Renewable Energy

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

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San Diego’s Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 20 years

San Diego wants to be clean -- 100 percent clean energy, to be exact -- in just 20 years, under an ambitious plan…
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Renewables Surge as Tax Credits OK’d Another 5 Years

On the surface, Congress' approval of another five years of wind and solar tax credits seems like a hat tip to recent accomplishments…
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U.K. Moves Backward After COP21, Cuts Solar Subsidies

In the aftermath of COP21, we need to shift rapidly to renewables in order to meet the goals set in the Paris Outcome.…
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Low-Cost Solar Replaces Expensive, Dirty, Dangerous Kerosene in Africa

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson promotes petroleum as the only solution to "energy poverty" in developing nations, but affordable solar power is on the…
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COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action

In the aftermath of COP21, private-sector action is key to reaching emissions reduction goals. The marketplace needs to feel confident that the technologies…
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Top 10 Renewable Energy Producing States

How does your state stack up? Did it make the list? Read on to find out.
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A Change of Tides for Sustainability

Held yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the World Climate Summit and the subsequent award ceremony held by Sustainia offered a…
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From Oil Patch to Renewable Energy King, Texas Shows COP21 How It’s Done

Texas makes a great case for a strong outcome at the COP21 Paris climate talks, despite the antipathy of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz…
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Report: Boost Renewables, Halve Emissions

Achieving a 36 percent share of renewable energy by 2030 would provide half of the emissions reductions needed to keep temperature rise to…
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Google to Invest in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Last month, Google announced that it will invest in Africa's largest wind power farm, on the heels of the company's $12 million investment…
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Clean Energy Shocker: Emerging Economies Invest More Than Wealthier Nations

Clean-energy investment by emerging economies has surged past wealthier nations, spelling more trouble for the fossil fuel industry.
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First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the…
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How Electricity Storage Will Help Drive South Australia’s Transition

South Australia stands at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Residential rooftop solar will soon reach 28 percent penetration, which is to…
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India: 9 Steps to Becoming a Solar Super Power

India has already taken positive steps by announcing very aggressive goals to meet 40 percent of its energy needs through renewables by 2030.…
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New Wind Project Shows Why Rejecting Keystone Was the Obvious Choice

A massive new wind energy transmission line has passed a major permit milestone, bringing Oklahoma and other states closer to thousands of new…
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