A regional electricity provider just set a record for the North American wind sector, with a regional operator in America’s heartland generating over 50 percent of its power from wind on Feb. 12.
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Coal will enjoy a slight increase in production over the next two years, but the industry will still suffer a net loss in jobs, according to industry experts and energy market projections. These market realities may spell bad news for the Trump administration, which won big in Appalachia by promising a resurgence in the local coal sector.
Facebook will allow a media watchdog to review its ad metrics in an effort to show accountability to its advertisers. Meanwhile, some conservative leaders and a coalition of civil and consumer rights groups question whether the social media giant is being totally transparent in how it presents information.
For every new regulation passed by a federal agency, two must be revoked. That’s the idea behind an executive order passed early in Donald Trump’s presidency. But a group of nonprofits called the order “capricious” and say it could hurt agencies’ ability to protect public safety.
A recent report offers a compelling business case for sustainability by mapping a US$12 trillion economic prize for businesses with responsible models.
The double-whammy of falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and coal after 2020, according to a study released today by CarbonTracker.
Of the over 26 gigawatts of new energy capacity added in the U.S. last year, the vast majority came from renewables, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A new report found $8.2 billion invested in conservation over the last decade. The bulk of this finance came from the last two years, but will momentum continue? For some environmental markets, government policy is critical. But many investors see deal supply and scalability as a more pressing barrier to growth.
State and federal regulators filed suit against Navient last week, accusing the student loan servicer of misleading borrowers to inflate profits. The results of a four-year investigation come as economists debate what to do about the country’s looming student debt crisis.
Adding vigorous communication to the conflict between cap-and-trade supporters and environmental justice groups — groups with, let’s admit it, much commonality in their goals — may be the first step to achieving real collaboration.
U.S asset management firm BlackRock is calling on the U.K.’s top 300 corporations to change the way they pay executives — or face significant backlash from shareholders. And its warning has the backing of the U.K. think tank High Pay Center, which says the pay ratio between top execs and “regular” workers — estimated at 129:1 — needs a serious “reality check.”
Understanding the forces that determine the pace of the clean-energy revolution in different parts of the world is the somewhat daunting task undertaken by IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency. TriplePundit spoke with IRENA’s director general to get the inside scoop.