renewables

ExxonMobil, Elon Musk, Tesla, carbon tax, carbon pricing, climate change, renewables, clean energy, emissions, Leon Kaye, libertarian

Elon Musk’s Libertarian Case for a Carbon Tax

A recent Q&A session with Tesla's Elon Musk at first focused on tax breaks, then morphed into a libertarian case for a carbon…
China, fossil fuels, climate change, renewables, coal, Leon Kaye, Greenpeace, Shanghai

China Accused of Rapidly Building Coal Plants, Despite Climate Promises

China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and…
Oil and gas, fossil fuels, renewables, clean energy, Saudi Arabia, OPEC, Middle East, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…
Wind power, clean energy, renewables, Google, Norway, Sweden, European Union, Leon Kaye

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…
The Sierra Club says it is doing what it can to clean up politics.

Sierra Club’s Leader Trolling Trump, Top Republicans

The Sierra Club's Michael Brune is using social media to rip top Republicans over the challenges facing Donald Trump’s candidacy.
Clean energy, renewables, solar, wind power, electric vehicles, emissions, California, Leon Kaye, EIA,

Transportation Sector Now the Largest Contributor to U.S. Emissions

As the most recent monthly report from the U.S. EIA reveals, transportation-related emissions surpassed those from the power sector during the first two…
Apple, clean energy, renewables, solar, wind power, energy markets, market disruption, Silicon Valley, Leon Kaye

Apple’s Foray into Renewables Should Worry Utilities

Utilities should be worries as Apple’s entry into the renewables buying-and-selling markets could become a huge threat to their business.
Heineken, beer, water scarcity, energy efficiency, zero carbon, Austria, Leon Kaye, solar, biomass, renewables, clean energy

Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”
IRENA, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, jobs, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, Brazil, China, Abu Dhabi, Masdar

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, wind power, hydropower, renewables, Leon Kaye, clean energy, energy independence

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…
Counter Global, Wartsila, Rwanda, methane, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, Lake Kivu

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.
Donald Trump speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's 2015 Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa

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…
Wind power, renewables, clean energy, United Kingdom, Mars Inc, Leon Kaye, Enoco

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…
Image credit: Opower, Oracle, energy efficiency, clean energy, renewables, smart grid, Leon Kaye, solar

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…
Middle East, Egypt, solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Jordan, Leon Kaye

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…