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Greenpeace Takes a Stand on U.S. Energy Policy

Greenpeace Takes a Stand on U.S. Energy Policy

Greenpeace activists protested the United States national energy policy in front of the U.S. Capital Wednesday when they erected three mock Exxon oil rigs in the Reflecting Pool with banners reading "Don't RIG Our Energy Future" and "Stop Global Warming: Clean Energy Now!"
EU Blackout Response Echoes U.S. Reaction

EU Blackout Response Echoes U.S. Reaction

Hermann Scheer, President of Eurosolar, and a previous RE Insider on SolarAccess.com, responded negatively to a recent European Commission draft proposal on securing the continent's electrical supply. Much like a similar situation in the United States, a new EU proposal stemming from recent blackouts in Europe largely ignores the added security and energy benefits that could be achieved with a real push for renewable energy, Scheer said.
The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy

The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy

For 200 years industrial civilization has relied on the combustion of abundant and cheap carbon fuels. But continued reliance has had perilous consequences. On the one hand there is the insecurity of relying on the world's most unstable region -- the Middle East -- compounded by the imminence of peak oil, growing scarcity and mounting prices. On the other, the potentially cataclysmic consequences of continuing to burn fossil fuels, as the evidence of accelerating climate change shows.
Why It’s Time To Get Real About Energy Security

Why It’s Time To Get Real About Energy Security

Energy is Europe’s quiet crisis. While the clamour of failing economies, desperate migrants and political clashes grabs the headlines, energy policy is rarely front-page news, but it should be — the statistics are shocking.
Germany Key to Overall European Renewables

Germany Key to Overall European Renewables

Professor Arthouros Zervos, President of the European Renewable Energy Council released statements regarding current energy debates in Germany which he says threatens larger European renewable energy targets.
Enel North America partners with 75 organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

Enel North America partners with 75 organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

Enel North America, which operates through renewable energy companies Enel Green Power North America and Enel X North America, announced a commitment to provide 1.3 million USD to support 75 local organizations across the U.S. and Canada in response to COVID-19. The company will focus on needs of the local and rural communities in which its businesses operate. The company […]
“No Fuel Solution” Becomes European Wind Power Theme

“No Fuel Solution” Becomes European Wind Power Theme

The European Wind Energy Conference (EWEC) kicks off this week in Athens, Greece. This year's conference is a rallying call around wind power as a "No Fuel Solution." Emphasis is on how wind energy eliminates the economic impacts and risks associated with volatile and uncertain fuel prices, while providing an indigenous and real solution to Europe's energy demands.
California Solar Energy Legislative Success

California Solar Energy Legislative Success

One of the most pivotal bills for solar energy in California has recently passed the state's assembly and is headed to the governor's desk.
Building a Viable Solar Marketplace in Nigeria

Building a Viable Solar Marketplace in Nigeria

In countries where there are established markets for alternative and renewable energy sources, economic and financial inducements such as feed in tariffs, tax incentives, net metering and self supply schemes have significantly driven market activities in the new energy sector and provided enabling environments for individuals, businesses and the government to play their respective roles in developing a more vibrant […]
5 Middle East Solar Markets to Watch

5 Middle East Solar Markets to Watch

Solar markets in the Middle East are poised for massive growth, but evaluating new solar market opportunities can be an extremely difficult challenge. Market potential often depends on a number of complicated factors and assumptions that are either hard to quantify or difficult to compare side by side for different regions. Even worse still is the fact that the immense amount of news and data surrounding emerging markets in the middle east can become so overwhelming that it is nearly impossible to separate the wheat from the chaff and determine exactly which pieces of data have significance and which should be outright ignored.