U.S. wind power enjoys a rebirth as solar's obstacles mount

Dec 18, 2016

U.S. wind power enjoys a rebirth as solar's obstacles mount

A year after Congress extended generous tax credits for renewable energy projects, the U.S. wind industry is thriving. Solar power companies, meanwhile, are hunkering down for a rough 2017. The tax credit renewal has boosted the long-term outlooks for both industries. But in the ...

Dec 13, 2016

Google's commitment to go green

Google's announcement that it will meet 100 percent of its corporate energy demand from carbon-free sources by next year is a critical step in responsible environmental stewardship.

Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom

Nov 30, 2016

Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom

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The sun is setting on Japan’s clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say. Workers at the floating power station, one of the world’s biggest, have ...

Companies bet on sea change to tidal power in Indonesia

Nov 25, 2016

Companies bet on sea change to tidal power in Indonesia

A well-connected Indonesian marine renewable energy company and OpenHydro, a unit of French state-owned naval defense company DCNS, aim to be the first to plug into the vast untapped tidal energy potential of the world’s biggest archipelago. Renewables have so far played little part ...

China likely to maintain climate goals

/ Nov 22, 2016

China likely to maintain climate goals

Beijing’s air quality fell short of national standards on 179 days last year. That’s one reason why the world’s biggest coal consumer is likely to stick with its plan to clean up its energy supply — regardless of what President-elect Donald Trump does in ...

U.S. 'pragmatism' urged at U.N. climate talks

/ Nov 19, 2016

U.S. 'pragmatism' urged at U.N. climate talks

The leader of Fiji, whose nation is being re-sculpted by rising seas, pleaded Friday for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to join the fight against global warming. Invoking World War II, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama urged the United States to play its part in rescuing ...