Energy

World's biggest oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar and wind firms

The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step toward a goal of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of energy through solar and other renewable means.<p>It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects.<p>One is for 300 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to be …

Renewable Energy

70% Mongolian herders with solar, bifaicial solar cell plants, green bonds, more

70% of Mongolian herders have solar power – If the planet goes to crap because we’re fools and allow it to, its people like this – living as close to the land as possible – who will keep the species alive. And now they have access to electricity. When I traveled in China/Pakistan back in the summer …

Renewable Energy

Don't Expect Carbon Capture To Save Coal

There has been a lot of excitement around the recent startup of commercial scale carbon capture and sequestration operations by NRG Energy at the W.A. Parish coal-fired power plant near Houston. The reason is clear: the technology offers the promise of “clean” coal, with little or no CO2 emission, …

Renewable Energy

'The wild west of wind': Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader

The most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind energy boom<p>Living in New York and Washington, Greg Wortham heard all the grand talk about green energy from liberal politicians. Then he returned to the place where he …

Renewable Energy

Wind Power Sets New Record: Briefly Provides Majority of Electricity for 14-State Grid

On the morning of Feb. 12, wind power provided 52.1 percent of the electricity for the 14-state grid known as the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). This is …

Renewable Energy

Not Even He Can Mess This Up

The revolution is already happening.<p>Donald Trump just had the worst week of the most disastrous start to a presidency since William Henry Harrison came down with a fever and expired 30 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes after taking the oath of office. After a week of revelations, resignations, and …

Renewable Energy

The Canberra Coal Club ignores what most people know: the future will be clean and smart

The dirty and dumb antics and the anti-renewables rhetoric being amped up by our politicians is out of step with majority thinking on energy<p>When Treasurer Scott Morrison clomped into parliament with his pet piece of coal after South Australia’s electricity network collapsed in the face of extreme …

Renewable Energy

Solar panels make Morocco’s mosques a model for green energy

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly viable worldwide. But how can governments spread the message to the public? In Morocco, the authorities have been looking to religion for the answer.<p>Revving engines and hooting horns – sounds from Marrakesh's busy street filter up to the rooftop of one of …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Model 3: First pictures of chassis and inside the ‘alien dreadnought’?

As Tesla is currently temporarily shutting down production in Fremont to update manufacturing equipment for Model 3 production, we could be getting our first picture of an actual Model 3 chassis and a peek inside the ‘alien dreadnought’ that is supposed to be the vehicle’s pilot production …

Tesla

SunPower CEO: A Solar Market in ‘Significant Transition’

SunPower's conundrum is that its absolute dominance in silicon solar cell conversion efficiency hasn't consistently translated to success on the top …

Renewable Energy

Child’s Play: Team Trump rewrites a Department of Energy website for kids

Effort meant to inform younger generations about energy and the environment sees sentences reworked and pie charts eliminated.<p>Almost 20 years ago, …

Renewable Energy

US household energy spending hits 50-year low

As renewable energy use has expanded significantly over the last decade, household energy costs have declined. That's the conclusion of a new report …

Renewable Energy

This boat will make its own fuel on a round-the-world voyage

Remember Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane that circumnavigated the world in July 2016? This could be the ocean-going equivalent. In a bid to prove the effectiveness of hydrogen as a renewable fuel, Victorien Erussard and Jérôme Delafosse will sail around the world in a boat powered by the …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Model 3: aluminum part supplier announces investment to increase output ahead of Model 3 production

As the discussion around what parts of the Tesla Model 3 will be made of aluminum and what parts will be made of steel was renewed by what looks like the first picture of a Model 3 chassis we posted this morning, one of Tesla’s aluminum part suppliers announced an investment to increase output of …

Tesla

Forget Tax Credits. These Two Federal Policy Changes Are a More Immediate Threat to Solar

When Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, some in the solar industry worried they might become a political target.<p>Eliminating …

Renewable Energy

Electric GT championship with Tesla Model S P100D gets a launch date and circuits, including Nürburgring

The idea of the Electric GT championship got a lot more exciting since they finally decided to let go of the Tesla Model S P85+ and instead use the new Tesla Model S P100D with ‘Ludicrous+’.<p>They claim that their stripped-down racetrack-ready Tesla Model S P100D can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in …

Tesla

Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

Matt McDonough and his crew rolled up to the Brookly Park home around 8 a.m., unloaded their ladders, harnesses and tools, and got to work tiling …

Renewable Energy

Are Artificial Trees the Future of Renewable Energy?

In 2007, Eric Henderson watched the heart-shaped leaves of a redbud rustle in the wind outside of his home in Iowa. A gust came through, whipping …

Renewable Energy

First Solar Is Very Likely To Widely Beat Earnings Estimates

I believe that the revenue estimate is far too low.<p>I believe that, even based on the sandbagged 4Q16 revenue, the company will beat the EPS estimates.<p>…

First Solar, Inc.

Europe: More energy-efficient, but still import-dependent

Total energy use in the European Union is slightly lower today than it was in 1990, but fossil fuels remain king, and dependency on fuel imports has grown. Climate and geopolitical risks have grown in tandem.<p>First, a dry statistic: Eurostat, the European Union's central statistics agency, released …

Renewable Energy

Measure proposes moratorium on North Dakota wind energy

The North Dakota Senate is considering a proposal that would halt wind-generation projects in the state for two years.<p>Republican Sen. Dwight Cook is …

Renewable Energy

Let’s Analyze Desiigner’s Energy Levels in this Hot 97 Freestyle

Supernova.<p>Below, you can watch a video of Brooklyn rapper Desiigner on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 show. Specifically, you can watch Brooklyn rapper Desiigner freestlying a capella for two full minutes. What you will notice is that Desiigner has a lot of energy.<p>But how much energy does Desiigner have? …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Labor's climate policy could remove the need for renewable energy targets

The federal Labor Party has sought to simplify its climate change policy. Any suggestion of expanding the Renewable Energy Target has been dropped. …

Renewable Energy

Government 'clean coal' push would be likely to make Australia's emissions worse

Coalition plan for more efficient coal plants could well increase emissions in a sector that is the second most polluting in the developed world<p>The government has indicated it will act to allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to finance new coal-fired power plants on the basis that these coal …

Renewable Energy

Nel Hydrogen Solutions Awarded frame contract for multiple hydrogen fueling stations in California

Oslo--Nel Hydrogen Solutions, a division of Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL), has entered into a framework contract for the supply, construction and …

Hydrogen

'Clean coal' cheaper than renewable energy, lobby group claims

A coal lobby group has claimed using "clean coal" would be a cheaper way to lower carbon emissions than renewable energy sources.<p>It comes as the …

Renewable Energy

Defining clean to include dirty

Federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg yesterday revealed that the government is considering changing the mandate of the Clean Energy Finance …

Renewable Energy

15% Share Of Gas In Energy Mix By 2035. Achievable?

Last year, as part of the government's plans to move towards clean energy sources, petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan set a target …

Renewable Energy

Flexible system needed make UK renewables cost-effective - report

Britain needs a more flexible electricity system if it is to make intermittent renewable sources as wind and solar cost-effective, an independent research report said on Tuesday, as the government tries to hit emissions targets.<p>The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) reports comes as the government …

Renewable Energy

BaT Auction: 1965 Triumph TR4A IRS Race Car

This 1965 Triumph TR4A was raced by the previous owner at SCCA events in the Ohio area since the late 1960s and was purchased by the seller 15 years …

Classic Cars