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Tag: "renewable energy"

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Hawaii to test rooftop solar limits with island grid

Hawaii to test rooftop solar limits with island grid

Hawaii is a solar hot spot – and fitting test-bed for DoE research to stretch limits of rooftop PV penetration on island grids.

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US finally opens waters to offshore wind farms

US finally opens waters to offshore wind farms

Currently, there is not a single wind turbine generating even a watt of electricity in American waters , but that could soon change.

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Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

The debate over wind turbines is heated, so it’s best to rely on solid science.

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Obama, Modi prepare for action on clean energy and climate

Obama, Modi prepare for action on clean energy and climate

All eyes are on India this week, as President Obama is set to make an unprecedented second trip to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

New tariff will pay less for solar, but open the grid to more customer-owned PV.

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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Why cheap oil will NOT wreck the prospects for renewable energy

Why cheap oil will NOT wreck the prospects for renewable energy

When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time.

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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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Chile's mines set hot pace on renewables - Australia should take note

Chile’s mines set hot pace on renewables – Australia should take note

Chile is now emerging as the southern hemisphere’s renewable energy giant, so what can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?

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What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

The stakes in Lima are tropospheric, and far clearer now than when Kyoto was negotiated.

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Graph of the Day: Renewables now Scotland’s largest power source

Graph of the Day: Renewables now Scotland’s largest power source

Numbers from the first half of 2014 show that renewable energy was Scotland’s largest source of power.