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July 10th
The European Union threatened to renew tariffs on biodiesel from the U.S. for another five years in a sign of persistent trade tensions over renewable energy.
July 10th
Coming on the heels of Apple’s announced 17.5-MW solar project in Maiden, North Carolina, spokespeople for an innovative renewable energy project involving two universities, a hospital and the largest non-utility solar PPA in the U.S. have said that it w...
July 10th
Energy storage is poised to transform the electricity industry. In the U.S. alone, energy storage will grow 6x, from 120 megawatts to over 720 megawatts by 2020. Globally, it will bring power for the first time to over a billion people by letting them t...
July 10th
Thousands of wind power professionals descended on Las Vegas in May to check out Windpower 2014, the annual wind energy conference and expo put on by the American Wind Energy Association. The expo hall was filled with both large and small wind companies ...
July 9th
  If you listen to many utility executives, distributed solar energy has the potential to destabilize electrical grids and result in huge cost shifts for many American consumers.  Well, as the Irish are fond of saying: blarney! A new, independent study p...
July 9th
Apple has made quite a green turnaround in the past couple of years.
July 9th
The U.S., European Union and 12 other governments in the World Trade Organization have opened negotiations on a trade deal aimed at ending tariffs on environmental goods such as wind turbines and solar panels.
July 9th
This blog is not just about the renewable or energy efficiency potential in a small Central European country — although Hungary does have huge potential in both areas. It’s also about the way that you can turn this potential into reality. According to a ...
July 9th
The Indian power industry continues to struggle to meet power generation goals, and conventional sources, especially coal, cannot keep up with the country’s ever-increasing demand. As a result, interest has shifted to renewable sources of energy. Underpi...
July 9th
May 9 was a big day for the solar industry. Forget big — huge. It’s a rare occasion when the most powerful person in the world takes to the bully pulpit to sing the virtues of a particular industry, and even rarer when that praise is backed up by action ...
July 9th
A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice — an honor only a handful of research papers receive. The perspective reviews the c...
July 8th
California’s iconic Governor Jerry Brown opened the 7th annual Intersolar show in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, saying that the accomplishments of those in the industry have been “amazing” to date. But he also warned the standing-room-only audience ...
July 8th
Step outside in Las Vegas on any July afternoon, and you can’t help but recognize Nevada’s tremendous solar opportunity. Recent solar price declines coupled with a restructured state incentive program and strong net metering policy mean that the state is...
July 8th
Over the last five years, about 40GW of solar manufacturing capacity has been built and almost all of it has been crystalline silicon (c-Si). Over that time, the alternative to silicon — called thin film — has gone from being “the next big thing” to “hig...
July 8th
Deutsche Bank AG plans to lend about $1 billion for Japan solar projects, joining Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in funding cleaner energy as the government struggles to restart nuclear power plants after the Fukushima disaster.
July 8th
Mosaic Inc., the operator of a peer- to-peer online financing platform for solar panels, is working with Enphase Energy Inc. to package its loans with a maintenance agreement.
July 8th
By day electric vehicles are taking the world by storm: their sales are doubling every year, their fuel efficiency is off the charts, and some of them can even accelerate from 0-60 mph about as fast as you can say Elon Musk. By night the electric vehicle...
July 8th
“We have a perfect storm for renewables,” says Jan TenBruggencate, second-term board member of the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. The Hawaiian utility, made into a local cooperative when the investor-owned utility left the business a decade ago, is su...