Renewable Energy

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

Nuclear fusion’s tenuous future as a reliable energy source is perhaps best illustrated by the history of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project.

Can Nuclear Fusion Save the Planet?

The real solution to global warming may lie in the uncertain future of nuclear fusion.
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ExxonMobil, MIT Hook Up on $25 Million Energy Initiative

ExxonMobil will collaborate with MIT on a “wide range” of projects, including research to improve and expand renewable energy sources and find more…
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Solar Prices Still Falling Fast, Study Finds

Solar prices continue to drop, according to findings of a joint report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…
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Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Although it is touted as a bridge fuel, natural gas abundance is hurting renewable energy development and encouraging greater energy consumption, a new…
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McKinsey Touts Bioenergy as Coal Replacement

McKinsey writers Marco Albani, Nicolas Denis and Anna Granskog assert that biomass-based energy should not be counted out just yet. “Although today it…
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Southwest to Fly with Forest Waste Biofuel

The airline’s recent agreement with Colorado’s Red Rock Biofuels will have a double benefit: The low carbon renewable jet fuel — made using…
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Masdar Invests $858M in U.K. Offshore Wind

Yesterday Masdar announced its partnership with two Norwegian firms in the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located off the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.…
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Note to U.N. Climate Delegates: Don’t Forget Renewable Natural Gas

Natural gas critics and boosters alike are missing something important: the advent of a fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which is chemically…
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Study: Cats, Cell Towers are More Deadly to Birds Than Wind Turbines

Wind energy has famously pitted environmentalists against each other – renewable energy and climate action advocates vs. wildlife conservationists concerned about wind turbines…

Half a Million Homes and Businesses Now Powered By Solar

The U.S. solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and…
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Hawaiian Electric to Retool with Solar, Smart Grid and Energy Storage

Hawaiian Electric's strategic 2030 plan sets a 65 percent target for renewable electricity generation, including nearly tripling distributed solar PV and cutting customers'…
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Kellogg Sets Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Fans of Frosted Flakes and Eggo, two Kellogg Co. brands, who are also champions of sustainability have something to cheer about: Kellogg recently…
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Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July

According to the U.S. government agency FERC, renewables generated 100 percent of new U.S. energy capacity in July.
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NRG Energy Crowdsources Presidential Hunt

The days of professional headhunters may not be coming to a close, but if NRG's newest personnel search is successful, there may be…
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German, Swedish Groups Join in $1.6 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

Germany's Munich City Utilities and Sweden's Vattenfall announced they will invest $1.6 billion in building Sandbank, an offshore wind farm capable of producing…