The International Solar Alliance shall come into official existence under the UN once 15 countries ratify the agreement or officially join the alliance.
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China targets 530 MWh of electricity generation from geothermal power plants by 2020; this should enable the country to offset use of 72.1 million tonnes of coal and 177 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Renewable energy microgrids can change the way that people on isolated islands and in remote communities live.
The island of Ta’u in American Samoa has shut down its diesel generators forever and replaces them with a solar power microgrid from Tesla and SolarCity,
South Africa is facing a crossroads for electric power generation. Should it go with renewables or nuclear power? The decision could affect other contries on the continent.
Originally published on Green Building Elements The fascinating cleantech evolution of Masdar City continues! Pushing the limits of urban design and community building, Masdar City is pressing forward in its pioneering quest for the highest quality of life with the lowest carbon footprint. Setting a new international precedent for sustainable urban planning, Boston-based CBT is […]
Elon Musk announced today that the cost of Tesla Solar Roof will be no more than a conventional roof. That’s before the amount of electricity saved is added in. As Musk said, “Why wouldn’t you?”
America Recycles Day in November 15. Do your part to reduce litter and contribute to a healthy planet.
Hawai’i has long, sunny days and the capability to produce lots of solar energy. Why, then, is solar production so contentious in Hawai’i?
Heating a college campus with biofuel takes ingenuity, adjustments, and a commitment to sustainability. Have you been to Keene State College in NH lately?
Solar energy in Massachusetts has grown from 10 megawatts in 2009 to more than 1,050 megawatts in 2016. The state enacted much legislation to usher in solar as a renewable energy source.
The first day of the EV Summit in Florida was flowing with inspired conversations that extended far beyond the presentations. At lunch, Florida Solar Energy Center presenter Danny Parker talked about net zero impact and how much energy clothes dryers suck. I mentioned that I love clotheslines — I find them interesting, colorful, and fresh watching them flap in the breeze. Why on earth do we discourage the most bacteria-free means of drying our clothes in so many neighborhoods?
The IAE reports that half of all new electrical power capacity worldwide came from renewables last year. As the cost of wind and solar drops, renewables are replacing traditional sources of energy, particularly coal.