wind energy

Less Coal Does Not Lead to Lower Carbon Emissions

For the first time in eight years, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose in 2018. The 3.4% year-over-year increase capped a three-year stretch during which emissions fell by 2.7% in 2015, ...
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3M Pledges to Move to 100% Renewable Energy Over Time

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is joining the ranks of companies that are going green. The conglomerate has announced that it is committed to move to 100% renewable electricity. While this ...
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Global Renewable Power Generation to Rise by 1 Trillion Watts

In 2017, renewable sources generated 24% of the world's electricity. By 2023, that total will rise to almost 30% with the addition of 1 trillion watts (terawatts or TW) ...
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What California’s Renewable Energy Bill Means for Customers Near and Far

The California state legislature on Tuesday approved a bill that requires 100% of electricity sold in the state to come from renewable sources by 2045. The legislation also requires electricity ...
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Investment in Solar Energy Looks to Fall in 2018

Falling prices and a drop in Chinese investment are on track to reduce year-over-year spending on new solar energy projects, according to Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). In the first six months ...
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Offshore Energy Investment Needs Trillions to Meet Future Demand: IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released Friday morning its latest Offshore Energy Outlook, outlining the agency's current estimates of offshore energy production of oil, natural gas and wind power. Offshore ...
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Can GE’s New Energy Storage Platform Help the Flailing GE Turnaround?

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has had more troubles than can easily be counted, and the GE Power unit has seen some mixed results over time. Now GE is unveiling ...
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18% of US Energy Comes From Renewable Sources

Over the past 10 years, renewable power-generation capacity has accounted for 55% of all new construction. In 2017, the percentage of U.S. power generated from renewable sources rose from 15% ...
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Wind Turbine Maker Vestas Plans Solar, Storage Businesses

Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems A/S plans to add solar power and energy storage products to its world-leading wind turbine business to give the firm a hybrid renewable energy system that ...
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Corporations Add Record Amount of Green Energy in 2017

Global corporations signed a record number of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for green energy in 2017. A total of 43 corporations in 10 countries last year agreed to purchase 5,400 ...
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2017 Global Clean Energy Investment Tops $333 Billion

Led by new investment in solar energy projects totaling nearly $161 billion, global investment in clean energy technology rose to $333.5 billion in 2017, the second-highest total on record and ...
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Google Power Consumption Now 100% Green

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Google are the largest renewable energy buyers in the world. On Friday the company announced that it added another another 535 megawatts (MW) to bring ...
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Electricity Generation Costs from Solar, Wind Continue to Fall

The cost of generating one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity at a utility scale wind-generation plant costs between $30 and $80. At a utility scale solar farm the cost ranges from ...
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Q3 Global Clean Energy Investment Totaled $67 Billion

Led by a $4.5 billion, 2-gigawatt (GW) wind project in Oklahoma, global investment in clean energy totaled $66.9 billion in the third quarter, up 3% sequentially and 40% year over ...
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Electricity Jolts Worldwide Energy Investments in 2016 That Totaled $1.7 Trillion

In its 2017 World Energy Investment report released last week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated total global investment of $1.7 trillion or about 2.2% of global gross domestic product ...
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