Renewable Energy

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

The Global Mining Industry Begins to Embrace Renewables

Mining and clean energy don’t share obvious common ground. But with an estimated $13.5 trillion needed for commitments made at COP21, the global…

Chernobyl May Become Home to the World’s Biggest Solar Park

Thirty years after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, the Ukrainian government aims to harness the sun for solar energy to…

Is MGM Resorts Really Leaving the Nevada Grid?

In May, news broke that gaming giant MGM Resorts International planned to leave Nevada's power grid. Nevadans quickly grew concerned that the exit…

In Defense of Rooftop Solar

Utility giants claim large-scale solar is the way of the future, citing lower cost and higher efficiency compared to decentralized alternatives. But despite…

Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm In The World, Thanks To Shell

The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And…

Copenhagen’s Solar Boats Offer a Fun and Green Afternoon

Copenhagen's self-guided solar boat rental is a fantastic, and sustainable, way to see the city.

Power to the People: Enel Group and the SDG Compass

When heading out into unfamiliar territory, a map or a compass can keep us on course. Fortunately, there is such a "compass" for…

HP Aims High Again: Zero-Deforestation and 100% Clean Energy by 2020

In its latest sustainability report, the global electronics and consulting company made several strong public goals to improve sourcing of paper and shift…

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…

Solar and Wind Energy Costs Could Drop By 59 Percent By 2025

The average cost of electricity from wind and solar energy could drop by 26 to 59 percent, says the International Renewable Energy Agency…

Off-Grid Electric Will Power African Entrepreneurs With Solar

Off-Grid Electric plans to expand beyond just servicing households and will soon provide solar power to local businesses starting in Tanzania. Announced at…

‘Three Amigos’ Canada, U.S. and Mexico Forge Clean Energy and Climate Goals

The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three…

Will Agriculture Become Self-Sustaining with Solar?

Solar power is leading the way into the 21st century, saving farmers money, boosting small operations and reducing carbon footprints.

Why the Increase in Solar-Powered Schools?

Out of the 125,000 K-12 schools in the United States, over 3,700 are running on solar power. Learn more about why so many…

California to Phase Out Nuclear Power By 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon…