Investment in climate change mitigation could add as much as 5 percent to G20 nations’ GDP by mid-century, says the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
A major turbine manufacturer says it will train former coal workers for free to staff a massive wind power installation in Wyoming. And it just so happens that the company is based in China.
Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well spent in an area where EVs are still a rare sight?
According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much of that growth, but increases in employment are also apparent in the biofuels and wind power sector.
Thanks to new technologies and renewed interest from the public and private sectors, the hydrogen economy is in the headlines once again. And this time it may be for real.
The DOE Better Buildings Program saved organizations almost $2 billion in energy costs last year. Even Energy Secretary Rick Perry boasted about the program’s success.
Denmark’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, says it’s ready to compete without subsidies: a sign that the wind industry is maturing – at least in countries that genuinely support it.
France has announced a large investment in renewable power projects, suggesting the country will start a slow transition away from nuclear power, which has provided the country about three-quarters of its power for decades.
Not so fast, Senate. Republicans and Democrats joined together on Wednesday to block the repeal of the Obama-era ‘methane rule,’ which impacts oil and gas companies on public and Native American lands. President Trump however, intends to have the last word: He’s instructed the Department of Interior to get out its red pen.
Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are ready for market — and promises quite a payoff over the life of these next-gen solar roof systems.
The concept of car ownership will change dramatically over the next 13 years, say California think tank RethinkX. By 2030, only 20 percent of Americans will drive cars — if, of course, autonomous car technology can go mainstream.
The new Gemini Wind Park in the North Sea will generate 600 megawatts of clean power, enough to power 785,000 households in the Netherlands.