Renewable Energy

How to Invest in Energy Efficiency to Combat Climate Change

How to Invest in Energy Efficiency to Combat Climate Change

Ceres Energy efficiency is estimated to be a multi-hundred-billion dollar investment opportunity in the U.S., but better policies are required to unlock broad-based financing from institutional investors, who together manage approximately $70 trillion in assets globally. That is the key finding of Power Factor: Institutional Investors’ Policy Priorities Can Bring Energy Efficiency to Scale, a […]

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    Powering America: How Solar Energy Creates Green Jobs and Grows the Economy

    Powering America: How Solar Energy Creates Green Jobs and Grows the Economy

    Solar Energy Industries Association Calling job creation in America a “shared goal,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today joined other trade associations, labor unions, environmental groups and business and community advocates in pushing for new efforts to address climate change, rebuild America’s aging infrastructure and foster innovation. Members of the BlueGreen Alliance, which represents […]

    Wind Power Opponents May Be Blowing Hot Air

    Wind Power Opponents May Be Blowing Hot Air

    David Suzuki Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Opposition to windmills often centers on health effects, but what is it about wind power that causes people to feel ill? According to recent research, it may not be the infrasound from wind-energy installations but, oddly enough, the warnings from opponents. For a study published in the American Psychological Association’s […]

    Dirty Energy vs. Clean Energy in the Race to Power Off-Grid Energy Markets

    Dirty Energy vs. Clean Energy in the Race to Power Off-Grid Energy Markets

    Sierra Club International By Justin Guay A war is shaping up that pits an entrenched, aging and uncompetitive fossil fuel industry against a young, innovative and increasingly competitive set of renewable energy technologies. The former relies on their entrenched status chock full of obscenely high subsidies to fight of a set of disruptive innovations that […]

    Apple Makes Progress on Path to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

    Apple Makes Progress on Path to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

    Greenpeace By David Pomerantz There’s more good news to report from the clean energy revolution that’s spreading like wildfire among the biggest technology companies in the world: Apple released an environmental report Friday showing that it has made real progress in its effort to power the iCloud with renewable energy—not coal. Apple announces commitment to power […]

    Obama Nominates Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary

    Obama Nominates Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary

    EcoWatch Today President Obama nominate Ernest Moniz to be the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. “In his role as Secretary of Energy, we urge Mr. Moniz to prioritize clean, renewable energy as climate solutions over destructive fossil fuels and boondoggles like liquefied natural gas exports,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. “We […]

    Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011

    Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011

    Earth Policy Institute By Emily E. Adams The energy game is rigged in favor of fossil fuels because we omit the environmental and health costs of burning coal, oil and natural gas from their prices. Subsidies manipulate the game even further. According to conservative estimates from the Global Subsidies Initiative and the International Energy Agency […]

    Radical Shifts in Energy Policies Ignite Global Green Economy

    Radical Shifts in Energy Policies Ignite Global Green Economy

    United Nations Environment Programme A new partnership launched today by four United Nations (UN) agencies aims to support 30 countries over the next seven years in building national green economy strategies that will generate new jobs and skills, promote clean technologies, and reduce environmental risks and poverty. The new Partnership for Action on Green Economy […]

    Re-Energizing Europe: How the EU Can Go 100 Percent Renewable

    Re-Energizing Europe: How the EU Can Go 100 Percent Renewable

    World Wildlife Fund The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched a new report this week—Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy—which shows where Europe needs to be by 2030 in order to reach a fully renewable energy system by 2050. It comes just as the European Commission is beginning to consider post-2020 climate and […]