Renewable Energy

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

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More Signs of Solar Energy’s Upside in India

A sea change is gathering in India as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity. You can see it at the…
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Michigan Municipal Leaders Protest Rate Increase for LED Lights

Earlier this year, DTE Energy announced a rate hike for LED lights, while lowering rates on sodium lighting, which can use up to…
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Emerging Markets and the Multi-Million Dollar Solar Boom

Jigar Shah describes the solar boom now happening in India.
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New Crop of OneEnergy Scholars Looks to Make a Net Impact

Aiming to forge careers in the U.S. solar industry, six students will receive mentoring and hands-on training from OneEnergy Renewables and Net Impact.
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Elon Musk’s Next Business Venture: Home Energy Storage

In an earnings call last week, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will soon unveil a consumer lithium-ion battery that can be…
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GM Adds Wind Energy to Power Factories in Mexico

GM's 34 MW wind energy farm in Palo Alto, 325 miles (526 km) from Mexico City, will launch during the second quarter of…
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Apple Invests $3 Billion in Solar Energy

“We know that climate change is real,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. “Our view is that the time for talk has passed, and…
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Just the Facts: Sustainable Energy in America

Bloomberg New Energy Finance's third-annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook is a compendium of accomplishments that points to the fact that the renewable…
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Manure-to-Energy Plant Launches in San Joaquin Valley

The launch of the Calgren Ethanol Biogester, a manure-to-energy plant 60 miles south of Fresno, will help California meet its clean energy goals.
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$280 Million More for Rural Renewables

U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients -- Arkansas' Supersave Foods and…
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As Congress Mulls Keystone XL Pipeline, States Champion Renewables

Attention on the Keystone XL Pipeline detracts from a number of other significant developments in our quest towards a more vibrant economy.
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Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year -- and now runs 100 percent…
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MillerCoors Adds Solar Power to the Brew

MillerCoors is now a step closer to its energy reduction goals, with the announcement of a 3.2-megawatt solar array completed at its Irwindale,…
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NREL Report Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S.…
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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors

The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s…
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