According to MonsterTRAK, which focuses on new graduates, as many as 80% of young professionals would like to work in a green job. This bodes well for the future – the growing passion for finding “green-collar” jobs means that the (more…)
European nations installed a record number of offshore wind turbines during the first half of 2013, adding more than twice the capacity installed during the same period in 2012, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), an industry group.
A total of 277 new turbines in seven wind farms were (more…)
The Global Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy recently called on European leaders to make firmer commitments to make a transition to renewable energy. The statement was made during the inauguration of the Alliance in Munich when member organizations stated that renewable energy has become the key to Europe’s future economic and industrial (more…)
Give every American a chance to choose solar – sounds straightforward, right? While the basic concept is a no-brainer, the policy details to make it happen can get pretty complicated. That’s where IREC’s new Model Program Rules for Shared Renewable Energy come in.
Released last week, the updated model rules serve as (more…)
Less than six months after LA launched its largest-in-the-country feed-in tariff (FIT) program, the city is already seeing results. Last week, Mayor Antonio Villaragosa, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols and a group of solar supporters gathered on the roof of a multi-family apartment building in North Hollywood to to officially “flip the switch” on the first solar panel (more…)
Last month, at the U.S. Marine Corps’ Mojave Desert combat training center, some of the military’s best and brightest gathered to test the latest in energy-saving gear. The gadgets sound like ones that a green scientist might dream up if set loose in Q’s lab — collapsible solar arrays, electricity-generating backpacks, hybrid power systems using (more…)
What happens when there’s no wind and wind turbines stop turning? What provides the back up power for this clean energy source on calm, windless days?
California looks set to make clean energy history once again. Yesterday, the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee resoundingly approved SB 43, a pioneering shared renewables program, in an 11-1 vote. This was a critical hurdle; now that we have approval from the policy committee, prospects look very good for the Assembly to approve the bill and put (more…)