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Look What’s Cooking in the World of Renewable Energy

The solar & wind innovations that got us where we are today & those waiting in the wings point to a hopeful future.

Four Hopeful Clean Energy Trends for Earth Day

Here are four reasons to be hopeful on Earth Day when it comes to climate change.

White House: Upgrade Grid to Withstand Climate Change

White House report calls for billions of dollars in energy infrastructure modernization investments.

China Can Cut Cord on Coal (Mostly) by 2050

China could produce more than 85 percent of its electricity with renewables by 2050.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Spiked 2 Percent in 2013

Total U.S. GHG emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2 percent in 2013

Defecting from the Power Grid? Unlikely, Analysts Say

Analysts are unsure whether cheap rooftop solar will inspire businesses and homes to "defect" from the power grid.

Clean Energy Seeing Global ‘Renaissance’

Cheap oil and increasingly cheap renewables are ushering in an era of abundant energy.

UK Sees Biggest Drop in Emissions Since 1990

Greenhouse gas emissions fell 8 percent, while renewable energy rose to a record high.

New York’s Smart Grid Research May Shape U.S.

New York State is creating a smart grid research lab to help integrate renewables into the electric power grid.

Obama Announces Plan to Train 75,000 Solar Workers

The federal government plans to train 75,000 solar workers by 2020, and many will be veterans.

Hydropower Could be Risky Bet in Warming World

As investments in wind and solar climb, backing major hydropower projects may be risky in a warming world.

Investments in Renewables Herald ‘Paradigm Shift’

Global renewables investments increased 17 percent in 2014 as solar and wind costs fell dramatically.

Scientists Have Mixed Opinions on Flat CO2 Emissions

Scientists have mixed opinions about whether stagnant global energy-related CO2 emissions are a trend.

Cities Could Be Ideal for Utility-Scale Solar Plants

Cities may be ideal for major solar power development, though they're often overlooked, a new study says.

Will Natural Gas Dim Solar’s Shine?

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents wonder if it will hurt or help solar power.

Energy Bombshell: CO2 Emissions Stabilized in 2014

The International Energy Agency says global energy-related CO2 emissions were flat in 2014.

Wind Could Power 35 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050

A Department of Energy report says the U.S. could get more than a third of its electricity from wind turbines by 2050

Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense

National forests, parks and other public lands play a major role in America's defense against climate change.

Four Countries Eclipse EU Renewable Goals Early

Four European Union countries have already surpassed their 2020 clean energy goals.

Artificial Photosynthesis Closer to Boosting Renewables

Caltech scientists think they have made another step toward creating energy from artificial photosynthesis.