Renewable Energy

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

Third-graders from Gibraltar Area Schools in Wisconsin strike a pose in front of their new solar array.

Why Tom Steyer Should Spend $100 Million on Green Schools

We need a scientifically literate public like a heart needs a beat. And the green schools movement is the vehicle that will push…
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Historic Climate Court Decision in the Netherlands

Big news from the Netherlands, where a court just decided that the government was not doing enough to combat climate change. Yep. You…
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Carbon Pricing Spurs Economic Development in Oregon

The Oregon case shows that, rather than hurting the economy, carbon pricing can fund the economic development in rural America and combat climate…
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Making Renewable Energy Greener

A new report highlights main sources and causes of greenhouse gas emissions in solar and wind energy – and how we can make…
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New York City Plans the World’s First Underground Park

New York City asked, “How can we build more green space in our cities?” Then it asked an even crazier question, “What if…
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Will China’s Environmental Cleanup Catch Up With Its Economic Development?

China’s green energy program is one of the largest, and most underreported, in the world. However, economic development is also a priority to…
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Defining a New Approach to Energy

The world has reached a critical point in its exploration of energy sources, and it stands on the cusp on redefining how we…
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Interfaith Power & Light Gets a Charge from Pope’s Encyclical

Bridging political and economic divides as well as religious faiths, Interfaith Power & Light sees Pope Francis's climate change encyclical as a powerful…
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Problems Holding the Solar Industry Back

The solar industry has made great strides in the past few years and is now enjoying explosive growth. However, for this growth to…
Students at Rainshadow Community Charter High School in Reno, Nevada, celebrate the installation of their new 31 kilowatt solar array in 2010. So far, schools have gone solar.

$100 Million for Solar Schools

If you had $100 million to address climate change, what would you do with it? The National Solar Schools Consortium has its answer.…
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India to Increase Solar Energy Five-Fold by 2022

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the nod to increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold, to a goal of 100 gigawatts by 2022.…
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Report Confirms: 2015 Is (Yet Another) Big Year for Solar

New solar energy installations will grow faster this year than previously expected, according to Mercom Capital, which will make 2015 another strong year…
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Spent Chevrolet Volt Batteries to Help Power a GM Data Center

Even when a Chevrolet Volt battery can’t power the car any longer, it still has some juice left. That juice can be used…
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Is There a Shell Game Occurring on Renewable Energy?

Speaking this month at an OPEC’s 167th meeting in Vienna, Shell's Ben van Beurden said traditional energy sources should integrate and work together…
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Pressure Builds on Amazon to Clean Up Data Center Energy Use

Amazon Web Services is investing in what is to be the largest solar energy farm in Virginia, a step on the path toward…