Renewable Energy

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

Nike’s Huge Renewable Energy Buy Pours Cold Water On Trump’s Coal Goals

Nike just dropped an 86-megawatt renewable energy bombshell on President Trump's pledge to bring back the U.S. coal industry, in the form of…

U.S. Coal on the Ropes as Global Renewable Energy Developers Take the Reins

More evidence that renewable energy is here to stay: experienced developers, mature supply chain, big investments from oil companies help drive costs down.

More Trouble in Coal Country: 370 Mining Jobs Lost in One Blow

U.S. President Trump promised to put coal miners back to work, but the industry is losing hundreds more jobs with the shutdown of…

Switch Drives 179 MW of Solar to Nevada Data Center

Obama-era renewable energy projects continue to push coal aside while fostering economic growth, as demonstrated by two new solar projects in Nevada.

What A Difference A Year Makes: BP Plunges Back Into Solar Energy

One year after a new book detailed BP's failed "Beyond Petroleum" campaign, the company plunges back into renewables with a $200 million solar…

Seawater and Solar Could Solve the Sustainable Hydrogen Fuel Problem

The new technology replaces expensive membranes with a bubble capture system.

6 Careers for Renewable Energy Enthusiasts

Renewable energy isn’t the future – it’s right now. If you share the passion, you’ll easily be able to turn that passion into…

The Renewable Energy Transition at Work In Wisconsin: It’s Complicated

Wisconsin's renewable energy profile is a little behind the national average, but it is strong enough to shutter coal power plants and attract…

Musk Talks Up EV Trucks, But Nikola’s Hydrogen Could Steal The Show

The startup Nikola Motor Company is bringing the hydrogen economy to life with a long-haul hydrogen fuel cell truck and a 2000-mile fueling…

“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.