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SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the solar sector, experts say it was reckless ambition that led to its quick demise.
USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.
The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North Carolina.
Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help fund climate change-related research. She shared some insight with TriplePundit in a recent interview.
Brooklyn Microgrids hopes to wean more customers off the local power behemoth known as Con Edison and allow residents and property owners to buy and sell power generated from solar installations.
Whole Foods has reached an agreement with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install as many 100 solar rooftop installations on its stores and warehouses.
The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago. They co-wrote a paper that says a carbon tax is crucial if the U.S. is to avoid risks related to climate change.
Warehouse owner Prologis has long been engaged in the solar industry, and it's now America's second largest corporate solar power generator after Walmart.
The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20 households in Kenya alone.
After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new programs, including one that trains citizens how to make solar-powered street lights.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together will receive low-interest loans totaling US$46 million.
The fact that the COP21 climate talks in Paris ended up with an agreement is a turning point well worth celebrating, though much work remains to be done.
Solar power is playing a central part in Uruguay's clean energy transformation.
SunEdison had a market cap of almost $10 billion three months ago, but investors became nervous and now the firm has started layoffs and restructuring.
Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony this week, Senate Bill 350 mandates that California produce 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.