April 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
China's moratorium on building new coal-fired generating stations is about to expire, but that won't lead to a boom in new coal plants. Analysts say the plummeting cost of renewables make further investment in coal power unprofitable.
April 16th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Orkney Islands off the northern tip of Scotland are a test bed for renewable energy generation and management strategies that could benefit the rest of the UK and other nations.
April 16th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
After more than 4 years of research, scientists at LUT and Energy Watch Group say the world could reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. All we need is the will to make the transition happen.
April 12th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Frauhofer ISE's experimental agrophotovoltaic farm in Germany was 186% more efficient during the hot, dry summer of 2018 than the land would have been if it was devoted solely to agriculture or solar panels alone.
April 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
In a proclamation known as Navajo Sunrise, the Navajo Nation has dedicated itself to a zero emissions future powered by rooftop and grid scale solar installations.
April 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
In terms of energy efficiency, the worst renewable energy strategies are equal to the best carbon capture technology. Why would anyone choose a worst case scenario? Oh, right. Greed.
March 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Idaho Power is the latest utility company to pledge an end to coal and a transition to 100% zero emissions electricity.
February 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Michael Daley, head of the New South Wales Labor Party, says if he is elected in March, he will initiate programs that will add 7 GW and 13,000 jobs to the state, following the lead of Victoria and South Australia.
February 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Wood Mackenzie studied electricity usage in the US during the recent polar vortex weather event and determined that there is insufficient renewable energy resources and battery storage available at present to keep the electrical grid operating during such times of high stress.
February 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
21 public and private universities in New York have banded to together to find ways to power their campuses with 100% zero carbon electricity.
February 15th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Intermittency is the one factor holding back large-scale adoption of renewable energy. Are Super Grids that span continents the answer, and at what cost?
February 12th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
If renewable energy is so cheap, why our electricity bills so high? Here is a partial answer.
February 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The latest report on renewables in Australia shows the installation of grid-scale solar tripled in 2018 while the amount of renewable energy available rose to just over 23%.
January 14th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A report by IRENA predicts a realignment of global political power as renewables replace fossil fuels and the democratization of energy takes place. Is that prediction accurate?
January 5th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Analysts say 2018 was a "fulcrum year" for renewable energy in America, especially in the Midwest. The change over to renewables reached a tipping point last year and the utility industry will never be the same.
December 24th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Not everyone is a supporter of renewable energy. The fossil fuel industry pours millions each year into driving a wedge between various segments of society using classic divide and conquer tactics.
November 30th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
An op-ed in the Dallas Morning News says now is the perfect time for US companies to partner with Mexico to bring renewable energy to that country. It's time for business, not politics, it argues.
November 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The tech industry is the largest consumer of renewable energy as companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook seek to satisfy investors they are operating in an environmentally friendly manner. As the internet of things expands exponentially, power usage by data centers will increase significantly.
November 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Vail Resorts has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy, a division of Orsted, that will allow it to obtain 100% of all the electricity it needs for its North American operations from wind turbines. Schneider Electric helped facilitate the VPPA.
November 12th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
While the federal government is busy propping up coal and natural gas, governors in several states won elections in which they pledged to ramp up renewable energy goals, with many aiming for 100% renewables within 20 years.
November 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A survey of 1200 Americans conducted by GfK for Consumer Reports finds the vast majority of Americans want more renewable energy and less power plant pollution. The survey also reveals that plenty of utilities seem to have a credibility issue with their customers.
October 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Wood Mackenzie researchers have identified 2035 as the year when the changeover to renewable energy begins in earnest. Mostly, economics will drive the renewable revolution forward -- if politicians don't stand in the way.
October 8th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Why is the renewable energy revolution gaining momentum while the electric car revolution is fighting to make progress? It's all about money.
September 27th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Cleveland has joined more than 80 other US cities in planning for 100% renewable energy, although critics of the plan say details are slim.