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July 3, 2020: Decarbonization reduces local air pollution and leads to fewer extreme weather events. It also creates new jobs and provides access to renewable energy. Because these benefits are not equitably distributed, both public policy and grassroots initiatives are needed for climate equity.
June 25, 2020: ‘Substantial increase’ in wind and solar helped to generate 47% of Britain’s electricityRenewable energy made up almost half of Britain’s electricity generation in the first three months of the year, with a surge in wind power helping to set a new record for clean energy. The government’s official data has...
June 19, 2020: When Nicole Poindexter left the energy efficiency focused startup, Opower a few months after the company’s public offering, she wasn’t sure what would come next. At the time, in 2014, the renewable energy movement in the US still faced considerable opposition. But what Poindexter did see was an opportuni...
June 18, 2020: DroneBase, a Los Angeles-based provider of drone pilots for industrial services companies, has raised .5 million during the pandemic to double down on its work with renewable energy companies. While chief executive Dan Burton acknowledged that the company was fundraising prior to the pandemic, the industrial lockdow...
June 11, 2020: With governments and companies around the world moving rapidly toward carbon neutrality, we believe renewable, clean energy stocks will benefit over the long-term.
June 10, 2020: Multiple reports are identifying clean and renewable energy as a key sector that Democrats hope to support in a 'Phase 4' stimulus. Given the scale of the climate crisis and this rare opportunity to engage in direct stimulus, Congress should think bigger.
June 9, 2020: New research shows plunging renewable energy prices mean wind, solar, and energy storage can provide 90% of U.S. electricity by 2035 - at no extra cost.
June 3, 2020: Over a fifteen year stretch, LanzaTech has developed technologies that can turn carbon emissions into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Today, the company announced the spinout of LanzaJet alongside its corporate partners Mitsui, Suncor, and All Nippon Airways, to bring sustainable aviation fuel to th...
June 2, 2020: Much like the rest of the energy sector and many other industries, the renewables market has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
May 29, 2020: Social entrepreneur Harish Hande reflects on the democratizing role of sustainable energy in the COVID recovery.
May 28, 2020: Renewable energy delivers massively better returns on investment than fossil fuels in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, but the total volume of investment is still nowhere near that required to mitigate climate change, a new study has found.
May 28, 2020: In the fight to supplant fossil fuels, Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) has been proposed as a prudent method of decarbonizing fossil-based natural gas. New research paints a different picture: at any meaningful scale RNG is likely to be carbon-intensive.
May 28, 2020: The last time the United States consumed more renewable energy than coal was in the 19th century, when hydropower was just getting started and wood burning was a major fuel source.
May 27, 2020: The European Commission is proposing to direct billions of euros of financial relief into high tech and green investments to help the bloc recover from the coronavirus crisis. Technologies such as 5G, AI, cloud, cybersecurity, supercomputing and renewable energy look set to benefit from a €750BN pan-EU support pac...
May 22, 2020: National Grid may ask suppliers to stop generating electricity due to record low consumptionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of renewable energy projects may be asked to turn off this weekend to avoid overloading the grid as the UK’s electricity demand plummets to record lows....
May 22, 2020: Republicans are pushing for assistance from the Trump administration for both the renewable energy and fossil fuel industries. Three Republican senators have asked the Treasury Department to help the renewable energy sector by extending...
May 20, 2020: Pace will slow for first time in 20 years with fewer windfarms and solar plants being built but rebound possible in 2021The global growth of renewable energy will slow for the first time in 20 years due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which will “hurt but not halt” the rise of clean energy.The world...
May 20, 2020: The world's renewable energy industry is taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic this year but should rebound in 2021, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.
May 19, 2020: Harnessing power from sun, wind and sea could spur UK’s post-pandemic economy while tackling climate crisis, say expertsIs the Covid-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world’s airlines?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the first months of 2020 Britain relied on renewable energ...
May 18, 2020: Decision to lift blocks on wind and solar projects has boosted ‘attractiveness’ rankingThe UK has become more attractive to renewable energy investors following the government’s decision to lift its block on financial support for onshore wind and solar projects. Related: New renewable energy capacity hit recor...
May 15, 2020: German officials described the move as being an important
May 14, 2020: General Motors' assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, will run on all renewable energy in in two years.
May 13, 2020: The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big.
May 8, 2020: Form Energy, which is developing what it calls ultra-low-cost, long-duration energy storage for the grid, has signed a contract with the Minnesota-based Great River Energy to develop a 1 megawatt, 150 megawatt hour pilot project. The second-largest electric utility in the U.S., Great River Energy’s installatio...