April 12th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen
As the expiry of the previous support scheme for renewable energy in Denmark resulted in a significant expansion with land based wind energy in 2017, we hold our breath to see how the annual technology neutral wind and solar tenders for 2018 and 2019 will pan out in the country. While we wait we can look to Germany and see what happened there at its first attempt.
April 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The Power Sector Carbon Index from Carnegie Mellon University shows total carbon emissions from the electrical generation sector are down more than 25% since 2005.
March 28th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
SoftBank and Saudi Arabia will cooperate to build the world's largest solar power plant. It will cost $200 billion and generate 200 gigawatts of electricity.
March 28th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Donald Trump has failed to understand one essential point about a trade war. To win it, you need friends. In that ignorance, he is antagonizing customers at the very time his competition is courting them.
March 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Yale Environment 360 and Environment America are working to expand the amount of renewable energy in America and support the Paris climate accords at the local level.
March 19th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Chinese domestic demand for solar cells and modules is projected to decline. Combined with the growing protectionism, this is expected to produce a difficult period for the Chinese solar industry, according to reports. They say it looks like gloomy times are coming for the Chinese solar industry. My advice is, “Don’t bet on it.”
March 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Forbes contributor Michael Lynch asks an important question: If Tesla fails, will it take down the electric car revolution? Here's why he needn't be concerned.
March 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The largest community solar project in the state of New York is now onlne, thanks in part to funding support from the NY-Sun Initiative
March 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The Southern Company wanted to build a clean coal and carbon capture plant in Kemper County, Mississippi. Instead, it created a $7.5 billion hole in the ground.
February 20th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
IKEA is partnering with Big Clean Switch to offer customers in the UK the lowest possible prices on 100% renewable energy. All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse to sign up, and the service could save the average customer in the UK more than $400 a year.
January 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A study by the University of Manchester finds that shale gas obtained by fracking is one of the least sustainable fuels for generating electricity sustainably, with wind and solar ranked highest.
January 18th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Minnesota’s largest utility is planning a pilot community solar program specifically targeted to low-income customers, an important first step in bridging significant gaps in accessing the benefits of the state’s burgeoning clean energy economy
December 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
China has opened a 1-kilometer solar road. It features solar panels sandwiched between transparent concrete on top and an insulating layer underneath. It can generate up to 1 million kWh of electricity every year according to Chinese officials.
December 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Authorities in Germany predict that a third of all electricity consumed in that country this year will come from renewable sources -- a new record.
December 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
SoCalGas is funding research into using excess electrical power from wind and solar to make hydrogen. It claims the process can provide long term storage for electricity better than grid scale batteries.
November 13th, 2017 | by George Harvey
Joseph has installed all five PV systems, though not always as he had planned. He has also distributed food, water purification systems, and seeds. He started in the San Juan area, in a place called San José. The first of the 1-kilowatt (kW) systems was installed in a bicycle shop. Local people can gather there and get hit by a breeze from a fan as they charge their cell phones.
November 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers told the COP 23 conference in Bonn that it is entirely possible for the world to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050, and that would create 36 million new jobs, but activist Bill McKibben doubts governments have the political will to make that happen.
September 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A controversy is brewing in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Many people in the state thought their rooftop solar systems would keep the lights on and the air conditioning running even after Irma knocked out power to millions of customers in the state. But it didn't quite turn out that way.
August 14th, 2017 | by John Farrell
Few people realize that the change from fossil fuels to renewable sources is just a harbinger for a phase of massive disruption in energy markets.
April 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Digital controls from GE Power can lower emissions from electricity generation enough to equal removing 250 million cars from the world's roads.