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Ex-Treasury head Martin Parkinson takes swing at renewable energy target

Martin Parkinson said the economics profession failed to explain to voters why an emissions reduction scheme would provide the cheapest, most efficient mechanism to reduce greenhouse gases. Former Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson has heavily criticised the Abbott government’s renewable energy target … Continue reading

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Bill Gates To Help Fight Climate Change By Investing Up To $2 Billion In Green …

The Supreme Court may have dealt a crushing blow this week to President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb climate change, but all is not lost. Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates announced plans to spend up to $2 billion … Continue reading

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Using the Constitution to Promote Renewable Energy

Demand for renewable sources of electricity is rising, and the need for more power lines to carry renewable energy is at an all-time high. But construction of these much-needed lines is sometimes blocked by “pass-through” states that neither generate nor … Continue reading

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New study models path for achieving state’s renewable energy targets

Solar energy will contribute to Hawaii’s goals for renewable. Credit: John Cole, HNEI The Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at UH Mānoa, in partnership with GE Energy Consulting, has completed an analysis identifying various scenarios that would allow the islands … Continue reading

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Renewable energy heats up in India

A $20 billion joint venture aimed at Indian renewable energy is the latest sign of fresh investment in the sector as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to aggressively boost output. SoftBank, Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology recently announced the … Continue reading

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Repower Shoalhaven renewable energy investment scheme funded by locals

More video Recommended The Dhalayi Doctor project Liberals ‘need briefing from scientists’ Pinball wizards wrestle at NSW championships NSW Budget: what can we expect? Flash flooding at Oxford Falls waterfall Replay video First, it was the local bowling club. Then … Continue reading

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New York Fast-Tracks Renewable Energy Development

Renewable energy is taking center stage in New York, as the state forges ahead in its quest to develop and expand solar, wind and hydropower. Last week, the Cuomo administration finalized the State Energy Plan, which establishes specific clean energy … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Doubles Renewable Energy Support

The world’s richest man is putting his money where he believes it’s needed most. For Bill Gates, that means investing $2 billion into renewable energy innovation. This increase in support comes with a call for Gates to divest his $1.4 … Continue reading

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Warshow, leader in Vt renewable energy, dead at 60

John Warshow, a leader in Vermont’s fight for renewable energy, has died following a battle with cancer. For over three decades, Warshow worked to advance renewable energy and conservation.  His views on energy were shaped by his activism.  In the … Continue reading

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Talen unloads renewable energy assets

Newly established Talen Energy of Allentown is selling off its Talen Renewable Energy subsidiary to California-based Energy Power Partners. The sale, announced Friday, will include 25 projects in four states with a total of 65 megawatts of generating capacity. The … Continue reading

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