Renewable Energy News and Opinion Archive
(External Sources)
  • Solar Less Than 5¢/kWh In Austin, Texas! (Cheaper Than Natural Gas, Coal, & Nuclear)

    by CleanTechnica | Mar 14, 2014

    Here’s a milestone to mark. Solar power is apparently going to be sold to Austin Energy for a tiny bit less than 5¢/kWh under a new 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunEdison. Austin Energy says the deal will even lower electric rates a bit. It’s from no small project either. It’s from two solar...


  • Power Grid Preparedness Falls Short, Report Says

    by User Not Found | Mar 13, 2014
    Almost every utility that participated in a test of the power grid’s defense against online and physical attacks said that their planning was not good enough.

  • Energy Department Names 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

    by Department of Energy | Mar 12, 2014
    The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association recognized Old Dominion Electric Cooperative of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative of Illinois as the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.

  • Solar Industry Scorches Records

    by Department of Energy | Mar 12, 2014
    A new report on the solar power industry signals a major milestone for America’s clean energy economy.

  • U.S. and Colombia to Collaborate on First Solar Decathlon in Latin America

    by Department of Energy | Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, Colombia's Minister of Energy and Mines Amylkar Acosta, Mayor of Santiago de Calí Rodrigo Guerrero, and Director of Planning of Colombia Tatyana Orozco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean competition...


  • 4.58 GW Of Solar PV Added In Japan

    by CleanTechnica | Mar 11, 2014

    In just the first eight months of the fiscal year in 2013, 4.58 GW of solar photovoltaics were added in Japan, continuing the solar power surge taking place there. Government incentives have been driving it primarily – mainly a favorable feed in tariff scheme. This scheme was implemented in 2009, which was just five years...


  • The Red Faces of the Solar Skeptics

    by New York Times | Mar 10, 2014
    Solar energy is becoming more economically viable, with happy consequences for consumers but not for the fossil fuel industry, an economist writes.

  • Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time

    by Department of Energy | Mar 07, 2014

    Before you set your clocks forward this weekend for the start of Daylight Saving Time, check out some of these little-known facts about the history of changing time.


  • Space-Based Solar Power

    by Department of Energy | Mar 07, 2014

    Capturing solar power in space for use as energy on Earth seems farfetched. But recent developments could make this a reality in coming years.


  • New Web Tool Tracks Bioenergy Legislation

    by Department of Energy | Mar 06, 2014
    The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently launched the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Legislative Library to help the public, industry, and decision makers quickly and easily find legislation related to the production and use of biofuels.

  • Departures Magazine: Luxury Electric Cars

    by User Not Found | Mar 06, 2014
    A plug-in isn't the only feature that will make you feel like you're learning to drive all over again. From Cadillac to Mercedes, BMW to Tesla, here's...

  • President’s 2015 Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy and National Security

    by Department of Energy | Mar 05, 2014

    An overview of the President's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the Department of Energy.


  • NREL Examines Solar Policy Pathways for States

    by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Mar 04, 2014
    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics. By organizing the 48 contiguous states into four peer groups based on shared non-policy characteristics, the NREL research team was able to contextualize the impact of various solar policies on photovoltaic (PV) installations.

  • #SpaceWeek: Science on the Cosmic Frontier

    by Department of Energy | Mar 04, 2014

    This week on Energy.gov, join us as we explore science on the cosmic frontier, including powering space travel, exploring planets, and building a star here on Earth.


  • Steven Cohen: Solving the Sustainability Crisis: Our Job and Technology's Job

    by Huffington Post | Mar 03, 2014
    We are addicted to energy and our economic system would crash without it. Technology must come up with an alternative to fossil fuels. When it comes, we must make certain that everyone's behavior changes and we transition to that new technology as quickly as possible...