U.S. states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

Jun 3, 2017

U.S. states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

State governors, city mayors and powerful companies united Friday in defiance of President Donald Trump's pledge to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord, pledging to meet greenhouse gas emission targets regardless. A majority of Americans in every state, or 69 percent ...

Renewable energy growth continues, powering jobs especially in Asia

May 25, 2017

Renewable energy growth continues, powering jobs especially in Asia

The renewable energy industry employed 9.8 million people last year, up 1.1 percent from 2015, led by the solar photovoltaic business, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency's annual report on the industry. Growth has slowed in the past two years, while the solar photovoltaic ...

Apr 24, 2017

Government may pull plug on a quarter of clean-energy projects

About a quarter of all approved clean-energy projects in Japan may no longer qualify for government incentives after failing to meet a deadline to secure grid access, according to preliminary estimates from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. About 456,000 projects totaling 27.7 gigawatts ...