Renewable Energy

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

New Process Efficiently Uses Solar to Produce Hydrogen

Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company…

Businesses Must Respect Human Rights for a Fair Transition to a Renewable Future

As companies and governments strengthen their commitments to renewable energy, they must also strengthen their respect of human rights to ensure a fast…

What Other Cities Can Learn From San Fran’s New Solar Law

As of Jan. 1, all new buildings in San Francisco measuring 10 stories or fewer must include a rooftop solar installation. What can…

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…

Plant Turns ‘Killer Lake’ Gases into Power in Rwanda

A methane gas plant on the Rwandan side of Lake Kiva could mitigate health risks while providing renewable power to an energy-starved region.

These Trends Will Define the Wind Industry

Sofia Sauvageot of GE Power Conversion shares her insights on the global trends shaping the wind energy industry.

Corporate Behemoths Break Down Clean Power Barrier With 60 GW Pledge

Last year major U.S. corporations snapped up 3 gigawatts in clean-energy buys, and this year they're roaring back in force with a 60…

Donald Trump’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Renewables

Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean…

Climate Action Lessons the Developing World Can Borrow from the U.S.

What key climate-action lessons can developing countries derive from the U.S.? Paritosh (Pari) Kasotia of the Solar Foundation breaks it down. Spoiler alert:…

Mars, Inc. U.K. Operations to Run on 100 Percent Renewables

Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland's Moy Wind Farm for…

Solar Power and the Future of Air Travel

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are making their way around the world in a solar-powered plane. And while we aren't likely…

With the Acquisition of Opower, Oracle Now an Energy Player

Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On May 2, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it…

Despite Low Oil Prices, Solar Power is Booming in the Middle East

Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge, from…

How to Buy a Wind Farm: Lessons in Corporate Green Power

A corporate sustainability insider shares steps and missteps to using wind and solar contracts in a successful corporate energy strategy.