Renewable Energy

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

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Interfaith Power & Light Gets a Charge from Pope’s Encyclical

Bridging political and economic divides as well as religious faiths, Interfaith Power & Light sees Pope Francis's climate change encyclical as a powerful…
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Problems Holding the Solar Industry Back

The solar industry has made great strides in the past few years and is now enjoying explosive growth. However, for this growth to…
Students at Rainshadow Community Charter High School in Reno, Nevada, celebrate the installation of their new 31 kilowatt solar array in 2010. So far, schools have gone solar.

$100 Million for Solar Schools

If you had $100 million to address climate change, what would you do with it? The National Solar Schools Consortium has its answer.…
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India to Increase Solar Energy Five-Fold by 2022

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the nod to increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold, to a goal of 100 gigawatts by 2022.…
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Report Confirms: 2015 Is (Yet Another) Big Year for Solar

New solar energy installations will grow faster this year than previously expected, according to Mercom Capital, which will make 2015 another strong year…
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Spent Chevrolet Volt Batteries to Help Power a GM Data Center

Even when a Chevrolet Volt battery can’t power the car any longer, it still has some juice left. That juice can be used…
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Is There a Shell Game Occurring on Renewable Energy?

Speaking this month at an OPEC’s 167th meeting in Vienna, Shell's Ben van Beurden said traditional energy sources should integrate and work together…
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Pressure Builds on Amazon to Clean Up Data Center Energy Use

Amazon Web Services is investing in what is to be the largest solar energy farm in Virginia, a step on the path toward…
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Hawaii Promises 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2045

Hawaii, the nation's biggest fossil fuel user, will now be a pioneer for renewable energy. A bill that assures 100 percent use by…
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Tata Power, Honeywell Roll Out First-of-its-Kind Smart Grid System

Linking 160 commercial and industrial buildings in New Delhi, India, the automated demand response system is expected to reduce peak power demand by…
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Less Water, More Energy, More Problems

Water and energy are more closely tied together than you might realize, and the historic California drought is bringing this relationship to the…
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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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