Renewable Energy

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

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NRG Energy Crowdsources Presidential Hunt

The days of professional headhunters may not be coming to a close, but if NRG's newest personnel search is successful, there may be…
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German, Swedish Groups Join in $1.6 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

Germany's Munich City Utilities and Sweden's Vattenfall announced they will invest $1.6 billion in building Sandbank, an offshore wind farm capable of producing…
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Mars, Inc. Plans to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use in Direct Operations by 2040

Mars, Inc. has big sustainability goals. Its 2040 target is to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from…
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How a New Jersey Company Brought Wind Power to Operations in Nebraska

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD), a New Jersey-based medical devices and supply company, recently established a unique partnership with the Nebraska Public Power…
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More Utilities Are Shifting to Renewable Energy

“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric…
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The A to Z of Unusual Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable energy sources are becoming more mainstream, which has given rise to research into more renewable sources. Outside of the more commonplace solar,…
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Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Date Set, New Jersey Auction Proposed

Nearly 80,000 of Maryland offshore wind energy development leases are to be auctioned and another of 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey is being…
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Clean Tech Leadership Index Ranks States and Cities

This week Clean Edge released its 2014 Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks clean technology progress in all 50 states, as well as…
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eBay Delivers on 2013 Social Innovation Goals

n their very first Social Innovation annual update, eBay has successfully demonstrated their commitment following a series of goals they made last June…
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Clean Tech Case Study: When Sustainability Means Big Savings

Sustainability is more than just company operations. At the Doe Run Co., sustainability is also about “protecting our workforce and neighbors”… to the…
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Ohio Stalls Green Energy Projects

The Ohio government put a double whammy on renewable energy this past week, freezing its renewable portfolio standard and inserting a last-minute rule…
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Got a Sustainable Business Plan in the Works? It Could be Worth $680,000

The goal of the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s Green Challenge is to bring smart and innovative green products and services to the mass market…
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Fast Fashion Retailer Forever 21 Goes Solar, But is it Enough?

Forever 21 recently commenced the installation of a 5.1-megawatt solar power system at its headquarters in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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Obama: “We Don’t Fear the Future” of Climate Change

On the heels of the administration’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, President Barack Obama today announced an array of executive…
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Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050?

In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs…