Renewable Energy

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

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The Skills Gap in India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy and Climate Goals

India will need to make dramatic investments if it wants to make good on the promises it made at COP21.
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Wind Energy is Top-Dog in the EU … But Will It Last?

The EU added more new wind-energy capacity than any other form of power last year. But, as Oliver Joy of the European Wind…
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) and Christiana Figueres (third from left), executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Dec. 12.

COP21 — Two Months On: Time to Separate News from Trends

Is the energy transition stalling? Two months after COP21, it is time to separate news from trends. The oil price is down; the…
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Forest Protection Groups Ask EU to Exclude Biofuels

Last week, a group of 125 organizations from 45 countries signed a declaration asking that the European Union exclude large-scale biofuels from its…
SCOTUS stay on the Clean Power Plan just a "bump in the road" toward the clean energy transition

A Bump in the Road: Impact of the SCOTUS Clean Power Plan Decision

"We want to be clear ... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who…
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Check Out This Home Battery You Can Install Yourself

Still on the waiting list for the Tesla Powerwall home battery? Well, there's another option on the horizon. And here's the kicker --…
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The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…
Data centers, like this Google facility in Dalles, Oregon, may be using more energy than reported, a new study finds.

New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming…
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California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.
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Big Hawaii Accelerator Backs the Little Wind Turbine That Could

A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by…
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How Technology Innovation Will Save Customer-Owned Solar

Nevada became just the latest state where a public utility commission crushed the economics out of customer-owned solar. When commissions endorse the utility…
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Grid Update Will Allow Renewables to Prevail — Even Without Storage

No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be…
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They’re All In On It: Multinationals Collaborate On Giant Wind Turbine

Three hot trends converge for a gigantic new wind turbine project: biomimicry, public-private partnerships and inter-corporate collaboration.
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Big Win for Solar as California Preserves Net-Metering

A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid…
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‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ Will Bring Electricity to Millions

“The New Deal on Energy for Africa sets the ambitious target of universal access by 2025, which means bringing modern energy to 900…
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