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Opinion: World at tipping point for renewable energy

<i>Adnan Z. Amin is director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency.</i> <i>Fatih Birol</i> <i>is executive director of the International Energy Agency. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors.</i><p>The world has reached a tipping point: Energy efficiency and renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

This 15-year-old won $25,000 for devising a genius way to harvest energy from the ocean

The 15-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, won this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for designing a probe to generate power and fresh water for developing countries by harvesting it from ocean currents.<p>She was awarded $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

The cost of clean energy is rapidly closing in on fossil fuels

The cost of renewable energy is closing in on fossil fuels, as wind and solar power are become increasingly competitive with gas and coal costs. …

Unleashing Innovation for a Clean Energy Economy

One of America's greatest assets is the ingenuity of its people. President Obama has been driving that theme home since the beginning of his Administration. At EPA, we've seen time and again that by unleashing homegrown American innovation, we can bring about big wins for both the environment and …

Green Economy

Endless Energy 24-7

• Home<br>• ><br>• Solar Power<br>• ><br>• Endless Energy 24-7<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Solar Power<p>When it comes to generating renewable energy, Tim Hebrink is …

Renewable Energy

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?

<b>As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway.</b><p>Standing out in a field of green are more than 46,000 solar panels tapping the power of the bright sunlight and converting it into energy.<p>Located in the southern state …

The solar wind breaks through the Earth's magnetic field

Space is not empty. A wind of charged particles blows outwards from the Sun, carrying a magnetic field with it. Sometimes this solar wind can break …

The Observer view on the Tory renewable energy policy

Government cuts to solar-power subsidies are shortsighted and irresponsible<p>The Conservative party has spent much time mocking Labour for being out of touch on business issues, particularly Jeremy Corbyn’s support for rail and possibly energy nationalisation.<p>But George Osborne seems much more at …

Renewable Energy

Green Star Energy promises: ‘Use as much gas and electricity as you like’

Two years after E.ON scrapped a “use as much as you like” gas and electricity tariff because it proved unprofitable, a small energy provider has launched a similar deal.<p>Green Star Energy’s unlimited tariff will typically cost 14% a year (around £150) more than its fixed tariff – but it comes with …

Customers

Wind turbine promises to blow away your utility bills

You’ve spared no expense in creating a smart home. You bought smart lightbulbs, a smart TV and smart appliances. All that’s missing is a device that makes you look smart when the electric bill comes in the mail.<p>The Agustsson brothers of Iceland may have figured out that part. They are the creators …

Renewable Energy

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

Renewable Energy

Opinion: Our generation’s moonshot: A clean-energy world by 2050

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) — In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy stirred America and the world with these words: “I believe that this nation …

UK rigging power market against clean energy

Ecotricity boss Dale Vince has accused the government of rigging the electricity market, writes Alex Kirby, by showering fossil fuels and nuclear …

One Quarter of the World Will Run on Clean Energy by the End of the Decade

That's “a remarkable shift in a very limited period of time.”<p>The Paris-based International Energy Agency is perhaps the world's most august energy advisory body. It was formed in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis to advise world governments on how to respond to supply shocks and to serve as a …

Clean energy is nearly as inexpensive as coal and gas

One of the biggest obstacles to adopting solar or wind power is simply the cost of getting started. However much an electricity company might save in the long run, that up-front expense is tough to swallow. Or rather, it <i>was</i> -- Bloomberg New Energy Finance study has found that the cost of clean …

How a Manmade Tidal Lagoon Could Change the Future of Clean Energy

The planned Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in the U.K. is poised to become one of the most innovative power plants ever constructed.<p>Just outside the Welsh city of Swansea, the U.K. is planning one of the most innovative power plants ever constructed. It’s not the plant’s size that is striking, though it …

Hydroelectric Power

Big Victory in Minnesota Will Retire Coal, Ramp up Wind and Solar

Only one day, after Sierra Club Minnesota and numerous partner organizations delivered more than 11,000 public comments to the state public utilities commission calling for less coal and more clean energy, Xcel Energy announced that it will retire two coal units and accelerate its investments in …

Renewable Energy

Two clean energy firms go bust within hours 'because of Tory U-turn on energy policy'

Two of the UK’s leading clean energy companies have gone into administration on the same day, blaming the Government's U-turn on energy policy.<p>Nearly …

Citibank: Clean energy will save $1.8 trillion

A number to remember: $44 trillion. It’s what Citibank estimates that climate change will cost the global economy by 2060 unless we take decisive …

Fossil Fuels

Corporate Giants Making Big Shifts in Clean Energy—What’s Going On?

There have been some really big announcements in the corporate world lately about clean energy businesses.<p>E.ON split its business between power …

Renewable Energy

D.C.’s crap is finally being put to good use: Generating clean energy

D.C., the American city most full of shit, is now powered by it.<p><i>The Washington Post</i> reports that utility D.C. Water recently started using a …