Renewable Energy

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 […]

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    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 […]

    Koch-Funded Misinformation Campaign Aims to Derail Renewable Energy Growth

    Koch-Funded Misinformation Campaign Aims to Derail Renewable Energy Growth

    Union of Concerned Scientists Before the year is out, you will likely be subjected to a misinformation campaign about renewable energy brought to you by the Koch brothers and other large players in the fossil-fuel industry. The campaign is being spearheaded by a stealthy, Koch-funded lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that […]

    Texas Wind and Solar More Competitive Than Natural Gas

    Texas Wind and Solar More Competitive Than Natural Gas

    Environmental Defense Fund By Colin Meehan An interesting fact seemed to go unnoticed in all the press around the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s (ERCOT) Long Term System Assessment, a biennial report submitted to the Texas Legislature on “the need for increased transmission and generation capacity throughout the state of Texas.” ERCOT found that if […]

    Why the World’s Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy

    Why the World’s Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy

    World Wildlife Fund With discussions focusing on renewable energy at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week, a recently-released report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace renewable energy and lower emissions. The report, Power Forward: […]

    Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project Receives $5 Million in New Funding

    Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project Receives $5 Million in New Funding

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation The U.S. Department of Energy announced today $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the Cleveland-based non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. Lorry Wagner, LEEDCo President, pictured above. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today […]

    Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit

    Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit

    Environment America As superstorm Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Americans to call for action tackling global warming, Environment America released a new report showing how current power generation from wind energy prevents as much global warming pollution as taking 13 million cars off the road each year. With the fiscal cliff and the expiration […]