Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

Apr 24, 2016

Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse 2, an experimental plane flying around the world without consuming a drop of fuel, landed Sunday in California, one leg closer to completing its trailblazing trip. “The Pacific is done, my friend. I love it, but it’s done,” said clearly relieved Swiss ...

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

Feb 20, 2016

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind ...

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

Feb 5, 2016

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal were among local and foreign ...

Nov 6, 2015

Austria's largest state goes 100% renewable

Austria’s largest state said Thursday that 100 percent of its electricity is now generated using renewable sources of energy. “We have invested heavily to boost energy efficiency and to expand renewables,” said Erwin Proell, premier of Lower Austria, which has a population of 1.65 ...

Oct 31, 2015

Review of feed-in tariff system

Besides boosting the use of renewable energy, the government's review of the feed-in tariff system should also correct the overreliance on solar power among the various forms of alternative sources.

Clinton eyes comprehensive shift to wind, solar power

Jul 27, 2015

Clinton eyes comprehensive shift to wind, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within a decade after she takes office. Clinton, ...