Renewable Energy

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

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The Quick & Dirty: Climate Change — Rinse and Repeat

When it comes to climate change negotiations, we've been repeating the same thing since 2009: We have the science to show we need…
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A First: Virginia Regulators Want Competitive Bids on Solar

A recent order from the state's corporation commission makes it possible for a third party to own a solar system and sell the…
A growing number of small- and medium-sized businesses, like this pizza shop in Tucson, Arizona, are opting for renewable energy.

3 Trends Shaping the Future of Business Sustainability

For those of us involved with the small business, not-for-profit, and startup world, the future of sustainability is here, whether we realize it…
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CSR Wins Customers And Sells Products

A Nielsen survey conducted this week points to exploding consumer interest in buying healthy, green products.
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SunEdison Layoffs Pose Questions About Clean Energy’s Future

SunEdison had been riding high this year, with a market capitalization soaring to almost $10 billion just three months ago, but investors became…
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African Renewable Energy Offers Alternative To ExxonMobil

A new report describes how Africa can economically quadruple its renewable energy, offering a path to economic growth while reducing fossil fuel dependency.
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Ambitious California Renewables Legislation Signed Into Law

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony this week at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, Senate Bill 350 mandates that…
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Sweden on Target to Become First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation on Earth

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven recently declared at the U.N. General Assembly that his country would become “one of the first fossil-free welfare…
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Shell CEO Creates Tension in the Fossil Fuel Industry with Call for Carbon Tax

A recent speech Shell CEO Ben van Beurden gave at an energy trade association meeting emphasized the need to build a global carbon…
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Net Zero Lessons From A Wastewater Treatment Plant

New York City has set its sights on net zero energy for its wastewater treatment plants, demonstrating that net zero is a realistic…
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Switch to Renewables, Says BT to Sports Fans

A new initiative, 100% Sport, which aims to inspire sports fans to become enthusiastic about renewable energy, has been launched by the British…
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Zero to 100: Companies Double-Down on Climate Action

Adding to the growing momentum at Climate Week, five global companies pledged to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. It's a goal they…
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Hillary Clinton Drops One Shoe On Keystone XL, White House Drops Another

It's toast: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clarified her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline this week, and the White House backed her up.
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Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable

Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to…
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The Role Cities Can Play In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cities use 78 percent of energy globally, according to a United Nations report, and produce over 60 percent of carbon emissions. So, they…