Renewable Energy

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

Workers installing solar panels on top of a WalMart in Mountain View, California.

States Reap the Benefits of US Solar Job Surge

Record job growth in the solar industry is putting people to work in communities in every region of the U.S. How did yours…
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Refurbished Wind Turbines to Power the Developing World at a Profit

Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative…
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Should the Wind Energy Industry Receive Tax Credits?

The Production Tax Credit (PTC) expired on Dec. 31, and the industry is waiting to see if it will be extended, causing great…
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Sustainability in the UK National Health Service: A Case for Solar Power

With the daily tales of woe and waste, blame traded back and forth between the U.K. National Health Service and the government, what…
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Some Basic Truths About Energy Subsidies

It’s not unusual to hear people, usually change-resistant defenders of the status quo, putting down renewables as being not economically viable, because they…
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US Oil & Gas Sustainability Spending Sluggish Compared to Extraction Growth

The oil & gas industry increases sustainability spending, but not in proportion to their growth in extraction.
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China Slaps Massive Tariff on U.S. Imported Solar Materials

China has announced tariffs of up to 57% on polysilicon imported from U.S. which means hundreds of U.S. jobs lost.
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Local Beer Will Save us All

How craft beer is leading the charge toward sustainable businesses and communities.
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Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week Kicks Off with Panel on Development in Africa

Abu Dhabi sustainability week (ADSW), one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the world, launched today with a panel on the future of…
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Australian PM Ignores Climate Change, Trades Renewables for Coal

As a deadly heat wave kills bats, burns homes and scorches cities, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reverses the nation's progress on tackling…
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Can the US Navy Turn the Tide with Biofuels?

More than a century after the “Great White Fleet” ushered in a new era of U.S. involvement in global affairs, Secretary of the…

Revaluing Africa By Accounting for Natural Capital

Looking past the GDP facade and toward sustainable growth in Africa.
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Six African Countries Win $330 Million to Bolster Private Investment in Climate Action

Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African…
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Exploring the Future of Wind and Hydrokinetic Energy: Q&A with Dartmouth’s Brenden Epps

A Q&A with Dartmouth engineering professor Brenden Epps on wind and hydrokinetic energy. Professor Epps discusses his research on wind and hydrokinetic energy…
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Asian Energy Expansion Means We’re Probably Too Late to Avert Climate Change Disruption

Home to some of the world's fastest growing economies and populations, an energy forecast for Southeast Asia bode ill for efforts to curtail…