The tipping point for renewable energy is nearly here – MarketWatch – MarketWatch

Renewable power is taking off around the world and fast approaching a tipping point in its development. Consider these recent developments: Recent solar-power capacity auctions have come in at record low levels, underscoring how quickly the costs of renewable energy are falling: $ 0.053/kwh in India, $ 0.035/kwh in Mexico, $ 0.024/kwh in Abu Dhabi, […]

Where the US Uses Renewable Energy – Motley Fool

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 2, 2017. Sean O’Reilly: According to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Program — Taylor Muckerman: Say that one more time? O’Reilly: Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Programs. Say that five times fast. Muckerman: No, that’s all you. O’Reilly: Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Program. […]

Sandia scientist paving the way for solar energy | KRQE News 13 – KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local scientists is paving the way when it comes to solar energy. He is hoping we could soon see the technology developed at Sandia Labs in Albuquerque homes. It is a growing field. “It works by getting sunlight in and turning it into electricity,” Murat Okandan, mPower CEO said. Scientist […]

Lack of transparency over green energy subsidies 'shambolic', say … – The Guardian

Renewable energy subsidies such as the feed-in tariff for solar power are ultimately paid by consumers through levies on energy bills. Photograph: Andrew Aitchison/In Pictures/Corbis/Getty Images MPs have criticised ministers for their “shambolic” failure to regularly spell out the impact of government green policies on household energy bills. The Commons public accounts committee said the […]

Iowa power company attempting to generate its own solar energy – KETV Omaha

WOODBINE, Iowa — Just north of Omaha in Woodbine, Iowa, a power company is trying something new: generating its own solar energy. Advertisement The government touts the renewable-energy benefits of solar power. One thing that’s not talked about too much is the energy independence panels can bring rural power companies. “We think it’s doing really […]

Brazil solar energy drive stalled by high costs, strict rules – Reuters

By Luciano Costa | SAO PAULO A government plan to spur the construction of solar energy farms in Brazil is faltering because of high costs, strict rules requiring local components and low-priced competition from Chinese suppliers, say regulators and power sector executives. Developers had been excited about solar power’s potential in a continent-sized country with […]

Scotland Eyes 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030 – Climate Central

By Severen Carrell, The Guardian The Scottish government has taken the first steps to heavily cutting the country’s reliance on North Sea oil and gas after calling for 50 percent of Scotland’s entire energy needs to come from renewables. In a subtle but significant shift of emphasis for the Scottish National party after decades championing […]

The White House Silences the DOE Solar Energy Team on Twitter … – Inverse

A social media blackout has struck at another U.S. government department. On Thursday, it emerged that an internal email to the Department of Energy’s SunShot solar program is telling employees to not post anything to Twitter or Facebook about work “until further notice.” The note, sent to the 50 staff members working on the project, […]

Electrek green energy brief: Apple+Buffett for 200MW, US Utility solar at $1/W, 90MW offshore wind for NY, more – Electrek

Apple agrees to purchase solar energy from 200MW Warren Buffet farm – Apple & NV Energy, owned by Warren Buffett, have agreed to build a 200MW solar power farm whose power will be sold to Apple for purpose of powering an Apple data center. A 200MW solar farm in Nevada, at retail rates, will cost […]