- Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now
Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh.
- Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean E...
A tool only has value if it?s used. For example, you could be the sort of person who?s set a goal of wanting to exercise more. If someone gives you a nifty little Fitbit to help you do that, and you never open the box, how useful, then, is this little device? The same is true about smart energy management solutions: good tools exist, but whether it?s calories or energy use that you want to cut, at some point those helpful devices need to be unpacked.
- Brazilian Bank Raises $408 Million for Renewable Energy and Water Projects
The Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA raised 1.05 billion reais ($408 million) to finance renewable energy and water treatment projects.
- Climate Change: The Need for a More Consistent Baseline and Immediate Action
The UN climate conference in Lima set the stage for Paris in 2015. Next year?s accord is to provide a working, albeit not a final, answer to the question: Is it possible to keep global warming at or below the 2 degree Celsius limit? This limit is considered the boundary beyond which the negative climatic, economic and social consequences of climate change are thought to become intolerably severe and potentially irreversible.
- India Clean Energy Investments Rose 13 Percent to $7.9 Billion in 2014
Clean energy investments in India increased to $7.9 billion last year and are expected to surpass $10 billion in 2015.
- Obama's State of the Union Speech Highlights US Renewable Achievements, Clima...
President Obama has been under intense scrutiny for what he would do about climate change ever since he was elected in 2008. Part of that scrutiny takes place during his State of the Union Speech, when renewable energy proponents search for key words about solar and wind energy and count how often he mentions "climate change."
- Reflections from Breakthrough Marine Energy Trials
The lush hills of Strangford Lough are truly a place of magic scenery. Portaferry, a small fishing village, is located one hour?s drive from Belfast in Northern Ireland, and is today perhaps most famous for being close to the location where blockbuster Games of Thrones is filmed. In this idyllic fishing village, struggling with a high unemployment rate and a diminishing population, something new and prosperous is growing. Looking out over the calm waters of Strangford Lough, one could hardly believe that under the ocean surface ? that electricity can be produced.
- Renewable Energy Will Shrug Off Oil Slump, Say Analysts
Spending on renewable energy, which surged 16 percent in 2014, will remain strong this year, largely unaffected by the slumping oil prices that have artificially depressed their shares.
- Alaska Energy Authority and Kodiak Electric Association Developing a 99 Perce...
With support from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, strong local leadership, and sustained effort, the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA), a cooperative electric utility, has achieved over 99 percent renewable energy electric generation in the town of Kodiak, Alaska. KEA has developed a renewable energy grid that includes hydro power, wind, and batt
- The Year Ahead: Top Clean Energy Trends of 2015
For the past 13 years, Clean Edge has published the annual Clean Energy Trends report that has sized the global market for solar, wind, and biofuels and tracked everything from venture capital and stock market activity to total global investments. This year, instead of issuing one single report, we'll be producing infographics, tables, charts, and webinars throughout the year ? so be on the lookout in the coming weeks and months.
- Utility GDF Suez Plans to Double European Renewable Capacity by 2025
GDF Suez SA plans to double renewable power production capacity in Europe over the next decade as the utility shifts its focus away from developing more historic natural gas and nuclear energy sources in the region.
- Dynamic Tidal Power Technology Advances
As an industrial powerhouse and the world?s largest energy consumer, China is fortunate to have abundant coal and hydropower resources. However, to meet demand in the east and south of the country, planners continue to seek new ways to generate local energy. In addition, plans call for development that reduces the use of fossil fuels as a way to also reduce air pollution.
- Fact Sheet: Renewable Energy Job Numbers
A 2013 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found 3.4 million green jobs in the United States at the end of 2011. This is the latest data available from BLS, due to the elimination of its Green Careers program. On March 1, 2013, the across-the board spending cuts referred to as sequestration, required by the amended Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, came into effect. As part of those budget cuts, BLS stopped offering all ?measuring green jobs? products.