Renewable Energy

News and analysis on the solar, wind and other renewable energy sectors.

U.S. Ups the Ante on Renewable Hydrogen Production

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory plans to lead a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of renewable hydrogen. It's just one…

New Wind Energy Study Aims to Break Transmission Barriers

A study on wind energy benefits in Iowa helps the U.S. wind industry make its case for more wind farms nationwide -- and…

Scientists Accidentally Discover a Way to Convert CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say they stumbled into a chemical process that could reshape…

Heat and Beat: DuPont Calls for Real-World Testing of PV Solar

Cost pressures, untested materials and lagging standards: These and other issues now confront an industry still finding its way in a burgeoning marketplace.…

Tiny Microalgae Could Lead Hydrogen Economy

New research from Tel Aviv University demonstrates the potential for industrial-scale hydrogen production from a renewable resource: microalgae.

Airlines to Test Alternative Fuel

The technology already exists to transition the global aviation industry to alternative, low-carbon fuels. But manufacturers haven’t been able to produce the necessary…

HyperSolar Bumps the Hydrogen Race into High Gear

HyperSolar just patented and demonstrated a device that uses solar power to produce hydrogen from dirty water, leaving clean water behind.

Pitch Perfect: Fostering Local Talent Makes Clean Cookstoves More Popular

BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person…

Hydrogen Economy Gets Real: Renewable Power for Rail Transportation

The hydrogen economy dream is getting closer to reality in the transportation sector, as France's Alstom launches fuel cell trains to replace diesel.

Toyota Plans to Run a Fuel Cell Car On Human Waste

In its home country, Toyota will utilize human waste to produce energy for its flagship fuel cell car, the Mirai.

Twitter Chat Recap: #GM100 with GM, WWF & The Climate Group

GM, WWF, the Climate Group and TriplePundit discussed GM’s 100% renewable energy goal amidst the backdrop of Climate Week NYC. This goal, along…

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Doubles Down on Wind Energy

Amazon's new Texas wind project brings the company one step closer to achieving 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure.

Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

The cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom, according to a new Energy Department survey of…

Today’s Solar Sales Tactics are Misleading Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner considering solar, you’re not alone. Yet many struggle to distinguish a good deal from a good sales pitch.

Henk Rogers of Tetris Wants Clean Energy Storage For All

Henk Rogers, the man who brought Tetris out from behind the Iron Curtain, is determined to bring clean energy storage to homeowners everywhere.