A wind farm being developed by a subsidiary of Bordas Wind Energy will supply Dow Chemical’s manufacturing plant in Freeport, Texas with 200 megawatts of power per year, the Midland Daily News reports.
An announcement to be made at a Thursday news conference about Tesla’s Model S will end “range anxiety,” company chief Elon Musk tweeted Sunday, a hint that a software update will improve the electric sedan’s battery life, CNN reports.
BERLIN (AP) — Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany?
Experts say the country's electricity grid, which relies increasingly on renewable energy, faces a crucial test on the morning of March 20, when the moon will pass in front of the sun and block up to 82 percent of its light across Germany.
A Energy Department report released Thursday said win energy could account for 35 percent of total U.S. electric generation in 2050, and be viable in all 50 states - if the industry takes the right steps.
Those steps include making improvements to technology to cut wind energy costs, developing wind energy in new locations and expanding transmission, Obama administration officials said in a conference call. They said the environmental and economic benefits from such growth would be significant.
AHMADABAD, India (AP) — The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy to save the global environment.
Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters in the western Indian city of Ahmadabad a day after Piccard flew the single-seat plane there from Muscat, Oman.
The Tea Party-backed initiative in Florida that would open up the solar industry is presenting a dilemma to conservative groups like the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, which has been criticizing solar as an energy source but stopped short of formally opposing the ballot measure, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The state and federal governments will move forward on less than half the California desert land initially designated for renewable energy plants, officials said Tuesday, leaving millions of acres in limbo as local governments decide how they want to handle large-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects.
Regulators will initially focus on about 10 million acres of federal land overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in the Mojave and other Southern California deserts. Their initial plan, unveiled in September, designated 22.5 million acres across seven counties.
The 1.2 million barrel-per-day increase in U.S. crude oil output last year was the biggest on record, according to the Energy Information Administration, which predicts that the growth rate will slow because of the fall in oil prices, The Hill reports.
The U.S. will meet an informal March 31 deadline to give the United Nations its plans for fighting global warming, a White House official told Reuters. The news agency reported most other countries will wait longer.
Dealing with water contaminated by tritium is one of the many challenges faced by the Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the man most likely to succeed departing Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada as Senate Democratic leader, does not have the same track record of supporting environmental causes, National Journal reports.