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New York creates $5B clean energy fund to spur renewables

LBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York established a $5 billion clean energy fund on Thursday intended to encourage renewable sources of electricity such as …

China Overtakes Germany To Become World’s Leading Solar PV Country

China has overtaken Germany in 2015 in terms of solar PV capacity, according to data from China’s Photovoltaic Industry Association.<p>Reported by …

Global Solar PV Installations Grew 34% in 2015

According to preliminary numbers from GTM Research, 59 gigawatts of solar PV were installed globally in 2015, a 34 percent increase over 2014’s total.<p>…

The Solutions Project: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy

The idea of hitting 100% renewable energy (yes, energy, not just electricity) scares a lot of people. That is, a lot of people don’t think their …

2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say

Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in the historical record by far, breaking a mark set only the year before — a burst of …

Greener, safer, cheaper: which countries are making progress on energy?

Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Enough Is Enough’ Corporate Greed Must Stop

Leonardo DiCaprio blasted the “corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland …

Carl Pope: Global Leaders on Pace to Rescue the Climate

At the heart of the Paris agreement are 195 voluntary national pledges to reduce climate pollution. These pledges broke through decades of gridlock, …

Clean energy investment roared to a record high of $324 billion in 2015

Recent figures released by Clean Energy Pipeline showed that clean energy investment is a beast, boasting a record high of $324 billion in 2015 as …

UK A Major Green Finance Hub, As London Announces Green Finance Initiative

A new report has hailed the United Kingdom as a fast-growing green finance hub, at the same time as the City of London announced a new Green Finance …

Denmark broke world record for wind power in 2015

Windy year helps Denmark to produce 42% of its electricity from wind turbines, despite two major windfarms being offline.<p>Denmark produced 42% of its …

Increasing Global Renewable Energy Would Increase Global GDP By $1.3 Trillion

A new analysis has concluded that by increasing the global share of renewable energy to 36% would increase global GDP by up to $1.3 …

A New Record for Clean Energy Investment: ‘It Is Very Hard to See These Trends Going Backward’

In the public sphere, things weren’t as rosy. Public-market investment was down by 27 percent, but Bloomberg noted that figure is in line with …

2015 Renewable Electricity Totals More Than Half Of 14.4 MW Of New Electricity Capacity Completed

According to <i>Utility Dive</i>, 2015 renewable electricity accounted for 61% of 2015 electricity capacity additions in 2015 across the United States, while …

Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye

Climate Change is a real and serious issue. In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it affects our planet, …

Solar and Wind Just Did the Unthinkable

The sun and the wind continue to defy gravity.<p>Renewables just finished another record-breaking year, with more money invested ($329 billion) and more …

“The Paris Agreement Is Officially Adopted”

With these words (in French), COP21 President Laurent Fabius of France acknowledged the success of the third draft of the Paris Agreement on climate …

Obama to Climate Deniers in SOTU: Go Ahead ‘Dispute the Science’, But ‘You’ll Be Pretty Lonely’

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama made climate change one of the major themes of the evening, ridiculing those who would deny …

The Solar Singularity Is Getting Closer

One year ago, I wrote a piece here at GTM that argued the solar singularity is nigh.<p>The “solar singularity” is the point where solar becomes so cheap …

3 Ways Renewable Energy Can Grow in a 21st Century Grid

There has been increasing concern that variable renewables such as wind and solar may face an upper limit to adoption in the U.S. grid. The argument …

Top 10 Clean Energy Events and Actions in 2015: A Retrospect

In 2015, the industry made landmark strides in the eventual global transition to a sustainable energy future. This year will be seen as the pivotal …

The Outlook for Wind and Solar After the Paris Climate Talks

Solar and wind dominate investments in renewable energy. How much bigger will these technologies get under a global climate deal?<p>That was what MIT …

10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar in 2016

Solar veteran Barry Cinnamon of Spice Solar makes some educated guesses.<p>2015 was a banner year for solar policy: Obama announced his Clean Power …

Watch 25 Years of Artic Sea Ice Disappear in 1 Minute

According to NOAA, decades ago, the majority of the Arctic’s winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial ice. Today, very old ice is extremely …

Latest Draft of COP21 Climate Agreement: A Slap in the Face

The latest version of the draft COP21 agreement that came out yesterday was a slap in the face of even the most pragmatic optimists. With most of the …

Re-Tooling Economy for Low-Carbon Future is Critical Post-Paris Step

The ongoing international climate negotiations here in Paris are an intricate ecosystem of policy wonks, finance ministers and world leaders trying …

COP21: Climate summit inches towards deal

<b>Negotiators at the Paris climate summit have been working through the night to try to reach a global agreement, with talks in their final day.</b><p>There …

Three food companies with a climate footprint bigger than the Netherlands

They may not be household names but collectively global food companies Cargill, Tyson and Yara have a bigger climate footprint than the Netherlands, …

Coalition of business leaders challenges 2C climate change target

A group of high-profile business leaders has challenged governments to set strong targets and not slam the door on limiting warming to 1.5C.<p>On …

Viral Spoken Word Artist Prince Ea Releases Powerful New Video ‘Man vs. Earth’

In his latest video, “Man vs. Earth,” spoken word artist Prince Ea opens by saying, “Fun fact: Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, mankind, about …