Energy

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

Solar Power

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

Tom Steyer isn’t your average California tree hugger. The former hedge fund manager—number 1,121 on <i>Forbes’</i> wealthiest people list, with $1.61 …

Wired

WorldBank loan at 0.25% for 750MW, Trump says no to ‘carbon tax’, more

750MW solar park to get 0.25% loan from World Bank – This is just below the going rate for banks that borrow directly from the United States (or really rich people who have hard collateral). The World Bank does have political reasons for giving a loan like this and the loan is probably backed by …

Renewable Energy

This eco-friendly house in France cost under $200K to build

Greenhouse design inspired its translucent panels<p>Building a budget-friendly <i>and</i> environmentally-friendly house is a difficult feat. It’s one thing to build a large house for under $130K, but this low energy, greenhouse-inspired French house takes it one step further.<p>BRUT architects designed and …

Curbed

The Energy of Tomorrow Looks Strikingly Artistic from Above

Two photographers share their unique perspectives on the growing wind and solar power industries.<p>Join us in The People v. Climate Change and share an environmental portrait of someone taking positive steps to protect the Earth on YourShot or social media. Use #MyClimateAction to share a …

Renewable Energy

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly.<p>And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on …

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Madison, Wisconsin commits to 100% renewable energy

Madison just became the first city in Wisconsin and the largest city in the Midwest to commit to 100 percent clean energy in just the latest example …

Renewable Energy

Big Oil Replaces Rigs With Wind Turbines - Bloomberg

Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea.<p>Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Statoil ASA and Eni SpA are …

Bloomberg

The Trump administration wants to kill the popular Energy Star program because it combats climate change

Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency is on the chopping block. Both the president’s proposed budget and his executive orders on cutting regulations would shrink the EPA. But of the 38 EPA programs that the Trump administration has proposed cutting, at least one is quite …

The Washington Post

Passive townhouses in Capitol Hill win national award for green building

The 10-home complex is open, sustainable, and social<p>A Capitol Hill passive townhouse project finished last year has been recognized for creativity, sustainability, and innovation. SolHaus, a 10-home project finished last year by Cascade Built and b9 Architects, won a Green Building Home of the Year …

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First zero-emission hydrogen train completes test run

Alstom plans to use hydrogen generated from wind energy for the Coradia iLint.<p>A zero-emission train, which runs silently on a hydrogen fuel cell and …

International Business Times (GB)

Encina Power Station may stay online through 2018

The decades-old Encina Power Station, site of a 400-foot-tall smokestack that looms over Carlsbad’s skyline, may not shut down operations by the end …

Renewable Energy

Oil Up From Four-Month Lows, Inventories a Concern

Oil prices rallied from four-month lows on Thursday but the recovery was cautious with investors concerned that OPEC-led supply cuts were not yet reducing record U.S. crude inventories.<p>Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil, was trading at $51.02 a barrel by 1112 GMT, up 38 cents on the …

Fox Business

Hydrogenics Awarded 2.4 MW Power-to-Gas Plant in Germany

<b>Latest win brings Hydrogenics Power-to-Gas Portfolio of Projects to over 20 MW</b><p><b>MISSISSAUGA, Ontario</b> -- Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS) …

Renewable Energy

This fake sun could be the future of alternative energy

BERLIN — Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what’s being described as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” hoping it will help shed …

New York Post

India’s solar power sector is getting commoditized: First Solar

<b>Mumabi:</b> India’s solar power sector is becoming commoditized and margins are getting squeezed across the sector’s value chain, according to Sujoy …

Renewable Energy

Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands Want to Build an Island Hub to Support 100GW of Offshore Wind

A group of European countries is looking to build a giant island in the North Sea order to support up to 100 gigawatts of offshore wind projects.<p>If …

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A crowd-sourced, revolving solar fund wins DOE backing

It's fair to say that the political climate has not felt too friendly to environmentalists of late. That's why I was delighted to hear from Andreas …

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Duke Energy Pays Steady Dividends For Retirement Portfolios

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) is a popular holding in many retirement portfolios because of the company’s generous and dependable dividend.<p>Duke Energy has …

Seeking Alpha

In Coal Country, States Feel Emboldened to Cut Energy Efficiency - Bloomberg

Energy efficiency programs are coming under attack, both in Washington and in at least two states.<p>Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday held hearings on HB 114, …

Renewable Energy

2016 Toyota Mirai Review - Long-Term Update 2

Thoughts on the hydrogen fuel cell sedans from Toyota and Honda<p>Share this article<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>The Toyota Mirai has a new competitor. In December, Honda rolled out the first copies of its Clarity Fuel Cell, taking aim at the Mirai, which is the only other …

Motor Trend

From Steel City to Sun City: Colorado Town Turns to Clean Energy

By Laura A. ShepardWorking-class homeowners in Pueblo, Colorado have struggled to keep up with their sky-high electric bills. Locals said rampant …

Renewable Energy

Schumpeter: America’s shale firms don’t give a frack about financial returns

SchumpeterAmerica’s shale firms don’t give a frack about financial returns<p>Exploration and production companies are poised to go on another investment …

The Economist

Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built

<b>BEIJING •</b> Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can …

Renewable Energy

Pollution Isn't That Bad, Says Climate Skeptic Conference

This Thursday marks the start of the International Conferences on Climate Change in Washington, D.C., hosted by the wildly conservative, deceptively …

Inverse

Government to invest £23m in hydrogen infrastructure

Transport Minister, John Hayes.<p>Public organisations, businesses and hydrogen operators will be able to bid for the funds from this summer, with the …

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Solar-powered skin for prosthetic limbs

<b>A synthetic skin for prosthetics limbs that can generate its own energy from solar power has been developed by engineers from Glasgow University.</b><p>Researchers had already created an 'electronic skin' for prosthetic hands made with new super-material graphene.<p>The new skin was much more sensitive to …

BBC World

Piyush Goyal Gives His Report Card: Modi Government’s Steps Towards ‘Power For All’ By 2019

The Government of India has often stressed on its commitment to provide round-the-clock, affordable and eco-friendly ‘Power for All’ by 2019. Two …

Renewable Energy

Natural Gas, Oil Remain Weak (UNG, UGAZ)

The bear market in natural gas continues, and oil isn't doing much better.<p>Although natural gas futures have jumped 11 percent in March, the commodity …

Investopedia

SA power plan has 'high likelihood' of improving state's energy security, ratings agency says

Ratings agency Moody’s has said that South Australia’s energy plan, worth $550 million, will succeed in bettering the state’s security and …

Renewable Energy