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Trump Inauguration Puts Climate Campaigning at the Starting Gate

3 hours 32 min ago

This is the day we’ve been waiting for. Though not in the way we usually mean it. With Donald Trump now sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it is the day most anyone with an interest in climate change and energy has been anticipating, preparing for, and significantly dreading, ever since we awoke November 9 to an unfathomable election result. For some of us, it will be a moment we’ve been training for, for most of our lives.

Italy to Venture into Offshore Wind

9 hours 12 min ago

Shortly before the end of 2016, Italy concluded a renewable energy auction that will see some 870 MW of capacity introduced into the nation’s energy mix.

Listen Up: Rooftop Solar Potential in the US

9 hours 47 min ago

At the center of our solar system, approximately 92.96 million miles away, is a nuclear power plant capable of powering the entire globe. We know it by its most common name: our sun.

Clean Energy Trends 2017: Corporate Commitments, Subnational Leadership, and Clean Energy Jobs

10 hours 3 min ago

For 17 years, my colleagues and I at Clean Edge have highlighted the major clean-energy trends to watch at the beginning of each year. Many of our past projections have become reality: the wide adoption of LED lighting...

Power Sector Must Double Renewables Investment to Hit COP21 Targets, Says IEA Chief

10 hours 40 min ago

The executive director of the International Energy Agency on Monday said that the global power sector needs to double its investment in renewables if it is to meet the Paris climate goals.

Masdar Takes Stake in UK Floating Wind Farm Project

10 hours 55 min ago

Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar has acquired a 25 percent stake in Statoil’s floating wind farm project in Scotland. Hywind Scotland is a 30 MW wind farm in the North Sea which Statoil has been developing for several years.

Confirmation Hearing for Rick Perry Reveals Lack of Federal Support for Renewables

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:46

The proposed U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, once said that he would like to see the Department of Energy eliminated. However, now that he has been tapped to lead the department and understands its role Perry said he “would be honored” to be confirmed as the next leader of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

“My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking. In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination,” he said in his opening statement at his confirmation hearing on Thursday.

On the issue of climate change, Perry said he makes decisions based on sound science, especially when people’s lives are at stake but admitted to Senator Bernie Sanders that he doesn’t view climate change as a crisis nor does he believe that the U.S. should take the lead in transforming its energy supply away from fossil fuels.

EPC contract signed for 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project in Nepal

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:45

Nyadi Hydropower Ltd. and Zhejiang Hydropower Construction & Installation Company Ltd. of China signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on Jan. 16 for the 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project, according to local published reports.  

Got Renewable Energy Solutions? Take Them Now To Any Large City!

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:49

Companies with renewable energy services and products should be making friends with public officials in municipalities throughout the country. That’s definitely where renewable power projects are occurring. Cities have numerous priorities and mandates, but every municipality is focused on sustainability, cost reduction and reducing the consequences of climate change. Many are taking bold steps to launch renewable power projects which benefit all three objectives.

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Finessing Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:44

The focus of the 10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2017 list will be on companies that rely little on support from the federal government, and which should be relatively unaffected by the possible reversal of President Obama's attempts to encourage Clean energy.

Swiss Solar Pilot Who Circled Globe Wants to Talk Climate With Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:11

Bertrand Piccard, the Swiss pilot who circumnavigated the world in a solar-powered plane, wants to convince Donald Trump that investing in clean energy is key to creating jobs and growth.

Saudi in 10-GW Renewables Plan but Oil and Gas ‘Needed for Decades’

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:34

Saudi Arabia’s first round of renewable energy tenders are expected to deliver $50 billion by 2032 to bankroll 10 GW of clean energy, the country’s energy minister announced this week.

Costa Rica Sets Carbon Neutral Goal

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:11

Costa Rica plans to be a carbon neutral country by the time it marks its bicentennial in 2021. And the Central American nation is not so far from that ambition — already 98 percent of its electricity comes from renewables.

GE Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:55

GE on Monday won the Large Corporation award at the Zayed Future Energy Prize ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

Trump Won’t Derail India’s Clean Energy Plans, Vows Minister

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:46

India’s renewable energy minister this week vowed that his country will not deviate from its renewable energy targets if President-elect Donald Trump puts the brakes on U.S. commitments to tackling climate change.

Wyoming’s Utilities May Soon Be Banned from Buying Large-scale Renewables

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:20

This week in Wyoming, legislators introduced a new law that would keep the state’s utilities from purchasing utility-scale wind and solar power produced inside or outside of Wyoming.

Business Won’t Back Down on Clean Energy Future

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:27

More than 530 companies and 100 investors signed the Low Carbon USA letter to President-elect Trump and other U.S. and global leaders to support policies to curb climate change, invest in the low carbon economy, and continue U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement. It’s a powerful message from business leaders connecting the dots between prosperity and a low-carbon economy and confirming their commitment to continue to lead the way.

IRENA Director Urges Faster Pace on Decarbonization

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:45

“As we advance deeper into a new energy paradigm, we need to pick-up the pace of our decarbonization efforts.” That was the message this week from the director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Adnan Amin.

Visualizing Atoms May Help Improve Energy Storage Tech

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:31

In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small reaction.

Trump’s Tax Reform Will Threaten Wind-Financing Deals, Spur M&A

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:34

Wind-power skeptic Donald Trump’s proposed tax reform may have an unintended consequence: threatening wind farms’ balance sheets.