Renewable Energy

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

Movie Review: The American Dream for Environmentalists

"A Green Story," an independent film from first time writer and director Nick Agiashvili tells the true story of Van Vlahakis, an original…

Energy Efficient LEDs Displace Conventional Technology and Costs Shrink Overall

Costs are coming down on LEDs and lifespan of the bulbs have increased. Cleantech research reports this will cause the overall value of…
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WEC, Bloomberg Come Together on a “Complete View” of Global Energy

The World Energy Council and Bloomberg New Energy Finance are combining forces on a comprehensive energy cost report.
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Does BrightSource’s Shelved IPO Spell Trouble for the Solar Sector?

Recent developments like solar power-plant developer BrightSource Energy shelving its IPO, or full-service solar provider SolarCity announcing this week its plans to go…
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Bill To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Introduced Into Congress

The End Polluter Welfare Act would end fossil fuel subsidies, and save over $10 billion a year and more than $110 billion over…
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Germany Close to Slashing Solar Subsidies

The German government is close to slashing subsidies for solar energy by 20 to 40 percent despite solar's success in reaching up to…
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Microsoft Commits to Carbon Neutrality

Microsoft has committed to become carbon neutral beginning on July 1, the start of the company’s new fiscal year. Employees within at all…
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McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

McKinsey says solar is will be highly cost-competitive by 2020.
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Korea Will Launch Cap-And-Trade in 2015

Last week the South Korean National Assembly passed legislation to start a cap-and-trade system by 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase…
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Biofuels on the Brink in Europe

Indirect land use change, or ILUC, dictates that the conversion of land into farms for biofuel crops must account for its carbon emissions-and…
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UK-Based Architecture Firm Makes Solar Energy More Accessible

This is exactly what ZM Architecture, a Green Dot Award winner from the UK is doing.
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Obama: Focus on Climate Change to Bolster the Economy

Who ya gonna call on climate change?
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AB InBev: A Lean, Mean, Water-Efficient Brewing Machine

Last week Anheuser-Busch InBev released its 2011 corporate social responsibility report, which focuses on waste diversion and water stewardship.
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Lockheed Ahead of Go Green Commitments

Lockheed Martin met or exceeded its five-year sustainability goals in 2011.
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Green Data Centers: Is It Worth Running a “Losing” Race?

Explosive growth in mobile computing and cloud services has industry players, public and private sector organizations focused on greening the data center. But…