Renewable Energy

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

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Got a Sustainable Business Plan in the Works? It Could be Worth $680,000

The goal of the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s Green Challenge is to bring smart and innovative green products and services to the mass market…
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Fast Fashion Retailer Forever 21 Goes Solar, But is it Enough?

Forever 21 recently commenced the installation of a 5.1-megawatt solar power system at its headquarters in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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Obama: “We Don’t Fear the Future” of Climate Change

On the heels of the administration’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, President Barack Obama today announced an array of executive…
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Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050?

In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs…
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Masdar Partners With Companies to Develop Energy-Efficient Desalination Pilot Project

Masdar Chairman Dr. Ahmed Al Jaber said, "Seawater desalination is an energy intensive process that if left unchecked will become unsustainable over time.…
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Spanish Island Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

El Hierro, the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is set to become the world’s first land mass to be fully energy self-sufficient, when…
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The New Energy Landscape Part II: Growth Areas for Impact and Sustainable Energy Investment

Energy is set to be a key global concern for the foreseeable future—and to continue to be an important focus for impact and…
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SolarCoin: Accelerating Solar Investment

SolarCoin offers an added reward that can increase the number of solar electricity systems built. As solar expands as a source of electricity,…
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Michigan Cities Building a Sustainable Energy Platform: Holland, Ann Arbor and Beyond

This is the second post in a two-part series examining how Michigan cities are adopting sustainable energy efficiency platforms to recover from the…
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The New Energy Landscape Part I: Impact and Sustainable Energy Investing

New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It's more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable…
Grand Rapids, and other cities in Michigan, are using energy efficiency programs to recover from the economic downturn.

Michigan Cities Building a Sustainable Energy Platform: Focus on Grand Rapids

In a two-part series, Haris Alibašić, director of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability, provides case studies of sustainable…
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EIA Underestimating Renewable Energy Growth, Analysis Finds

Analysis by the nonprofit research group Sun Day Campaign finds that renewable energy sources in the U.S. could reach or exceed 16 percent…

China’s Coal Boom is Waning With Ambitious Reductions Targets

Growing rapidly from 2000 to 2010, China's coal use growth has slowed considerably. Now an ambitious plan is likely to cut China's coal…
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Greenpeace Slams Amazon on Dirty Energy Use

Amazon gets failing grades from Greenpeace on energy transparency; renewable energy commitment and siting policy; and renewable energy deployment and advocacy. The company…
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Renewables Account for 92% of New Capacity, Still a Slow Start Compared to 2013

Renewable energy sources outpaced fossil fuel energy sources in the first two months of the year, offering encouraging signs for the coming months.…