February 6 -- Renewable energy accounted for more than 37% of America’s new energy generating capacity last year, which is triple the total from traditional fuels.
Renewable energy sources, including solar, wind energy, geothermal and hydropower, made up over 37% of all new domestic electricity generating capacity that was installed in 2013, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Report from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. >>View Article
February 5 -- Attention electric vehicles: 2014 will be good to you.
That’s the prediction from IHS Automotive, which said Tuesday it expects global production of EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs) to rise 67% this year. That compares with just a 3.6% increase in the production of all vehicles globally. >>View Article
February 5 -- Global installed wind power capacity increased by 12.4 per cent to more than 318 gigawatts in 2013 led by China and Canada, industry figures showed on Wednesday. >>View Article
February 5 -- A majority of voters support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon pollution emissions from power plants, new polling data shows. >>View Article
February 5 -- Denton, Texas, a bustling community near Lewisville Lake 30 miles northwest of Dallas, is known for its festivals and eclectic music scene, often compared to the Austin of 20 years ago. But Denton (pop. 113,000) is also a leader in clean energy, boasting more wind power per capita than any other city in the nation. >>View Article
February 5 -- When former Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis was dealing with gambling in the game, he brought reporters together and told them that if they wanted to cover baseball, they were to report on what they saw on the field without commentary. "Report the facts," he said.
Unfortunately, that's not what "60 Minutes" did when they recently aired a story about the death of clean tech.
Stories like that don't just hurt clean tech; they damage the Massachusetts economy. >>View Article
February 4 -- The debate about the role of renewable energy in the U.S. is highly politicized and polarized, needlessly hurting our energy and national security interests.
Proponents point to an industry that is growing robustly, creating jobs, lowering our carbon footprint and empowering individuals to break free of centuries-old utility business models. Congressional and other detractors point to the Department of Energy’s Solyndra debacle and insist that hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil and natural gas can solve all of the nation’s energy problems. >>View Article
February 4 -- The world’s largest solar thermal electric plant has begun operating its three generating units, which will soon deliver enough clean energy to power more than 140,000 homes in Northern and Southern California, officials said. >>View Article
February 4 -- If it can’t be first, Tesla figures to be fastest.
The all-electric automaker aimed to set a record for an electric vehicle crossing the United States, Tesla says.
Reversing the path of a father-daughter team that travelled cross country via Tesla’s much-anticipated nationwide superchager network last week, Tesla sent a team from Los Angeles to New York City in just over 3 days in its flagship Model S performance sedan. >>View Article