green economy

What does it mean to build a “green economy”?

Marines-solar-training-300x200

DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur…
Greensmith projects_collage

Report: 2015 Will Be a ‘Breakout Year’ for U.S. Energy Storage

Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity -- 220 megawatts worth -- is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth…
green housing

Platform Brings Energy Efficiency to Affordable Housing

The Free State Energy Benchmarking Program aims to deliver significant energy-efficiency savings to affordable housing owners in seven U.S. states.
Alaska_clean_energy_AndreaP

2015 Set to be a “Breakout Year” for U.S. Energy Storage

Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity (220 MWs' worth) is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected…
Solar Grid container

Place Your Bets: SunEdison Buys Solar Energy Storage Startup

SunEdison's acquisition of Solar Grid highlights growing interest among VCs and leading energy, industrial and solar companies in stationary energy storage. Along with…
3M Forestry-Cropped

3M, ForestEthics Bury Hatchet, Save Forests

Crafted in collaboration with ForestEthics and Greenpeace, 3M's new pulp and paper sourcing policy establishes a new industry sustainability standard aimed at ensuring…
global divestment day new york

Solar Crowdfunding Startup Offers Attractive Returns

San Francisco's RE-volv has raised over $120,000 via three Indiegogo campaigns to finance solar installations among community nonprofits and cooperatives.
CLA

16 Organizations Recognized as U.S. Climate Action Leaders

BoA, Chevrolet, Clorox, the city of San Francisco and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch were among the recipients of the EPA's 2015 Climate Leadership…
Pendleton solar training

Marines Seek Second Career in Solar

The Marines at Camp Pendleton are the first crop of an expected 200 transitioning service members taking advantage of the pilot phase of…
vanadium pt

Dark Horse May Outdo Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

Vanadium-flow batteries offer a much better value proposition than lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage, says Fremont, California-based Imergy.
2015-Volkswagen-e-Golf-108-626x382

Volkswagen to Invest $10 Million in U.S. EV Charging Infrastructure

Off the back of its partnership with BMW and Chargepoint, Volkswagen announced it will invest $10 million in EV charging infrastructure in the…
Glencore Raglan wind turbine

Grid, Mining Projects Highlight Energy Storage Potential

Two planned projects highlight the benefits of advanced energy storage systems, including reducing operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing efficiency and…
Bidgely_Logo

Utilities Look to Leverage Smartphones for Connected Home Analytics

Smart energy and connected home startups, such as Bidgely, aim to leverage smartphones and cloud-based platforms to analyze utility customer data, engage customers…
vivint-solar

Solar PV: Own or Lease?

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory tackles the issue in two new studies.
Agora Energiewende logo

Germany’s Carbon Emissions Fall as Renewable Energy Takes the Lead

A confluence of powerful trends shaped up in Germany in 2014. Renewable energy production rose, greenhouse gas emissions and power prices fell while…