Renewable Energy

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

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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?
NRG Energy is greening their business from the inside out with bold CO2 reduction goals

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.
The Tangshanpeng Wind Farm in Shandong Province, China generates 26.45 MW of electricity for nearby Qixia City.

China’s 20% Renewable Energy Commitment Challenges U.S. Utility Industry

China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world.
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.

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…

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…
climate change

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…

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…
Southwest Heart One

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…
From Left to Right - Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, President and CEO of Statkraft; Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Chairman of Masdar; Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom; Helge Lund, CEO of Statoil

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.…
Energy Vision President Joanna D. Underwood (left) at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday.

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…
Wind turbines

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…

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'…
Special K

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…