In a recent article in the Financial Post the authors make the case that while the Ontario government and its feed-in tariff (FIT) program quickly make the province a leader in renewable energy, other, traditionally “greener” economies are shifting away from subsidizing the industry. “Across the world,” says the sub-heading, “unsustainable subsidies for wind and solar (more…)
(Reuters) – Texas has long been home to Big Oil companies that specialize in extracting petroleum from hard-to-reach places. Now the hip college town of Austin is vying to become the epicenter of a potentially giant market for carbon-free electricity generated by the hot Texas sun.
The rest of Texas may follow, if the state (more…)
Canadian Solar Solutions, Inc. (Canadian Solar Solutions), has signed an agreement with Sky Power, Ltd. (Sky Power), to add 18.5 MW of solar capacity to Ontario’s green economy. The partners will build two new solar farms in Napanee and Thunder Bay that will collectively produce enough electricity to power nearly 33,000 homes and create potential careers for graduates (more…)
A next-generation cadmium telluride, thin-film photovoltaic solar module plant will be built in the State of Indiana, it was announced earlier this week. Abound Solar, which specializes in solar modules that reduce the cost of solar power generation, has leased a 781,750 square foot facility in Tipton where it will be establishing the plant. Abound Solar was (more…)
When Gerry Cunningham started building his Southern Arizona zero-energy home in the 1980s, he likely never dreamed that, after his death this year at the age of 88, his solar-powered house would become famous not for its earth-friendly footprint, but as a contender for one of the nation’s weirdest homes.
The contest is called Top 10 Weirdest (more…)
There are plenty of not-so-sunny renewable policy news headlines these days. Congress failed to pass comprehensive energy legislation this year – and as of yesterday, things don’t even look good for a piecemeal extension of the critical Treasury Grant Program before it expires this month. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Despite gridlock higher up, state (more…)
Long Island has officially gone solar, and what a perfect climate and location for adding the cleanest, most renewable form of energy around.
Long Island has always had a unique microclimate, influenced by global winds and the Atlantic Ocean, and one capable of supporting vineyards and even tender fruits in certain areas.
Bear Creek Secondary School (Bear Creek) in Barrie, Ontario, is set to expand its rooftop solar installation. The school held a fundraising dinner last month to raise money for its Apollo Project, an initiative designed to earn revenue and educate students about renewable energy. Staff and students participating in (more…)
The report, Solar Energy Sector, was prepared by Mexico’s energy department, SENER, formally known as the Mexican Secretaría de Energía. Resch, in case you didn’t know, is president and CEO of the (more…)
Green transportation as a whole covers a wide range of transportation concepts. Green vehicles powered by electricity or hydrogen take much of the media’s focus while others prefer to look at the changes being made to public transit around the globe. The changes to the aviation industry have also taken a great deal of attention in (more…)