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Interactive Map Shows Every Wind Farm in America

Using a new map tool released Thursday, anyone can now easily view the location of every utility-scale wind project and wind-related manufacturing …

United States

New map shows wind farms spreading rapidly across US

Wind power started in California in 1981 when the Altamont wind farm in Alameda County was built as a reaction to the Arab Oil Embargo of the …

Wind Power

Field Tested: Thermarest Cot Sleeping System

Just to set the record straight, I come from a long tradition that goes back to wafer-thin Ensolite pads that were a vague illusion of comfort back …

Biofuel

Tesla Is Turning Kauai Into a Renewable Energy Paradise

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>When people ask Luke Evslin why he decided to live off the …

Renewable Energy

First NT community powered by sun

Renewable energy has come to the Northern Territory bush, with solar power and battery storage set to provide an entire Aboriginal community's …

Energy

EGEB: Suniva vs Amtech and California; India at 3.4¢/kWh for solar; more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>ITC report: 26 U.S. module makers closed in the past five years – <i>26 U.S. module manufacturers have closed their manufacturing facilities in the past five years, a period during</i> …

Renewable Energy

Government spends twice as much abroad on fossil fuels as renewable energy

The Government has been accused of undermining its own efforts to tackle climate change after new research revealed it is investing twice as much in …

Climate

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 …

King's College London

Clock starts on integrating carbon pricing in New York market

Following the release of a new carbon pricing report, the New York ISO says it could integrate the policy into its market dispatch within three years.

Energy

Quora: Could Solar Panels Pay for Trump's Wall?

This wall isn't going to maintain itself. As a former renewables project cost analyst, I cannot support this proposal.

Renewable Energy

All-Electric Class 5 Work Truck With 100 Miles Range To Arrive This Fall

Chanje is a new company based out of Los Angeles, California, that intends to introduce an all-electric medium-duty vehicle on a mass scale in the …

Electric Vehicles

Prime Minister attacks South Australia's renewable energy policy at state Liberal Party's AGM

The Prime Minister describes South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill's pursuit of renewable energy projects policy as "ideology and idiocy in equal …

Liberal Party

What to Know About the Potential Sale of 8point3 Energy Partners -- The Motley Fool

8point3 Energy Partners may still sell for a premium from today's stock price and that could mean a windfall for First Solar and SunPower.<p>It has been …

Stocks

Farmer about to flip the switch on largest solar-energy system in the province

A southern Manitoba dairy farmer is about to lay claim to having the largest solar-energy system in the province, but his reign as solar champ will …

Renewable Energy

Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion assembly plant in U.S. and partner on electric cars

Toyota and Mazda corporations announced plans on Friday to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the United States and work together to develop electric car and advanced safety technologies.<p>The plant is expected to produce up to 300,000 cars a year and create jobs for 4,000 workers. It is expected …

United States

Molecular nanoparticles lead to major advancement in the development of solar cells

A new study by researchers at the University of St Andrews could herald a major advancement in the development of solar cells.

Chemistry

China energy regulator raises targets for curbing coal-fired power

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's energy regulator on Monday said it was raising its targets for curbing coal-fired power capacity over the next few years, as the world's No.2 economy continues its drive against pollution.<p>The National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on its website that …

China

Video inside North Korea shows country turning to solar power to cope with blackouts

Rare video footage has emerged from North Korea that reveals the growing dependence of its citizens on solar energy to power their homes amid frequent electricity blackouts.<p>At just over a minute long, the video, filmed in March by the Unification Media Group, and published on the Daily NK website, …

North Korea

The Rich Get Richer: How Hedge Funds Are Making Millions Tearing an Energy Giant Apart -- The Motley Fool

NRG Energy is selling renewable energy assets in an effort to appease hedge funds invested in the company.<p>It's easy to pick sides when a hedge fund …

Renewable Energy

IKEA’s selling home storage batteries for its solar panels

A rooftop of solar panels generating clean energy is great and all, but having somewhere to squirrel away that free juice is even better. After stepping into the shade for a good few months, IKEA began selling solar panels again last year with new teammate Solarcentury (a company that specialises …

Clean Energy

Hawaii approves contracts for 110 MW-AC of utility-scale solar

Despite putting the brakes on distributed solar through new policies which forbid export to the grid, Hawaii is moving ahead with large-scale solar …

Renewable Energy

Farmers explore solar energy

Virginia Cooperative Extension workshop shifts from down in the weeds to up in the sky<p>DINWIDDIE — As solar energy becomes more widespread and less …

Clean Energy

JP Morgan is going green: Banking giant commits to using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020

Global banking giant JP Morgan Chase is going green.<p>The firm, which operates across more than 60 countries and 5,500 properties, is aiming to solely …

Renewable Energy

Californians urged to save energy during solar eclipse

Californians have been asked to save energy during next month's eagerly-anticipated solar eclipse to help reduce the strain on the state's solar power resources.<p>The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has set up the CalEclipse.org website, where Californians are urged to “do your thing …

Renewable Energy

Bill to protect solar customers from discriminatory fees introduced in Texas

Utilities across the country have responded to the increase in customer-sited solar with a host of new attempts to increase rates and impost …

Solar Panels

Australia to Build One of World's Longest Electric Vehicle Highways

To help spur the "electric vehicle revolution," Australia will build a superhighway consisting of a network of free, fast-charging electric vehicle …

Electric Vehicles

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get a New Roof: The 5 Best Roofing Materials for Hot Climates

<i>Modernize is an online service that connects homeowners with trusted pros specializing in exterior home improvement projects including solar, roofing, windows and HVAC solutions.</i><p>In Arizona this year, it’s been over 100 degrees almost every day for two months with no chance of letting up. Southern …

Clean Energy

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Clean Energy

Arctic Icescapes in Pictures

Sea Ice