Renewable Energy

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

Leaked DOE Grid Study Favors Renewables — Will Politics Intervene?

A new grid study ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was reportedly intended to support coal and nuclear, but facts on the ground…

Tiny Signs of Consensus on Climate Change Emerge in U.S. Congress

The U.S. Department of Defense is emerging as a safe space in which Republican members of Congress can affirm support for action on…

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

The Trump administration's Department of Energy appears to be solidly in favor of solar power, with new grants aimed at slashing costs and…

$8 Million for Algae Biofuel from U.S. Department of Energy

Despite Trump's tough talk favoring fossil fuels, his Department of Energy is pushing algae biofuel and other renewables for the bioeconomy of the…

What You Need to Know About Community Choice and Solar Power

A new study indicates that local solar power development can be a powerful argument in favor of community choice programs for electricity supply.…

Sunny Outlook for Renewables, Even after Paris Withdrawal

President Trump has declined to be a global leader on renewables, but global emissions are still on track to fall sooner than expected.

Rick Perry’s Energy Dept. Still Wants Renewable Hydrogen for Fuel Cell EVs

Sustainable hydrogen fuel cell EVs are edging closer to the market, providing companies with new ways to decarbonize and promote a green image.

How Solar Technology Benefits Homeowners

Homeowners can now convert more sunshine into electricity, gather system electricity production information from afar, and even install productive solar systems on complicated…

The Case for Climate Optimism

Just as the current administration considers rolling back much of America's recent progress, the private sector is taking up the mantle of climate…

Duke Energy-Backed Bill Takes Aim at Solar in North Carolina

If a state bill backed by Duke Energy should become law, it will mean a lot less competition in North Carolina's solar market.

This Big Energy Company Is Helping Small Business Kick The Coal Habit

As the world awaits President Donald Trump's decision on the Paris climate accord, DTE Energy forges ahead with an ambitious renewable energy plan…

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much…

DOE Grid Reliability Study Threatens Renewable Energy Branding

Critics say a mysterious new Energy Department study aims to curb wind and solar growth -- and warn the outcome could crimp green…

3p Weekend: 8 Signs the Hydrogen Economy Is For Real

Thanks to new technologies and renewed interest from the public and private sectors, the hydrogen economy is in the headlines once again. And…

Is Your Business Ready for the Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV of the Future?

A sleek, compact renewable hydrogen fuel station makes a strong statement about sustainability and zero emission electric vehicles.