renewables

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 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…

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…

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…

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.

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’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 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.”

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.

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…

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…

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…
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