Renewable Energy

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

“Self-Forming” Renewable Energy Microgrids For U.S. Army — Puerto Rico Next?

In a tragic demonstration that renewable energy and microgrids offer greater resiliency, Puerto Rico is still struggling to restore conventional power.

Why This Coal-Powered Electricity Company Hates the Rick Perry Power Plan

NRG has plenty of coal and nuclear electricity generation in its portfolio, but the company is no fan of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's…

Offshore Wind Giant Vestas Aims to Catapult U.S. Into Global Renewables Leadership

Despite Trump's notorious distaste for wind turbines, Vestas is determined to turbo-boost the veritable gold mine of offshore wind on the Atlantic coast,…

GM’s $2.5 Billion Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV Gamble About to Pay Off

GM is counting on the U.S. Army to help launch hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to the mass market, potentially with a renewable…

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Buh-Bye to Clean Power Plan — and Maybe His Job, Too

EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to kill the Clean Power Plan, but his exorbitant travel puts him at risk of losing his position…

Tesla’s Elon Musk Promises Solar Power for Puerto Rico — Can He Deliver?

Despite formidable obstacles, Elon Musk of the EV company Tesla envisions leveraging his solar energy experience to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Secret Behind GM’s Big EV Announcement

GM just announced big EV plans but the real surprise is that hydrogen fuel cell EVs play a big role in GM's zero…

How Renewable Energy Can Accelerate the Microgrid Revolution

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have underscored the advantages of microgrids, especially those equipped with distributed renewable energy.

Questions to Ask When Developing a Successful Renewable Energy Procurement Strategy

Businesses are increasingly integrating renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) into their broader energy procurement and management strategy. Here are some helpful questions…

Beyond Rooftop Solar: How a 170-Year-Old Gas Company Stays Modern with Renewables

WGL, formerly Washington Gas and Light, has 170-year-old roots in natural gas, but it is rapidly transitioning into renewables.

Scotland Ramps Up Offshore Wind, Benefits Ripple Across the Pond

Politics have been getting in the way of the U.S. offshore wind industry, but Scotland's efforts to lower costs could help break the…

Toyota’s Hydrogen Dream Could Help 7-Eleven Grow — Sustainably

Toyota and 7-Eleven have joined forces to measure how hydrogen can reduce the carbon emissions of convenience stores and delivery trucks in Japan.

Seismologists Say Oklahoma’s Man-Made Earthquakes Can’t Be Un-Made Any Time Soon

Oklahoma's oil and gas industry has created a legacy of earthquake risks that could inhibit economic development, but wind power is riding to…

Will China and India Lead on Global Climate Action and Environmental Protection?

With President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way…

How Solar Companies Give Back

Here are just a few ways solar companies are turning profits into good and making the world a better place.