energy

From Dumb to Smart: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Technology is rapidly facilitating a jump to a Jetsons-esque age of the “smart home.” Today, we have a few tricks at our disposal…

NAACP: Access to Electricity Is a Human Right

Advocacy groups, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), are calling for access to electricity to be classified as…

Trump Administration on Board with Solar-Powered Renewable Hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen created by splitting water with solar energy is getting a lot of love from the Trump administration these days; coal, not…

Portland Metro Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2050

This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by…

Low-Carbon Policies Create Jobs and Spur a Healthy Economy

Some say low-carbon policies are job killers that leave blue-collar workers behind. But in this day of he said/she said and fake news,…

Two Keys to Successful Commercial Solar

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth explains how utilities use demand charges to put a cloud over customer-owned solar power.

The Next Big Thing in Renewable Energy for Homeowners

Capacity for home energy-storage technologies continues to rise while costs go down. This will make solar a no-brainer for many families.

Amazon Invests In Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Amazon's new zero-emission forklift deal could usher in a new future for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, off-street and on.

EU Says No to Palm Oil for Biofuel: Corn and Soy Could Be Next

On Tuesday, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling for the EU to phase out the use of vegetable oils, including palm oil,…

Climate Change Policies and Federal Funding Cuts Could Impact Military, Developing Nations

When White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year on March 16, he said "spending on…

Westinghouse Bankruptcy: The End of Nuclear Power?

Westinghouse Electric's Chapter 11, filed on Wednesday, may be a watershed event for the nuclear power industry.

Rolling Back the Clean Power Plan Will Hurt U.S. Jobs, Competitiveness

Donald Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.” That won’t happen by rolling back policies like the…

Coal Executive to Trump: You Can’t Bring Mining Jobs Back

One of the coal sector’s most strident generals, Murray Energy founder and CEO Robert Murray, said the president should “temper” expectations about how…

The Other Shoe Drops: Trump Signs Executive Order Gutting Environmental Protections

Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research.…

Global Brewer AB InBev Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2025

Today AB InBev, the international beer giant that owns hundreds of beer brands across 50 countries, committed to source 100 percent of its…