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Angela Merkel Supports Striking Students!

March 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Students in Germany have been staying out of school on Fridays to urge their government to take bold action on reducing carbon emissions. They have been criticized by reactionaries, but Chancellor Angela Merkel says she supports their actions.


California Poised To Hit 50% Renewable Target A Full Decade Ahead Of Schedule

December 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Every year, the California Energy Commission releases its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) report, which gives details about the mix of energy experienced by all utilities within the state during the preceding 12 months. The report for this year, released in November, shows that all three of the state's investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric — are projected to derive 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. That is a full decade ahead of schedule. PG&E reports it used 32.9% renewable energy in the past year. The figure for SoCal Edison was 28.2%. San Diego Gas & Electric led the pack with 43.2% renewable energy


Deepwater Wind Files Final Federal, State Permits for Block Island Wind Farm

October 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

Said to be "the most thorough study ever conducted of a U.S. offshore wind farm,” Deepwater Wind invested three-years and $7 million in completing the permit applications for the proposed 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm, a project that management sees as a stepping stone on the path toward carrying out much larger projects off the US northeast and mid-Atlantic coast


Where’s the Clean Energy Stimulus? Q2 a Record Quarter for US Solar Market

September 10th, 2012 | by Andrew

Q2 was a record quarter for the US solar market, intensifying opposition and populist rhetoric notwithstanding. Utility solar power installations powered second quarter gains in solar power capacity, though residential solar power installations increased for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to SEIA-GTM Research's latest quarterly report.


Stimulus to Power Asia-Pacific Solar PV Demand to New Heights in Q4

August 28th, 2012 | by Andrew

A confluence of solar PV stimulus programs will power 80% growth in the Asia-Pacific region in Q4 2012, as demand shifts from Europe to emerging solar PV markets around the world, according to an NPD SolarBuzz forecast. Solar PV capacity is surging in major economic zones around the world, but government incentive programs in China, India, and Japan will make the APAC region the fastest growing.


1H 2012 US Solar PV Installations Grow 120%; US Poised to be World’s 3rd-Largest Market

August 27th, 2012 | by Andrew

Solar PV installations more than doubled in the Americas in 1H 2012, with demand in the US leading the way. Rapid growth will accelerate in 2H 2012, according to an IMS report, making the US the third-largest market in the world. 1H 2012 results put paid to assertions that the US imposition of anti-dumping tariffs and countervailing duties on Chinese imports would stifle demand in the US, according to the industry association behind the litigation effort.


Japanese Home Improvement Co. Launches Billion-Dollar Solar Power Plant Program

August 24th, 2012 | by Andrew

Having built the company into Japan's largest residential solar power provider, West Power Holdings is ramping up its solar power investments with an initiative that aims to add 500 MW of clean, renewable power to the national grid. West Holdings plans to build 250 solar power plants across the country, partnering with China's JA Solar and South Korea's LS Industrial in doing so.


Largest US Municipal Utility Solar Project (in Texas)

July 24th, 2012 | by Andrew

CPS Energy, OCI Solar Power and a group of partners have signed a landmark deal to build the US' largest municipal utility solar power project. In addition to producing clean, renewable electrical power at utility-scale, the contract is projected to boost job creation and economic activity.


Green Light for California High-Speed Rail Network

July 7th, 2012 | by Andrew

In a last-minute save, California legislators approved funding for a high-speed rail network that is to link Los Angeles to San Francisco. Supporters assert that the infrastructure project is much needed and will yield numerous benefits, creating much-needed jobs while alleviating crowded roads and air space and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


REN21, UNEP Reports Highlight Challenges Amid Record Renewable Energy Growth

June 12th, 2012 | by Andrew

The drive to develop and deploy renewable energy worldwide has been no 'blip on the radar screen,' but rather a sustained effort, the cumulative magnitude and effects of which are laid out in two industry standard reference reports released yesterday: the United Nations Environment Programme's "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012" and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century's (REN21) 2012 Renewables Global Status Report


40th World Environment Day: Denmark, Scotland Pave the Way to the Green Economy

June 6th, 2012 | by Andrew

Substantial headway in forging a green economy has been made across Europe. While the success of efforts in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic are all noteworthy, Denmark and Scotland stand out when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of our economic activities, whether they originate on the production or consumption side of the ledger.


Suzlon’s Bold Bid to Invest $3B in Mexico Wind Farms

June 3rd, 2012 | by Andrew

Mexico's emerging as a key driver of growth in the international wind power market and industry, and India's Suzlon has plans of playing a major role in contributing to the realization of Mexico's renewable energy and carbon emissions reduction goals



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