February 10th, 2020 | by John Farrell
Each year, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance tracks and scores states based on their energy policies and how these policies help or hinder local clean energy action.
In the 2020 Community Power Scorecard, two states excelled, seven states and the District of Columbia saw above average scores, 11 were average, 17 were mediocre, and 13 states received failing grades at enabling individuals and communities to take charge of their energy futures
February 10th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
Funds based on third-party indices did very well and very poorly. Of the top seven performing funds, four were based solely on internal investment management decisions and didn't start with third-party indices at all
February 10th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party
February 9th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg's unique entry and position
February 9th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
In 1989, pro-nuclear lobbyists claimed that wind power couldn’t even provide 1% of Germany’s electricity. A few years later, pro-nuclear lobbyists ran ads in German newspapers, claiming that renewables wouldn’t be able to meet 4% of German electricity demand
February 9th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Two new renewable energy projects in Australia were announced this week, giving the lie to the fossil fuel policies advanced by prime minister Scott Morrison
February 8th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.
This section is meant as a primer to the world of climate change and renewable energy. CleanTechnica has posted over 40,000 articles since its inception in 2008, however, reading all of them would take months, so the following is a distillation of the key pieces of the puzzle
February 3rd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Costa Rica got more than 99% of its electricity from renewables last year. It wants to do better.
February 1st, 2020 | by Tina Casey
New $64 million push for renweable hydrogen gives natural gas stakeholders yet another reason to reach for the Alka-Seltzer
January 31st, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli
Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) just named a new CEO and was voted as 'Best Utility' in the US by Utility Dive. What policies and progress has the utility made in recent years to grab this honor, what's the new CEO going to do going forward, and what does this really look like for residents of the islands?
January 24th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
In Davos this week, Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen, heaped praise on Tesla for leading the EV revolution.
January 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
No industry is perfect. No company is perfect. And there's a good chance you and I are not perfect. The best we can do is try to observe thoughtfully and compassionately and learn from life. Life is a learning lesson, as some say
January 21st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
In Iowa, local farmers are worried about losing precious farm land to solar installations. But maybe solar is an opportunity, not a a threat.
January 20th, 2020 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Guess who's gonna win the David vs. Goliath renewable energy battle
January 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Hornsea One, the world's largest offshore wind farm, is almost complete and will power millions of homes in Britain. The farm will span an area of 407 square kilometers, which is over 5 times the size of the city of Hull. Each wind turbine is around 100 meters tall and the blades are 75 meters long
January 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
The White House recently killed green energy tax credits, which really isn't surprising in light of its track record on clean energy
January 19th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.
CleanTechnica has posted 40,000 articles since 2008, written by hundreds of authors. In these, there are many that have covered current events, many that are instructional/timeless, and many that provide useful comparative knowledge such as renewable vs fossil fuel costs
January 17th, 2020 | by Saurabh
Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country
January 16th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Tri State Generating & Transmission serves over 1 million customers in the American West. It announced this week it is closing several coal-fired plants early and building 8 new renewable energy projects in order to transition to 50% renewables by 2024.
January 16th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Electricity from renewables is expected to be the largest source of new electrical supply in 2020. But fossil fuels continue to dominate total US energy usage
January 16th, 2020 | by Kurt Lowder
Trump does not like wind and solar power, but the market absolutely loves wind and solar power. The EIA predicts wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage will be 78% of new electrical generation capacity in 2020. We will see 5.57 GW of coal retired and no new coal plants!
January 16th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Neoen, a French renewable energy developer, is hoping to have the additional capacity at Tesla's big battery in South Australia online in March
January 15th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai
Kenya’s installed generation capacity is sitting at over 2,700 MW, which now exceeds the current peak demand of around 1,900 MW. At night during the off-peak periods, this demand goes down even further, to about 1000 MW. So where can all this excess and very clean nighttime electricity go