Renewable Energy

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

Free Utility Customers To Profit From the Clean Power Plan

Today's adoption of the Clean Power Plan begs this question: Why shouldn’t a utility customer be able to put solar on their roof,…

SolarCity Provides a Way for SMBs To Afford Solar Energy

SolarCity recently introduced a new solar energy service that enables small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to pay less for solar than they pay…

UPS Drives Toward 1 Billion Miles with Alternative Fuels

UPS CSO Rhonda Clark talks about their latest CSR report, driving toward 1 billion miles with alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and…

5 Drivers of Advanced Energy Growth

Energy is a highly regulated industry, at both the state and national level. But which is more important for growth: policy actions or…

Renewables — 70% of New Power This Year

The future of electricity in the U.S. of A is in renewables. Renewable energy accounted for almost 70 percent (69.5 percent) of new…

New York City’s Government Buildings To Be 100 Percent Renewable

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took the first strides toward his goal to power all city government buildings and facilities with…

Alabamians Overwhelmingly Ask for Freedom to Choose Solar Energy

A recent survey shows that nearly 8 in 10 Alabamians want utilities to use more solar; even more oppose fees that keep it…

Masdar’s Solar Hub Provides Unique Test Facility in the Middle East

Despite the obvious advantages of an ever-shining sun, the Middle East is actually less than ideal for solar power -- explaining, at least…

Coming Soon: The End of Coal

Thanks to a concerted campaign by environmentalists and huge progress in renewables, coal is (finally) on the way out.

How the U.S. Stacks Up In Terms of Ecological Footprint and Resource Availability

Have you ever wondered how the U.S. and its states are doing in terms of resource availability and ecological footprints? You don’t have…

Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

Amazon Web Services recently announced plans for a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina's Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. When completed, it will…

Regional Cap-and-Trade Shown to Save Money While Boosting Economy and Cutting Emissions

When the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was established, organizations like the Institute for Energy Research and the Heritage Foundation argued against any…

Japan Transforms Abandoned Golf Courses Into Solar Power Plants

Japan is using run-down golf courses to inch toward the goal of doubling its use of renewables by 2030 in the aftermath of…

Solar Power Continues Its March to the Mainstream

For years, some argued that widespread adoption of solar power would be too expensive. Fortunately, analysis after analysis have proven critics wrong. This…

Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.