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Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law

WASHINGTON — The pitched battle over President Obama’s signature climate change policy, which is moving to the courts this week, carries considerable political, economic and historical stakes. Yet its legal fate, widely expected to be ultimately decided by the Supreme Court, could rest on a …

Climate Change

Backing Clean Power Plan Will Accelerate The Clean Energy Future

While legal experts are debating EPA’s Clean Power Plan in Washington next Tuesday, the U.S. business community is galloping ahead on the clean energy future.<p>From General Motors to Bank of America to Apple, dozens of iconic companies are now fully committed to running their companies with 100 …

Energy

Which Countries Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

Researchers at Stanford and UC-Davis recently issued a landmark study that has policy makers buzzing. Crunching the numbers on energy and economics, …

Energy

World's Largest Solar Plant Goes Onlin

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is now home to the world's largest solar power plant, according to local reports.<p>The world's largest single location …

Energy

China to Rein in Green Growth for First Time After Record Boom

After installing more wind and solar farms than anywhere else on the planet, China is ratcheting back the pace of growth in an industry that’s helped …

China

Hydrogen fuel cell train offers pollution-free rail trips

Alstom's Coradia iLint is a cleaner and quieter alternative to diesel.<p>Hydrogen fuel cells aren't gaining a huge amount of traction in cars, where there's a steady move toward electric. But what about regional railways, where long ranges and a lack of powered rails makes electric trains impractical? …

Train Travel

33 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world

A huge change is underway in China.<p>Over the next 10 years, the country plans to move 250 million people — the equivalent of Indonesia's entire population — into the country's rapidly-growing megacities.<p>To accommodate that enormous migration, the country has invested billions of dollars in massive …

Asia

Companies - RE100

81 RE100 companies have made a commitment to go '100% renewable'. Read about the actions they are taking and why.<p>The IKEA Group is a home furnishing …

Environment

Allianz and Partners Mint ‘Game Changing’ Wind Hedge | Power Finance & Risk

<b>Allianz Risk Transfer</b>, with the help of several partners, has created a novel hedge product to protect wind projects against the risks of …

Finance

New $3.6B Project in Iowa Could Be One of Many ‘Mega’ Wind Orders

The Iowa Utilities Board approved MidAmerican Energy’s $3.6 billion plan to build up to 2,000 megawatts of wind power -- a major step toward …

Wind Power

First wave-produced electricity in US goes online in Hawaii

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — The ocean's vast, endless movement packs the power to meet a quarter of America's energy needs.<p>Nevertheless, wave energy technology lags well behind wind and solar power, with technical hurdles still to be overcome.<p>To help accomplish that, the Navy is testing wave energy …

China's infrastructure spending goes off the rails

For most Australian company boards, a trip to China is not complete without a ride on one of its high-speed trains. Typically, this will be the …

$65 Billion Alaska Energy Project Crashes and Burns

Alaska’s proposed $45-$65 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project that was supposed to help the state refill its coffers from decades of dwindling crude oil production and more than two years of low oil prices, took several steps backward a few weeks ago when three of the project’s four …

Energy

Google buys output of Norwegian wind farm — and it’s not even built yet

Google’s future is looking … gusty. In the tech giant’s latest demonstration of its dedication to renewable energy, Google has purchased the future …

New record for cheapest offshore wind farm

The cost of building offshore wind farms has fallen to a new low, with Sweden's Vattenfall winning contracts to build two projects in Danish waters for just over €60 (£51) per megawatt-hour (MWh).<p>That undercuts a previous record set by Denmark's Dong Energy, which in July won a contract for a …

Energy

The Winds Are Changing for Renewable Energy

Red states won’t abandon their resistance to renewable mandates, but over time, the growing economic dynamism of solar and wind energy could compel a more balanced approach.<p>In the policy arena, the distance is widening between blue and red states over whether to promote, or resist, the shift away …

Energy

How Data And Machine Learning Are Changing The Solar Industry

Software will be crucial to lower the cost of solar energy.<p>Like most sectors, the solar industry is rapidly embracing ways to analyze and crunch data in order to lower the cost of solar energy and to open up new markets for their technology.<p>The rise of data tools—algorithms, machine learning, …

Solar Power

Amazon plans to build 253-megawatt Texas wind farm

"Amazon Wind Farm Texas" marks the company's (AMZN +0.6%) largest renewable energy initiative to date. Wind and solar farms intended to supply power …

Amazon

Why Solar Developers Aren't Happy with the Desert Renewable Energy Plan

“It’s just a complete disconnect with our climate change ambitions.”<p>The United States on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited plan for desert renewable energy development that the solar and wind industries said unfairly favors land conservation and severely limits the ability to build projects …

Energy

Why Apple Energy Is A Wake-Up Call For Businesses

, Contributor<p>Last week, Apple quietly dropped a bombshell in the energy industry, launching an entirely new subsidiary called Apple Energy that will manage the complexities of its renewable energy efforts.<p>The only information available on Apple Energy is in the company’s filings with the Federal …

Energy

Blog Series: Developing & Enhancing Your Renewable Energy Strategy, Part I

August 15, 2016<p>It has never been easier for companies to capture the value of renewable energy. Thanks to market conditions, sophisticated analytics, …

Energy

Navigant ranks AES, RES as top energy storage providers

AES Energy Storage and RES are the leading utility-scale energy storage systems integrators in terms of strategy and execution, according to Navigant …

Energy Storage

Alternative Energy Project Financing

<i>If storage costs can demonstrate price reductions comparable to what we’ve experienced with wind and solar, storage will be a big part of the</b> …

Energy

The More U.S. Wind Grows, The More Support It Gains: AWEA :: North American Windpower

As the 2016 election enters its final stretch, new findings from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) are showing that the rapid rise of …

Energy

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station gets go-ahead

Theresa May has given the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station the go-ahead, despite the new prime minister’s apparent concerns about Chinese involvement in Britain’s nuclear industry.<p>The controversial £18bn scheme, which has been criticised over costs as well as national security worries, was due …

Energy

3 Indispensable Tricks For The Perfect Steak

Marco Moreira, executive chef and co-owner of NYC’s Tocqueville, shares his tips.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>…

Steak

An Easy Weeknight Meal: Chicken Quesadillas

One of my favorite meals to grill up during the week is chicken quesadillas. They are simple, healthy, and very flavorful.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><br>Boneless …

Quesadilla

Talk of Tuscany: Osteria Tornabuoni

After elevating mozzarella to cult status with his Obikà cafés, Bulgari’s Silvio Ursini is taking on Tuscany with his new restaurant, Osteria Tornabuoni.<p>Plus:<p>Standing underneath a stuccoed arch-way in Florence’s 15th-century Palazzo Tornabuoni, Silvio Ursini calls his friends to the table. Dressed …

Tuscany

Top 5 Grilling Mistakes

Top 5 Grilling Mistakes<p>1. Running out of fuel! Before you even get started this can kill your BBQ dreams. This is one of the easiest mistakes to …

Here’s how to clean your barbecue now that bristle brushes have been deemed dangerous

As you may have heard, barbecue brushes have recently gone from a trusty grill tool to public enemy number one. At a recent meeting of Canadian …

Cottages