renewables

DOE SunShot Initiative Reaches $1 Per Watt Goal Three Years Early

The cost of utility-scale solar power has plunged to the Obama administration's $1 a watt goal -- and three years early at that.…

DOE Says ‘Hell No’ to Trump Request for Names

Donald Trump's transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors…

Powered By 100% Renewables, Google Sets a New Business Standard

This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year.…

Despite Trump’s Promise, Economics Will Hasten Coal’s Decline

As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it's economics -- not regulation -- that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power…

Tesla and SolarCity Offer a Glimpse of the Future in American Samoa

The island of Ta‘u in American Samoa is running almost entirely on clean energy, thanks to SolarCity’s 1.4-megawatt solar power station and 6…

NGO Urges California to Investigate the Solar Industry

D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state's solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.

U.S., Canada, Mexico Make Bold Commitments to 2050 GHG Emissions Reductions

As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier…

Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky: Coal Jobs May Not Come Back

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not start spending…

What’s the Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on Climate?

There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not…

Polar Vortex 2 Poses Climate Change Risks, Business Opportunities

A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions.…

CDP: Business Commitments on Carbon Fall Short of Paris Climate Goals

The world’s largest companies have a long way to go before they move the needle on the ambitious climate change mitigation goals set…

France Reverses Course and Nixes Carbon Tax Proposal

France's government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when…

Scientists Accidentally Discover a Way to Convert CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say they stumbled into a chemical process that could reshape…

U.K. Government Sued Over Air Pollution Levels

ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it…

Norway’s Capital Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half by 2020

If your company has a new transportation, energy or “smart cities” technology and you need a living laboratory to test it out, consider…