Renewable Energy

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

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Highlights From the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

Poking around the exhibit hall at the 2015 World Future Energy Summit, one of the key elements of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, there…
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The Eco-Socio Revolution in Jordan’s Second Largest City

Irbid boasts some of the best universities in the region, but the city was plagued by high unemployment until recently.

Ecolab’s Minnesota Offices to Go 100 Percent Solar

Add another one to the list: Yesterday Fortune 500 company Ecolab announced that its Minnesota offices will be going completely solar. It's signed…

‘Solar Gardens’ Growing New Potential for Energy in Minnesota

Minnesota's solar energy legislation, combined with Xcel Energy's new Solar Rewards Community program, has the potential to open the door for solar investments…
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Germany’s Carbon Emissions Fall as Renewable Energy Takes the Lead

A confluence of powerful trends shaped up in Germany in 2014. Renewable energy production rose, greenhouse gas emissions and power prices fell while…
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Denmark Sets New Wind Power World Record

Denmark has announced it has scored 39.1 percent of its energy from wind in 2014, double what it was 10 years ago.

Renewable Energy Rising Across All Spheres of U.S. Society

From manufacturing to universities, schools, communities and government facilities, renewable energy is expected to continue its rapid rise, despite the recent sharp drop…

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Pushes For Distributed Wind

A group of Senators recently urged the U.S. Department of Energy to continue funding programs for the domestic distributed wind energy industry. What's…
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California Governor Calls for 50 Percent Renewables By 2030

During Gov. Jerry Brown’s inaugural address, he called for California to generate 50 percent of its power from renewables by 2030.
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National Security Will Be Achieved Through Energy

As a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, I believe that what happens to the country and to the world will depend on…
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Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect

Data center advocacy has moved tech companies to renewable energy at an alarming rate. In some cases, it even helped change laws.
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Lighting the Way Forward with Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly cheaper and more efficient. In promoting renewables, we can end our reliance on fossil fuels while creating new…
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Renewable Energy ‘Poop Bus’ Begins Operating in the U.K.

Public transport powered by human waste and sewage could be coming to a bus stop near you before too long. In fact it’s…
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SolarCity and Buffalo’s Transformation

Earlier this fall SolarCity announced it would build a massive photovoltaic solar panel factory in Buffalo. Could this help drive the city's resurgence?
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Our Moonshot: NRG’s Path To a Clean Energy Future

The chief sustainability officer of NRG Energy shares the company's bold CO2 reduction goals.