Green Living

From coal to solar, India’s energy landscape is almost too hard to keep up with

In 2010, India was experiencing a massive boost in coal power—but not everyone was benefitting.<p>Those in the Siddhi community, spread across the foothills of the Western Ghats, were almost entirely left in the literal dark. Francis Wilson relied entirely on kerosene lamps since the power grid didn’t …

Renewable Energy

UK's biggest solar company takes shine to global projects with deals worth £3bn

Solarcentury turns to Europe and Latin America as it transforms into an international firm to maintain growth hit by green cuts in home market<p>Britain’s biggest solar power company has shrugged off the cloud of drastic UK subsidy cuts by reinventing itself as an international firm with more than …

Renewable Energy

Infigen Energy Shares Can Power 30% Higher

RBC Capital Markets has initiated coverage on <b>Infigen Energy</b> (IFN.AU) with an outperform rating as it expects the Australian wind power producer to …

Renewable Energy

Philippines urged to take on renewables

The Philippines can save $US200 million a year and build a more reliable energy supply for millions of residents on its small islands by replacing …

Renewable Energy

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Solar Impulse

Solar Energy’s Potential $2.8 Trillion Prize

A new projection put the opportunity in solar at $2.8 trillion and there's plenty of money to go around.<p>We are just beginning to scratch the surface …

Renewable Energy

The eco guide to renewable energy

Solar power is soaring, wind goes from strength to strength. Look for a mighty surge in renewables over the next few years<p>One day in late March, during a sunny weekend, something spectacular happened. Solar power broke a new record. The demand for daytime electricity in UK homes fell to night times …

Renewable Energy

U.S. renewable energy is 7 times higher than just a decade ago

- Nearly 7% of the total produced electricity in the United States now comes from renewable energy, up from just 1% a decade ago, and the numbers …

Renewable Energy

Factcheck: Whale Strandings and Offshore Wind Farms

By Simon EvansLast Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea.What …

Wind Farm

Florida's Amendment 1: A cautionary tale for 2018?

<b>As the US deals with a president who tweets stories his own staff don't believe, and an environmental chief who denies carbon emissions are the primary driver of climate change, a Florida election fight shows the ups and downs of dealing with the politics of confusion around climate and energy</b> …

Clean Energy

Solar’s future

I was surprised to see that the May 21 article “Turkey Point expansion still faces a murky future,” did not mention the increasingly competitive …

Opinion

Palaszczuk ready for Adani royalties talks

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is gearing up for tough negotiations with Indian mining giant Adani over a new cabinet-approved royalties …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

3 Stocks with Resolute-Energy-like Return Potential

Resolute Energy has had a great run over the past 12 months. Can Hi-Crush Partners, Whiting Petroleum, or Clean Energy Fuels replicate that success …

Stocks

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Clean Energy

In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity<p>In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley.<p>And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your …

Renewable Energy

Going off-grid - could you live in a house like this?

<b>An advert on an online message board asks: "Anyone interested in living in an off-grid straw bale house?"</b><p>It adds: "No rent, all I'm asking is taking care of the house, and my two donkeys, two pigs (pets!), five hens, two cats and two dogs."<p>It's not your average property listing, but the owners, by …

Wind Power

Top Trump Economic Adviser: Coal Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

Somebody should have told the president.<p>Donald Trump spent months promising miners that he’d make the ailing coal mining industry great again during his election campaign. But it seems one of the president’s top economic aides has other ideas.<p>Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic …

Donald Trump

Crunching The Numbers On Tesla's Solar Roof, And Trying Not To Get Too Excited

In October 2016 Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's solar roof product, marking a new paradigm for the residential solar industry, deliveries begin for US …

Clean Energy

First Utility-Scale Microgrid in U.S. Enters Service

Photos taken during the 2012 Hurricane Sandy disaster almost literally turned the spotlight onto microgrids.<p>Images posted on social media and in the …

Energy

Atelier Space turn a 1925 nursery into a daylit solar-powered residence in the Netherlands

Smart adaptive reuse can do wonders with old, abandoned and disused buildings. Dutch firm Atelier Space breathed new life into this 1925 nursery in …

Design

Chinese company will train U.S. coal miners for a future in clean wind energy

Why it matters to you<p>Wind-energy companies are looking to transform the floundering coal industry and provide jobs for those in need of one.<p>Coal has …

Wind Farm

Solar power breaks UK records thanks to sunny weather

Thousands of photovoltaic panels across the UK generate 8.7GW, smashing previous high of 8.48GW earlier this month<p>Solar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand.<p>National Grid said …

Renewable Energy

India cancels plans for coal power stations as solar prices hit record low

India has canceled plans to construct nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations in the country as prices for solar electricity “free fall” to …

Renewable Energy

U.K. Breaks Solar Power Record on Hottest Day of the Year - Bloomberg

Britain’s fleet of solar panels generated a record amount of electricity on Friday, as the nation basked in sunshine during the hottest day of the …

Renewable Energy

Gas Not The Answer: Where Is BP's Plan B?

California electricity production in 2017 from renewable power has grown substantially and gas contribution has fallen significantly.<p>The transition …

Renewable Energy

Modern Efficiency and Affordability Don’t Have to Come at the Expense of Style

By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity to gain energy from the sun.<p>Architect Peter Kuczia built his second home on the edge of Lake Laka in …

Clean Energy

Supreme Court’s Verdict Denying Compensatory Tariff to Power Projects opens a pandora box!

In the year 2010, Indonesia promulgated “Regulation of Ministry of Energy and Mineral resources No 17 of 2010” which link the coal prices in …

Renewable Energy

Microsoft Wants Clean South African Energy

Sometimes it's hard to know whether the power a utility provides really comes from renewables.<p>The two new data centers that Microsoft Corp. plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they use, however, will be generated …

Renewable Energy

Why Energy Efficiency Is Important In Emerging Markets [Infographic]

Governments across emerging markets are working to improve energy efficiency and reduce domestic energy consumption. Even in nations rich in oil and gas, policy makers are reducing subsidies and launching efficiency programs. If they understand where the opportunities lie, energy companies, …

Energy Efficiency

Energy Harvesting Wristwatch Uses a Versatile Photodiode

There’s some interesting technology bundled into this energy harvesting wristwatch. While energy harvesting timepieces (called automatic watches) …

Clean Energy