Renewable Energy News

Bloomberg News Editors - April 17, 2015

France Military Blocks Wind Development Over Fears of Radar Interference

As many as 6,000 megawatts of wind power may be blocked from development by France’s military and national weather service, which say they interfere with radar surveillance, a developers’...

Bloomberg News Editors - April 17, 2015

Australia’s Biggest Power Producer Sees Future without Coal

Australia’s largest electricity producer committed to close its coal-fired power plants within 35 years as part of an effort to cut the nation’s dependence on the fossil fuel.

Michael Harris - April 16, 2015

India's 330-MW Alaknanda Hydropower Plant Enters Commercial Operation

Indian infrastructure group GVK has put the first unit at its 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant into commercial operation, following synchronization with the country's northern grid...

Bloomberg News Editors - April 16, 2015

Brazil to Offer Ambitious Climate Plan With More Renewables

Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira...

Philip Wolfe - April 16, 2015

Measuring the Effects of Utility-Scale Solar Growth

For so long it seemed like a pipe dream, yet in less than a decade utility-scale solar has reached $100 billion worth of capacity. Figures from the Energy Information Administration...

Susan Kraemer - April 15, 2015

Solar Flux Solution Brightens Future of Concentrated Solar Power

Power tower solar has been under a cloud — in the U.S., anyway — after 321 birds or bats were killed in the first 6 months of operation by flying through solar flux above the Ivanpah...

Bloomberg News Editors - April 15, 2015

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no...

Bloomberg News Editors - April 15, 2015

Gates, Pritzkers Take on Musk in $5 Billion Race for Battery Storage

Professor Donald Sadoway remembers chuckling at an e-mail in August 2009 from a woman claiming to represent Bill Gates. The world’s richest man had taken Sadoway’s Introduction to Solid...

Michael Harris - April 14, 2015

Marine Energy Sector Continues Growing Worldwide, Despite Economic Setbacks

A report released recently by the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems shows that the marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014...

Bloomberg News Editors - April 14, 2015

Al Gore Teams Up with Tea Party to Fight Solar-Hating Utilities

If you go far enough left or right on the American political spectrum, you end up in the same place: trashing utilities for trying to kill the solar-power revolution.

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