FT: The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became … – ScienceBlogs (blog)

A happy story for once. Isn’t that nice? The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable (archive) from those commie pinkos at the FT: …the disruptive impact of green energy on companies — and entire industries — around the world. After years of hype and false starts, the shift to clean power has begun […]

State Lawmakers Hoping New Legislation Will Grow Green Energy Industry – Rhode Island Public Radio

State lawmakers are hoping new legislation will grow the green energy industry.  This week, the senate passed a bill that would expand the Renewable Energy Growth Program, which allows large commercial renewable energy projects and small residential producers to sell the energy they generate to National Grid. The program would aim to produce 400 more […]

Southampton Town Passes 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goals For 2025 – 27east.com

May 10, 2017 11:13 AM By Jen Newman Southampton Town recently set a goal to move the entire municipality to renewable energy sources by the year 2025, although some town officials have voiced concerns about a lack of details. Introduced by Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Town Councilman John Bouvier, the stated objective is […]

Is Pakistan's solar power poised to take off amid energy crisis? – Reuters

By Rina Saeed Khan ISLAMABAD, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Solar energy production in Pakistan is poised to take off – just as the South Asian country is ramping up coal production to help plug a crippling power crisis, energy experts say. New high quality solar maps – essential to securing financing for major […]

NY state saves $20M through green energy, recycling – Sacramento Bee

Increased recycling, greater reliance on renewable energy and less use of copy paper have saved New York state government nearly $ 20 million over five years. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office released a list of savings Friday that it says are the result of efforts to reduce the state’s environmental impact. Since 2011, the state […]

Scientists store solar energy for future use. Here's how – The Weather Network

SWEDEN | Solar Energy Find Your Forecast Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:39 – A research team in Sweden is developing a new concept which will allow people to capture, store and release solar energy whenever they want. Solar energy storage has proved incredibly challenging, but a team from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is […]

Questions for: 'Today's Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal' – New York Times

April 26, 2017 Article of the Day By CAROLINE CROSSON GILPIN Article: Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal Before Reading Study the graphic above, or in a larger format at the top of the article. Notice that the three boxes on the left (natural gas, oil and coal) represent energy generated from fossil […]

NYC can lead the solar energy revolution – Crain's New York Business

Imagine capturing all the solar energy that beats down on New York’s rooftops every day. We could power our homes, schools, offices and even our cars, buses and trains with clean and virtually limitless sunshine. Local leaders in New York and other cities across the country can help all of us lead a major transition […]

FACT CHECK: Did Sen. Jeff Flake State Solar Energy Can't Power … – snopes.com

CLAIM At an Arizona town hall event, Sen. Jeff Flake told constituents “we can’t rely on solar power because we can’t tell people they will not have lights during the night.” RATING mixture WHAT’S TRUE Senator Jeff Flake made the remark attributed to him (in paraphrased form) during a town hall meeting in Mesa, Arizona, […]