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. […]

Harvard Makes An Eco-Friendly, Renewable Battery Than Can Run For 10 Years Straight – Indiatimes.com

Stop stressing about your constantly draining phone battery for one second, and let’s appreciate what the good guys at Harvard have accomplished here. Researchers at Harvard have built a ‘flow’ battery that’s capable of lasting for up to 10 years, and it can even power your house for that duration. This is a milestone in […]

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 […]

Christmas Day 2016 sets new UK record for renewable energy use – The Guardian

Figures show that about 75% of renewable energy produced on Christmas Day came from wind turbines. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Christmas Day was the greenest on record for energy generation, according to the power group Drax. The company said more than 40% of the electricity generated on the day came from renewable sources, the highest ever. […]

Kasich breaks with GOP, keeps renewable energy standards – Cincinnati.com

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Wind power, old and new, west of Bowling Green. A new bill would freeze at current levels the amount of wind energy Ohio utilities must use. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS ) In a victory for clean energy advocates, Gov. John Kasich Tuesday again broke with fellow Ohio Republicans, vetoing […]

Trump Mocks Renewable Energy But Required It on Hotel Project – Newsweek

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At a rally in Pennsylvania in August, Donald Trump had some complaints about wind power. “The wind kills all your birds,” he told supporters. “All your birds: killed.” It was typical Trump: The president-elect hates wind turbines. He derides them […]

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy – BBC News – BBC News

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy By Yasmin Ali Science reporter 10 December 2016 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Highview Image caption The demonstrator cold storage plant works alongside an existing landfill gas generation site The world’s largest cold energy storage plant is being commissioned at a site near Manchester. The […]

Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017 – TechCrunch

Green energy projects for data centers and other facilities are goals for a lot of tech companies, but one of the largest – Google – now says it’s going to tip the scale at 100% renewable energy powering its entire global operations by 2017. Google notes this will include both its data centers and its […]