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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…

Solar Industry on Edge as U.S. Trade Commission Recommends Tariffs

Cheap solar panels from overseas have fueled the recent boom in solar installations, but U.S. solar panel manufacturers have struggled to compete. Tariffs…

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…

Zurich-Based Fund Generates Impressive Returns from Sustainable Development

Zurich-based ResponsAbility generates wealth for investors while boosting sustainable development opportunities worldwide. This fund invests about $1.2 billion a year in ventures across…

Solar “Bitcoin” Founders Launch Blockchain Project to Disrupt Global Energy Markets

The team that launched bitcoin-technology based SolarCoin kicked off Greeneum. This blockchain project seeks to leverage digital currency in order to boost the…

Mike Bloomberg Contributes $64 Million to Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he would contribute $64 million to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program…

U.S. Pairs Up with Japan to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Look out, battery electric vehicles: a new hydrogen fuel cell partnership with Japan aims to accelerate hydrogen fuel cell development in the U.S.

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.

UK Switches on First Subsidy-Free Solar Farm with Battery Storage

This week, the United Kingdom launched a new solar plant outside the town of Flitwick, about an hour's drive north of London. A…

Hurricane Irma Prompts Questions About the Real Benefits of Solar ‘Net Metering’

The first thing South Florida residents learned after Hurricane Irma had cleared a swath through their neighborhoods is that investing in renewable energy…

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.

How to Make Sustainable Energy Mainstream

Why is there such a huge obstacle between sustainable energy and progress on a nationwide scale? Let’s take a closer look at a…

Solar Power to Rival Nuclear by End of 2017

According to a recent report, solar power capacity not only continues to surge worldwide, but will rival the amount of nuclear power generated…

Home Depot Taps GE and Tesla for Rooftop Solar Expansion

Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase 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.