Energy

The End of Coal Is Near: China Just Scrapped 103 Power Plants

A huge win for the environment.<p>China has announced plans to cancel more than 100 coal plants currently in development, scrapping what would amount to …

Renewable Energy

SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

SolarWindow made headlines for their business-card thin solar coating for curved glass surfaces in late 2016, and now they’re going a step further …

Renewable Energy

Wyoming Considers De Facto Prohibition On Solar And Wind Energy

Wyoming’s legislature is considering a bill that would effectively outlaw renewable energy in the state.<p>The so-called “Electricity Production Standard” proposes to penalize utilities in Wyoming for generating electricity from solar and wind energy. The bill would allow electric power to be …

Renewable Energy

Sierra Nevada Uses 10,000 Solar Panels and a Tesla Powerpack to Make Beer

Demand charges have become a common sight on utility bills in recent years. How do you fight them? By producing and storing your own electricity …

Renewable Energy

Reasons to be cheerful: a full switch to low-carbon energy is in sight

Climate change optimism is justified – a complete transition from carbon to solar and wind power looks practical and affordable within a generation<p>My first book on climate change was published 10 years ago. I looked at how responsible individuals could choose to run their lives to cut their carbon …

Renewable Energy

3 Midwestern States That Refuse to Abandon the Renewable Energy Revolution

By Susan Cosier<p>On the final day of the Illinois State Assembly's 2016 session, a bill was passed that environmentalists can celebrate—one that …

Renewable Energy

Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.<p>Now advocates want to extend that goal to the transportation sector to urge all forms of ground transportation to …

Renewable Energy

Most cybersecurity experts are worried about Russian hackers. One says: Look, a squirrel!

Close your eyes and try to envision the biggest threat to America's cybersecurity — something that could knock out power to a city in a blink.<p>What image is floating there? A dark room full of foreign soldiers, staring intently at computer screens? Russian President Vladimir Putin, possibly …

Cybersecurity

Donald Trump’s mission? To keep the US in the fossil age

While China invests heavily in renewable energy, the fossil economy in the US will be given the green light to squeeze every last cent from oil and coal<p>Make America Wait Again. That is what Donald Trump’s energy policy amounts to. Stop all the clocks, put the technological revolution on hold, …

Renewable Energy

Follow the Department of Energy's DIY Projects to Reduce Energy Usage In Your Home

If you own your home, there are lots of little ways you can improve your house for long-term energy savings that cut down your utility bills. The …

Renewable Energy

Critical federal approvals for massive Wyoming wind project

<b>By Mead Gruver,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i><p><b>CHEYENNE, Wyo.</b> — The biggest onshore wind development in the works in the U.S. has received two critical federal …

Wind Farm

World’s northernmost plus-energy office could spark an energy revolution

Building the first office in Norway that produces more energy than it consumes is already a hefty goal, but real estate developer Emil Eriksrød wants …

Renewable Energy

How SunPower Hopes to Regain Its Mojo

<b>SunPower Corporation</b> (NASDAQ: SPWR) is one of the oldest companies in the solar industry, meaning it's survived a number of ups and downs to get to this point. But in 2016 the company faced a crossroads thanks to rapidly falling prices for solar panels. Most importantly, its mid-level efficiency …

Renewable Energy

In the Trump era, all climate progress will be local

California Gov. Jerry Brown is arguably the most pro-climate governor in the country. So when he spoke to a group of scientists about Donald Trump’s …

Renewable Energy

How Pepco is finding ways to shift demand through Maryland EV pilot program

A relatively small pilot program examining electric vehicle charging behavior illustrated how customers respond to calls to action, but also turned …

Biofuel

A mixed forecast for biodiesel as the industry gathers in San Diego

The biodiesel industry is looking at a somewhat bifurcated future.<p>Ambiguity reigns as a new presidential administration comes into power but at the …

San Diego

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Spain's Lanzarote island

(CNN)It's been two years in the making, but Europe's first underwater museum is finally complete.<p>Deep in waters off the Spanish island of Lanzarote, accessible only to snorkelers, divers and sea life, the Museo Atlantico (Atlantic Museum), features more than 300 sculptures by international artist …

Scuba Diving

Electrek morning green energy brief:

Battery storage + solar finding niche in beer/wine industry – Hawaii just installed a solar + battery peaker plant. Peaker plants run during short durations – 1-5% annually, hours at a time – when high demand is needed. Power companies charge a high rate for these high demand moments. A battery …

Renewable Energy

How To Unlock $12 Trillion

The Business and Sustainable Development Commission report released this week estimates that $12 trillion will be added to the global economy when the New Economy, that is to say, sustainably operated companies that are quietly outperforming in all markets, reach their peak. At present, most …

Business

Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians

Nearly four years ago, Cris Thomas began documenting attacks on the US power grid. The number of incidents was eye-popping; over 1700 in all, …

Electrical Grid

Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing so …

Renewable Energy

Toyota to Help Lead New Global Council to Advance Hydrogen Adoption

Group also includes BMW, Honda, Hyundai, and Daimler<p>Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer<p>View Special Offers<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>Toyota remains dedicated to hydrogen fuel cell technology, and now the automaker will help lead a global Hydrogen Council to help …

Hydrogen

3 important data questions about smart buildings

We have long used data to improve our buildings’ performance and to inform building planning and operations. Building automation systems have …

Energy Efficiency

Make America great again by embracing green tech, Trump urged

Fulfilling pledge to boost fossil fuels will mean US misses out on huge market for clean energy, experts say<p>Leading climate change experts have urged Donald Trump not to turn his back on the biggest global challenge facing mankind, arguing that he can make America great again – and the world safer …

Sea Level

Anglo Shortlists Bidders for Some South African Coal Mines - Bloomberg

Anglo American Plc has shortlisted groups led by some of South Africa’s most prominent black businessmen as bidders for several of its South African …

South Africa

These 3 Companies May Not Survive 2017

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Surprisingly, the election of Donald Trump has sent a shot of adrenaline into the markets. In the two months after the election, the S&P 500 is up more than 6%, with the Russell 2000, an index of economically sensitive small-cap stocks, up more than double the S&P 500's …

Investing

Kenya switches to thermal power as hydro dams dry up

Kenya is injecting thermal electricity into the national grid to compensate for hydro generation — which has affected by low water levels due to poor …

Renewable Energy

Policy changes under new U.S. administration won't stop the green transition

<i>This piece is co-authored by Thomas Kveiborg, Executive Director for Ramboll Environment & Health.</i><p>Prices for solar and wind power are falling sharply, and speeding the transition to green energy. At the same time, investors are increasingly turning away from fossil fuels. Anticipated changes in US …

Renewable Energy

Concord energy storage firm Alevo says first unit cleared for delivery

Concord battery maker Alevo says its first GridBank energy storage unit has completed a factory acceptance testing process and been cleared for …

Energy Storage

‘Poor urban planning endangering ecology,environment of megacities’

Expansion of cities without urban planning has resulted in devastating impacts on ecology and environment, observed vice chancellor of the University …

Urban Design