March 30th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Reading a recent World Resources Institute blog post on fire, I began exploring an interactive map referenced in it, Global Forest Watch Fires. It is an interactive online platform with diverse skills and strengths. It will identify active fires as they start and alert you as they develop in your area
March 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Emissions from internal combustion engines are known to adversely impact air quality and human health, leading to approximately 53,000 premature deaths.[i] Such human health impacts come at a cost. As health care rates continue to climb, we should be looking for ways to proactively reduce these impacts
March 6th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
The rain-prone US Pacific Northwest has been slow on the solar uptake, but a new PV farm sporting 500,000 solar panels signals more to come
February 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley-based solar manufacturer SunPower has finally returned to manufacturing in the United States as it announced on Thursday its newly-acquired Hillsboro, Oregon facility is now assembling the company's high-quality 19% efficient Performance Series solar panel (P19 or P-Series) for US commercial customers.
February 8th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Which US state is greener? Which is not very electric vehicle (EV) friendly? Such were the questions CarMax asked in its recent survey of the top 10 states for sales of these eco-friendly vehicles in
February 6th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
The electric scooters (e-scooter) thrown at street corners in many US cities are having the desired effect. Who wants to buy cars when you can ride scooters anywhere without ownership problems? That is leaving many carmakers scratching their heads
January 7th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Arcimoto has had a wild ride over the past decade — from a simple idea to deliverables this year. The startup is about to cross the threshold into company status and looks forward to 2019 as a decisive year
January 2nd, 2019 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration
Nearly 40%, or 10.4 gigawatts (GW), of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems operating in the United States at the end of 2017 were fixed-tilt PV systems rather than tracking systems. Of the utility-scale fixed-tilt solar PV systems, 76% of the capacity was installed at a fixed angle between 20 degrees and 30 degrees from the horizon
December 2nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
A report on EV group buying programs was recently developed, providing history, background and other details for EV group buy programs in the US.
December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
It's widely known that California is the center of US electric vehicle adoption. California leads the country in terms of overall electric vehicle (EV) sales as well as EV market share of new vehicle sales. It's also where Tesla was born and where nearly every US EV startup pops up.
But there are other states that are also well ahead of the US average for EV market share ... and they're basically all in the west
November 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Moving forward with our monthly What Changed ... ? feature, below is a rundown of notable solar energy news — changed in the solar industry — during the month of November
October 27th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
Portland General Electric is on track to award several 20-year contracts for a cumulative 100 MW of renewable energy generation by the end of this year, with short-list proposed projects including wind, solar, and battery storage
October 4th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
SunPower, one of the world's largest solar manufacturers, has announced this week it has completed the acquisition of certain assets belonging to SolarWorld Americas, including its Hillsboro, Oregon, facilities and its workforce of more than 200 employees
August 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard
In recent days, Ryan Zinke, US Secretary of the Interior, has been making headlines with his remarkably wrong-headed remarks about the US West's horrific season of wildfires, blaming them on eco-terrorists. As with President Trump's tweets of two days earlier in which he made the baffling statement that California was pumping fresh water into the Pacific instead of using it to fight fires, Zinke is so wrong that it is literally incredible that he could believe what he is saying
July 25th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
President* Trump’s tariff actions have sent the US solar industry spinning into a deep well of uncertainty, so CleanTechnica sat [&hellip
June 30th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
I've been following Arcimoto since it came to the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2012. This unique startup brought a very useable three-wheel electric vehicle (EV) that tilted, which was tons of fun. Arcimoto then came back diligently every year with improvements
February 7th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
It's a fight! The US Department of Energy is taking the case for wave energy to the people, even as President Trump advocates for slashing its renewable energy programs to the bone
February 6th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
Some critics of electric vehicles try to claim that the electricity all EVs use comes from coal power plants, so they aren’t any better than gas-powered vehicles because they are also tied to a source of dirty electricity.
January 27th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
Across the world, power downtime keeps going up. Power outages increased in frequency and were more widespread in 2016, affecting 33% more people, showing that we definitely need a solar storage solution
December 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The Powering Past Coal Alliance, launched only last month by the UK and Canada at COP23, has seen its membership blow out past 50 countries, regions, and businesses, according to news revealed at the One Planet Summit held in France on Tuesday.
November 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Representatives from 10 US states, over 100 cities and more than 1000 corporations presented a unified vision of what America can do to combat the existential threat of climate change even in the face of obstinacy on the part of the federal goverment.
July 10th, 2017 | by James Ayre
As part of a new $5.3 billion transportation funding package passed by the Oregon Senate and House, Oregon will finally be instituting a plug-in electric vehicle purchase rebate program
June 19th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
Trump or no Trump, the US Department of Energy is forging ahead with another $12 million in funding for "game-changing" ocean power projects
June 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
US National Bike to Work Week just passed and the League of American Bicyclists congratulated 34 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) as part of the festivities. “They join 1,343 businesses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that have earned BFB status.”