Renewable Energy

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

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.

San Diego Study Finds Cheaper, Greener Energy from Utility Leapfrog

A recent study found a surprise: San Diego can meet its climate change goals and lower electricity rates by circumventing the local utility.…

Op/Ed: NRG Sustainability Commitments Stronger Than Ever

Bruno Sarda, the Head of Sustainability at NRG explains why the energy company's commitment to a sustainable energy future hasn't wavered, even though…

Explainer: India, Global Warming and the Paris Accord

The developing nation is on track to meet its commitment under the Paris Accord. But India also needs bold new climate and energy…

Leaked DOE Grid Study Favors Renewables — Will Politics Intervene?

A new grid study ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was reportedly intended to support coal and nuclear, but facts on the ground…

Tiny Signs of Consensus on Climate Change Emerge in U.S. Congress

The U.S. Department of Defense is emerging as a safe space in which Republican members of Congress can affirm support for action on…

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

The Trump administration's Department of Energy appears to be solidly in favor of solar power, with new grants aimed at slashing costs and…

$8 Million for Algae Biofuel from U.S. Department of Energy

Despite Trump's tough talk favoring fossil fuels, his Department of Energy is pushing algae biofuel and other renewables for the bioeconomy of the…

What You Need to Know About Community Choice and Solar Power

A new study indicates that local solar power development can be a powerful argument in favor of community choice programs for electricity supply.…

Sunny Outlook for Renewables, Even after Paris Withdrawal

President Trump has declined to be a global leader on renewables, but global emissions are still on track to fall sooner than expected.

Rick Perry’s Energy Dept. Still Wants Renewable Hydrogen for Fuel Cell EVs

Sustainable hydrogen fuel cell EVs are edging closer to the market, providing companies with new ways to decarbonize and promote a green image.

How Solar Technology Benefits Homeowners

Homeowners can now convert more sunshine into electricity, gather system electricity production information from afar, and even install productive solar systems on complicated…

The Case for Climate Optimism

Just as the current administration considers rolling back much of America's recent progress, the private sector is taking up the mantle of climate…