Renewable Energy

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

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Southwest to Fly with Forest Waste Biofuel

The airline’s recent agreement with Colorado’s Red Rock Biofuels will have a double benefit: The low carbon renewable jet fuel — made using…
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Masdar Invests $858M in U.K. Offshore Wind

Yesterday Masdar announced its partnership with two Norwegian firms in the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located off the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.…
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Note to U.N. Climate Delegates: Don’t Forget Renewable Natural Gas

Natural gas critics and boosters alike are missing something important: the advent of a fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which is chemically…
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Study: Cats, Cell Towers are More Deadly to Birds Than Wind Turbines

Wind energy has famously pitted environmentalists against each other – renewable energy and climate action advocates vs. wildlife conservationists concerned about wind turbines…

Half a Million Homes and Businesses Now Powered By Solar

The U.S. solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and…
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Hawaiian Electric to Retool with Solar, Smart Grid and Energy Storage

Hawaiian Electric's strategic 2030 plan sets a 65 percent target for renewable electricity generation, including nearly tripling distributed solar PV and cutting customers'…
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Kellogg Sets Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Fans of Frosted Flakes and Eggo, two Kellogg Co. brands, who are also champions of sustainability have something to cheer about: Kellogg recently…
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Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July

According to the U.S. government agency FERC, renewables generated 100 percent of new U.S. energy capacity in July.
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NRG Energy Crowdsources Presidential Hunt

The days of professional headhunters may not be coming to a close, but if NRG's newest personnel search is successful, there may be…
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German, Swedish Groups Join in $1.6 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

Germany's Munich City Utilities and Sweden's Vattenfall announced they will invest $1.6 billion in building Sandbank, an offshore wind farm capable of producing…
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Mars, Inc. Plans to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use in Direct Operations by 2040

Mars, Inc. has big sustainability goals. Its 2040 target is to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from…
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How a New Jersey Company Brought Wind Power to Operations in Nebraska

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD), a New Jersey-based medical devices and supply company, recently established a unique partnership with the Nebraska Public Power…
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More Utilities Are Shifting to Renewable Energy

“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric…
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The A to Z of Unusual Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable energy sources are becoming more mainstream, which has given rise to research into more renewable sources. Outside of the more commonplace solar,…
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Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Date Set, New Jersey Auction Proposed

Nearly 80,000 of Maryland offshore wind energy development leases are to be auctioned and another of 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey is being…
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