Tag archives for clean energy
Donald Trump's transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors who worked on climate change-related projects. But the department politely declined the request on Tuesday, essentially telling Trump and company to stuff it.
This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year. Its investments have led to $3.5 billion in infrastructure spending over the past several years.
Your thoughts on what clean technologies can help the world reduce climate change risks the next decade could win you a trip to Abu Dhabi in January!
The inefficiencies in our current centralized electrical grid have led to both increased costs and more fossil fuel consumption. What if there was a way for customers to take more control of their energy consumption during these times of peak demand?
As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it's economics -- not regulation -- that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power plants.
The island of Ta‘u in American Samoa is running almost entirely on clean energy, thanks to SolarCity’s 1.4-megawatt solar power station and 6 megawatt hours of battery storage made possible by 60 Tesla Powerpacks.
Despite fears of a Trump reign, many energy experts are saying there’s less reason to worry than previously thought. Renewable energy may continue its rise to prominence whether Trump likes it or not.
D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state's solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.
As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier in the week by Germany, which was the first country to disclose an emissions reduction agenda for 2050.
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not yet start spending their future coal paychecks. Even Trump's promises can't turn coal back into a thriving energy source.
There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not have to cause a complete freak-out: unless we idly stand by and allow such events to happen.
A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions. While gas bills will rise, increasing organizations' global warming impact, there are business opportunities to be had as well.