Sustainable Business

India Could Be Solar Energy's Next Oasis -- The Motley Fool

India's solar market has gone from nothing to one of the biggest in the world in just two years.<p>Two years ago, India's solar market was basically …

Investing

Here’s how the solar eclipse will affect the US power grid

On August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun's light.<p>The eclipse is bound to be an incredible experience. But since the moon will completely (and partially in some areas) cover the …

Renewable Energy

3 Energy Stocks With Dividends Yielding More Than 5% -- The Motley Fool

Energy dividends are in danger today, but these three companies should be paying investors high yields for years to come.<p>Finding energy stocks with …

Stocks

Mississippi Power to buy $100M solar facility's electricity | Miami Herald

Regulators are approving plans for Mississippi Power Co. to buy electricity from a solar facility to be built in eastern Mississippi.<p>The Mississippi …

Business

This Week in Solar -- The Motley Fool

The industry prepares for an eclipse, and a number of projects were sold.<p>The week in solar was dominated by testimony before the U.S. International …

Renewable Energy

Tidal Power - A Growing, Significant Source Of Renewable Energy

Tidal power is currently fairly insignificant in the current market. However, the demand for renewable energy is growing rapidly and tidal power …

Energy

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve …

Technology

Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun.<p>California has rapidly deployed renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Spectators around the country are gearing up, eclipse glasses at the ready, for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. But another group — perhaps more anxious than eager — is preparing as well: the people who run California's electric grid.<p>California is home to almost half of all the solar power in the …

Renewable Energy

What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday

Unlike most eclipse-watchers in the United States, Eric Schmitt wouldn’t mind seeing a few clouds in the sky when the moon starts blotting out the sun on Monday.<p>“A cloudy morning might even be helpful for us,” he said.<p>That’s because, as the vice president for operations at the California …

Renewable Energy

First Solar vs. SunPower: Which stock eclipses the other?

On Monday, grid operators throughout the country will scramble to deal with the impact of diminished sunlight during the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States since 1979.<p>There shouldn’t be any power outages, but engineers for utilities such as Duke Energy DUK, +0.91% have been …

Business

The world's biggest logistics company races towards net-zero emissions

DHL is the largest logistics and express delivery company in the world. It’s not surprising that its carbon emissions are massive.<p>But those emissions …

Sustainability

Groups to launch clean-energy lobbying blitz

America's clean-energy crowd is looking to shed its climate reputation and appeal more to a Republican-controlled Washington.<p>An unusually broad and …

Business

The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in Six Graphics

<b>By Deborah Drew and Genevieve Yehounme</b><p>Roughly 20 pieces of clothing per person are manufactured each year. Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar …

Sustainability

How Canadian Solar Inc. Makes Most of Its Money -- The Motley Fool

Building solar systems is a big business, but it's not more important than Canadian Solar's core manufacturing business.<p><b>Canadian Solar</b> (NASDAQ:CSIQ) …

Stocks

How and Where Solar Tariffs Would Disrupt the Solar Industry -- The Motley Fool

The U.S. International Trade Commission and Donald Trump could destroy most of the solar industry as we know it by the end of the year.<p>On Tuesday, …

Renewable Energy

Xcel Energy says solar eclipse won't affect operations | Miami Herald

A big provider of solar energy in Minnesota and other states says next week's solar eclipse will have no impact on its electric service.<p>Xcel Energy …

Business

Energy Recap: The 2017 Eclipse To Be A 'Teachable Moment' For Solar

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

Business

Today's clean energy ETF performance

ESGD +0.1%, KRMA -0.7%, SHE flat, SUSA -0.3%, CGW flat, CRBN +0.1%, DSI -0.25%, FIW -0.3%, ICLN +1.5%, LOWC flat, PHO +0.15%, PIO +0.2%, PZD …

Business

An Eclipse Is Just What the U.S. Power Sector's Been Waiting For

Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking …

Renewable Energy

GE and Tesla to Outfit 50 Home Depot Stores With Solar Panels

General Electric Co.’s Current unit and Tesla Inc. will install solar systems on 50 Home Depot Inc. stores and sell the power output to the …

Business

A Reversal In The Energy Sector As Big Business Abandons The White House

The recent disbanding of two important White House business councils marks a new low in the relationship between the Trump administration and …

Business

House Used For MTV's Original SF 'Real World' Season Hits Market For $7M

The Russian Hill house that was home to seven strangers getting "real" on MTV in 1994, also known as 949-953 Lombard Street, is hitting the market …

Real Estate

Why datacenter giant Equinix is buying a bevy of Bloom fuel cells

By several measures, the deal trumpeted this week by Equinix, one of the world's largest Internet colocation providers, and Bloom Energy, the scrappy …

Energy

Wind Power Is All Grown Up Now - Bloomberg Gadfly

People tend to think of renewable energy companies as the new kids on the block but Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s biggest wind turbine …

Business

Danes find more tainted eggs in food supply chain

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish authorities say two companies have bought 6.8 tons eggs and 108 kilograms (238 pounds) of omelet, respectively, from farms involved in the contaminated egg scandal.<p>The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration says in a statement that "no harmful amount" of the …

Business

Vestas CEO on 2Q Earnings, Energy Storage

Anders Runevad, chief executive officer at Vestas, discusses his underperformance in the second quarter, doing business in the U.S., energy storage …

Business

Gore to give keynote at US clean energy summit in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a national clean energy summit in Las Vegas this fall.<p>Former Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval are co-hosting the Oct. 13 event.<p>Reid launched the first summit 10 years ago, and …

Finance

Taiwan Blackout Seen Pressuring Tsai to Reconsider Energy Policy

A blackout in Taiwan Tuesday that struck about 6 million households may force President Tsai Ing-wen to reconsider her anti-nuclear stance and open …

Business

Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri utility regulators have rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states.<p>The decision Wednesday by the Missouri Public Service Commission creates a significant hurdle for Clean Line Energy Partners, which wants to …

Business