Renewable Energy

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


Economists Ask If Energy Efficiency Is A Good Investment

Too many customers view utility pricing (and its regulation) as skewed toward the utility. And too many customers have invested in energy efficiency…
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‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…
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How Germany Became a Solar Superpower

Germany continues to break records in solar power and renewable energy production overall. How are they doing this, and how does the U.S.…
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SolarCity’s New GivePower Foundation Brings Light to Schools in Need

It's been going on quietly, behind the scenes, for five years now. SolarCity's board chairman, Elon Musk, said back in 2010 that the…

The Triumph of Solar in the Energy Race

Bad news is all around us from loss of species to global warming, social fragmentation, and growing inequality. The good news is that…
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SolarCity’s Buffalo Boom Brightens Local Economy

The solar giant just completed the 1.2 million-square-foot shell for a manufacturing plant that near the Buffalo River. The $900 million factory is…

Biodegradable Batteries … For Real?

Biodegradable batteries are all-natural, nontoxic, and compatible with smartphones, laptops, wearable electronics and medical devices. But when will they find commercial success?
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Energy Department Foresees Algae Biofuel in your Future

Fleet managers are turning to compressed natural gas (CNG) in the short term, but fossil gas as a source is highly problematic, and…

Free Utility Customers To Profit From the Clean Power Plan

Today's adoption of the Clean Power Plan begs this question: Why shouldn’t a utility customer be able to put solar on their roof,…

SolarCity Provides a Way for SMBs To Afford Solar Energy

SolarCity recently introduced a new solar energy service that enables small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to pay less for solar than they pay…
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UPS Drives Toward 1 Billion Miles with Alternative Fuels

UPS CSO Rhonda Clark talks about their latest CSR report, driving toward 1 billion miles with alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and…

5 Drivers of Advanced Energy Growth

Energy is a highly regulated industry, at both the state and national level. But which is more important for growth: policy actions or…

Renewables — 70% of New Power This Year

The future of electricity in the U.S. of A is in renewables. Renewable energy accounted for almost 70 percent (69.5 percent) of new…

New York City’s Government Buildings To Be 100 Percent Renewable

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took the first strides toward his goal to power all city government buildings and facilities with…
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Alabamians Overwhelmingly Ask for Freedom to Choose Solar Energy

A recent survey shows that nearly 8 in 10 Alabamians want utilities to use more solar; even more oppose fees that keep it…