Solar lights the way towards sustainability

While global access to electricity has been rising, there are still 940 million people off the grid; solar technology can help more people access cheap, portable, and clean power to alleviate poverty and increase quality of life.

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Petrobras says ready to launch soy-based renewable diesel upon regulatory approval

Petrobras is ready to produce renewable diesel from soy or other edible oils at commercial scale and will expand investments in the segment as soon as it is granted a sales permit, the company's refining head, Anelise Lara, says.


Biden plots $2tn green revolution but faces wind and solar backlash

Joe Biden's $2tn plan to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions from the US electricity grid within 15 years has been applauded by climate campaigners, but the enormous overhaul will have to pick its way through a minefield of community as well as lobbyist opposition.


Parents to create wind-farm outside Downing Street to urge coronavirus recovery tackles climate change

More than 100 high-profile parents have urged Boris Johnson to ensure the recovery from the coronavirus crisis tackles climate change.


Ohio’s bribery scandal is bad. The state’s lack of an energy plan may be worse

The $61 million scheme snagged a politician, lobbyists and a dark money group. Meanwhile, nobody's thinking about how to get to a clean energy future.


Biden pleases some once leery liberals with new climate plan

Joe Biden has won over some left-leaning parts of the Democratic coalition skeptical of his bid for president with a new climate plan.


Climate change: Clean energy technology is not ready

Global warming can often feel overwhelming, given its political, social, and economic complexities. From a purely engineering perspective, though, it is surprisingly simple.


The transition to green energy has dirty side effects for human rights

The global transition to renewables could lead to human rights abuses and risks exacerbating inequalities between the West and the developing world.


Futuristic solar plants plagued by glitches, poor training

A hectic pace of development spurred by expiring national and state incentives caused reliability problems at the world's most advanced solar energy plants.

Goldman Sachs says renewable-energy spending will surpass oil and gas for the first time ever in 2021

The transition to renewable power from traditional fuels will create a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030 as spending shifts to new infrastructure, Goldman Sachs analysts say.


Murray Energy bankruptcy still casts shadow on coal’s economic viability

New developments suggest Murray Energy's bankruptcy case could soon wrap up, but they don't resolve questions about how long coal can hang onto its shrinking market share in the face of competition from natural gas and renewables.


EU set to slightly surpass 2030 renewable energy goal, but funding boost needed

The European Union looks set to slightly beat its goal to get a third of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, but public support will be needed to offset a drop in clean power investment due to COVID-19, the bloc's top energy official said.

Interior: Offshore wind to have major 'adverse' effects

A long-awaited analysis from the Interior Department yesterday outlined effects the burgeoning Northeastern offshore wind sector could have on other industries, the environment and marine life.

Global new clean energy investment totaled $282 billion last year: research

Global investment in new clean energy capacity rose 1% last year to $282.2 billion, research by UNEP, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre shows.


First major U.S. offshore wind farm reaches permitting milestone

The first major U.S. offshore wind farm, planned for the Massachusetts coast, reached a key permitting milestone with the release of a long-awaited federal environmental study that considers the project's impacts on fisheries and navigation.

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Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

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The President’s green comedy routine

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