January 9 -- A majority of utility customers in San Diego and Orange counties say climate change considerations should weigh in replacing power from the recently retired San Onofre nuclear plant, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Sierra Club. >>View Article
January 9 -- This year presents another chance for North Carolina to take a leadership role in developing wind energy, an industry Gov. Pat McCrory said the state has been slow getting into. >>View Article
January 8 -- Over the past few years there's been a lot of talk about green jobs. But one renewable sector scantly mentioned actually supports more jobs than wind or solar combined: Hydro.
Between 200,000 and 300,000 people currently work in or around hydroelectric dams across the United States, according to the National Hydropower Association. >>View Article
January 8 -- Electric cars have a bad reputation as ugly, expensive, slow cars with limited range. Cars like the Tesla Model S have gone a long way towards reversing public opinion, but what if there was a Formula 1 for electric cars? Come this September, there will be: it's called Formula E, and we've just seen the series' very first race car here at CES. It's called the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, and it has been made in conjunction with legendary motorsport companies like McLaren, Williams, and Dallara. >>View Article
January 8 -- Polls show that if you don't believe in global warming, odds are you are a Republican.
So it comes as no surprise that discussions about reducing carbon dioxide pollution, that may cause as many as 2 million deaths per year, and mitigate its impact, often rub conservatives the wrong way. >>View Article
January 8 -- The Honolulu-based renewable energy nonprofit Blue Planet Foundation says that, based on progress to date and the rapid advances in clean energy and energy storage technology, it supports legislation to mandate Hawaii receive 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. >>View Article
January 8 -- A new conservative group is hoping to open up the conversation about renewable energy. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is working to increase the state’s investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. >>View Article
January 7 -- California already leads the United States in most measures of the clean energy economy, but two new initiatives by the state’s grid operator could ensure the Golden State’s electricity system can handle far more renewables, electric vehicles, and power demand. >>View Article
January 7 -- Two of the heaviest hitters within the international development world -- the United Nations and the World Bank -- recently came together to underscore their efforts to activate financing dedicated to delivering modern energy access by 2030 to the 1 in 5 people globally currently living without electricity. >>View Article