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Why Chevron And Exxon Shun Solar And Wind

Why Chevron And Exxon Shun Solar And Wind

Unlike their European peers, the…

Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

UN: Renewables Are Needed Now More Than Ever

Dec 10, 2019 at 12:34 | Haley Zaremba

Last week, the Secretary General of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference COP25 told the gathered world leaders in his audience that “By the end of the coming decade we…

Renewables Can’t Offset Growing Need For Fossil Fuels

Dec 04, 2019 at 12:26 | MINING.com

Solar and wind power are among the renewable energies forecast to spike in 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the new power generation capacity comings on line, a new report shows.…

5 Renewable Stocks To Watch In 2020

Nov 29, 2019 at 16:36 | Charles Kennedy

Not too long ago, renewable and alternative energy investments were considered a wildcard with the sector regarded as unchartered territory. But with the war against climate change in full swing…

The Make Or Break Factor For Electric Vehicles

Nov 29, 2019 at 16:24 | Irina Slav

There is no carmaker without an EV plan--usually a costly EV plan. Volkswagen, by far the most ambitious among them, has plans to pour $66 billion (60 billion euro)…

The Fatal Flaw In A Perfect Energy Solution

Nov 26, 2019 at 16:03 | Irina Slav

More than thirty years ago a giant tower was built in Manzanares, Spain, to produce electricity in a way that at the time must have seen even more eccentric than…

The No.1 Bottleneck For Clean Energy Tech

Nov 20, 2019 at 11:28 | Haley Zaremba

Today’s energy tech scene is on fire. The sector is in the midst of an absolute flurry of activity and innovation, with new and novel devices, approaches, and cutting-edge software,…

Could Bill Gates’ Secret Startup Kill Fossil Fuels?

Nov 20, 2019 at 10:57 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A clean energy startup, backed by Bill Gates, says it has achieved for the first time commercially very high temperatures from solar energy that could replace the…

17-Year Old Genius Gets Google Prize For Renewable Energy Breakthrough

Nov 15, 2019 at 13:14 | Haley Zaremba

Each year Google hold an international science fair for innovative teens to solve a problem they care about with science. The breakthroughs coming from these young, driven researchers have been…

The Big Lie Behind Global Energy Policy

Nov 15, 2019 at 13:10 | Gail Tverberg

The world today has a myriad of energy policies. One of them seems to be to encourage renewables, especially wind and solar. Another seems to be to encourage electric cars.…

The Renewable Solution To One Of The World’s Dirtiest Industries

Nov 07, 2019 at 16:48 | Haley Zaremba

“If all the ships on Earth were a single country, that country would be the sixth-largest polluter in the world.” This shocking fact comes from a recent NPR report…

Another Energy Tech Breakthrough Involving Jellyfish

Nov 06, 2019 at 13:46 | Irina Slav

Jellyfish aren’t just a menace—they may very well have the power to save the planet.  The marine creatures have long been studied for their potential to help combat major…

Five Energy Innovations To Transform The World

Oct 25, 2019 at 17:07 | Julianne Geiger

The term “disruptor” has become an overused phrase that has cheapened the perceived impact that new tech, new processes, new ideas, and new generations have on the world. But there…

Renewable Energy's Inconvenient Truth

Oct 25, 2019 at 15:53 | Gail Tverberg

The energy needs of the world’s economy seem to be easy to model. Energy consumption is measured in a variety of different ways including kilowatt-hours, barrels of oil equivalent, British…

Can Anything Stop The Renewable Revolution?

Oct 23, 2019 at 12:38 | Nick Cunningham

Renewable energy capacity is set to grow by 50 percent by 2024, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). In capacity terms, the world will…

Why Powering A City With Bicycles Is Impossible

Oct 18, 2019 at 16:44 | Irina Slav

One of the iconic European films of the 1990s, Emir Kusturica’s “Underground”, features a scene where a character pedals a stationary bicycle to produce electricity. The work that character did…

The U.S. Doubles Down On Domestic Lithium Production

Oct 18, 2019 at 16:44 | Richard Mills

In 2010 the US Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Strategy included lithium as one of 14 elements expected to play a vital role in America’s clean energy economy.  Lithium…

The UK Reaches A Remarkable Renewable Milestone

Oct 18, 2019 at 16:44 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The UK has just ended its first quarter ever in which electricity generation from renewables outpaced fossil fuel-fired power generation—a landmark achievement for the country that started the Industrial Revolution…

$35 Billion: UK Faces Huge Loss From Electric Vehicle Adoption

Oct 11, 2019 at 17:35 | Jon LeSage

If Great Britain keeps its commitment to switch over its vehicles to electric by 2050, the government will see a whopping loss of 28 billion pounds ($35 billion) paid by…

Big Oil Shareholders Look To Cash In On Renewable Boom

Oct 08, 2019 at 09:26 | Irina Slav

Big Oil’s shift to renewables will result in a veritable windfall for their shareholders, Norway’s energy consultancy Rystad has said, as quoted by Bloomberg. The reason is easier access…

The Lithium Price Slide Isn’t Over Yet

Oct 04, 2019 at 16:26 | MINING.com

Despite the lofty expectations for demand from electric vehicles, where lithium-ion batteries dominate, prices for the raw material are now languishing at two-year lows. Free-on board prices of lithium carbonate…

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