Energy

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying?

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account …

Electric Vehicles

Government wants to force people who generate electricity through solar to pay up

The department of energy is preparing legislation to force residents who live off the grid and generate electricity for their own use, or have a …

News (South Africa)

The Little Secrets Behind Apple’s Green Data Centers - MIT Technology Review

Apple this week said that all of its data centers are powered by renewable energy. How Apple achieved that impressive goal reflects the complexity of …

Renewable Energy

These 5 U.S. Towns Are Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

“For too long, dirty fuels have jeopardized the health of our communities and put our children’s future at risk."<p>As President Donald Trump stands his ground on fossil fuels and works to roll back America’s climate and clean energy policies, cities around the country are committing to renewable …

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy This Week: What You Need to Know

A Fox News host puts his weight behind solar energy and Jeff Bezos hangs out on a wind turbine this week in renewable energy.<p>Last week was another …

Renewable Energy

Makers and Disaster Relief: Cistern Pump Solutions Needed

MAKE SOMETHING IMPORTANT! Yes, I’m yelling at you! That’s the power of ALL CAPS. It’s awesome you can build a kayak from up-cycled flip-flops or that you have the ‘scariest’ NeoPixel halloween costume in the neighborhood, but I need you to focus your MacGyver skills NOW to help people that are …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Why High-Yield Investors Shouldn't Keep Overlooking This Commodity Stock

No one wants to get stuck in a yield trap, but if you like fat yields, you should consider Alliance Resource Partners L.P. -- even though it's a coal …

Stocks

France's Solar Market Dominated by Total and SunPower

SunPower and Total may be creating a new model in renewable energy in a surprising location: France.<p>As the U.S. solar market comes under attack from …

Renewable Energy

Mississippi could sue solar panel maker that owes $74.8M

Mississippi officials are considering whether to sue a solar panel maker that recently announced it will be closing its Hattiesburg plant, which had …

Business

Robben Island inaugurates R25m microgrid

Robben Island, a World Heritage Site has gone green with the installation of a R25-million solar energy, lithium-ion battery storage microgrid that …

South Africa

DC Swamp Denizens Strike Back

Posted: Oct 21, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Despite my well crafted, highly persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and …

Conservative View

Facing coal shortage, Nalco closes captive power plant

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (PTI) Navratna CPSE National Aluminium Company Limited is faced with coal shortage leading to closure of three units of the …

Battery suppliers face capacity crunch

Ford, like most other automakers, won't make cells for EVs in-house<p>DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co., like most automakers, says it will rely on suppliers to …

Transportation

Rural Northern Ireland motorists pay £5 more for a tankful of fuel

Motorists in rural areas of Northern Ireland are paying up to 10p per litre - or £5 a tank - more for petrol than their urban counterparts, it has …

UK News

Renewable Energy Threatens the World’s Biggest Science Project

The world’s biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power.<p>Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 …

Business

The world is abandoning coal-fired electricity at an astonishing pace

Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels—it produces per kilogram the least amount of energy and the greatest amount of pollution—and the world is quickly abandoning it.<p>According to findings published by the NGOs Greenpeace and CoalSwarm on Wednesday (Oct. 18), countries are using coal less and less to …

Renewable Energy

Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed cheap batteries as an alternative to expensive lithium-ion batteries that could …

Batteries

Here’s what Rick Perry would have recommended if he’d listened to his own grid study

How to actually make the grid more resilient.<p>The Trump administration absolutely united around one goal: supporting the US coal industry.<p>Back in April, Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned a study on the resilience and reliability of the US power grid, with a special focus on whether …

Nuclear

The slip 'n' slide of solar panels are easier to transport and may save lives

Renovagen is a company based out of the UK that specializes in solar energy. They have created a new system of solar panels that is portable and easy …

Solar Panels

Trudeau stubbornly keeps Canada standing with Paris as everyone else bails

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the newest poster boy for the worldwide global warming crusade, and justifiably so. No nation’s leader more cares …

Canadian News

It's Not Crazy to Dream of a World Without Fossil Fuels

Experts are already considering how an end to the oil, coal, and gas industries would transform society.<p>Several dozen academics, diplomats, and energy researchers gathered earlier this year in Berlin to embark on a fascinating thought experiment. They began with the assumption that a worldwide …

Climate

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. …

DIY

Nuclear Fusion Unlikely to Challenge Solar, Wind Power

The world’s biggest and most expensive science experiment is likely to be threatened by the advance of renewable energy. Questions remain about …

Business

Why It's So Hard To Turn The Lights Back On In Puerto Rico

Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, almost 80 percent of the territory is still without power. While nobody expected a quick restoration of Puerto Rico's badly outdated power grid, officials have estimated it could take at least six months.<p>Puerto Rico's slow restoration …

News (U.S.)

Amazon CEO smashes bottle of champagne on top of wind turbine

Jeff Bezos celebrated the opening of a new wind farm in Texas by standing on top of a giant wind turbine and smashing a bottle of champagne on it.

Wind Power

Solar drone capable of quasi-perpetual flight tested in the Arctic

Researchers testing cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicle technology went to the 24 hours a day sunlight of Greenland to power ‘perpetual’ solar drone flights.<p>The main goal of the project from the manufacturer’s perspective was to find a practical application of a solar-powered drone that could fly …

Drones

India's Largest Floating Solar Plant in Kerala Is a Marvel in Frugal Engineering

Love reading positive news? Help The Better India grow<p>Support our endeavor to become every Indian's source of daily inspiring positive news. Read …

Renewable Energy

Home battery makers get a boost after Hurricane Maria

The CEO of Puerto Rico's largest solar provider said the hurricane that struck the island last month accelerated the timeline for home batteries by …

Renewable Energy

Solar Panels: 10 Midwestern Cities With the Most Potential

The adoption of solar panels is expanding throughout the U.S., and the popularity is increasing even among unlikely regions such as the …

Business

Energy Recap: Keeping The Lights On With Microgrids

Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector.<p>In this edition, we highlight …

Business