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Swansea Bay tidal energy lagoon gets green light from Amber Rudd

Planning permission granted for world-first green energy scheme that would see six mile sea wall built off coast of Swansea<p>A £1 billion project to generate green energy from the world's first "tidal lagoon" in Swansea Bay has been granted planning consent by Amber Rudd, the energy secretary.<p>The …

Rooftop Solar Is Now Cheaper Than Grid Electricity in These 6 US Cities

Solar parity is already here for 30 million Americans.<p>For people living in six major US cities, the cost of installing and running rooftop solar …

Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car

Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta …

German Entrepreneur Brings Solar Ovens To the Mexican Countryside To Produce Emissions-Free Tortillas

<i>Image © Olivier Daniélo</i><p>German entrepreneur Gregor Schaper has installed a series of large circular solar panels in the small town of El Sauz, near …

The world's largest solar power plant is now up and running

Solar power just hit one of its biggest milestones, in more ways than one. First Solar recently finished building Topaz, a 550-megawatt plant that represents the largest active solar farm on the planet. And we do mean large -- the installation's nine million solar panels cover 9.5 square miles of …

Questline

Vermont goes energy efficient for this season's snowmaking

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this …

New York’s Energy Czar: We Need Clean Energy Markets, Not Programs or Mandates

In the wake of an election season that pitted climate warriors against coal defenders, mostly along partisan lines, progressives on energy policy …

Building a sustainable future: why energy efficiency is everybody’s business

Few dispute the need to make building stock more energy efficient. But is a lack of coherent central government thinking and bold grassroots leadership stalling progress?<p>Energy costs only account for 1-3% of a company’s total outgoings, so making buildings more energy efficient isn’t always a …

Improved Energy Efficiency May Not Mean Reduced Energy Demand

<b>Improved energy efficiency</b> and <b>reduced energy demand</b> are widely expected to provide the dominant contribution to reduced carbon emissions in the short …

Energy

Are Energy Efficient Retrofits as Good as Building New?

A new project is looking to develop a scalable, replicable, high energy efficient, zero emissions and cost-effective system to refurbish existing …

Green Living

Raising Awareness of Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Pays off in Rwanda

<b>Public outreach and education changed the game</b><p>The utility used newspapers, posters and billboards to carry out a wide-reaching awareness campaign on …

German village Feldheim the country's first community to become energy self-sufficient

The rural village of Feldheim, 80 kilometres south of Berlin, is at the vanguard of Germany's energy revolution, boasting a wind farm, solar plant, …

Five Principles for Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy

Misguided and inappropriate safeguards threaten to handicap some of the most dynamic and innovative approaches to ending energy poverty for 1.3 billion people around the world.<p>That the findings of Sierra Club's latest report -- Expanding Energy Access: Beyond The Grid -- which proposes five policy …

Renewable Energy

Wind turbine energy tops Michigan green energy investments

Most of the money the state invested in renewable energy is being generated by wind power.<p>According to a study that was recently released by the Pew …

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for …