A stripped-down wind-energy proposal backed by Maryland’s governor and gaining support in its legislature may be the first step in creating a network of offshore turbines and sub-sea cables spanning the U.S. Atlantic coast.
German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler stepped up demands for extra cuts to subsidies for wind and solar power providers, aggravating a clash with his Environment Ministry Cabinet colleague over the nation’s energy overhaul.
Technological advances, particularly in onshore wind power, have moved the wind sector onto a more level playing field, making it competitive with traditional energy sources. More expert engineers are being employed to develop next generation technolog…
Rules to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from operating U.S. power plants will be a boon for companies willing to invest in clean energy, said Carol Browner, a former Environmental Protection Agency administrator.
Engineers working at the Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF) enjoy a stunning view of the Denver skyline. However, some days the view includes Denver’s ‘brown cloud’ — air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions. While disheartening, the brown cloud helps the engineers focus on future technologies that will drastically reduce — and ultimately eliminate — those emissions.
Wind is now cheaper than fossil fuels in producing electricity in Australia, the world’s biggest coal exporter, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Japan’s biggest banks are following Goldman Sachs Group Inc. into domestic solar-power projects, anticipating an eightfold increase for investments in the industry.
President Obama has already provided climate change and energy issues a prominent place in his second term rhetoric, giving climate change and the environment the most space of all issues in his inaugural address. He also vowed in December to make clim…
Despite the significant declines in installed PV system pricing over the past 12-18 months, most European markets are actually seeing declining investment returns due to the reductions in PV incentives now available.
Trade complaints are nothing unusual, but they seem to have become more common in the world of solar these days. The U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Wednesday he’s taking the first step toward lodging a World Trade Organization complaint agains…
The U.S. will add more solar power in 2013 than wind energy for the first time as wind projects slump and cheap panels spur demand for photovoltaic systems, according to the head of Duke Energy Corp.’s renewable-energy development unit.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S gained the most in more than a month in Copenhagen after sales beat forecasts and the world’s biggest wind turbine maker generated cash in the fourth quarter after three quarters of outflows.
Hydro Tasmania is considering developing Australian renewable energy projects outside the nation’s island state as the company looks at expanding a partnership with a unit of China’s Shenhua Group Corp.
Now you see it now you don’t – disappearing margins for PV manufacturers are not a magician’s trick, nor are they the phenomenon of current solar times. The low to zero to negative margins un-enjoyed by today’s technology manufacturing sector are the result of years of choices made by an industry stalwart in its belief that solar is the answer yet beset by end users who, having many choices, many times choose something else.
For most people, the word “JEDI” conjures up images of distant galaxies, epic light-saber battles, fuzzy Ewoks, and fatherly plot twists. For us here at NREL, however, JEDI is more likely associated with a series of models rather than a series of movies. But just like any dedicated movie franchise fan, we are bursting with excitement over the recent release of the newest model in the series — JEDI for geothermal development.
India is targeting a deficit target of 5.3 percent of its GDP for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, but at current spending India will fall short by about 20%, or roughly 2.06 trillion rupee. Among the measures to hit that target are a reduction i…
Marketing is an essential ingredient for the success of energy efficiency finance. But too often, finance and efficiency experts focus on technical and financial issues and underestimate the importance of marketing. Using best practices in marketing is…
Tata Power Co., India’s second- largest generator, is seeking investors to help its renewables unit more than double capacity in five years and acquire projects at home and overseas.
January has been a great month for clean energy stocks, and the stock market as a whole. My clean energy benchmark, the Powershares Wilderhill Clean Energy Index (PBW), returned 10.9%, while the broad universe of small cap stocks which I benchmark wit…
Turkey expects “huge” investments in renewable power in the next 10 years as growth in energy demand outpaces economic expansion, a government official said.