Renewable Energy

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

How Renewable Energy Can Accelerate the Microgrid Revolution

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have underscored the advantages of microgrids, especially those equipped with distributed renewable energy.

Questions to Ask When Developing a Successful Renewable Energy Procurement Strategy

Businesses are increasingly integrating renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) into their broader energy procurement and management strategy. Here are some helpful questions…

Beyond Rooftop Solar: How a 170-Year-Old Gas Company Stays Modern with Renewables

WGL, formerly Washington Gas and Light, has 170-year-old roots in natural gas, but it is rapidly transitioning into renewables.

Scotland Ramps Up Offshore Wind, Benefits Ripple Across the Pond

Politics have been getting in the way of the U.S. offshore wind industry, but Scotland's efforts to lower costs could help break the…

Toyota’s Hydrogen Dream Could Help 7-Eleven Grow — Sustainably

Toyota and 7-Eleven have joined forces to measure how hydrogen can reduce the carbon emissions of convenience stores and delivery trucks in Japan.

Seismologists Say Oklahoma’s Man-Made Earthquakes Can’t Be Un-Made Any Time Soon

Oklahoma's oil and gas industry has created a legacy of earthquake risks that could inhibit economic development, but wind power is riding to…

Will China and India Lead on Global Climate Action and Environmental Protection?

With President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way…

How Solar Companies Give Back

Here are just a few ways solar companies are turning profits into good and making the world a better place.

San Diego Study Finds Cheaper, Greener Energy from Utility Leapfrog

A recent study found a surprise: San Diego can meet its climate change goals and lower electricity rates by circumventing the local utility.…

Op/Ed: NRG Sustainability Commitments Stronger Than Ever

Bruno Sarda, the Head of Sustainability at NRG explains why the energy company's commitment to a sustainable energy future hasn't wavered, even though…

Explainer: India, Global Warming and the Paris Accord

The developing nation is on track to meet its commitment under the Paris Accord. But India also needs bold new climate and energy…

Leaked DOE Grid Study Favors Renewables — Will Politics Intervene?

A new grid study ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was reportedly intended to support coal and nuclear, but facts on the ground…

Tiny Signs of Consensus on Climate Change Emerge in U.S. Congress

The U.S. Department of Defense is emerging as a safe space in which Republican members of Congress can affirm support for action on…

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

The Trump administration's Department of Energy appears to be solidly in favor of solar power, with new grants aimed at slashing costs and…

$8 Million for Algae Biofuel from U.S. Department of Energy

Despite Trump's tough talk favoring fossil fuels, his Department of Energy is pushing algae biofuel and other renewables for the bioeconomy of the…