Energy Transformation

By Carol Brighton | Highlighting innovative developments in energy use and generation.

Water evaporation could provide vast amounts of renewable energy, find scientists

A new source of vast amounts of renewable energy – the evaporation of water – has been discovered by scientists.<p>Writing in the journal <i>Nature</i> …

Renewable Energy

How to Turn Trash Into Energy in 12 Hours

The U.K. might soon be powering its lights with energy that comes from the trash.<p>A Danish energy company is working on new machines that sort …

Recycling

What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs

From the mountain hollows of Appalachia to the vast open plains of Wyoming, the coal industry long offered the promise of a six-figure income without a four-year college degree, transforming sleepy farm towns into thriving commercial centers.<p>But today, as King Coal is being dethroned — by cheap …

Energy

After generations working in coal, young West Virginians are finding jobs in solar

Tanner Lee Swiger graduated from high school in Wayne County, West Virginia this spring. His father and grandfather both worked in West Virginia’s coal industry. But not Swiger, or any of his high school classmates.<p>Nobody from his graduating class is working in coal, says Swiger. “[They’re] …

West Virginia

Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy

Anna Hirtenstein Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of …

Renewable Energy

Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on …

Renewable Energy

Pentland Firth tidal power station breaks world record for electricity generation

A tidal power station in the Pentland Firth between mainland Scotland and Orkney has broken the world record for electricity generation, the company …

World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Waves Goodbye to Oil Industry

In another sign that the petroleum era is drawing to a close, Denmark is selling off its last oil company with barely a peep.<p>Once considered a …

North Sea

In Big Test of Wind Farm Durability, Texas Facility Quickly Restarts After Harvey

Papalote Creek Wind Farm near Corpus Christi is already producing power<p>By<p>Russell Gold<p>For the first time in the history of the burgeoning U.S. wind industry, a wind farm got hit by a hurricane—and it was back producing power within days.<p>Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of …

Wind Farm

Almost every country in the world can power itself with renewable energy

The planet is pretty much ready to go 100 percent renewable by 2050.<p>The country’s energy mix is under scrutiny. A report commissioned by Energy Secretary Rick Perry acknowledges that low natural gas prices—not renewables—are behind the recent closure of coal energy plants, and that the grid has …

Renewable Energy

London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar …

Cities

Tesla Batteries May Back Up Wind Farm Off Massachusetts Coast

Deepwater Wind LLC is proposing to pair Tesla Inc. batteries with massive offshore wind turbines as part of a bid to supply the state of …

Wind Farm

Unusual: a nuclear power plant is converted into a photovoltaic farm | The Quebec Times

<b>In the United States, a consortium of energy specialists and solar project specialists converted a former nuclear power plant into a photovoltaic</b> …

Energy

Smart startup has a new idea for renewable energy, and it involves giant kites

“Let’s go fly a kite” used to be a cheerful refrain from the end of Disney’s <i>Mary Poppins</i>. As it turns out, it could be a crucially important idea in …

Renewable Energy

The Energy Secretary Is Wrong: The Grid is Ready for Renewables

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to issue a report saying renewables pose a threat to the electricity grid. But the truth is that …

Energy

City of Edmonds becomes 1st in Washington to commit to 100% renewables

The city of Edmonds in Washington has committed to a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 per cent clean and renewable energy by 2025

Renewable Energy

World's cutest solar farm in China is shaped like a panda

Who says solar panel installations can’t be adorable? The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China is shaped like the country’s treasured animal – and the …

Renewable Energy

Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor: Compound catalyses splitting of water molecules

Compound catalyses splitting of water molecules<p>Researchers have developed a compound that draws moisture from the air and splits it into oxygen and …

Chemistry

Big business sees the promise of clean energy

PITY America’s big businesses. For years their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint were dismissed by environmentalists as “greenwashing”. Now, …

Renewable Energy

Solar jobs growing 17 times faster than US economy

President Trump may be focused on saving coal miners, but solar continues to be the hot spot in today's jobs market.<p>Solar employment expanded last year 17 times faster than the total US economy, according to an International Renewable Energy Agency report published on Wednesday that cited data from …

Renewable Energy

Old Coal Mines Have a Place in the Future of Clean Energy

Ben Chafin sees the future of clean energy in abandoned coal shafts.<p>The Virginia state senator, whose Appalachian district is pockmarked with empty …

Energy

A Chinese company is offering free training for US coal miners to become wind farmers

If you want to truly understand what’s happening in the energy industry, the best thing to do is to travel deep into the heart of American coal country, to Carbon County, Wyoming (yes, that’s a real place).<p>The state produces most coal in the US, and Carbon County has long been known (and was named) …

Energy

Oregon wind farm for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) aims for reduced footprint with big turbines - Portland Business Journal

In the distance, Avangrid's Leaning Juniper II wind farm in Gilliam County. The Montague… more<p>AVANGRID RENEWABLES<p>Fewer but bigger turbines — the most …

The Plan to Build a Wind Farm Island by 2050

It could supply over 80 million people with wind power, and major players are betting on it.<p>Among ideas to increase use of wind power in the world, the North Sea Wind Power Hub might be the most ambitious. The plan is build an artificial island in the North Sea that would supply energy to up to 80 …

North Sea

California grid sets record, with 67% of power from renewables

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectric plants across the state, helped California …

Offshore Wind in the Trump Era: Does It Have a Future?

Since 2006 the U.S. has added just over 50 gigawatts of wind power capacity, however, virtually all of that installation has been land-based.

Wind Power

Power Forward 3.0: How the largest U.S. companies are capturing business value while addressing climate change

The largest companies in the United States are steadily increasing their clean energy and energy efficiency efforts while improving their bottom …

Offshore wind energy gears up to hook up

FALMOUTH — As three offshore wind energy developers move closer to preparing construction plans for areas south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, …

Egypt looks to the future with renewable energy plan

The vista in the central province of Minya is as empty as far as the eye can see except for rows and rows of solar panels and the blue sky above.

Renewable Energy