May 4th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Communities around the world are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Finance is at the heart of the matter: adapting to rising sea levels, heat waves, floods, and erratic weather is becoming expensive very quickly, particularly for developing countries
May 3rd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Originally published on WRI’s Resource Watch platform, a platform which features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens
April 27th, 2019 | by NRDC
The costs of wind and solar energy keep falling; installing a new wind turbine costs about a third of what it did in 2008. Solar prices fell by 88 percent during that time. In fact, renewable energy is so inexpensive, utilities have found that they can save customers money by closing coal plants early and replacing them with wind and solar power
April 26th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Investments in wind and solar will need to reach $13 trillion over 30 years so as to reduce CO2 emissions by 64% in 2050 compared to current levels, according to a new report published this week by Dutch bank
April 21st, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Imagine a USA in which nuclear, wind and solar were cooperating as the natural allies that low-carbon generation sources should be given climate change
April 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
In the US, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles has been cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 for both Tesla and GM. Now, the current administration looks like it's turning its back on clean cars. In the future, there could be some hope things change. But with the federal tax credit currently winding down, it's worth investigating what electric car incentives also exist on the state level
April 10th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
If South Africa does not begin to shift away from its reliance on coal for its power and export value, the country risks as much as 2 trillion Rand ($124 billion) as the rest of the world begins to shift away and reduces their need for South Africa's coal
April 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a new report this week which charts pathways to further accelerate a transformation of the global energy mix by intensifying electrification to the point that renewable energy can provide 86% of global power demand
April 1st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The globe's five largest publicly-traded oil and gas majors --- ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, BP, and Total --- invested over $1 billion in misleading climate-related branding and lobbying since in the three years since the Paris Agreement.
March 27th, 2019 | by NRDC
Can the addition of more electric vehicles to the grid actually lower utility bills for all consumers? A recent study demonstrated just that, showing that electric vehicle customers are not being subsidized by other customers and, in fact, they are putting downward pressure on rates
March 26th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway lead a host of European countries judged by the World Economic Forum as those most ready for the global energy transition, while Canada, Australia, and South Korea are the only Advanced Economies performing well below the average, due primarily to poor environmental sustainability policies.
March 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Below is one portion of our free report Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities. This report was produced by a working group of EV charging and electric vehicle leaders led by CleanTechnica and GreenWay. This portion of the report is simply a rundown of potential EV charging subsidies and incentives cities can use to stimulate and support electric vehicle adoption
March 12th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
The SEC is trying to get the court to hold Elon Musk in contempt. The SEC maintains that Musk violated the plea bargain they made after the infamous "funding secured" tweet, a plea bargain that was accepted by the court as its final judgement and thus has the power of a court order for Elon Musk and Tesla
March 11th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
How have observed climate trends been affected by the (lacking) built environment
February 23rd, 2019 | by Andy Miles
This article is about the UK "Electric Nation" EV Smart Charger Trial, in which I participated
February 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Corporations based in Europe are among those most likely to be making significant climate-related commitments and progress with as much as 75% of Europe's largest corporations acknowledging "transition" risks, such as new climate legislation will meaningfully affect their businesses.
February 20th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Global oil major BP published its annual Energy Outlook last week and predicted that renewable energy will become the dominant global source of power generation by 2040 at the same time as energy demand increases by around a third, driven primarily by rapid growth in Asia.
February 16th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon
Welcome to the next edition of China × Cleantech. A new year has come and the news keeps flowing. In order to aggregate and summarize the highlights for you, we publish this China × Cleantech feature on CleanTechnica.com and over on the “Future Trends” section of our website
February 9th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Is Venezuela a sign of the Twilight of the Oil Era
February 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Global asset manager Schroders has published the latest update of its Climate Progress Dashboard and has concluded that, in the face of what was a relatively lackluster COP24 summit in December, the pace of global warming has slowed marginally thanks to higher carbon prices and increased political ambition to tackle climate change.