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Alternative Energy

Can The Middle East Really Become A Leader In Renewable Energy?

Jul 29, 2021 at 15:20 | Alex Kimani

To say that the six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) live and breathe hydrocarbons is hardly an exaggeration. About 60 years ago, the average…

Can The Biden Administration Meet Its Ambitious Offshore Wind Power Target?

Jul 29, 2021 at 11:09 | Irina Slav

Earlier this year, the Biden administration said it planned to build offshore wind power generation capacity to the tune of 30 GW by 2030, creating more than 44,000…

U.S. Nuclear Power May Not Have A Role In Energy Transition After All

Jul 29, 2021 at 10:00 | Charles Kennedy

Exelon plans to shut down two Illinois nuclear power plants that it previously sought to keep afloat with state subsidies—and the reasons behind the shutdown raises questions as to the…

Renewables Will Play A Vital Role In Energy Security For The U.S.

Jul 28, 2021 at 10:29 | Haley Zaremba

The United States’ energy independence is under threat. For years, the gush of cheap and abundant shale oil and gas out of the West Texas…

Mercedes To Bet $47 Billion On An Electric Future

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:20 | ZeroHedge

One by one, the world's auto manufacturers have made bold commitments to electric vehicles, setting targets for turning over their entire fleets and disclosing large capital expenditure plans…

Climate Friendly Banks: The Key To A Sustainable Energy Transformation?

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:10 | Oxford Business Group

Amid an increased focus on environmental sustainability, the idea of fossil fuel “bad banks” is gaining traction globally. The concept refers to special companies specifically dedicated to acquiring…

Is The Fear Of Nuclear Energy Justified?

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:05 | ZeroHedge

Many of the world’s political leaders and people of influence have made it very clear that they view climate change as an existential crisis. President Joe Biden in…

VC Firms Are Pouring Billions Of Dollars Into Green Tech

Jul 22, 2021 at 10:45 | Irina Slav

ESG investing: it's in every media outlet and on every bank's business plan. A rush to what many call alignment of values with investment goals has led to…

The Renewable Energy Waste Crisis Is Much Worse Than You Think

Jul 22, 2021 at 10:39 | Irina Slav

Waste disposal is not a popular topic of discussion in the media when it comes to renewable energy. Most of the coverage that solar and wind power is…

Net-Zero 2050 May Need Up To $173 Trillion Investments

Jul 22, 2021 at 09:29 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The world will need to invest up to $173 trillion in greener energy infrastructure and supply over the next 30 years if it wants to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by…

Azerbaijan Desperately Needs To Diversify Its Energy Portfolio

Jul 21, 2021 at 09:27 | Eurasianet

Azerbaijan risks significant economic shocks in the future if it continues to rely heavily on oil and gas as the main pillar of its economy, a new report…

Bitcoin Miners Embrace Nuclear Power

Jul 20, 2021 at 11:45 | Haley Zaremba

It’s time for Bitcoin miners to get serious about downsizing their carbon footprint. The worldwide cryptocurrency production sector is eating up an almost unfathomable amount of energy --…

Indiana Unveils Wireless Charging Highway For Electric Vehicles

Jul 19, 2021 at 11:07 | ZeroHedge

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has begun the first phase of a project to transform a segment of the state's highway into wireless charging pavement for electric…

EU Presents Climate Targets To ‘’Give Humanity A Fighting Chance’'

Jul 14, 2021 at 12:01 | ZeroHedge

Europe's push for electrification could include the ban of gas and diesel car sales within two decades. Lawmakers in the European Union (EU) are set to propose new…

Biomass: The EU's Great 'Clean Energy' Fraud

Jul 13, 2021 at 14:28 | Alex Kimani

"The professionalization of the biomass industry is a problem that needs attention."--Bas Eickhout, Dutch politician and member of the European Parliament. When it comes to the global shift to low-carbon…

Iran Restarts Its Only Nuclear Plant After Emergency Shutdown

Jul 05, 2021 at 12:35 | RFE/RL staff

Iran's sole nuclear power plant has been brought back online after an emergency shutdown two weeks ago, its manager told state media early on July 5.

The Predatory Green Energy Trap That Could Spark Another Housing Crisis

Jul 02, 2021 at 13:55 | Haley Zaremba

It’s been over a decade since 10 million people in the United States lost their homes in the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Over a decade since the financial…

Imagining The City Of The Future

Jul 01, 2021 at 12:08 | Global Risk Insights

Cities and municipalities can be the most effective policy executors. Being closer to their citizens and having more cohesive populations than nation-states helps…

UK Government Must Keep Investing In Nuclear Power Capacity

Jun 30, 2021 at 11:03 | City A.M

The UK government has today been urged to make sure that the country has at least 10 gigawatts of operational nuclear capacity by the early 2030s as the…

Why Lithium Prices Could Soon Return To Record Highs

Jun 28, 2021 at 13:27 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Lithium producers are adding new production capacity to meet booming demand for the critical metal as the world pushes for greener energy.  Suppliers of the key…

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