Subsidiaries of a company owned by President Donald Trump’s regulatory czar, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, urged a federal appeals court to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2017 biofuel mandate.
Tiny metallic-gold particles are being used to convert sunlight into fuel. The technology is being developed in South Australia to store solar energy as an alternative to battery storage.
2016 was the year that the U.S. installed its millionth solar array; storage started to become a game changer; and the Supreme Court ruled on the FERC 745 case, confirming distributed energy resources are integral to our power system.
When you picture farmland, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Many of us see long rows of crops like corn. However, for many farmers across the U.S., this picture is starting to change.
The solar industry is growing fast. In 2016, solar energy was the largest source of new generating capacity in the United States. With more than 1 million U.S. solar projects now operating, the country has more than 35 gigawatts of total solar installed capacity—enough to power the equivalent of 6.5 million average American homes.
A South African bank has become the go-to funding source for the U.S. rooftop solar industry just two years after entering the market.
A new year is upon us and the renewable energy community, like most industries impacted by federal energy and natural resource policies, approaches the coming year cautiously and with some concern. Biomass energy faced an uncertain future before the U.S. elections in November. Will its prospects improve as President Trump begins his tenure as commander and chief?
A bill introduced to Hawaii's State House could lead to the addition of a pumped-storage hydropower plant to the Nuuanu reservoir.
A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours.
Opportunities and risks abound. Understanding why renewable energy should be developed in Cuba and what the major risks and policy obstacles are will be critical for international investors to assess their potential operations in the country.
Installed wind power capacity in the U.S. at the end of last year outpaced hydroelectric capacity for the first time ever, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2016 Market Report, released today.
U.S. railroads, including Warren Buffett’s BNSF, are joining a corporate brawl over ethanol mandates that pits American corn farmers and fuel distributors against independent oil refiners like billionaire Carl Icahn.
When discussing the outlook for the 2017 wind market, it’s very clear that the wind industry has arrived. Yes, problems remain in many markets across the globe but the fact that wind exists in many markets across the globe means that it will steadily march on in 2017.
Texas-based Pedernales Electric Cooperative will take part in a distributed solar and energy storage demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan remains in limbo as to its ultimate fate, though talk of its demise has intensified of late with news that a multi-state coalition has requested that President Donald Trump not enforce the rule. If the CPP does indeed meet its end later this year, this by no means signifies a wholesale return to fossil fuels. However, we are likely to see much more of one fossil fuel in particular.