Renewable Energy

70 Climate Protesters Arrested in London, Including Olympic Athletes

70 Climate Protesters Arrested in London, Including Olympic Athletes

Seventy people were arrested in London on Saturday as climate activists continue to engage in acts of civil disobedience in the UK.  Among the 70 arrested Saturday were six people who climbed and glued themselves to an oil tanker near Hyde Park, BBC News reported. Two of the tanker scalers were former Olympic athletes Etienne […]

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    99% of Humans Breathe Unhealthy Air, Latest WHO Data Shows

    99% of Humans Breathe Unhealthy Air, Latest WHO Data Shows

    Almost everyone on Earth breathes unhealthy air. That’s the alarming conclusion from the latest update of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality database, which drew on data from more than 6,000 cities in 117 countries. The organization argued that the figures were another argument in favor of phasing out the use of fossil fuels.  […]

    Getting a Job in the Solar Industry: What You Need to Know

    Getting a Job in the Solar Industry: What You Need to Know

    Job creation serves as one of the most frequently touted benefits of solar energy. You hear it all over the news: in presidential campaigns, senate bills, from conservationists and clean energy advocates alike. Heck, even conservative Texas governor Greg Abbott recently told Texans that solar can create jobs and add to the state’s energy security.¹ […]

    Why Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save Lives

    Why Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save Lives

    Switching to electric vehicles could save lives. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the American Lung Association (ALA), which found that a national transition to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy could prevent more than 100,000 early deaths.  “Zero-emission transportation is a win-win for public health,” ALA National President and CEO Harold Wimmer […]

    Scientists Achieve Record Energy Efficiency for Thin Solar Panels

    Scientists Achieve Record Energy Efficiency for Thin Solar Panels

    Scientists from the University of Surrey and Imperial College London have achieved an increase in energy absorption in ultra-thin solar panels by 25%, a record for panels of this size. The team, which collaborated with AMOLF in Amsterdam, used solar panels just one micrometer thick with a disordered honeycomb layer on top of the silicon […]

    U.S. Commerce Department to Investigate if Asian Solar Panel Manufacturers Are Evading Tariffs

    U.S. Commerce Department to Investigate if Asian Solar Panel Manufacturers Are Evading Tariffs

    The Commerce Department is investigating if solar panel manufacturers are circumventing tariffs — imposed because of Chinese solar panel companies using forced labor of Uyghur Muslims — by using factories in Southeast Asia, and U.S. solar energy industry groups are furious. The investigation could result in retroactive tariffs of up to 240%. About 80% of panels installed […]