Low-income Africans and South Asians will have access to solar power thanks to an initiative called Business Call to Action (Bcta), supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) that encourages private sector efforts to develop inclusive business models that can have both commercial success and a positive impact in development. (more…)
In my quest to understand investors’ reluctance to assert themselves in the renewable energy space, a common theme continues to emerge: uncertainty. Where no one doubts that demand for oil and coal will continue for some time, and that the government subsidies that support them will remain a part of U.S. law, no similar confidence exists that the world will put (more…)
Can you envisage a future where photovoltaic panels are ubiquitous, embedded in fabrics and cars, and making the environment around you smarter?
Portuguese researchers at the Center for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials are working to make this high-tech future powered with renewable (more…)
Nike, Inc., known by many as just Nike, is a major sportswear and sports equipment supplier that is based in the United States. It is one of the leading global suppliers of athletic shoes and sports apparel and equipment. Nike is known all over the globe for its Swoosh logo and the trademark phrase, “Just do it.” Nike is also known for counteracting the effects of climate (more…)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued its first pilot project license for a tidal energy project located in New York City’s East River. The project is owned by Verdant Power and is known as the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project. The project’s capacity is 1,050-kilowatts and uses the East River’s natural tidal currents to generate (more…)
Clean energy supporters in Arizona are swinging into action to defeat a new bill that would set up a huge roadblock to progress on renewable energy and energy efficiency. (If you live in Arizona, click here to send an email to legislators opposing this solar setback.)
I’m proud that Tom Konrad, famed stock market analyst and editor of AltEnergyStocks.com, offers his comments here frequently. In a post yesterday, he offered me guidance in wrapping my wits around the issue of green jobs, directing me to his thoughtful article on Forbes.com, linked below. There, Tom looks at the issue from the standpoint of basic microeconomics’ (more…)