
Whilst global megadeath was an unreservedly bad thing, on the brighter side, May 2020 gave the UK (and the rest of the world) a glimpse of how a low-carbon future will look, painting in even more vibrant colours the picture that had begun to emerge in April, the first full lockdown month
June 8th, 2020 | by Tina Casey
Trump admin. sits on hands as US offshore wind industry revs up to deal a final blow to coal, with an assist from floating turbine technology
June 8th, 2020 | by Tina Casey
The COVID-19 outbreak hasn't slowed Scotland's mad dash into offshore wind energy, setting a high bar for the wind-curious state of Maine to leap
June 7th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The world needs more renewable energy. But where it gets built must not place added burdens on underserved communities.
June 7th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
The technology group Wartsila and some partners have developed an emissions-free barge concept
June 7th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.
We can use the 12 step program to overcome catastrophic climate change denial
June 4th, 2020 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by 2.8% in 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review
June 4th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
This is the kind of boom we want to read about. A boom in jobs, but not only jobs, careers, and not only careers, but careers that mean preservation of resources and societal sustainability. Everywhere, the lookout for sustainable careers is merging with sustainability ecologically
June 2nd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
North Carolina offers one of the beautiful coasts in the country. I've slept in the sand dunes of that coast, waking early to drift with the wind out to sea. With all that to offer, the good news is that, beyond beauty, the North Carolina coast offers an opportunity for clean energy and green careers, invaluable technical and service jobs in the renewable energy sector
June 2nd, 2020 | by Tina Casey
Low cost renewable energy rips thin veneer of bottom line respectability from coal power plants for green recovery from COVID-19 crisis
June 1st, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
We could turn water into rocket fuel sufficient for a Space Shuttle launch using a month's wind power from a small wind farm at a cost of about $285,000, a bit more than market prices but a drop in the bucket compared to the $450 million to $1.5 billion per Space Shuttle launch
June 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
GM won a rare win last week in terms of CleanTechnica views. The most popular story of the week was one about GM potentially having a million-mile battery and EVs with 60 miles of range at some point. It's a target. Otherwise, Tesla took the next two spots on the podium