17 May 2016 11:57 AM GMT

Microsoft, Facebook, and Google/Alphabet, along with power group Invenergy, GM, Honda, and Amazon, are among the 60 companies backing a group which aims to add 60GW of clean energy and renewable power capacity to the US grid by 2025. Four non-governmental organisations have come together to form the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), a new coalition to inspire and empower multinational companies to transform electricity systems with clean and renewable energy.

May 13th 2016
US Surges Beyond 1 Million Solar Installations, With A Community Solar Future

A million installations are the result of the work of over 200,000 Americans working in the solar industry and on developments, which have secured a cut in cost per watt by two-thirds within the last 20 years. The next target is another million installations by end 2018. This presents an opportunity to expand access to affordable solar energy. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar is on its way to becoming the single largest source of distributed renewable energy in the US, with the potential to power over five million homes.

May 9th 2016
Scotland Striding Towards A 100% Renewable Electricity Generation System By 2030

WWF Scotland has published findings, which found that the supply of Scottish wind turbines was enough, on average, to meet the electrical needs of 70 percent of Scottish households. Besides wind power, there was also good news for solar power. According to WWF Scotland Director, Lang Banks; “homes fitted with solar panels were able to obtain 70 percent or more of their electricity or hot water needs from the sun.” He stated that the “Scottish Government must bring forward an energy strategy that ensures Scotland is the first EU nation to have a completely renewable electricity generation system by 2030”.

May 1st 2016
Renewable Energy Generation Investment Surges, Outstripping Coal and Gas

In 2015, coal and gas-fired electrical energy generation drew less than half the record investment made in wind, solar and other renewables; one of numerous important firsts for clean energy. For the first time in 2015, developing world investments in renewables surpassed those of developed nations. The renewable market was dominated by wind and solar PV, which added a combined 118GW in generating capacity. Global investments in renewable energy since 2004, now total $2.3 trillion.

April 22nd 2016
Earth Day Call For Vision And Courage To Meet Climate Targets

The Global CCS Institute has called for urgent action to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through proven carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. With 155 countries indicating their intention to sign the historic Paris COP21 agreement, Page calls upon them to “reduce emissions from every possible sector of the global economy – urgently and without bias,”. “All low carbon technologies must be part of the conversation – including renewables, nuclear power, energy efficiency, and CCS.

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April 21st 2016
From Combustion Engine To E-Mobility: Transitions In The Value-Added Chain

“Electrification is the future job motor.” This was the summary of an e-mobil BW 2015 structural study. The automobile and supplier industry ascribed good opportunities to becoming leading providers of electric mobility and creating tens of thousands of new jobs until 2025. The Institute for Automobile Economics anticipates that vehicle manufacturers will expand product ranges and within ten years may record a 20 percent share of their sales with battery or fuel cell vehicles as well as with plug-in hybrid vehicles.

April 17th 2016
Concord Blue, Lockheed Martin Pen $43m Contract For 5MW Energy From Waste Plant

Five thousand homes and businesses in Herten, Germany, will soon benefit from a clean, renewable energy source as Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue begin phase two of a new power generation facility that will transform waste into energy. Under phase two, Concord Blue has awarded Lockheed Martin Energy a $43 million contract to proceed with all engineering, procurement and construction of the 5MW plant with a planned completion date in 2017. In 2014, the two companies announced plans to build the facility […]

March 30th 2016
Climate Scientist Calls For Pricing Fossil Fuels To Accelerate Energy Transition

Former NASA climate director and Columbia University scientist, James Hansen has long called for a straightforward rising price on greenhouse gas emissions, which he argues would “quicken the transition to cleaner energy.” We could already be phasing out fossil fuel emissions, if only we stopped allowing the fossil fuel industry to use the atmosphere as a free dumping ground for their waste. “This is a tragic situation, because it is unnecessary,” he says

March 22nd 2016
SolarCity Completes East Coast Solar Projects From $1Billion SolarStrong Plan

The 1,300 rooftop solar installations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island are the first east coast projects of SolarStrong, SolarCity’s plan to build more than $1 billion in solar projects to provide power to 120,000 military homes throughout the United States. In addition, the projects employ veterans, where possible. “Forward-thinking projects like SolarStrong strengthen communities and are an important part of our transition to a clean energy future,” said U.S. Sen.Cory Booker of New Jersey.

February 25th 2016
Electric Vehicle Charging And Energy Storage Are Ideal Grid Allies

Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric Company have demonstrated how an electric vehicle (EV) fast charger combined with energy storage can support Electric Vehicle (EV) initiatives, significantly increasing EV drivers’ “range confidence”. An innovative fast charger allows electric vehicle owners to get up to an 80 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes. Drivers can easily locate the fast-charge stations and charge using the Greenlots mobile app and pay for a charge through the app or by using a credit card, much as at a self-service petrol/gasoline pump.

February 19th 2016
FPL Installs One Million Solar Panels Tripling Solar Capacity

Three new large, community-scale plants are expected to begin producing affordable, clean energy by the end of 2016 and will triple the company’s current solar capacity for it’s nearly 5 million customers. “This is a big step forward for our state and for the future of renewable energy in Florida,” said Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida. “FPL’s three solar plants help reduce the use of fossil fuels, prevent the emission of thousands of tons of carbon each year and save millions of gallons of water.”

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