Renewable Energy

Hawaii ground zero for solar battle

The New York Times

Utilities and solar companies are battling in Hawaii over pricing and grid connections for solar power, The New York Times reports.

Release event for China renewable energy report

Washington, April 20, 2015, 10:30 am

Resources for the Future to host release event for a new report, "China 2050 High Renewable Energy Penetration Scenario Roadmap Study, conducted by the China National Renewable Energy Centre.

Renewables power European power market


Europe's power market is getting a charge from renewable energy, Reuters reports.

Automakers trying again to push hydrogen cars

The New York Times

Automakers including Hyundai are coming out with new models of cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells, The New York Times reports.

Another round in Maine fight over solar proposals

Portland Press Herald

Officials from two local communities were among those to support measures backing solar power development in Maine, while utilities and state officials expressed concern, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Solar to enable Minn. college to go carbon neutral


Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. says in two years time, it will offset all of its electricity use with solar generation and go carbon neutral, the StarTribune reports.

Wind power, wind jobs soared in 2014: AWEA

The Denver Post

The amount of new wind power – nearly 4,900 megawatts worth – quadrupled last year, compared to 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which said that Colorado added the most jobs in the sector, The Denver Post reports.

Musk cousins lead charge to encourage solar generation


BloombergBusiness profiles the family campaign, led by SolarCity founders Lyndon and Peter Rive and their cousin Elon Musk, to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels - including their recent victory over Hawaiian Electric's moratorium on connecting rooftop solar panels to the grid.

Musk among top 5 richest in renewable energy


Time’s list of the richest tycoons in renewable energy around the world includes three Chinese business leaders, a German turbine manufacturer and Tesla founder Elon Musk.

Northwest lawmakers seek start of treaty talks with Canada

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update a landmark treaty that governs the operation of dams on North America's fourth-largest river.

The treaty, signed in 1964, is important because the Columbia River basin's dams affect the economy, environment and flood-control needs of millions of residents in the four states, along more than 1,200 miles of the river and its tributaries.


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