renewable energy

Unleashing the Renewable Energy Potential of Oil Fields

July 24, 2013 by Jim Baird

Oil Field Renewable Energy

By overcoming OTEC’s various issues the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Counter-Current Heat Transfer System realizes five times the renewable energy of the world’s producing oil fields.[read more]

Alliance Launches 100% Renewable Energy Goal

July 10, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

Renewable Energy Goals

The Global Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy recently called on European leaders to make firmer commitments in order to make the transition to renewable energy.[read more]

Community Renewable Energy Plans to Receive Extra Support

July 5, 2013 by David Thorpe

Community Renewable Energy Plans

The Department for Energy and Climate Change has said it will increase the generation threshold under which community projects are eligible for feed-in tariffs to enable larger projects to benefit.[read more]

EU: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Here

June 13, 2013 by David Thorpe

Two questions for you: how many countries in the world source their electricity 100% from renewable sources? And which major European nation that is well-endowed with renewable energy resources, is the worst at exploiting them?[read more]

What Happens When California Meets 33 Percent Renewables Mandate?

June 9, 2013 by Herman Trabish

California renewable energy

A just-proposed California law would do away with the state’s 33 percent renewables mandate in favor of a coherently procured greentech future. The plan is backed by renewables advocates and approved by grid operator leadership.[read more]

Australia: 22 Percent Renewable Energy By 2020, 51 Percent by 2050

June 7, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

renewable energy in Australia

Australia may be one of the most coal-dependent economies in the world, but a new analysis of government data compiled finds Australia on track to not only hit 22% renewables by 2020, but an unprecedented 51% of all electricity by 2050.[read more]

The 2013 Energy Trust Barometer: Mixed Readings

May 17, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

It surely complicates the challenging tasks we face, with regard to resource management and environmental stewardship, that much of the public doesn't trust government or energy to solve our important problems.[read more]

Bill McKibben Mistaken on German Solar Energy

May 14, 2013 by Robert Wilson

Munich getting half of its energy from solar panels is quite simply impossible, for the simple reason that the majority of energy consumption is not in the form of electricity.[read more]

Virginians' Renewable Energy Wishes Being Quashed by Dominion Power

April 30, 2013 by Jake Rozmaryn

Virginia enjoys bipartisan support for clean energy and sees it as a path towards economic development. But Dominion Power, the state’s largest investor-owned utility, continues to offer resistance.[read more]

Portugal Achieves 70 Percent Renewable Energy in First Quarter

April 15, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Portuguese renewable energy


Portugal’s electricity network operator announced that renewable energy supplied 70 percent of total consumption in the first quarter of this year. So, where does Portugal go from here?[read more]

Australia: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Could Be Cost-Effective by 2030

April 11, 2013 by Joseph Romm

100% Renewables in Oz?

A new study suggests that a bold-but-not-extreme carbon price could make providing all of Australia’s electricity needs cost-effective by 2030.[read more]

Increasing Risks of Fossil Fuel Energy Investment

March 27, 2013 by Adam James

natural gas operating capacity

In the current political and economic environment, fossil fuel investments are looking much more risky than at any other time in history, with a host of increasingly competitive alternative investments.[read more]

Dirtier Side of Obama Administration Energy Blueprint

March 21, 2013 by Amy Mall

Obama's new energy plan is needed, but the focus should be on efficiency and renewables so we can have a clean energy future, with clean air and clean water. America doesn't want the oil and gas industry's dirty energy future.[read more]

Renewable Energy at New Generating Capacity: Three-Fold Increase From Last Year

February 23, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that 1,231 megawatts of new in-service generating capacity came online in January of 2013 – all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass.[read more]

Google Adds More Power to its Renewable Energy Portfolio

January 15, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

 Google kicked off 2013 with an announcement about a new, $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas. The wind farm can generate enough electricity to power 60,000 average U.S. homes. The Spinning Spur Wind Project is located in Oldham County, which is about 35 miles from Amarillo. The 161 megawatt facility was...[read more]