Renewable Energy

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

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Norway’s Huge Coal Divestment: From Climate Hero to Greenwash and Back Again

Norway's huge coal divestment announcement attracted accolades, but a look behind the statistics shows a careful balance between progress and greenwash.
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Intel Installs Wind Micro-Turbines On HQ Roof

Intel recently installed one of the world’s largest wind micro-turbine arrays on the roof of its headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
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Money and Climate Change: Can We Foot the Bill?

If we are serious about zeroing our carbon footprint we need to at least quadruple the pace of investment in renewable energy. How…
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GE Introduces the ‘Smart’ Digital Wind Farm

GE's new Digital Wind technology looks at the commercial wind farm from a whole new angle. But will its new brainstorm be able…
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Solar, Wind Account for 100 Percent of New Generation Capacity in April

Those looking to stem rapid growth in renewable energy deployments "are swimming against the tide," the executive director of the American Solar Energy…
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Putting Solar on the Map: A Brief Overview of Solar Mapping

Solar maps may depict solar energy potential as well as existing and planned installations. Some maps contain historic information, allowing one to see…
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EPA Helps Companies Make the Business Case for Green Power

The EPA's Green Power Partnership includes more than 1,300 partner organizations using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power each year. Beyond reducing carbon…
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Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent…
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Renewable Energy Now Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

Renewable energy job numbers rose 18 percent year-over-year to reach 7.7 million in 2015, according an annual jobs review from the International Renewable…
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Apple Talks Corporate Social Responsibility

Get an inside glimpse of Apple's corporate responsibility effort from Jacky Haynes, senior director of supplier responsibility for the tech giant.
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Renewable Energy Could Be the Key to Emergency Aid in Nepal

Hundreds of thousands of families are displaced without power in Nepal. Because Nepalese locals and relief groups need reliable energy sources, Greenlight Planet…
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3p Weekend: 10 Hottest Headlines of the Year

Did you miss out on any of the year's biggest news? There's only one way to find out. Give that inbox a break,…
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California’s Renewable Energy Plan Will Save $51 Billion a Year

During his inaugural address back in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown called for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. The clean energy plan…
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Renewable, Local Power Options Expand

Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and with the advent of community choice aggregation (CCA), that shift…
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Can Philadelphians Forge an Energy Hub?

The “Philadelphia energy hub” is stuck in the promotional stage of the issue attention-cycle, in which boosters and doomsayers each try to create…
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