energy

A Rockefeller Tells Why the U.S. Must Move Away from Fossil Fuels

Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help…

Putting the Value Back Into Data

Companies waste 30 percent of the energy they consume. Mike Carlson, president of Siemens Digital Grid, explains how we can cut that figure…

Is Australia Really Winning the Solar Energy Race?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 percent of Australian households now have either rooftop solar panels or solar-powered hot water systems…

Biggest Wind Energy Project In U.S. History Inches Forward Despite Opposition

The Energy Department has stepped in to authorize the construction of a new wind energy transmission line, leaping over state-level opposition. But some…

China Focuses on Climate Action in Latest Five-Year Plan

While the economy remains the central focus every five years, the 2015-2020 plan sets some lofty goals to lower pollution and improve the…

Coming to an Embattled Community Near You: Gas Companies With Chainsaws?

Academy-award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox was arrested on Thursday while serving pancakes at an anti-pipeline protest. In this op/ed, he shares why he's…

Leonardo DiCaprio: China Could Be a Climate ‘Hero’

At a press conference in the Chinese capital, DiCaprio said: “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest…

Oil Sands Giant Tells Shareholders to Vote ‘Yes’ on Climate Change Disclosure

Suncor, a $31 billion integrated energy giant based in Calgary, Alberta, is advising its shareholders to vote “yes” on a proposal that mandates…

Solar Beat Natural Gas for New Electric Generation Capacity in 2015

Solar energy had another record-breaking year in 2015, installing nearly 7.3 gigawatts of new capacity.

China Cuts Nearly 2 Million Coal and Steel Jobs

Due to slowing growth and an uncertain future, China is cutting around 1.8 million jobs in the coal and steel industries and relocating…

Unilever to Use Algae Oil in Personal Care Products

Anyone who has followed the sustainability conversation for a while has undoubtedly heard about the promise of algae as a raw material. Now,…

Koch Brothers Win the Wind Energy Battle, Lose the War

The Obama administration gave a huge kickstart to offshore wind energy development in New York state, despite Koch-fueled efforts to stop renewable energy…

Obama Nixes Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast for 5 Years

The Obama administration announced that sites off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia would not be included in the…

Friends and Foes Alike ‘Stunned’ as Feds Nix Natural Gas Terminal in Oregon

In a stunning move, permission for a proposed liquified natural gas export terminal in Oregon has been denied by the Federal Energy Regulatory…

Energy Storage Takes Off

A new report from GreenTechMedia finds that energy storage capacity in the United States grew an astounding 243 percent last year – another…