Wind and solar PV had record additions for the second consecutive year
July 4, 2016
Renewable energy accounted for nearly 25 percent of global electrical capacity in 2015, according to a new study, Renewables 2016 Global Status Report, by REN21. The power sector experienced its largest annual increase in capacity ever, with significant growth in all regions.
Substantial cost reductions are continuing to drive the adoption of clean energy technologies
November 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its 2015 Revolution…Now report, which details the state of several clean energy technologies in the U.S. Building upon past reports, it shows a significant increase in deployment and a decrease in cost of clean technologies including solar and wind.
Onshore wind is fully competitive against gas and coal in some parts of the world; solar is closing the gap
November 3, 2015
This year has brought a significant shift in the generating cost comparison between renewable energy and fossil fuels, according to an analysis by technology and region published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The 2014 tally included record installations for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and wind power
July 16, 2015
Global generation capacity for solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies grew 8.5 percent in 2014 over the year before, according to the 10th annual edition of REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report.
Report Shows the First Global Increase in Investment in Three Years
April 27, 2015
Global investment in renewable energy technologies increased 17 percent to $270 billion in 2014, according to "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015," the eighth edition of the report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Center Is Comprised of Renewable Energy Buyers, Project Developers, and Service Providers
March 10, 2015
Renewable Choice Energy announced that it has joined the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) as a founding transaction service provider with an emphasis in power purchase agreement (PPA) brokering.
Report Also Says a Renewed Global Focus on Energy Efficiency Is Taking Hold
December 6, 2013
Renewable energy sources could account for nearly half of the increase in global power generation through 2035, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook. Solar energy and wind energy could make up 45 percent of that expansion in renewables.
Solar, Wind Energy Production Increases as Cost of Renewable Energy Drops
October 21, 2013
Americans are continuing to use more renewable energy resources. Use of natural gas, solar panels, and wind turbines were up in 2012, while use of coal declined as a means to generate electricity, according to the recent U.S. energy charts released through research conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Thermal Storage Tanks Make More Efficient Use of the Variable Supply of Wind Energy
September 23, 2013
CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, has announced the installation of its IceBank® energy storage tanks at the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in Ireland. CALMAC’s tanks are being used to successfully store energy from a large on-campus wind turbine in the form of ice.
Lower Prices, Favorable Policies Lead to More Solar and Wind Power
August 20, 2013
The United States used more electricity from solar and wind energy sources in 2012 than in the previous year, according to the new annual analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).