Renewable Energy

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

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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…
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10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.

Green Energy Options Get a Boost Through Electric Choice Programs

One of the stumbling blocks for ecologically sustainable and newer alternative energy sources is that they're not yet developed to their full capacity,…

Energy Subsidies Losing the Wind Beneath Their Wings?

Why does the renewable energy industry have to apply every one or two or five years to have their incentives renewed?
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Abu Dhabi’s Promise of a Bright Energy Future

Abu Dhabi is strategically positioned to initiate a new phase in the global effort to transition to renewable energy sources.
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MIT to Obama: Get Serious About Climate Change

Arguing that any climate change initiatives need to be for the long haul, MIT Technology Review's editors urge the Obama Administration to tackle…
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Hawaii Switches on 21MW Auwahi Wind Farm on Maui

Last week Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy launched the 21 megawatt (MW) Auwahi Wind Farm on the island of…
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Abundance Generation Fastest Growing Crowdfunding Platform in Renewable Energy Investments

Democratic finance is a new way to invest your money that doesn’t involve trusting banks. Instead, you can make investments in renewable energy…
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How Leaders and Citizens Can Learn From Qatar’s Focus on the Water-Energy Nexus

Qatar's policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
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SC Johnson Puts Real Wind Power into Windex

SC Johnson, manufacturer of some of the most iconic household products in America, has just powered up a gigantic wind power installation at…
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DuPont to Build World-Class Biofuel Refinery in Central Iowa

DuPont has broken ground on a $200 million biofuel refinery in Nevada, Iowa. The facility will be among the world’s first and largest…
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Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar The New Titans of Solar?

Saudi Arabia claims it will invest $109 billion in order to generate 30% of its domestic energy needs by 2032, and Qatar is…
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New Technology for Hybrid Car Motors Leaves Rare Earth Behind

Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally…
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Solar Energy Brings Power to Rural India

For the last year, the village of Meerwada in Central India has been learning to live with solar energy. Located some 90 minutes…