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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind farms in Norway and Sweden will power all of the tech giant's data centers within the European Union.
As the most recent monthly report from the U.S. EIA reveals, transportation-related emissions surpassed those from the power sector during the first two months of this year.
Utilities should be worries as Apple’s entry into the renewables buying-and-selling markets could become a huge threat to their business.
Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.
From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and wind power. That four days without the use of coal or natural gas is a global record.