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The Beginning of the End for Coal

The global coal boom took a nosedive in 2016 as construction starts on coal-fired power plants fell to nearly two-thirds of 2015 levels, according to …

This Brilliant Solar Panel System Might Put a Huge Kink in President Trump's Coal Plans | Inc.com

Under the ink of President Donald Trump's America First Energy Plan, the fate of the solar industry is suffering a shoulder shrug period of uncertainty. But that isn't stopping major companies within the solar industry from pushing forward and asserting that the foundation for a shift to renewables …

Donald Trump

Google to be powered 100% by renewable energy from 2017

Internet giant says renewable energy is increasingly lowest cost option and it will not rule out investing in nuclear power<p>Google’s data centres and the offices for its 60,000 staff will be powered entirely by renewable energy from next year, in what the company has called a “landmark moment”.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

Let the people lighten energy load with citizen-owned schemes

Urgent climate action must be taken and communities are willing to participate in their own electricity production – if the incentives are right<p>The challenge of climate change is global and it demands action on an international scale, such as the Paris Agreement. But a large part of the solution …

Renewable Energy

The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe

We visit a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the world.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The minibus crosses the vast plateau on a newly paved road. Cracked fields stretch …

Renewable Energy

Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet

If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century, it doesn't mean we're home free, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The renowned theoretical physicist has gone as far as providing humanity with a deadline for …

Artificial Intelligence

Why the Country’s First Offshore Wind Farm Is Such a Big Deal

When fifteen 240-foot-long spinning fiberglass blades off the coast of Rhode Island finally start converting wind into power before the end of this …

Will Adler Doesn’t Have Much Need for Normalcy

Laid back is a clichéd describer for the surf world, but damn if doesn’t fit Will Adler’s vibe. Nothing is over-eager, which is perversely difficult …

For European Wind Industry, Offshore Projects Are Booming

As Europe’s wind energy production rises dramatically, offshore turbines are proliferating from the Irish Sea to the Baltic Sea. It’s all part of the …

Baltic Sea

Wind power could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

Although solar power gets more press, the wind power industry is growing nearly as fast. The (GWEC) released an historic report Tuesday in Beijing, …

Renewable Energy

DoE energy-loan program (notorious for Solyndra) now turning a profit

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan program that became a lightning rod during the 2012 presidential election is now turning a profit.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

Why Apple and Google are moving into solar energy

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are investing in renewable energy in a serious way – a sign, perhaps, of rapid changes in the energy market.<p>Most people think of Apple as a company that makes phones, computers and smart watches – not an energy provider. But in August all of that changed when the …

Renewable Energy

Solar And Wind Power Are Growing - But Won't Help Climate Change

<b>Solar And Wind Power Are Growing – But Won’t Solve Climate Change</b><p>It was a memorable conclusion to the now-decade-old movie <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>: …

The Huge Impact Goldman Sachs' Billions Are Having on Clean Energy

Financial giant Goldman Sachs, which plans to invest a massive $150 billion into clean energy projects and technology over the next decade, is …

Hawaii Sitting On The Lid Of A Solar Explosion

Hawaii’s tremulous effort to embrace solar energy—but not too fast—may be holding at bay an explosion of rooftop solar in the island state, according to experts in data and adoption behavior.<p>“Whether it’s birth control in Andean Highland villages or iPhones there’s similar patterns in almost any …

Solar Power

President Trump Could Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement Within One Year of Taking Office

GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump said in May that he would back out of the recent Paris climate agreement. Commentators argued that that would …

Jack Robinson // Hollow Ground

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Tesla Aims to Unveil Solar Roof With Integrated Energy Storage Next Month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils Powerwall. Image source: Tesla Motors.<p>This summer, just after <b>Tesla Motors</b> (NASDAQ: TSLA) showed off its Gigafactory to the press, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company would have an announcement related to its energy storage business later this year. The teasing continued …

Tesla

A vote for Trump is a vote for climate catastrophe

July and August were the hottest months for the planet since record keeping began. Scientists are confident that 2016 will be the hottest year. Rising sea levels have made flooding commonplace in several major U.S. cities. And meanwhile, one of our leading presidential candidates says climate …

Climate Change

How Apple Is Pushing Its Suppliers to Use Clean Energy

Now that tech giant Apple is powering almost all of its operations using solar and wind, the company is looking to all those suppliers around the …

These are some of the world’s most lethal waves | Adventure Sports Network

Some wave are downright ugly, some terrifying, some deadly and some just plain insane.<p>Here we take a look at the world’s most lethal waves. Be warned …

These TWO charts are enough to understand why solar power is the future of energy

We’ve explained previously why renewable energy is getting cheaper all the time, but if you found it challenging to spot the patterns among all those …

China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA

<b>China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News.</b><p>This is the world's biggest programme of turbine installation, double that of its nearest rival, the US.<p>The nation’s entire annual increase in energy demand has been fulfilled from the wind.<p>…

Renewable Energy

A 100-year solar storm could fry our power grids — these are the places most at risk

The sun is the source of nearly all life on Earth. It will also doom our feeble planet in about 1 billion years.<p>Until then, while the star is still technically on our side, we'll have to worry about giant storms of charged particles that it burps off its roiling, plasmatic surface.<p>Each blast of …

General Motors announces plans to switch to 100% renewable energy

General Motors just announced an ambitious plan to power all of its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050. The …

Renewable Energy

This Solar Car Charges Itself While It’s Parked On The Street

The $13,000 Sion gets enough energy from the sun that it can drive 18 miles a day–more than the average driver needs.<p>If the battery runs out on a new electric car when you aren’t near a power outlet–in the middle of the wilderness on a camping trip, for example–all you have to do is wait: The car …

Solar Panels

The Aloha Project Chapter 2: Shane Dorian