Managers at Mark Group Ltd. – bought by SunEdison in July – have purchased the business back but put it into the British equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, laying off more than 900 employees as they closed down company operations, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Funding cuts mean the 14 teams competing in the 2015 Solar Decathlon – launched by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in California Thursday – represent the smallest field since the Department of Energy started the event in 2002, National Geographic reports.
A consortium of national laboratories, led by Los Alamos, is working to improve polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells to get them to the point where they are commercially viable, the Los Alamos Daily Post reported on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants more drivers to dump the pump and plug in.
Climate change legislation signed Wednesday day by Gov. Jerry Brown calls for major utilities to compete as an alternative transportation fuel source by installing thousands of charging stations where people live, work and play.
According to an analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the cost of onshore wind energy is reaching a par with gas-fired generation in the Americas, and going forward the cost of renewables is dropping, making them more competitive with fossil fuels, The Washington Post reports.
Pioneer Natural Resources is the second U.S. firm, after Enterprise Products, to begin exploring how to take advantage of the end of the U.S. oil export ban and could begin shipments by the middle of next year, The Hill reports.
Two competing initiatives designed to give Florida residents a constitutional right to rooftop solar energy are running out of time without enough signatures yet to make next November's ballot, the Naples Daily News reports.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo this week to call the five-year extension of a federal tax subsidy "super important" to the continued growth of the solar power industry, The Buffalo News reports.
Continued concerns about oversupply forced oil prices downward early Wednesday, nearing an 11-year low already reached once this week. London Brent fell 31 cents to $37.05 a barrel while U.S. crude remained unchanged at $37.50, Reuters reports.
A group of researchers at MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have developed a new computer microchip that uses optical technology and creates the potential to make future computer data centers more energy efficient, the journal Science reports.
A Japanese court on Thursday rejected safety concerns and approved letting Kansai Electric Power, the country's second biggest utility, restart four nuclear reactors shuttered since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters reports.