Renewable Energy

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

NREL Report Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S.…

After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors

The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s…

Can the Trucking Industry Help Boost Fuel Sustainability?

We grit our teeth when we see them on the road, but the stubborn truth is that trucks are an integral part of…

Amazon to Power Data Centers With Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services announced it is buying the energy generated by a 150 megawatt wind farm in Indiana to power current and future…

Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.

Will China’s Mining of the Moon Make It the Indisputable Global Power?

The Chinese space exploration program, now targeting the moon, has some enthusiasts excited over the viability of mining helium-3 as a safe form…

A Powerful Tool for Getting Insight into State Energy Policy

This week, the Center for the New Energy Economy released an overview of 2013-2014 state policies passed on renewable energy. The center is…

Masdar Launching Desalination Project Powered by Renewables

Masdar's solar desalination pilot project in Abu Dhabi could pave the way to a future in which desalination is possible with less of…

Abu Dhabi Project Could Transform Aquaculture and Aviation Biofuels

A pilot project promising sustainable aquaculture and biofuel generation in Masdar City was announced yesterday at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.

Path of First Round-the-World Solar Flight Now Public

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland announced the path of Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the-world solar flight that starts next month.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Launches with Award for Al Gore

The 2015 winners of the annual Zayed Future Energy Prize, which included former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, were announced yesterday in Abu…

Highlights From the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

Poking around the exhibit hall at the 2015 World Future Energy Summit, one of the key elements of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, there…

The Eco-Socio Revolution in Jordan’s Second Largest City

Irbid boasts some of the best universities in the region, but the city was plagued by high unemployment until recently.

Ecolab’s Minnesota Offices to Go 100 Percent Solar

Add another one to the list: Yesterday Fortune 500 company Ecolab announced that its Minnesota offices will be going completely solar. It's signed…

‘Solar Gardens’ Growing New Potential for Energy in Minnesota

Minnesota's solar energy legislation, combined with Xcel Energy's new Solar Rewards Community program, has the potential to open the door for solar investments…