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Solar Investment Plunges Amid Panel Glut

Solar Investment Plunges Amid Panel Glut

Jan 17, 2019 at 12:37 | Irina Slav

Global spending on solar energy declined by almost a quarter last year to US$130.8 billion, mainly on the back of a regulatory policy overhaul in China that led to an…

Why Saudi Arabia Can Never Be The King Of Solar

Why Saudi Arabia Can Never Be The King Of Solar

Jan 16, 2019 at 13:36 | Tim Daiss

The often-used phrase “becoming all things to all people” may work well in many contexts but in the energy patch, particularly with Saudi Arabia, it’s falling flat. The de facto…

Can The U.S. Keep Its Nuclear Industry Afloat?

Can The U.S. Keep Its Nuclear Industry Afloat?

Jan 16, 2019 at 11:10 | Haley Zaremba

When nuclear energy is still widely seen as one of the most promising solutions to climate change, as well as one of the most efficient replacements for the more traditional…

Global Automakers To Spend $300 Billion On EVs In 10 Years

Global Automakers To Spend $300 Billion On EVs In 10 Years

Jan 14, 2019 at 13:41 | Nick Cunningham

Global automakers are going all-in on electrification with plans to spend a combined $300 billion on EVs over the next decade, according to a Reuters analysis. The rush towards…

India Makes Breakthrough In Biofuel Development

India Makes Breakthrough In Biofuel Development

Jan 02, 2019 at 11:36 | Haley Zaremba

In the face of an international movement away from traditional fossil fuels and toward a greener future, many researchers around the world are rushing to find the next big breakthrough…

Is Solar Growth Really Lagging?

Is Solar Growth Really Lagging?

Dec 27, 2018 at 09:54 | Haley Zaremba

Solar makes sense. It’s cost efficient, it’s eco-friendly and has no carbon footprint, electricity is generated in the same grid where it is consumed, and the price of installing panels…

Energy Transition Under Fire As Power Bills Soar

Energy Transition Under Fire As Power Bills Soar

Dec 19, 2018 at 13:30 | Vanand Meliksetian

For a long period of time, the energy transition was primarily a technical topic concerning the transformation of the energy grid. Technological developments and the decreasing costs of renewables have…

Why Is China Losing Interest In Nuclear Power?

Why Is China Losing Interest In Nuclear Power?

Dec 19, 2018 at 12:39 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The future of the nuclear power industry lies in China. The Chinese are presently building more nuclear electric power generating stations than any other country. This year, the Chinese will…

California To Electrify All Buses By 2029

California To Electrify All Buses By 2029

Dec 18, 2018 at 14:03 | Nick Cunningham

California just passed a rule that will phase out diesel and gas-powered public transit buses by 2040. The powerful California Air Resources Board (CARB), which regulates air quality in the…

China Aims To Boost Ethanol Production

China Aims To Boost Ethanol Production

Dec 14, 2018 at 15:43 | Haley Zaremba

China’s demand for cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels is on track to skyrocket over next few years as the government continues to make strategic moves toward a greener future. As…

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