Sustainable Business

Deal Reached to Shield Renewables From Tax Change, Thune Says

Congressional tax negotiators have reached a tentative deal that would mostly shield the renewable energy industry from a provision that threatened …

Business

World's Solar Is About to Hit 100 Gigawatts, Thanks to China

Solar is about to hit a milestone: Global installations are set to reach 108 gigawatts next year thanks to China, IHS Markit Ltd forecasts …

Business

EIA's Electric Power Monthly - November 2017 Edition With Data For September

<i>By Dennis Coyne</i><p><i>A Guest Post by Islandboy</i><p>The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on December 1st, with data for September …

Business

Study: Almost 45 million tons of e-waste discarded last year

BERLIN (AP) — A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside.<p>The U.N.-backed study published Wednesday calculates that …

Business

Unilever teams with big banks on blockchain for supply chain

Over the summer, more than a dozen food companies and retailers — including Walmart, Nestle and Tyson Foods, and motivated by tech giant IBM — formed …

Bitcoin

Canada's Oil Capital Is Making Leap Toward Renewable Energy

Clean energy is coming to Canada’s oil patch.<p>The government of Alberta -- home to the world’s third-largest oil reserves -- on Wednesday auctioned …

Renewable Energy

New conservative group to tout value of renewable energy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new conservative group hoping to convince wary Republicans of the value of renewable energy announced its launch Wednesday in Wisconsin.<p>Organizers of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum say the effort is part of a national push that began in Michigan four years ago to win …

Business

U.S. solar installations to fall more than expected in 2017

U.S. solar installations will fall more than expected this year, according to an industry report released on Thursday, due to weakened demand for residential systems and delays on large projects over concerns that President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported panels, increasing costs.<p>In a …

Renewable Energy

The Double Trap For Tesla Investors Predicting The Future

The iPhone was an enormous gamble, as its pushed the limits of then-available technology - the microprocessor, screen, battery, and wireless …

Business

World's Biggest Solar Manufacturer Could Go Private

Canadian Solar is considering an offer from its CEO to be taken private.<p><b>Canadian Solar Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is either the largest solar manufacturer in …

Investing

China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry, after efforts to clear smog-choked air …

Business

How SunPower's Stock Price Could Double in 2018

Several things will have to go right for the solar cell and panel manufacturer -- but they easily could.<p>Shares of <b>SunPower Corp.</b> (NASDAQ:SPWR) surged …

Investing

Subsidy-Free Wind Power Possible in $2.7 Billion Dutch Auction

Subsidy-free renewables could appear in a second country after an auction this week in the Netherlands, which is seeking about $2.7 billion to …

Business

Wind farm agreement highlights New Mexico businesses, labor

The state attorney general's office and advocacy groups have brokered an agreement with a utility that's planning to build a massive wind farm near …

Business

Managing Expectations For Pattern Energy

Pattern Energy's current distribution is covered.<p>Growth targets are overly optimistic.<p>Minimal distribution growth and price appreciation expected for …

Business

Rising Coal Exports Give Short-Term Aid to an Ailing Industry

A shake-up in global coal trading has delivered some oxygen to the struggling American mining industry, driving up exports to energy-hungry countries. But the relief may not last.<p>United States coal sales abroad over the first three quarters of the year surpassed exports for all of 2016, according …

Business

Pattern Energy Group - Great Potential And A Great Dividend

The stock nearly yields 8% at the time of this writing.<p>Wind and solar are becoming more prevalent across the United States and the world.<p>Cash flow is …

Business

Why the Clean Power Plan is good for business

Big problems require smart solutions. The Clean Power Plan, America’s first and only set of nationwide rules to reduce carbon pollution from the …

Climate

Xcel Energy declares $0.36 dividend

Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) declares $0.36/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 2.84%<p>Payable Jan. 20; for shareholders of record …

Business

GE Cutting 12,000 Jobs as Renewables and Energy Storage Upend Fossil Fuels

General Electric can't ignore the fact that renewable energy is crushing fossil fuels in electricity markets.<p>When an electric energy pioneer like</b> …

Renewable Energy

A Year in CSR: The Top 10 Trends of 2017

<b>By Alison DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Cone Communications</b><p>As we look back on the past 365 days, there’s no denying we live in tumultuous times. …

Sustainability

Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going The Way Of the Dinosaur

Even with the rapidly growing development of renewable fuels and advanced technologies in energy efficiency, fossil fuels are not becoming extinct – …

Trading

3 ways the course of water sustainability changed in 2017

It is always difficult to reflect back on a year and identify the most notable annual events on any given issue. Water is no different and perhaps …

Sustainability

3 Top Utility Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Utility stocks -- especially ones investing in renewable energy -- can boost your dividend income substantially in the long run.<p>Utility stocks are a …

Stocks

Gen Alpha: Change the water, not the fish

Some of us toiling in the sustainability industry say we do so for future generations — and hope that they will look back and celebrate our selfless …

Sustainability

Nebraska's largest solar farm is up and running

The largest solar farm in Nebraska has started operations.<p>The Kearney Hub reports that the 53-acre solar farm in Kearney was dedicated Monday. The …

Business

Enel, Google and other businesses power past coal

Business stands ready to partner with governments to help deliver the vision of the Paris Agreement. But in order to successfully navigate the …

Climate

First Solar Lays Out Growth Plans Through 2020

The company will build more thin-film solar panel production capacity than previously anticipated over the next few years, which should boost …

Investing

EU approves Poland's program to develop clean energy

The European Union's executive body says it has approved Poland's 9.4 billion euro ($11 billion) plan for developing renewable energy sources.<p>Heavily …

Business

The Simple Reason I Won't Buy Cameco Corporation Stock

Several high-profile materials will be critical for progress in the 21st century. Unfortunately, uranium doesn't appear to be one of them.<p>Shares of …

Energy