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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…
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Masdar, Masdar City, smart cities, sustainable development, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, green building

Masdar: 10 Years of Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Ambition

When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City's long-term…
Renewables, SunEdison, solar, bankruptcy, corporate governance, clean energy, Leon Kaye

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…
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Twitter Chat Recap: #Purclean w/ Tide & USDA

Today, Procter & Gamble, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and TriplePundit came together at #purclean to discuss how renewables can replace traditional materials…
OPEC, oil, clean energy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, renewables, Leon Kaye, Middle East

OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…
USAID, India, solar, renewables, clean energy, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Simpa Networks, Orb Energy

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…
Solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Leon Kaye, North Carolina, farming, Fresno, San Joaquin Valley

Farmers Quit Corn; Grow Solar Power

The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North…
Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, climate change, divestment, fossil fuels, ExxonMobil, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye

A Rockefeller Tells Why the U.S. Must Move Away from Fossil Fuels

Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help…
Brooklyn, New York, microgrids, clean energy, solar, renewables, clean technology, Leon Kaye

Brooklyn Microgrid Seeks to Disrupt NYC’s Power Monopoly

Brooklyn Microgrids hopes to wean more customers off the local power behemoth known as Con Edison and allow residents and property owners to…
SolarCity, solar, renewables, Whole Foods, Leon Kaye, NRG, Leon Kaye, clean energy

Whole Foods Partners with SolarCity to Install PV Panels on 100 Roofs

Whole Foods has reached an agreement with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install as many as 84 to 100 solar rooftop installations on…
Carbon Tax, Masdar, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, Leon Kaye

Why a Shift to Renewables Cannot Happen without a Carbon Tax

The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University…
BP is putting up a brave front, but the losses keep rolling in.

BP Suffers Record Annual Loss

BP is reporting a total loss of $6.5 billion during FY2015 -- $2.2 billion last quarter alone -- with the company expecting to…
IRENA, Masdar, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, social enterprise, sustainable development

Abu Dhabi Funds More Clean Energy Projects in Developing Countries

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together…
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, IRENA, clean energy, renewables, renewable energy, Japan, Korea, fossil fuels, Leon Kaye

Doubling Renewable Energy Output Worldwide Could Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up…