wind energy

Rhode Island Rejects New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

A proposed 850 to 1,000 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant was denied a siting permit Tuesday following a four-year process that may still not be over. The proposed Clear ...
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Short Sellers Add Interest in Solar, Dodge Alt Energy Stocks

Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on October 15.  Of the companies we watch, short interest increased on ...
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Wind Power Could Meet 1,100% of Global Electricity Demand in 2040

Wind power currently generates about 0.3% of annual global electricity demand, or 69 terawatt-hours (TWh) of the 23,000 TWh total. The technical potential for offshore wind generation is 36,000 TWh ...
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Green Economy Generated $1.3 Trillion, 7% of US GDP

Trying to figure out just how important the green economy is to the entire U.S. economy has been as much an art as a science. The U.S. Department of Labor ...
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Renewable Energy to Supply Half of Global Electricity by 2050

In 2018, more than a quarter (28%) of global electricity was generated from renewable energy sources like solar, wind and hydro, with the latter being responsible for 96% of renewable ...
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Does Congress Vote on Tax Credits Improve Climate Change?

As U.S. tax credit policies near the end of their legislative lives, both houses of Congress are currently considering extending or expanding existing credits to support a goal of achieving ...
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Renewable Energy and Electric Cars Pressure Oil Economically as Well as Environmentally

Investing in renewable energy gets a lot of attention for being the "right thing" to do to save the planet from the effects of climate change. Rarely, however, is it ...
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Global Clean Energy Investment Down 14% in First Half of 2019

A 39% drop in Chinese investments in renewable energy sent global investment in new projects down by 14% to $117.6 billion in the first half of 2019. That's the lowest ...
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Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Falls Behind Renewables 

Coal-fired power plants generated more than 60 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in April, a drop of 18.1% compared with April 2018. Renewables, including conventional hydropower, generated more than 65 ...
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Global Renewable Energy Investments to Reach $13.3 Trillion Through 2050

Worldwide demand for electricity is expected to rise 62% by 2050 and global generating capacity will nearly triple to meet that increased demand. Over the next 30 years, the total ...
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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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