Renewable Energy

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

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BMW Partners with Green Mountain for Wind-Powered Driving

BMW has figured out an interesting way to add value to the electric vehicle driving experience. By partnering with the clean power company…
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Tower Tariffs: The Winds of a Trade War with China?

Renewable energy trade conflicts with China are heating up and blowing strong. The latest action by the Commerce Department has set tariffs that…
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Cleantech Co bSolar Develops Double-Sided Solar Panels

Solar panels have been around for decades, but researchers are still trying to develop affordable double-sided panels – able to capture both direct…
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New Venture Funding for Carbon/Water/Nitrogen Cycle Instrument Provider

A mix of venture capital firms are taking additional equity stakes in Santa Clara-based Picarro, banking on growing demand for a new generation…
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California’s Publicly Owned Utilities Have Plenty of Work to Do on Renewables

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report that examined the state’s 10 largest POUs between 2003 and 2010
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The Tale of Two Cities’ Solar Solutions

The solar installations in both Baltimore and Tulare demonstrate that local governments and organizations can generate their own clean power from the sun…
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South Korean Utility Acquires UTC Power Fuel Cells to Meet Clean Energy Goals

Fuel cells have proven to be especially popular with South Korea's electric utilities. UTC Power's sold 14 of its PureCell Model 400 systems…
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5 Steps to Make the Business Case for Solar

In order to achieve success with commercial solar, you need a sound business case. Here are five steps to get you there.
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You Want Fries with Your Charge?

At the Great Escape Restaurant you can recharge yourself and your EV.
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Denmark Will Be 100% Renewable By Mid-Century

Denmark’s Energy Strategy 2050 contains initiatives aimed at reducing fossil fuel consumption 33% by 2020 and to achieve complete independence from fossil fuels…

Green Jobs and Rio+20: The Dirty Work of Transitioning to a Green Economy

We came into the negotiations thinking that countries might agree to implement national strategies for green job creation, especially for young people. But all…
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Brazil Officials Close World’s Largest Open Trash Site in Advance of Rio+20

The world's largest open-air trash site, Jardim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro, closed over the weekend. Gases from decomposing waste at the shut-down…
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Kaiser Permanente: Climate Change Threatens Health Mission

Climate change a threat to health care’s basic mission—delivering health.
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Worldwide Investment in Renewable Energy Hit $257 Billion in 2011

Worldwide investment in renewable energy hit a record high last year in spite of the financial crisis. Solar energy also overtook wind power…
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NRDC Rates G20 on Renewable Energy, Urges Greater Action at Rio+20

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) yesterday released its Renewable Energy Scorecard, a report that ranks and analyzes G20 member nations' renewable energy…