Renewable energy is becoming more and more competitive, to the point now that new generation from wind costs less than conventional coal-fired generation – and can even give natural gas a run for its money. Solar PV, too, is emerging as a more economically viable energy source.
It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in Springer’s Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
Attempts to roll back state renewable energy standards failed in recent legislative sessions, but the folks behind the efforts apparently aren’t giving up.
The world of college solar powered cars is getting busy these days. The University of Michigan, a top flight competitor in this space, just recently introduced its latest racer for the upcoming World Solar Challenge.
Clean energy purists might not like the idea of making any concession to fossil fuel use, but if you believe incremental progress is good, a technology that uses solar power to boost the efficiency of natural gas power plants at least qualifies as intriguing.
Trying to figure out exactly what Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s election will mean for the clean energy movement in the United States is a bit of a fool’s errand on two counts.
The federal government is significantly underestimating the costs of carbon pollution because it's using a faulty analytical model, say scientists from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the University of Cambridge.
A funny thing happened on the way to Solyndra becoming the dominant clean energy issue of the 2012 presidential campaign: It got blown away.
In its latest report, Greenpeace has upgraded Apple's marks on clean energy, but says the company's still being vague about how it plans to move away from coal-fired power.
It's a commonly held belief that certain political parties are more pro-green than others, but the truth is far more complicated than that, according to a new ORC International survey conducted for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI).
We like to assume that producing a new megawatt-hour of electricity from wind means we've eliminated a megawatt-hour of fossil-fuel produced electricity.
Last Fourth of July weekend, the U.S. Army‘s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan experienced a power outage that halted operations of its laboratories.
Not every problem can be solved by throwing more money at it, but climate change is one of them.
California regulators have approved five power purchase agreements that could boost the state's renewable energy capacity by 1,088 megawatts (MW) and produce 2,927 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy.
The EU signed Kyoto in 1997, and passed laws to lower emissions by 2005. Five years later it had double the wind power of the US, and ten times the solar power.
Tis the season of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men - and Greenpeace and Facebook have finally laid down their cudgels and made friends.
Progressives have never been very good about admitting - let alone claiming - victory.
It might have been a biomass cogeneration plant in Brazil, or a wind farm in Mexico.
Or perhaps that solar thermal plant in Morocco.
Slowly but surely, renewable energy is gaining ground – leading some researchers to warn of "energy sprawl."
Create new, renewable electricity systems or continue expanding the current fossil fuel electricity infrastructure?