- Investors Spent a Record $2 Trillion on Renewables, Report Says
Investors have spent more than $2 trillion on clean-energy plants in the past decade and last year added more renewable capacity than ever before.
- Beijing Puts Brakes on New Solar Panel Capacity
A new low-key announcement from Beijing is hinting at a quiet struggle taking place behind the scenes in China?s promising but embattled solar panel sector, with the regulator saying it will stop the building of most new manufacturing capacity. On one side of this struggle are local government officials, who may be encouraging solar panel makers in
- Renewables Are Customizing PPAs for Mining Industry, But More Dialogue Necessary
Goldcorp?s Chilean operations has dedicated time and effort to exploring renewable energy for its 200 MW El Morro project, which has encountered delays because the company?s environmental permit was challenged before the Supreme Court and the company lost. Energy Manager Rodrigo Diaz has conducted several studies to explore the feasibility of rene
- Fix the EU Emissions Trading System, And Carbon Markets Can Be Serious Business
What do the following have in common: New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Quebec, Alberta, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Beijing, Guangdong, Hubei, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin, Tokyo, Kyoto, Saitama and 28 countries in Europe?
- New Software Optimizes Grid-scale Energy Storage, Gathers Vital Information f...
When developing new energy projects, there are several software applications that can help with technology procurement decisions and monitoring. These programs are especially helpful in emerging technology fields like energy storage, where data can answer previously hazy application questions and potentially increase return on investment (ROI).
- France Mandates Solar Roofs for Commercial Zones
Recently passed legislation in France has mandated that the roofs of all new buildings in commercial areas must be so-called green roofs, which are at least partially covered in either solar modules or with living plants.
- Mexico Pledges to Cut Emissions 25 Percent in Climate Change Milestone
Mexico has become the first developing nation to formally promise to cut its global-warming pollution, a potential milestone in efforts to reach a worldwide agreement on tackling climate change.
- Solar, Wind Industries Release ?How-To? Handbook for Cutting Carbon Emissions
For states looking to meet new obligations under the EPA?s Clean Power Plan, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have jointly published a handbook detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. Last year, solar energy helpe
- US Vote-a-Rama Reveals Senators? Environmental Agenda
It?s been a big news day in the U.S. Senate, with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid announcing he won?t run for another term.
- How Many 9s of Accuracy: The Future of Solar Performance Benchmarking
When Vivint Solar acquired Solmetric Corporation in January 2014, the industry murmured concern. It was another in a string of ?arms race-level? events between several top national solar installers.
- UK Cuts Red Tape for Commercial Rooftop Solar
A change in the rules for permitted development rights in the UK has increased the development threshold for rooftop solar panels on commercial property by a factor of 20. Under the new rules, installations up to 1 MW no longer require full planning permission for development.
- New York Launches Innovation Lab To Study Renewable Energy and the Advanced Grid
This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the signing of an agreement between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Polytechnic) that aims ?to create a world-class facility devoted to energy technology innovation and the rapid deployment of smart-grid technology to modernize New York's electric grid.?
- Clean Energy Makes Up Record Share of UK Power with Coal-to-Biomass Conversions
U.K. electricity from low-carbon sources accounted for almost a quarter of the country?s generation in the fourth quarter as Drax Group Plc converted a second coal-power plant to burn wood.