Renewable Energy

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

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Hillary Clinton Drops One Shoe On Keystone XL, White House Drops Another

It's toast: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clarified her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline this week, and the White House backed her up.
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Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable

Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to…
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The Role Cities Can Play In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cities use 78 percent of energy globally, according to a United Nations report, and produce over 60 percent of carbon emissions. So, they…
The Shams 1 solar power plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is one of dozens of solar power projects generating clean energy in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Solar Surges in the Middle East and North Africa

Last year was a breakthrough year for solar in the Middle East with over 30 solar projects awarded – a ten-fold increase on…
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Aspen Goes 100 Percent Renewable

Aspen, Colorado, just became the third U.S. city to meet all of its electricity needs with renewable energy.
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Toyota Ups the Ante On Controversial Hydrogen Economy

The hydrogen economy could transition from dream to reality if Toyota's renewable hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration project in Japan proves successful.
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Productive Energy Use: A Catalyzer for Rural Energy and Water Access

Pico-solar lighting and solar home systems have proved themselves as revolutionary entry-level energy access technologies for low-income rural communities. These technologies have kick-started…
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Report: Curb Carbon Emissions or Grow Money Trees

Citibank's new report says investing in low-carbon energy now would save everyone $1.8 trillion. In contrast, if everyone sits on the couch, eats…
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SunSaluter Provides Clean Water as it Tracks the Sun

At just 22 years old, Eden Full is running a nonprofit that provides clean water and energy to communities around the world.
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Market Turmoil and the Death Throes of the Fossil Fuel Era

“All businesses, like humans, fight death. And fight [the fossil fuel industry] will, with all the considerable power they have," Paul Gilding, former…
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Keystone XL Pipeline Sputters Out As U.S. Solar Generation Soars to Record High

As rumors fly about the impending Keystone XL permit denial, U.S. solar generation soars to new heights thanks partly to the support of…
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Energy Storage is Coming Home

A recent GTM research report predicts behind-the-meter storage (residential, commercial, education, military or nonprofit) will account for 45 percent of the market by…
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Economists Ask If Energy Efficiency Is A Good Investment

Too many customers view utility pricing (and its regulation) as skewed toward the utility. And too many customers have invested in energy efficiency…
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‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…
Germany Leads the World in Solar Power

How Germany Became a Solar Superpower

Germany continues to break records in solar power and renewable energy production overall. How are they doing this, and how does the U.S.…
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