The most stubborn barrier is the cost of installation. Renewables are designed for simplicity, meaning solar panels and wind turbines are relatively easy and inexpensive to maintain, the initial price of the equipment to power companies and homeowners is not insurmountable.
Through a research partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the corporate giant that once urged motorists to "Put a tiger in your tank," may one day suggest they fuel up with some algae.
To meet its soaring demand for energy, Egypt is turning to renewable sources. Its targets, if accomplished, will see it become a pioneer in the African energy landscape. But are the plans realistic?
The letter calls on members of Congress to pass legislation that would push out deadlines for the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and create a direct pay option, both of which would help the economy recover from COVID-19.
Renewables may play a key role in the longterm recovery of the global economy and a proactive response to climate change. By providing more jobs in a variety of industries and transitioning to a more equitable economy, renewables are essential to handling the unemployment crisis.
Starting this year, in 2020, there is now a step-down of the solar ITC, which may have a large impact on solar project development and the solar industry overall as we move forward.
Supply chain disruptions and other issues related to the pandemic have manufacturers and green energy companies worried their projects in development won't be able to benefit from tax credits set to expire at the end of this year.
Will the U.S. make climate progress in 2020? If last year is any indication, the answer will emerge from states and cities where progress in tackling carbon pollution is accelerating.
More than 62,000 jobs, $19 billion in investment and 10.5 GW of solar are lost due to tariffs
Despite the uncertainty surrounding S2289, there's no need for eco-savvy business owners to shy away from investing in clean energy. Renewable power offers numerous benefits at the corporate level, and you'll find that sustainability is good for business.
A bipartisan group of 231 mayors from Tacoma, Wash to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. sent a letter to Congress today urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act (HR 3961/S. 2289), a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
Innovative online brokerage platform Power Kiosk is opening up the benefits of the deregulated energy industry to consumers and brokers alike.
California Will Hit Climate Targets More Than 100 Years Too Late If Current Pace of Emissions Reductions Holds
Eleventh annual California Green Innovation Index finds state climate goals in question without major policy and technology breakthroughs to dramatically accelerate emissions decline.
Following is a statement from SEIA's President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's decision to impose tariffs on bifacial solar panels:
The nation's two biggest cities, Madrid and Barcelona, along with Cádiz, Zaragoza and some 700 smaller municipalities are all now using 100 per cent certified renewable energy for street lighting and public buildings.
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