President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, had a rough senate confirmation hearing last week. His appointment is still under review, and he’ll likely face more questions about Exxon’s alleged skirting of U.S. sanctions and connection to torture abroad.
If you’re looking for some good news to chase away the clouds looming over the U.S. renewables picture, you can find it at the 2017 International Renewable Energy Agency Assembly in Abu Dhabi this weekend. TriplePundit is there to bring it to you straight!
Leading members of the American business community are already transitioning to renewable energy because it makes good bottom-line sense. For now, they are using mostly off-the-shelf systems, but technology gains could revolutionize our electric grids even further.
If the story of cooperation in space is a guide, Russia’s decision to compete in the global market for renewable energy technology could be a game-changer.
The process is called carbon capture and utilization and is a global first. Rather than capturing CO2 from coal plants and storing it underground — known as carbon capture and storage (CCS) — this new process makes use of captured gas while almost eliminating emissions.
The Department of Energy estimates that $100 billion in public- and private-sector investment could fully modernize the American energy grid and save consumers $2 trillion over the next 20 years. Lynn Scarlett of the Nature Conservancy explains more.
Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson attracted the criticism of even some Republican senators in this week’s Congressional hearings. But does that mean he won’t be nominated as secretary of state? Not necessarily…
As the incoming Trump administration vows to move U.S. energy policy back to fossil fuels, the rest of the world is bringing renewable energy mainstream.
Atlantic Coast states won a reprieve from seismic air gun testing, which local stakeholders say would be a first step toward offshore oil and gas drilling.
The U.S. Department of Defense gives vital support for the domestic hydrogen and fuel cell industry as it breaks into the mainstream energy market.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
How will tomorrow’s perfect eco-home look? With today’s record-low solar costs, it’s a pretty fair bet it will employ PV panels. But renewable energy isn’t the only defining characteristic of a sustainable home, points out Martha Bohm, assistant professor to University at Buffalo’s Department of Architecture.
Solar energy has transformed how we live in our homes, how we travel throughout the world, and even how we communicate with others, near and far. The last few years have been a boon for solar advancements. And if 2016 is anything to go by, solar will continue to transform our world in ways we have yet to imagine.
America’s top five corporate renewable energy purchasers prove the U.S. can widely adopt renewable energy. And it shows business can continue to lead the way regardless of who is in the White House.