Renewable Energy

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

New York Reaps 800 Percent Solar Growth in Five Years

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state's support of solar power resulted in an 800 percent rise in the solar sector since…

North Dakota Tries to Slam the Brakes on Wind Power to ‘Save Coal’

The North Dakota Senate is mulling a bill that would impose a two-year moratorium on wind power development in order to “save coal,”…

Scott Pruitt is Right: We Can Be ‘Pro-Energy and Pro-Environment’

“I believe we as an agency and we as a nation can be both pro-energy and jobs and pro-environment,” new EPA Chief Scott…

New California Bill Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045

This week California Senate leader Kevin De Leon introduced a bill that would require utilities to source 100 percent renewable energy in less…

India Is Set for Solar Success in 2017

India expects to commission 7.7 gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects this year, a 90 percent increase from 2016.

Bipartisan Coalition of Governors Urges Trump to Invest in Renewable Energy

The Governors Wind and Solar Energy Coalition, which includes eight Republican and 12 Democratic governors, are trying to convince President Donald Trump to…

American Wind Power Achieves a Major Milestone

A regional electricity provider just set a record for the North American wind sector, with a regional operator in America's heartland generating over…

Most Companies Say Trump Will Have ‘No Impact’ on Sustainability

Sixty percent of companies with revenues greater than $1 billion said the current administration will have “no impact” on their sustainability strategy.

Jimmy Carter Turns a Peanut Farm Into a Solar Array for His Hometown

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is leasing 10 acres of what used to be peanut and soybean fields for a solar array. The…

UPS to Boost Onsite Solar By 500 Percent This Year

UPS plans to invest $18 million in solar installations this year, increasing its onsite solar power generation capacity fivefold.

Australian Company Raises Money from Customers to Fund Clean Energy Projects

The concept of asking utility customers to pay higher rates may sound dubious. But if a case study in Australia is any indication,…

Denmark’s Dong Energy Jumps on Coal Divestment Bandwagon

The Danish wind power giant Dong Energy, which last fiscal year generated almost $9 billion in revenues, plans to phase out coal from…

Maryland Assembly Overturns Republican Governor’s Clean Energy Veto

In Maryland, the state assembly just overturned Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a clean energy jobs act -- showing once again that…

Report: EVs and Solar Will Displace Oil and Coal By 2020

The double-whammy of falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and…

Renewables Dominated New U.S. Power Generation in 2016

Of the over 26 gigawatts of new energy capacity added in the U.S. last year, the vast majority came from renewables, according to…