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A remote $43 million island facility could be a game changer for India’s solar sector

One of the major gaps in India’s renewable energy sector is getting plugged.<p>Despite the low prices and abundance of renewable energy sources, solar power still accounts for just 1.6% of the power generated in India. This is partly because of the transient nature of solar power. Since sunshine is …

Renewable Energy

Why King Tides Are Flooding Coastal Cities More Often

People living along the coast are no strangers to significant weather — they often deal with hurricanes, rising sea levels and tropical storms. But …

Climate Change

Visit the World's Only Carbon-Negative Country

Bhutan has built sustainability into its national identity.<p>Bhutan is arguably the world’s happiest country. It’s also one of the greenest. That’s no coincidence. In fact, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck developed his signature Gross National Happiness index based on four pillars: sustainable …

Bhutan

These solar-powered homes push the limits of sustainable living

Impressive!<p>Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy has hosted the Solar Decathlon, a collegiate international competition that challenges students to build full-size, solar-powered houses. As the residential solar industry matures, with constant innovation in home batteries, energy-generating …

U.S. Department of Energy

Add solar power to your camper with this lightweight and efficient option

The advent of lightweight, affordable, and efficient solar panels has been a real game-changer for recreational vehicle owners. In the past, if they …

Clean Energy

Green Deals: Nature Power Generators and Solar Panels from $800, more

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Clean Energy

Shipping container-based house will catch the rays in California

Though London-based Whitaker is a trained architect, he's also a photographer and digital artist who, as he puts it, "uses a computer to create …

Joshua Tree

Earth May Be Close to 'Threshold of Catastrophe'

The amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction, a new study …

Climate Change

Subsidizing Earth's Demise: US Taxpayers Forced to Prop Up Dirty Energy Industry

Jessica Corbett, staff writerNew reports reveal that without billions of dollars in subsidies, American gas, oil, and coal companies would crash and …

Climate

Scotland's longest-lasting snow patch has melted for the first time in a decade

The area at Garbh Choire Mor on Braeriach in the Cairngorms has only previously melted six times on record but disappeared on Sunday.<p>The …

Climate Change

Canada not prepared for climate change: environment commissioner

OTTAWA – Canada’s environment commissioner says the federal government is nowhere near ready for the massive storms and more frequent floods and …

Climate

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

Researchers say Sydney and Melbourne would have unprecedented temperatures even if Paris target met<p>Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2C is met, summer heatwaves in major Australian cities are likely to reach highs of 50C by 2040, a study published on …

Climate Change

The best US cities to live in to escape the worst effects of climate change

The world is changing fast. Farmable land is shrinking, storms are strengthening, and temperatures are rising. Across the US, cities aren't all equally equipped to handle these threats.<p>"Climate change is going to be the biggest thing we have to deal with, but it's never going to be the only …

Climate Change

Sydney and Melbourne should prepare for 50-degree days, climate researchers warn

Australia’s most populous cities could be hit by heatwaves of up to 50 degrees by the year 2050 even if the world succeeds in limiting global warming …

Climate Change

It’s a problem that an iceberg over twice the size of Paris just broke off Antarctica

A piece of ice two and a half times the size of Paris (or roughly four-and-a-half Manhattans) broke off from West Antarctica over the weekend. It’s not unprecedented, but it has ice scientists worrying.<p>On Saturday (Sept. 23), satellite-observation specialist Stef Lhermitte at the Delft University …

Global Warming

Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record low

Sea ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, scientists said on Wednesday, as they warned the frozen continent's unpredictable …

Global Warming

Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope

The new data is a welcome sign of progress in the battle against global warming but many challenges remain, including methane from cattle<p>Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide remained static in 2016, a welcome sign that the world is making at least some progress in the battle against …

Climate

Intriguing Video Visually Represents Carbon Emissions Around The World & Over Time

This new video visually illustrates CO2 emissions over time and throughout the world.<p>You can read more about it at Wired.<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: Larry Ferlazzo<p>…

Carbon Emissions

A record-breaking 29% of the U.K.'s electricity is now generated by renewables

Combined Efforts<p>Renewable energy is lighting up the United Kingdom. This year alone, it’s set all sort of records, using all types of measurements. …

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy investors see opportunity in Puerto Rico's demolished grid

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's antiquated and bankrupt electrical system, leaving millions in the dark and utility crews scrambling to help.<p>Now some politicians and renewable energy investors see a golden opportunity in the crisis to use federal funds to …

Renewable Energy

UK’s largest back-up energy generator up for sale ahead of earnings boom

The company behind a string of mini-power plants has put itself up for sale in the first major test of investor interest in the burgeoning market for flexible back-up power.<p>Sources close to the sale said RBC Capital began distributing a sales prospectus for UK Power Reserve in recent days, but the …

Energy

Wales announces new goal of 70 percent clean energy generation by 2030

Target Set<p>The Welsh government has set a new goal for the percentage of electricity the country gets from renewable sources: 70 percent by 2030. …

Renewable Energy

Britain's switch to low-carbon energy could give a £21 billion boost to the economy

To fight climate change and meet the Paris Agreement targets the world will need to rapidly switch from fossil fuels to renewable or nuclear energy. …

Energy

UK Power Reserve sale attracts China's state-owned grids - sources

HONG KONG/LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - UK Power Reserve (UKPR), a British electricity firm, put itself up for sale this week and has attracted the …

Renewable Energy

Puerto Rico electricity crisis sparks interest in renewable energy

Hurricane Maria has left swaths of Puerto Rico without power – and millions of people might have to go without electricity for months. The storm’s …

Renewable Energy

Solar power deal will lower social tenants' energy bills

<b>Solar panels are to be installed in 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years, as part of a new government scheme.</b><p>The Dutch firm, Maas Capital, is investing £160m in the project.<p>The panels, which will be free to tenants, are expected to cut hundreds of pounds from …

Renewable Energy

Solar Cars Are (Almost) Here

Cars could soon power themselves without any outside fuel at all.<p>Ever since electric vehicles (EVs) became a viable alternative to traditional …

Clean Energy

Earth on track toward 2 degree global warming, researchers say

The Paris Agreement sought to place a lower limit on global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. But researchers fear that may already be locked in - even …

Climate Change