Green Living

Could Tesla Power Its Electric Truck With Solar Panels?

Tesla just keeps making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck. Oh, that might sound …

Clean Energy

EGEB: Scotland 100% renewables in 2020, social cost of carbon $19-40/ton, wind power complaints down, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Scotland ‘on target’ for 100% renewable energy by 2020 – <i>Scotland had been clever in dealing with objectors to wind farms with grants to local communities which allowed them to</i> …

Renewable Energy

The German Town That's Literally Breaking Apart

Tom Scott has ended his tour of America and is back in Europe, finding places with interesting stories to tell us about. The picturesque town of …

Geothermal Energy

It’s Time to Turn Up the Heat on Solar - MIT Technology Review

A 200-foot tower stands centered in front of a field of rotating mirrors on the southern edge of Albuquerque, New Mexico.<p>It’s the National Solar …

Energy

Stage Set For Uranium Bull Market After November 2016 Bottom

Latest news in regards to European initiatives to move away from nuclear energy is that they are starting to rethink it.<p>The global climate change …

Business

'Just beginning' - global energy storage market to boom

The energy storage market will grow 12-fold in the years to 2030, increasing to 125 gigawatts of capacity globally, a new energy forecast report …

Renewable Energy

This Brooklyn, New York Clean-Energy Experiment Is Going Global

You’ve installed a solar panel on the roof of your house, then you go on vacation. While you’re gone, you sell the unused, clean energy generated by …

Renewable Energy

How recycled roofs are transforming homes in slums

<b>"You go into slums and villages and it is a problem-rich environment."</b><p>Hasit Ganatra saw people in the slums of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, and realised that their lives were blighted by the quality of their homes.<p>Around 65 million people across India live in slums, according to data from the 2011 …

Housing

London buses now run on coffee just as much as you

Thanks to a new biofuel scheme.<p>London buses now run on as much coffee as you do, thanks to a new biofuel scheme.<p>As of yesterday (November 20), waste …

Coffee

The great decoupling of power use and economic growth

A short Energy Information Administration analysis looks at how the link between power use and economic growth has been severed in some big …

Business

Origins of the Solar Learning Curve

The experience curve is a useful tool for forecasting future cost reductions in solar. This curve, also known as the learning curve, reveals a …

Renewable Energy

Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis—a system that, just like plants, …

Photosynthesis

New global survey reveals that everyone loves green energy — especially the Chinese

Also everyone hates coal.<p>I have written many times about the high levels of public support in the US for renewable energy — support that has been strikingly consistent over the years, despite the lack of similar enthusiasm among policymakers.<p>Now the Danish green energy company Ørsted (which used to …

Renewable Energy

Solar-powered potato farm in northeast Colorado turns up savings — and tasty spuds

Jeff Rice, Sterling Journal-AdvocateRandy Weis and his mother Darlene in front of the solar array on their farm.Randy Weis’ potatoes weren’t just …

Denver

Another Chinese Solar Giant Is Going Private

JA Solar is going private, part of a growing trend in the Chinese solar industry.<p>The Chinese solar industry has long had trouble turning tremendous …

Investing

How your electric car could be 'a virtual power station'

<b>If electric cars really are the future, where is all the electricity to power them going to come from?</b><p>There are currently more than a billion vehicles on the road worldwide, 38 million of them registered in the UK. The overwhelming majority run on petrol or diesel.<p>But the world is …

Electric Vehicles

India to hit peak coal demand faster then expected, says report

in New Delhi<p>India will hit peak coal demand for its power sector within a decade, according to new analysis, helping the world hit its Paris climate …

Renewable Energy

November 20, 2017

Richard Kaner and Maher El-Kady with a replica of a new device that can use solar power to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy. …

Energy

Sell surplus electricity at a discount to Ontario businesses, rather than exporting at loss, province urged

Cheap exports of surplus nuclear, solar, wind and hydro power could have cost Ontario as much as $1.25 billion over 21 months, according to a new …

Canadian News

Kenya: Cheaper Night Power Tariff Set for December

Kenya will next month cut power tariffs by up to a third for large businesses and manufacturers that shift their operations to late night hours.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

First China-invested wind power project in Africa starts operation

<i>(People's Daily Online/Wang Lei)</i><p>The first China-invested wind power station in Africa, Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Wind Power Project, started operation …

News (China)

Siemens Plans to Cut Nearly 7,000 Jobs in Traditional Power Generation

Siemens announced massive cuts last week that would eliminate 2 percent of the industrial giant's workforce. Nearly all of the layoffs will come from …

Renewable Energy

Tax Reform Fight Shows Why Subsidies Never Die

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the House last week, promised to save about $12.3 billion over the next decade by scaling back a "production tax …

Chuck Grassley

Op-Ed: Nigeria – give us electricity and we’ll build Africa

“Give us electricity,” said Peter Owyia, a cobbler, “I will double my daily production.”<p>His calculation was common among the estimated 50,000 shoe, …

Abia State

Jet fuel from sugarcane? It's not a flight of fancy

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, …

Energy

California is on target to reach its renewable energy goals a decade in advance

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Good News

Time for the UK to come clean on green energy taxation

Britain’s “big six” energy providers are feeling the heat. Theresa May’s pledge to end “rip-off” fuel bills could lead to a cap on the standard …

Theresa May

Last week’s poll: energy storage in the UK

<b>In last week’s poll we asked about your preferred energy storage technologies, a question predicated on a growing renewables landscape that will need</b> …

Engineering

Nuclear power's climate snubs

Nuclear power provides 30% of the world's zero-carbon emitting electricity and the United Nations has concluded it's just as important as renewables …

Energy

SunEdison’s Pashupathy Gopalan may join UK’s Lightsource Renewable Energy

Under Pashupathy Gopalan, SunEdison in a reverse auction won a 500MW solar project tender at a record-low tariff of Rs4.63 per kWh, setting an …

Renewable Energy