Renewable Energy

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

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John Birch Society Goes After Agenda 21

Agenda 21 has had a lot of critics over the years, but none so passionate as the John Birch Society, which sees the…
Intel's 2012 CR Report is chock-full of impressive accomplishments, but the company still wastes too much water and produces too much chemical waste.

Intel Demonstrates Water Leadership in Semiconductor Industry

Intel Corporation has released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, summarizing the chipmaker’s performance across a range of sustainability activities. The report – the…
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Where’s Our Sense of Urgency on Solar?

The reach of solar will spread, the scale will increase, and the impact on people’s lives will be massive. But the crucial question…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Windpower 2013: Ripe Market Conditions for Community Wind Projects

A variety of companies gather each year to collaborate and explore industry opportunities at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.…
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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to…
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California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…
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Could Switchgrass Replace Home Heating Oil in the Northeast?

Could switchgrass become a game changer in the northeastern U.S., where the cost of home heating oil makes for a costly winter year…
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Why Solar Power is Pure ECO:nomics

At this year's ECO:nomics Conference, energy leaders discussed the arrival of solar on the energy main stage. Learn about how an increasingly diverse…
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Guatemala’s Quetsol Campaigns to Change the Way Solar is Distributed

A small Guatemalan renewable energy company wants to change the way solar is sold to low-income rural families, saying that the popular and…
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Entergy: Utilities Should Focus on Climate Change Risk Mitigation

At the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference in DC, Rod West, Executive Vice President at Entergy Corporation urged the 450 attendees to stop focusing…
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Spanish Renewable Energy Investments Slow with U.S. Regulatory Changes

Renewable energy investments in the U.S. had a bumper year in 2012, and Spanish wind investors, like Iberdrola Renewables, have plenty to show…
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3 Corporate Sustainability Issues for 2013

The Chief Sustainability Officer of SC Johnson shares her thoughts on how companies will use sustainability to boost the bottom line in 2013.
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The iShack: Bringing Renewable Energy to South Africa Settlements

Connecting impoverished homes with electricity and access to safe drinking water has always been a challenge in South Africa. The iShack is a…
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China Should Increase Solar Capacity as Smog Swallows Beijing

The health risks of smog have convinced Shi Dinghuan, president of the Chinese Renewable Energy Society, to raise the country’s solar targets from…