U.K. measures to curb carbon emissions may raise power and gas bills for the biggest corporate consumers by as much as 36 percent by 2020, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said.
Mascoma Corp., a closely held biofuel company backed by billionaire Vinod Khosla, withdrew its registration for a planned initial public offering to raise as much as $100 million.
In response to a statutory review, The Australian Government’s Climate Change Authority has committed to maintaining its renewable energy target (RET) of 20 percent of the nation’s electricity (roughly 41,000 GWh) coming from renewable sources by 2020….
In the 1990 Golden Globe winning film “Green Card,” Frenchman (and recent Russian resident) Gerard Depardieu and American Andie McDowell enter into a farcical marriage of convenience so he can become a U.S. resident and she can qualify for a beautiful …
Proposals for reforms to Germany’s renewable energy support policy have been tabled by the country’s conservative federal environment minister Peter Altmaier.
For now Suntech is still going about its business after the company’s major debt default and restructuring. But a major concern is already playing out: customers concerned about product warranties are already exploring different supplier options. “For …
Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight to power. A new wrinkle added by a team of researchers at MIT — embedding the quantum dots within a forest of nanowires — promises to provide a significant boost.
The Scottish government approved a plan to build a wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen that was opposed by billionaire New York investor Donald Trump because it’s in sight of his championship golf course.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S is vying with General Electric Co. for the lead in the global wind turbine market, with two studies disagreeing over which manufacturer topped the rankings last year.
The global renewable energy sector held steady in the first quarter of 2013, as shown in the quarterly All-Renewables Index from Ernst & Young (EY). So far 2013 has seen few changes on a broad scale, but some interesting trends in many countries.
These are heady times for tidal energy, says Matthew Reed, engineering director at Marine Current Turbines (MCT). “It’s all kicking off now,” he said in an interview at RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal 2013 event in mid-March. “There’s a sense of excitement.”
An alloy that may improve high-temperature electronics in oil and geothermal wells was really a solution in search of a problem.
Wind energy generated more than 5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity consistently over a 48-hour period last week, enough to power more than 10 percent of the country’s overall electricity needs, and the equivalent of nearly four out of every 10 homes…
NRG Energy Inc., the biggest power provider to U.S. utilities, has become a renegade in the $370 billion energy-distribution industry by providing electricity directly to consumers.
Solar markets in the Middle East are poised for massive growth, but evaluating new solar market opportunities can be an extremely difficult challenge. Market potential often depends on a number of complicated factors and assumptions that are either har…
A relatively new policy being considered for state renewable energy standards (RESs) is to allow geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) to be treated the same as traditional renewable energy sources for awarding renewable energy credits (RECs).
Romania, which Ernst & Young called “Eastern Europe’s renewables haven” just a few months ago, now plans to follow other nations’ recent moves in scaling back renewable energy subsidies to avoid further consumer price increases, the nation’s minister-delegate for energy, Constantin Nita, announced in early March. The country is planning to cut the maximum value of its green certificates this summer or early in 2014, Nita said.
Much of sub-Saharan Africa has experienced remarkable economic growth since the start of the 21st century. Six of the ten fastest-growing economies worldwide between 2000 and 2010 were in the region and, if current growth rates continue, Africa’s GDP s…
A day after Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. became the solar industry’s biggest corporate failure, workers continued to load and unload trucks at its main factory in China, adding to the global oversupply of panels.
Just one year after Greenpeace called out Apple for its use of fossil fuels in its “How Green Is Your Cloud” report – which graded Apple no higher than a “D” in four categories consisting of energy transparency, infrastructure siting, energy efficiency, and renewables and advocacy – Apple announced that its data centers are now powered by 100 percent renewable energy. In fact, renewables contribute to 75 percent of its entire corporate operations energy needs, according to its website.