March 8, 2016
More than 188,700 green cars were sold in China last year, a roughly 223 percent increase in sales compared to 2014, according to energy experts at EV-Volumes.
Brazil is installing solar systems on some hydroelectric plants to help counter the slumping electricity output at these facilities resulting from the country's lingering drought. Country officials recently announced the installation of a 1-megawatt solar system on the Balbina plant in the Amazon.
There's a debate brewing in Maryland over whether incineration projects should qualify for state renewable energy funding.
Wisconsin utility regulators will soon decide the fate of a community solar pilot project that has large support from the clean energy community. The project is proposed by Madison Gas & Electric, a utility that has drawn criticism from environmentalists in the past for controversial solar rate proposals.
March 7, 2016
The clean energy company Anesco is teaming up with the wildlife charity RSPB to convert unused land on solar farms into special habitats for threatened animals.
Carmaker Venturi and Ohio State University researchers are on a mission to get the Venturi Buckeye Bullet-3,¬†an electric car, to hit 400 miles per hour.
German utility E.ON recently announced plans to launch a solar-plus-storage offering for residential customers this year.
State authorities are investigating the mysterious collapse of a wind turbine in Huron County, Michigan last week.
The aviation industry has not made much progress reducing its carbon footprint, suggests a new study in the journal Transportation Research Part D.
March 4, 2016
China is currently developing what's called a 'green certificates' market to promote clean energy growth in the country.
Solar thermal systems are the target of the latest round of clean-energy subsidy cuts recently announced by the United Kingdom government.
Africa just got its first solar-powered airport. Located in the Western Cape of South Africa, George Airport's solar project will contribute about 40 percent of the facility's electricity needs.
The Oregon Senate passed a bill on Thursday that eliminates coal production in the state by 2035 and orders two utilities to grow their renewable energy capacity by 2040. This bill, which previously passed in the Oregon House of Representatives, heads to the governor's office for approval.
March 3, 2016
While the U.S. produced the most electricity from wind turbines in 2015, China snagged the top spot for having the most wind power production capacity, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.
Iowa generates 31 percent of its electricity from wind turbines and other renewable energy sources.
The United Kingdom recently slashed its subsidies for renewable energy projects but that's not stopping Good Energy from continuing to pursue an onshore wind farm planned for Cornwall.
The Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power recently announced it plans to bring on 1.1 gigawatts of renewable energy power generation by the end of 2030.
Energizer is using old hybrid car batteries to make a new line of AAA and AA batteries called "Energizer Recharge."
March 2, 2016
About 9.5 gigawatts in new power from solar farms are predicted to go online in 2016, according to a new forecast by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Virginia lawmakers decided against passing a collection of clean energy bills this legislative session, guaranteeing the state will not significantly grow its renewable energy sources in 2016.
Tata Motors Limited pledged this week to get 100 percent of its power from clean energy alternatives, joining other corporations with similar goals under the RE100 initiative.
German officials are creating an incentive program to encourage residents to buy electric cars. The German government may provide up to $5,000 to prospective car owners per green car and require the auto industry help pay for these benefits, according to a draft proposal reviewed by Reuters.
The Royal Courts of Justice in London upheld the United Kingdom government's decision to end subsidies for the renewable energy sector earlier than expected.
March 1, 2016
More than half of all new utility-scale solar projects to be built in the United States this year will surpass the requirements outlined in state's renewable energy standards, according to a new report by GTM Research.
Energy UK, the biggest energy lobby group in the United Kingdom, recently announced it will start supporting clean energy for the first time and environmentalists are celebrating the move.
Carmaker Nissan plans to use its electric car technology to partially power a new company office in France.
NRG Energy recently announced a loss of $6.36 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015. The energy company also said it plans to bring the Renew, a related large-scale renewable business, back into the core company.
The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee voted through a bill that would require 80 percent of all electricity sold in the state to come from clean energy sources by 2050.
February 29, 2016
The 6.3-MW solar farm--enough to power 1,800 homes--is located on a reservoir outside London. It will be the largest floating solar farm in the world until 2018, when Japan is slated to complete a 13.7-MW facility.
2015 was a record-breaking year for global investment in clean energy, but Canada's spending dropped by about 50 percent, according to a study by Clean Energy Canada, an advocacy group. Meanwhile, U.S. spending rose 7 percent, and Mexico's investments grew by 114 percent.