Energy

3 Top Solar Stocks for Smart Investors

Solar is becoming competitive with fossil fuels. Here are three solar stocks for investors considering staking a claim in this emerging …

First Solar Inc.

An entire region of China just ran on 100% renewable energy for 7 days

From Pittsburgh to Frankfurt, cities around the world are pledging to stop burning fossil fuels for electricity by 2050 or sooner.<p>But the Chinese province of Qinghai has already reached that goal, according to news outlet Xinhua. For seven days — from June 17 to 23 — the region ran on 100% …

Renewable Energy

Pollution might be blocking 25% of potential solar power, study finds

The buildup of dust and grime on solar panels do their efficiencies no good, indeed we've seen some creative maintenance solutions such as using …

Solar Power

Solar Impulse CEO says this can make air transport cheaper, cleaner, quieter and safer

Electric propulsion technology can potentially make air transport cheaper, quieter, safer and more environmentally friendly, according to one of the …

Solar Impulse

The world's most efficient 5-seater car is powered entirely by the sun

A team of students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) just unveiled an electric car that seats five and is completely powered by the sun. …

Clean Energy

India Has Shut Down 37 of the World's Biggest Coal Company's Mines

On its Way Out<p>Things are not looking good for the coal industry. In the latest blow to this fossil fuel, the world biggest coal company is closing a …

Renewable Energy

Supercapacitors could be better than batteries or fuel cells for clean electric powered transit

Everyone agrees that electric rail transportation is the greenest way to go, but hanging the wires needed to convert from diesel to electric can be …

Fuel Cell

China may have achieved a seemingly impossible renewable energy goal, putting the US to shame

President Trump may not be interested in renewable energy or the Paris Agreement, but that's not stopping other parts of the world from …

Renewable Energy

OPINION: Trump's energy plan will make America the new Saudi Arabia

This past week, President Trump renewed his promise of an era of American global energy dominance. It’s an achievable goal and a quintessential …

Green Energy

GE Is Quietly Building Energy-Storage Innovations

The biggest name in electricity could be the future of energy storage as well.<p>When most people think of energy storage, they probably think of Elon …

First Solar Inc.

Dutch companies set up giant bread bins to help cities tackle rat scourge

Businesses in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam are getting involved in efforts to collect waste bread and turn it into biogas and fertiliser<p>Once upon a time, you would throw your old bread to the birds. But in the Netherlands, where an excess of crumbs is feeding a growing scourge of rats, people …

Biogas

'Bring on more renewables,' U.S. regulator says as grid study looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wind and solar power does not make the U.S. electricity grid less stable, an outgoing federal regulator said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration readies a study that will examine whether renewable energy has had a harmful effect.<p>Colette Honorable, a member of the Federal …

Renewable Energy

The Latest: Pennsylvania health company restoring network

NEW YORK – The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT):<p>6:20 p.m.<p>A Pennsylvania health care system says it is taking steps to restore its computer network after being hit by a ransomware attack that was carried out globally.<p>Heritage …

Cybersecurity

Philly wants to make solar energy affordable for every homeowner

Open enrollment for Solarize Philly starts July 1<p>Open enrollment for a city-wide initiative to make solarizing Philly’s home more affordable begins Saturday, July 1, and already more than 500 homeowners plan to sign up.<p>That’s promising for the program known as Solarize Philly, which is banking on …

Renewable Energy

Trump touts solar-panelled Mexico border wall as cost-saving solution

US President Donald Trump has suggested that his controversial wall proposed for the country's border with Mexico could be covered with solar panels, …

Clean Energy

Mayors Have Message For Donald Trump: If You Won’t Lead U.S. Climate Fight, We Will

Mayors of more than 1,400 cities passed resolutions this week supporting a transition to 100 percent renewable energy and other climate initiatives.<p>The nation’s mayors sent a strong message to the Trump administration: If the federal government won’t take the lead on fighting climate change, they …

Climate

Lesson for California: Before expanding solar energy, figure out a way to store it.

<b>To the editor:</b> Your article correctly reports that California generates and pays for more electricity than it currently needs. But the “why” is dim by more than a few watts. (“California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it,” June …

Renewable Energy

America's oil and gas boom happened under Obama

The issue<p>President Trump and his top advisers will be taking credit for America's boom in oil and natural gas as part of this White House-themed …

Oil

EGEB: US solar hardware manufacturing + hypocrisy, Bloomberg drops $200M on mayors, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>California Lawmakers Model an Electric Car Program After the State’s Successful Solar Initiative – <i>This bill would continuously appropriate $5 million each year from the Greenhouse</i> …

Renewable Energy

Former SunEdison Solar Team Lands Funding for New Venture - Bloomberg

Summit Ridge Energy, a new solar company led by former employees of bankrupt SunEdison Inc., obtained funding to build, finance and acquire solar …

Renewable Energy

U.S. mayors back plans to use 100 percent renewable energy

“Climate change may be the challenge of our generation, but it is also the opportunity of a lifetime.”<p><i>By</i> <b>Jeremy Deaton</b><p>This week, President Trump …

Climate

So, this just happened in China and the US should be green with envy

A solar power station in Delingha of northwest China's Qinghai province.Zhang Hongxiang/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS<p>A vast Chinese province of nearly 6 million …

Renewable Energy

World's first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland

Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east Scotland<p>The world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses …

Wind Farm

Seeing the light: Oilsands, mining companies watch B.C. solar project with intrigue

Renewables become an option for defunct mining sites<p>After a century of pulling lead and zinc from the Sullivan mine in southeast British Columbia, …

Renewable Energy

Dear Rick Perry: Stop pushing dirty energy and undermining clean energy (+ consult some scientists)

Dear Rick Perry,<p>Coal, Gas and Nuclear all pose extreme threats to the health of our families and our planet. Stop trying to undermine real clean …

Climate

Britain Has It 'Totally Wrong' on Approach to Energy, Ineos Says - Bloomberg

Britain’s investment in the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant and its bias toward wind power over solar is wrong for the country, according to …

Ukraine is a test bed for global cyberattacks that will target major infrastructure

On the ground in Kiev, TechRepublic got a first-hand look at the frontline of a cyberwar that involves alleged Russian state-sponsored hackers, …

Cybersecurity

Rick Perry talks nuclear energy research investment, Paris Agreement

Trump Administration is calling this “Energy Week,” secretary Perry takes the podium.<p>Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke briefly this afternoon to a …

Climate

NextEra won't take Texas' no for an answer in quest to be state's power giant | Energy

"While the Commission has issued an Order on Rehearing that clarifies and corrects some of the deficiencies in the original final order, the Order on …

Renewable Energy

White House talks energy policy as health care bill is delayed

Energy Secretary Rick Perry held court in the White House briefing room for nearly 40 minutes on Tuesday, delivering an extended riff on energy policy as Senate Republican leaders announced they were delaying a vote on their health care bill.<p>Perry’s remarks made for a bizarre split-screen moment, …

Energy Policy