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‘Radical’ cuts threaten energy efficiency progress in New Hampshire

‘Radical’ cuts threaten energy efficiency progress in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission issued an order Friday that cut funding for utility energy budgets by nearly half in 2023 compared to 2020, and would mark a return to 2017 funding levels if enacted.
Electrification ‘not enough’ to meet Paris climate goals, consultant says

Electrification ‘not enough’ to meet Paris climate goals, consultant says

The new report called the coronavirus pandemic a "lost opportunity" to speed up the pace of the energy transition.
IEA chief warns coronavirus must not stall climate efforts

IEA chief warns coronavirus must not stall climate efforts

The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Dr Fatih Birol, has urged governments to not lose sight of climate change challenges as they tackle the impact of the coronavirus. He says that while the spread of COVID-19 “is turning into an unprecedented international crisis, with serious repercussions for people’s health and economic activity… the effects are likely to be […]
The New England battery revolution: In a public health crisis, state efficiency programs are making resilient power available to all

The New England battery revolution: In a public health crisis, state efficiency programs are making resilient power available to all

In this time of the coronavirus, losing electricity has more far reaching consequences than ever before.
New report shows how COVID-19 lockdown could hit 2020 global solar PV market

New report shows how COVID-19 lockdown could hit 2020 global solar PV market

Installations to fall 18% in 2020 The coronavirus pandemic will have a significant impact on the global solar PV market. Construction and development is slowing as countries around the world enforce unprecedented lockdowns. As the world economy faces severe economic disruption, Wood Mackenzie has downgraded its forecast for 2020 installations from 129.5 gigawatts (GW) to 106.4 GW, a reduction of […]
Be alert to potential coronavirus cyber scams

Be alert to potential coronavirus cyber scams

During the COVID-19, aka the coronavirus, pandemic, we have heard daily the importance of good hygiene. Maintain physical distance, avoid unnecessary crowds, and above all else wash your hands. These acts of proper hygiene are meant to keep us safe as the virus continues to take its somewhat unpredictable course. Likewise, another important action we must all remember amid this […]
Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

The study found that solar PV employs a third of the renewable energy industry at 4 million workers, followed by bioenergy, hydropower, and wind.
Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19

Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19

Bloomberg reported this week that over 2.66 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have now been administered across the globe, with the bulk of those doses received in Western nations. Most people reading this will have lined up at their local leisure centre, school or sports club at some point over the last couple of months to get their vaccination without […]
Labor data: Clean energy jobs taking major beating in early coronavirus era

Labor data: Clean energy jobs taking major beating in early coronavirus era

The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed the economy pretty much everywhere and once fast-rising carbon-reduction entities were not spared, either. And that’s putting it mildly. A new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor unemployment data indicates that almost 600,000 clean energy industry workers have lost their jobs since the spread of the coronavirus forced an economic shutdown. The analysis was released […]
Despite pandemic, U.S. solar PV shipments reached a record high in 2020

Despite pandemic, U.S. solar PV shipments reached a record high in 2020

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic modules -- including imports, exports, and modules produced domestically -- reached a record 21.8 million peak kilowatts in 2020, a record high, despite global pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.