By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. >>View Article
Featuring the 21st century bonanza in the West, a new report released at the recent Renewable Energy Finance Forum details the rapid spread of renewable energy across the western states. This study by the American Council On Renewable Energy solidifies a theme familiar to the West — lucrative opportunities are drawing droves of pioneers, investors, and entrepreneurs to lay claim to abundant western resources. >>View Article
The Geothermal Energy Association chose to hold its annual meeting in Portland this year, and leaders say that's in part because they see the Pacific Northwest as a new frontier for the industry. >>View Article
Next weekend’s Ohio Green Energy Tour will showcase an innovation in solar panels: leasing. >>View Article
Three Wisconsin utilities — We Energies, Madison Gas & Electric and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. — are pushing for policies that harm the ability of businesses and homeowners to adopt solar energy. Specifically, third-party leasing and net metering face a severe setback pending a decision by the state's Public Service Commission. On the surface, the efforts of Wisconsin's utilities may seem innocuous. Yes, the terms are technical, but the impact would be significant for the state. >>View Article
El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, is now billing itself as the world's first energy self-sufficient island that has never been hooked up to a power grid. >>View Article
September 26 -- Let's set aside the nonsense that climate change is not "proven." If proof constitutes a nose on a face, we have proof.
"Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth's surface than any preceding decade since 1850," Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told this week's special U.N. climate summit in New York City. The summit attracted more than 120 heads of state. >>View Article
September 26 -- It was like she was performing a winning monologue in a play—impassioned, dynamic, loud and impossible to tune out. Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan now at UC Berkeley “brought down the house” as the keynote speaker at REFF West, ACORE’s annual conference that brings together some of the most important players in the renewable energy finance and development arenas, which was held last week in San Francisco. >>View Article
September 26 -- Tucker Eskew is no stranger to thankless tasks. Eskew was the Republican operative who, in 2008, had the honor of tutoring Sarah Palin on being a vice-presidential candidate. Now, he’s ready to take the heat from fellow Republicans for tackling climate change and championing green energy. Eskew and a crew of fellow conservative green activists brought their mission to Austin yesterday for a lightly attended event. Billed as “a fresh conservative take on energy policy,” the summit attracted about 60 people to the Paramount Theater downtown.
“Remember the saying ‘I was country before country was cool’?” Eskew said. “Some Republicans picked that up and said ‘I was conservative before conservative was cool.’ Maybe one day, we’ll look back on this event and realize we were clean energy conservatives before it was cool.” >>View Article
September 26 -- Kauai Island Utility Cooperative flipped the switch Thursday on its $40 million, 12-megawatt solar farm on the island’s South Shore, the largest of its kind in the state. >>View Article
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