Clean Energy Alternatives News & Reports


» Sustainable Energy in America 2023 Factbook
By Business Council for Sustainable Energy
March 1, 2023

» Hydrogen Fuel Cells Fact Sheet
By Clean Energy Group
October 6, 2022

» Examining Supply-Side Options to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity by 2035
August 30, 2022

» Climate consequences of hydrogen emissions
By Ilissa B. Ocko and Steven P. Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund
July 20, 2022

» Hydrogen Pipe Dreams: why burning hydrogen in buildings is bad for climate and health
By Andee Krasner, MPH and Barbara Gottlieb, PSR
June 2022

2021 Update on the Growing Market for Clean Energy Portfolios
By Lauren Shwisberg, Alex Engel, Caitlin Odom, Mark Dyson, RMI
December, 2021
Executive summary here         

» Advice for States on 100% Clean Energy Planning Part One: The Process for Producing a Plan
By Warren Leon | Clean Energy States Alliance
October 27, 2021

» The Governance of Wholesale Power Markets
By Bentham Paulos | Clean Energy States Alliance
October 27, 2021

» DOE Releases Solar Futures Study Providing the Blueprint for a Zero-Carbon Grid
By the U.S. Department of Energy
September 8, 2021

» Five Reasons to Be Concerned About Green Hydrogen
By Clean Energy Group
September 7, 2021

» How green is blue hydrogen?
By Robert W. Howarth and Mark Z. Jacobson
August 12, 2021

» Profitably Decarbonizing Heavy Transport and Industrial HeatTransforming These “Harder-to-Abate” Sectors Is Not Uniquely Hard and Can Be Lucrative
By Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
July 2021

» Electrification Futures Study: Operational Analysis of U.S. Power Systems with Increased Electrification and Demand-Side Flexibility
By Ella Zhou and Trieu Mai, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
May, 2021
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» Local Solar Roadmap
Utilities are using traditional models to justify expensive investments in underutilized utility assets. But there’s a better way. A new planning tool that uses more and better data, analyzes the total costs of the energy we put on the grid, and accurately values local solar + storage can help regulators make informed decisions about the right energy mix and save ratepayers a half a trillion dollars.
By Coalition for Community Solar Access

» The Growing Market for Clean Energy Portfolios
By Charles Teplin, Mark Dyson, Alex Engel, and Grant Glazer, Rocky Mountain Institute
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» Prospects for Gas Pipelines in the Era of Clean Energy
By Mark Dyson, Grant Glazer, and Charles Teplin, Rocky Mountain Institute
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The European Commission and its quest to let the gas industry write the book on hydrogen in Europe
By Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and Food and Water Action Europe
December, 2020


» Energy storage can be a lifesaver for people with disabilities, but policymakers can do more
By Maria Chavez, Utility Dive
March 6, 2023

» How the Ukraine war sparked a clean energy drive in the West
By Ned Temko, Christian Science Monitor
March 2, 2023

» Developer of 1,200 MW offshore wind farm asks Mass. regulators to dismiss PPAs
By Kevin Clark, Renewable Energy World
December 20, 2022

» Here Is What Is Really Strangling the Energy Transition
By Justin Gillis and Tyler H. Norris, New York Times | Opinion
December 16, 2022

» What to know about DOE’s fusion ‘breakthrough’
By Peter Behr, E&E News
December 13, 2022

» The Energy Department Hails a Breakthrough in Fusion Energy, Achieving a Net Energy Gain With Livermore’s Vast Laser Array
The project’s director said the lab is “a few decades of research” away from a commercial power plant. Climate scientists, meanwhile, expressed interest but said the breakthrough must not deter the world’s ongoing quest to counter global warming.
By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News
December 13, 2022

» European energy firms dominate landmark California offshore wind auction
By Nichola Groom, Reuters
December 7, 2022

» Ukraine war will make renewables top electricity source: IEA
Russian fossil fuel bans are propelling the world towards solar, wind and other renewable energy sources faster than predicted, says a new report.
By John Psaropoulos, Al Jazeera
December 6, 2022

» Clean energy groups dismayed by Commerce’s preliminary determination in solar panel tariff case
The solar industry fears that the investigation will be disastrous for the sector.
By Diana DiGangi, Utility Dive
December 5, 2022

» High electricity rates impede crucial but costly technology investments to manage rising DER levels: utilities
New system investments, made before levels become overwhelming, will realize distributed resources’ system value, utilities say.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
November 29, 2022

» US can reach 100% clean power by 2035, DOE finds, but tough reliability and land use questions lie ahead
New aggressive planning is needed to identify the long-duration storage technologies and find the land to grow enough resources to reach Biden net zero emissions goals, a DOE national lab reports.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
November 15, 2022

» Who Will Win the Race to Generate Electricity From Ocean Tides?
The Bay of Fundy, between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, has one of the world’s most powerful tides. Now, engineers and scientists hope to finally turn it into a clean energy source.
By Ian Austen, New York Times
November 14, 2022

» State refuses to renegotiate offshore wind energy agreements, gives developers a mid-week deadline
By Colin Young, State House News Service, on WBUR
November 7, 2022

» Mass. offshore wind project ‘no longer viable’ without changes to power contract, company says
By Colin A. Young, State House News Service, on WBUR
October 28, 2022

» Clean energy supply bottlenecks hit overburdened communities the hardest, utilities and advocates say
The Inflation Reduction Act and equity focus should help reverse the trend, however.
By Elizabeth McCarthy, Utility Dive
October 27, 2022

» War in Ukraine Likely to Speed, Not Slow, Shift to Clean Energy, I.E.A. Says
While some nations are burning more coal this year in response to natural-gas shortages spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, that effect is expected to be short-lived.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
October 27, 2022

» Clean energy expertise for the PJM board should be the easiest vote members ever cast
By Albert Pollard, Utility Dive
October 24, 2022

» Perovskites can make solar panels more efficient than silicon alone
But will their remarkable performance in the lab ever translate into real market momentum? Caelux and other tandem-solar startups are betting the answer is yes.
By Eric Wesoff, Canary Media
October 19, 2022

» Once Cheap, Wind and Solar Prices Are Up 34%. What’s the Outlook?
Renewable energy costs are rising along with those of all electricity sources—but the Inflation Reduction Act sets the stage for prices to decline again.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
October 20, 2022

» Massive 20MW turbines proposed for world’s first subsidy-free floating wind farm
By Joshua S Hill, Renew Economy
October 18, 2022

» How the DPU is preventing communities from lowering utility bills — and carbon emissions
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
October 16, 2022

» Thunberg Backs German Nuclear Plants as Russia’s War Raises Risk
By The Energy Mix
October 16, 2022

» Wave energy machines on Australian south coast would slash renewable energy costs, CSIRO says
Report commissioned by Wave Swell Energy says the machines would make a future clean electricity grid more stable and more reliable
By Graham Readfearn, The Guardian
October 4, 2022

» This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage
By Rachel Ramirez, CNN
October 2, 2022

» New York launches 2 GW renewable energy solicitation as natural gas prices drive up electricity bills
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
September 22, 2022

» The Biden administration’s big new plans for floating offshore wind turbines
Floating turbines can go where no fixed-bottom turbine has gone before
By Justine Calma, The Verge
September 15, 2022

» What the Western drought reveals about hydropower
By Jason Plautz, E&E News
September 13, 2022

» Clean Energy Projects Surge After Climate Bill Passage
Investments in battery factories, solar panel manufacturing and mining will help the Biden administration meet targets for reducing greenhouse gases.
By Jack Ewing and Ivan Penn, New York Times
September 7, 2022

» World’s largest wind farm begins full operation off the coast of Yorkshire
By Joshua S Hill, Renew Economy
September 1, 2022

» The Idea of 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Once Again Having a Moment
Wind, solar and other renewable sources could supply all of the world’s energy, according to a growing body of research.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
August 25, 2022

» Wind energy boom and golden eagles collide in the US West
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
August 17, 2022

» Solar On Track for ‘Staggering’ 30% Growth This Year
By The Energy Mix
August 15, 2022

» Solar + storage breaks out in 2021 with installed hybrid systems surpassing standalone storage: LBNL
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
August 11, 2022

» ‘Solar Coaster’ Survivors Rejoice at Senate Bill
The legislation would lead to much more certainty on federal tax policy for the solar industry
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
August 11, 2022

» Green hydrogen has a leakage problem that may cancel out some of its climate gains
By Anna Pradhan, Renew Economy
August 8, 2022

» ‘A ‘Wow’ moment’: US renewable energy hit record 28% in April. What’s driving the change?
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY
July 8, 2022

» Separating green hydrogen’s hope from hype
By Bruce Gellerman and David Greene, WBUR
July 28, 2022

» NextEra plans to shift away from Chinese solar panels within 2 years, company leaders say
By Emma Penrod, Utility Dive
July 25, 2022

» Newport Folk Festival includes stage powered by bicycles
By Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press, in WBUR
July 23, 2022

» Climate envoy John Kerry sees peril and opportunity as fuel prices bog down green energy push
By Jess Bidgood, Boston Globe
July 9, 2022

» ‘Putin rubbing hands with glee’ after EU votes to class gas and nuclear as green
Parliament backs plan to classify some projects as clean power investments
By Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian
July 6, 2022

» Nuclear Power Gets New Push in U.S., Winning Converts
With challenges in meeting clean energy goals and new electricity demands, politicians in both parties seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
July 5, 2022

» Massachusetts releases clean energy plan, roadmap to cut GHG emissions 50% by 2030
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
July 1, 2022

» Tests show fuel-flexible linear generators can use both hydrogen and ammonia
By Emma Penrod, Utility Dive
June 22, 2022

» Can Natural Gas Be Used to Create Power With Fewer Emissions?
One company says it has the technology. And though investors looking for cleaner power generation are lining up, some environmentalists are skeptical.
By John Schwartz, New York Times
June 21, 2022

» Heat wave: how Orkney is leading a tidal power revolution
Strong tides make conditions in the Scottish islands ideal, but can the UK grasp the opportunity to become a leader in the sector?
By Eve Livingston, The Guardian
June 18, 2022

» Smaller reactors may still have a big nuclear waste problem
A new generation of reactors promises a nuclear energy renaissance, but critics say the U.S. needs to figure out what to do about its radioactive garbage.
By Gregory Barber, Grist
June 15, 2022

» DOE: Here’s where renewable costs are heading
By David Iaconangelo, E&E News
June 14, 2022

» Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost domestic manufacturing in clean energy, grid sectors
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
June 7, 2022

» Biden delivers a ‘break glass’ moment for clean energy
By David Iaconangelo, E&E News
June 7, 2022

» Biden to Pause New Solar Tariffs as White House Aims to Encourage Adoption
The Commerce Department had been considering whether to impose the tariffs as part of a trade case against Chinese companies.
By Ana Swanson, New York Times
June 6, 2022

» Hydrogen Leaks Could Make Climate Change Worse, Scientists Warn
By The Energy Mix
June 5, 2022

» Extreme drought could cost California half its hydroelectric power this summer
Nearly 60 percent of the state is experiencing ‘extreme’ drought or worse
By Justine Calma, The Verge
June 1, 2022

» U.S. says it will cut costs for clean energy projects on public lands
By Reuters
May 31, 2022

» Bottling the sun
The world has been trying to master this limitless clean energy source since the 1930s. We’re now closer than ever
By Boštjan Videmšek, CNN
Photographs by Matjaž Krivic
May 30, 2022

» Think Solar Panels Don’t Work in Snow? New Research Says Otherwise
Double-sided panels help offset the effects of snow on solar arrays.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
May 26, 2022

» The Debate: Nuclear is already well past its sell-by date
As construction costs and delays ramp up, it is clear that renewables will do the heavy lifting of our energy transition.
By Paul Dorfman, New Statesman | Opinion
May 25, 2022

» As blades get longer, Charlestown testing center seeks to expand
Wind turbine technology moving faster than expected
By Shira Schoenberg, CommonWealth Magazine
May 22, 2022

» More accurate wind forecasts can save Americans millions in energy costs
New research puts a dollar amount on better wind forecasting
By Justine Calma, The Verge
May 20, 2022

» Rep. Haddad is star of energy documentary
‘Empowered’ places Somerset’s struggles in historical context
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
May 16, 2022

» Floating offshore wind prepares to go commercial
The recent ScotWind offshore wind leasing round heralds a step change for floating offshore wind as a vital renewable technology for energy transition and energy security. Costs are starting to come down but other hurdles remain.
By Jocelyn Timperley, Energy Monitor
May 16, 2022

» Inside Clean Energy: Navigating the U.S. Solar Industry’s Spring of Discontent
Solar business owners feel worn down by a federal tariff investigation and the Biden administration’s failure to deliver on policy.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
May 5, 2022

» California runs on 100 per cent renewables, briefly, for first time ever
By Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy
May 2, 2022

» New Research Shows Higher Methane Emissions from Hydropower
By Tara Lohan, The Revelator, in The Energy Mix
May 1, 2022

» Solar Industry ‘Frozen’ as Biden Administration Investigates China
More than 300 solar projects in the United States have been canceled or delayed in recent weeks because of an investigation by the Commerce Department.
By David Gelles, New York Times
April 29, 2022

» Solar lending program offers option to marginalized New England households
Despite favorable incentives for lower-income residents in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the upfront cost of buying solar panels remains a financial barrier for many potential customers.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
April 28, 2022

» Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides steps down
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
April 27, 2022

» Municipal electric companies slow to incorporate clean energy, often rely on nuclear power
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
April 27, 2022

» Looking to start a hydrogen hub in your state? Here’s what experts say it’s going to take
As the competition for $8 billion in federal hydrogen funding heats up, having a plan to produce hydrogen may be the least important factor in securing a regional “hub” designation.
By Emma Penrod, Utility Dive
April 26, 2022

» Could Anglesey’s tidal energy project drive a new energy revolution?
Experts say Wales has huge potential for generating renewable marine power, yet, so far, ambitious schemes have been ignored
By Jon Ungoed-Thomas, The Guardian
April 24, 2022

» Biden Admin Wants to Nearly Double Renewable Energy Capacity on Public Lands by 2023
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
April 21, 2022

» CT plans a green hydrogen path, but it has potholes
By Jan Ellen Spiegel, CT Mirror
April 13, 2022

» Natural gas-fired generation peaked in 2020 amid growing renewable energy production: IEEFA
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
April 13, 2022

» Now or never: IPCC says wind and solar key to halving emissions by 2030
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
April 5, 2022

» IPCC Report Release Delayed as Rich Nations Sought to Weaken Fossil Fuel Phaseout
“I hope Working Group III has the courage to actually call for the elimination of fossil fuels production and use within a Paris agreement compliant timeline,” said one scientist.
By Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams
April 4, 2022

» Germany’s New Government Had Big Plans on Climate, Then Russia Invaded Ukraine. What Happens Now?
A new chancellor and his coalition want to enact major clean energy legislation at the same time that the war has scrambled the geopolitics of energy.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
March 25, 2022

» How Putin’s war has “turbocharged” green hydrogen, and long term shift from fossils
By Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy
March 24, 2022

» U.N. Chief Warns of ‘Catastrophe’ With Continued Use of Fossil Fuels
António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said instead of replacing Russian oil, gas and coal, nations must pivot to clean energy.
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
March 21, 2022

» Largest Government-Owned Utility in U.S. Backs Gas, Despite White House Climate Commitments
By The Energy Mix
March 20, 2022

» There’s a Messaging Battle Right Now Over America’s Energy Future
Climate scientists and fossil fuel executives use the same terms when they talk about an energy transition. But they mean starkly different things.
By David Gelles and Lisa Friedman, New York Times
March 19, 2022

» Australian electrolyser breakthrough promises world’s cheapest green hydrogen
By Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy
March 16, 2022

» Could clean energy replace Russian oil?
Fossil fuel interests are calling for more domestic drilling to supplant Russia’s fossil fuels. But climate advocates say there’s a better alternative: Speeding the renewable energy transition.
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
March 14, 2022

» Challenge from renewables forces nuclear industry to look beyond electricity generation
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
March 9, 2022

» Analysis: From Gas to Renewables to Efficiency, Putin’s War Has EU Scrambling for Energy Independence
By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
March 7, 2022

» Ukraine war prompts European reappraisal of its energy supplies
Analysis: Russian invasion could speed up renewables transition – or lead to disastrous return to coal
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
March 4, 2022

» House pushes for Massachusetts to become the center of U.S. wind production
By Mike Deehan, WGBH
March 3, 2022

» Three Fixes to Build Energy Projects Cleaner and Faster
Modernize the way we regulate clean energy construction to reach net-zero carbon emission goals
By Rich Powell, Scientific American | Opinion
February 28, 2022
Rich Powell is CEO of ClearPath, a Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit that develops and advances policies that accelerate breakthrough innovations to reduce emissions in the energy and industrial sectors.

» This is how we defeat Putin and other petrostate autocrats
After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables
By Bill McKibben, The Guardian | Opinion
February 25, 2022

» Is Putin’s Ukraine invasion about fossil fuels?
The continent has grown over-reliant on Russian gas – but Putin knows he is vulnerable to Europe cleaning up its energy sector
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
February 24, 2022

» US offshore wind auction attracts record-setting bids
The auction marks the US effort to bolster renewable energy development projects – it has lagged behind Europe.
By Al Jazeera
February 23, 2022

» Australia’s Tindo enters big solar market with “world-beating” utility-scale panel
By Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy
February 23, 2022

» Will rising gas prices hasten the switch to renewables?
The soaring cost of energy is top of mind for consumers worldwide. How will the increase affect climate and energy policy?
By Dave Keating, Energy Monitor
February 21, 2022

» Inside Clean Energy: Recycling Solar Panels Is a Big Challenge, but Here’s Some Recent Progress
German researchers have made solar cells from 100 percent recycled silicon.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
February 10, 2022

» Offshore wind’s ship problem is growing
The US is in even deeper water
By Justine Calma, The Verge
February 3, 2022

» Grid operator should stop crying wolf
It’s time to step up on climate or get out of the way
By Bradley M. Campbell, CommonWealth Magazine | Opinion
February 3, 2022
Bradley Campbell is president of Conservation Law Foundation.

» EU includes gas and nuclear in guidebook for ‘green’ investments
Commission’s move widely criticised as undermining efforts to keep global heating below 1.5C
By Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian
February 2, 2022

» Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair argues nuclear power isn’t a climate solution
‘We have to stop believing the hype’
By Justine Calma, The Verge
January 27, 2022

» EU Scientists and Politicians Clash Over Gas and Nuclear as ‘Sustainable’ Investments
Lobbyists and an alliance of some EU governments push gas and nuclear in a sustainable investing guide. Scientific experts are “deeply concerned.”
By Stella Levantesi, DeSmog Blog
January 25, 2022

» Germany’s Massive Boost for Hydrogen Leaves Out Fossil-Derived ‘Blue’ Variety
By The Energy Mix
January 19, 2022

» New Mexico front and center in nationwide debate over hydrogen
By Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal
January 17th, 2022

» New Nail-On Solar Shingle Could Transform Residential Solar Industry
By The Energy Mix
January 12, 2022

» Reality Check: US Renewable Energy Portfolios Can Outcompete New Gas Plants
By Laurie Stone, RMI | Blog
January 4, 2022

» Baker approves solar, truck emission initiatives
Moves follow setbacks on transportation, hydroelectricity
By Matt Murphy and Colin A. Young, Statehouse News Service, in CommonWealth Magazine
January 3, 2022

» Gas: What’s the big deal?
Governments and fossil fuel companies have long peddled the idea that natural gas is the “bridge” to a clean energy future. But can gas actually be green?
By Stuart Braun, DW
January 4, 2022

» Fury as EU moves ahead with plans to label gas and nuclear as ‘green’
Brussels faces backlash and charges of greenwashing after publishing draft proposals on New Year’s Eve
By Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian
January 3, 2022

» Inside Clean Energy: Here Are 5 States that Took Leaps on Clean Energy Policy in 2021
While federal policy fell short of expectations, many states had high ambitions and delivered results.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
December 23, 2021

» Massachusetts taps Vineyard Wind, Mayflower Wind to deliver an additional 1.6 GW
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
December 20, 2021

» Mythbusting “Wind Oversupply”
By Joseph Daniel, Union of Concerned Scientists | Blog
November 16, 2021

» The U.S. Faces ‘Solar Coaster’ Amid Challenges And Opportunities
By Tsvetana Paraskova, Oil Price
December 14, 2021

» Scotland marks end to coal power as Longannet chimney is blown up
Nicola Sturgeon pushes button on controlled explosion at what was Scotland’s largest freestanding structure
By Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian
December 9, 2021

» Two crucial pillars of the state’s plan to cut carbon emissions have crumbled. Where does it go from here?
By David Abel, Boston Globe
December 7, 2021

» Kathleen Theoharides, Mass. secretary of energy and environmental affairs, sizes up state’s climate goals
By David Abel, Boston Globe
December 7, 2021

» Renewables see record growth in 2021, but supply chain problems loom
High commodity and shipping prices could jeopardize future wind and solar farms
By Justine Calma, The Verge
December 1, 2021

» Inside Clean Energy: For Offshore Wind Energy, Bigger is Much Cheaper
Consumers stand to win in the race to build larger offshore wind turbines, new research shows.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
November 18, 2021

» Green hydrogen beats blue on emissions and financial cost, Australian study finds
Greenhouse gas emissions from hydrogen produced using fossil fuels such as natural gas are ‘substantial’, researchers say
Royce Kurmelovs, The Guardian
November 17, 2021

» Thailand switches on 45MW floating solar plant, plans for 15 more
By Joshua S Hill, Renew Economy
November 11, 2021

» More than 40 countries agree to phase out coal-fired power
Critics say pledge to end use of dirtiest fuel source in 2030s and 40s does not go far enough
By Fiona Harvey, Jillian Ambrose and Patrick Greenfield, The Guardian
November 3, 2021

» Plagued by Daily Blackouts, Puerto Ricans Are Calling for an Energy Revolution. Will the Biden Administration Listen?
Many residents say a record amount of incoming federal aid provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transition the island to clean energy. So far, the funds are mostly going to natural gas.
By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Climate News
October 25, 2021

» Why developing countries say net-zero is ‘against climate justice’
Without faster decarbonization and more funding, rich nations risk losing the developing world’s trust.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
October 25, 2021

» Carbon needs to cost at least $100/tonne now to reach net zero by 2050: Reuters poll
By Prerana Bhat, Reuters
October 25, 2021

» The cost of cutting Biden’s key climate program
By John Engel, Renewable Energy World
October 19, 2021

» Woodside firms up solar thermal plans with Bill Gates-backed start-up
By Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy
October 19, 2021

» Baker reverses course on utility contracting
Files bill to put DOER in charge of procuring clean power
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
October 14, 2021

» IEA Sends Clear Message to World Leaders: Stop Investing in New Oil and Gas
“It is now beyond doubt that there is no need for further coal, oil, and gas exploration if we are to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change.”
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
October 13, 2021

» Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
October 13, 2021

» DOE sets new community solar target, requires 700% growth in 4 years
By Sean Rai-Roche, PV Tech
October 12, 2021

» World’s most powerful offshore wind turbine is now running at 14 MW
By Ashwini Sakharkar, Inceptive Mind
October 7, 2021

» Drought is Causing U.S. Hydropower to Have a Rough Year. Is This a Sign of a Long-Term Shift?
Hydroelectric dams are a major source of carbon-free electricity, but their output is way down in much of the West.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
October 7, 2021

» The decreasing cost of renewables unlikely to plateau any time soon
Early price forecasts underestimated how good we’d get at making green energy.
By Doug Johnson, Ars Technica
October 3, 2021

» Five years after blackout, South Australia now only state with zero supply shortfalls
By Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy
September 28, 2021

» Fusion energy nears Kitty Hawk moment
With new magnet technology, ‘there is nothing stopping us’
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
September 27, 2021

» Green Hydrogen’s Rapidly Falling Costs Undermine the Gas Industry’s Argument for Blue Hydrogen
A new study finds that hydrogen fuel produced from water using renewable energy will be cheaper than natural gas-based hydrogen with carbon capture by 2030.
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
September 24, 2021

» Rapid Shift to Clean Energy Could Save ‘Trillions.’ But Corporate-Backed Groups Are Fighting the Transition in US Budget Bill
Wind, solar, and batteries are already the cheapest source of electricity and an aggressive shift to clean energy makes more economic sense than a slow one, according to a new study. However, an enormous lobbying effort is underway to block climate policy in the $3.5 trillion budget bill under consideration.
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
September 23, 2021

» North Bergen weighing clean energy initiatives
The township is looking into the proposed PVSC power plant and a community energy program
By Daniel Israel, Hudson Reporter
September 15, 2021

» Australia’s breakthrough solar tech has eye on rooftop and mega-project markets
By Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy
September 15, 2021

» Magnet milestones move distant nuclear fusion dream closer
Teams working on two continents have marked similar milestones in their respective efforts to master nuclear fusion
By FRANK JORDANS, SETH BORENSTEIN and DANIEL COLE, Associated Press, in The Berkshire Eagle
September 9, 2021

» From 4% to 45%: Energy Department Lays Out Ambitious Blueprint for Solar Power
The department’s analysis provides only a broad outline, and many of the details will be decided by congressional lawmakers.
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
September 8, 2021

» As DOE ramps up Hydrogen Shot initiative, debate about means of production begins
By Emma Penrod, Utility Dive
September 7, 2021

» Canadian utility creates marketplace for DER households using blockchain technology
By John Engel, Renewable Energy World
August 23, 2021

» Australian “dual turbine” wave power breakthrough promises to double efficiency
By Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy
August 18, 2021

» Solar could supply more than 40% of US power by 2035, Biden administration says
By Jules Scully, PV Tech
August 18, 2021

» Study finds blue hydrogen worse for climate than burning coal or gas
By Petra Stock, Renew Economy
August 16, 2021

» Bendy, lightweight organic solar cells could be fast-tracked by new research
By Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy
August 16, 2021

» Solar and wind should quadruple this decade in response to ‘code red’ IPCC climate warning
By Jules Scully, PV Tech
August 9, 2021

» California speeds up energy transition to face immediate energy crisis and long-term climate goals
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
August 4, 2021

» World’s most powerful tidal turbine begins exporting power to grid
By Joshua S Hill, Renew Economy
July 29, 2021

» Solar plus storage in Nevada to “fill the gap” left by retiring coal
By Joshua S Hill, Renew Economy
July 28, 2021

» Investors pivoting to renewables as cost of energy drops and climate targets loom
By Sean Rai-Roche, PV Tech
July 19, 2021

» Fossil Fuel Industry Given Billions in EU Hydrogen Support, Report Finds
In Italy, fossil fuel companies met over a hundred times with ministers and civil servants, helping to quadruple financial support for the sector, a new report claims.
By Sebastian Wirth, DeSmog Blog
July 8, 2021

» More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard
By Zack Budryk, The Hill
July 7, 2021

» Wilson Street solar project ordered to pause after tribal officials claim disregard for Indigenous artifacts
By Mary Ellen Gambon, Hopkinton Independent
July 7, 2021

» How misinformation propped up Ohio lawmakers’ latest attack on renewables
Unsupported and misleading statements were the “means to the end” for a bill to cripple new solar and wind energy in Ohio, critics say.
By Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network
July 7, 2021

» Harnessing the tides: The future of renewable energy could begin in Cape Cod Canal
By Beth Treffeisen, Cape Cod Times
June 23, 2021

» Massachusetts group tests new model for solar on affordable housing projects
The Solar Technical Assistance Retrofits will offer financial and technical assistance to community development agencies interested in rooftop solar, with private investors providing the upfront capital
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
June 11, 2021

» The Department of Energy is trying to make clean hydrogen this generation’s ‘moonshot’
New “Energy Earthshots” initiative aims to make clean hydrogen cheap.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
June 8, 2021

» U.S. Has More Than Enough Renewable Resources to Meet All of Its Energy Needs, Report Finds
By Jenna McGuire, Common Dreams, in EcoWatch
June 5, 2021

» Nuclear industry’s propaganda war rages on
With renewable energy expanding fast, the nuclear industry’s propaganda war still claims it helps to combat climate change.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
June 3, 2021

» Inside Clean Energy: Yes, We Can Electrify Almost Everything. Here’s What That Looks Like.
National lab wraps up groundbreaking project on electrifying the economy.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
June 3, 2021

» Where Wind and Solar Power Need to Grow for America to Meet Its Goals
By Veronica Penney, New York Times
May 28, 2021

» Biden administration approves Vineyard Wind project, first major offshore wind farm in U.S.
By Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal
May 11, 2021

» ‘Universal’ faith in hydrogen could lock world into fossil fuel reliance: German study
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research concludes electrification should lead with H2 reserved for decarbonising air travel and heavy-emitting industries
By Darius Snieckus , Recharge News
May 6, 2021

» How New York Could Build Publicly Owned Electricity Without Taking Over Dirty Plants
A candidate for New York City comptroller has a novel idea for a municipally owned solar utility in a city with little space for giant panel farms.
By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffpost
May 5, 2021

» Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan meets power system needs, but leaves room for political dealing
The Biden infrastructure spend would rapidly transition the U.S. power sector in ways utilities like, but Congress is expected to seek changes.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
April 28, 2021

» Nuclear industry’s unfounded claims let it survive
The nuclear industry’s unfounded claims let it rely on “dark arts”, ignoring much better ways to cut carbon emissions.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
April 28th, 2021

» A battle to get more clean energy into New England’s electric grid is underway. Here’s what you need to know.
By Jan Ellen Spiegel, The CT Mirror
April 26, 2021

» Why the federal government is buying into the promise of 24/7 clean power
How “24/7 clean electricity” could drive a whole new era of energy use.
By Shannon Osaka, Grist
April 21, 2021

» ‘Importing wind and solar power from Russia and Middle East would be Europe’s cheapest route to net zero’
The EU’s aim to fully decarbonise by 2050 will require high-voltage intercontinental interconnection, rather than huge amounts of hydrogen, Hitachi ABB Power Grids chief technology officer Gerhard Salge tells Recharge
By Leigh Collins, Recharge News
April 20, 2021

» As Biden targets 100% clean electricity, strategies emerge to reliably integrate rising renewables
System controls, flexibility through DER, and new policies supporting market economics are coming
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
April 19, 2021

» A farmer’s fight for solar reveals a U.S. land problem
By Benjamin Storrow, E&E News
April 19, 2021

» For hydrogen to dominate the low-carbon world, batteries must fail
By James Fernyhough, Renew Economy
April 5, 2021

» The U.S. is finally looking to unlock the potential of wave energy
After decades of false starts, the federal approval of a new testing site off the coast of Oregon could give wave energy a much-needed jolt.
By Ysabelle Kempe, Grist
March 29, 2021

» Hydrogen could be the future of energy – but there’s one big road block
Cairney, Hutchinson, Preuss & Chen, in Renew Economy
March 29, 2021

» As early renewables near end-of-life, attention turns to recycling and disposal
By Emma Penrod, Utility Dive
March 24, 2021

» Small nuclear power plants no use in climate crisis
Governments are investing in a new range of small nuclear power plants, with little chance they’ll ease the climate crisis.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
March 24, 2021

» Biden’s Recovery Plan Bets Big on Clean Energy
The president’s plan, worth up to $4 trillion, represents a fundamental shift in the way Democrats talk about tackling climate change: It’s no longer a side issue.
By Lisa Friedman and Jim Tankersley, New York Times
March 23, 2021

» Why Covering Canals With Solar Panels Is a Power Move
Covering waterways would, in a sense, make solar panels water-cooled, boosting their efficiency.
By Matt Simon, Science
March 19, 2021

» ‘They aren’t used to losing’: wealthy New York enclave battles over offshore windfarm
Wainscott, a hamlet in the Hamptons, offers a new obstacle in Biden’s renewable energy plans as ‘Nimbys’ fight back with petitions, lobbyists and lawsuits
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
March 17, 2021

» Good vibrations: bladeless turbines could bring wind power to your home
‘Skybrators’ generate clean energy without environmental impact of large windfarms, say green pioneers
By Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian
March 16, 2021

» This Icelandic Startup Is Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Stone
By Savannah Hasty, EcoWatch
March 14, 2021

» Inside Clean Energy: 10 Years After Fukushima, Safety Is Not the Biggest Problem for the US Nuclear Industry
Proponents want atomic energy to be part of the clean energy transition, but high costs are a major impediment.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
March 11, 2021

» Biden’s interior acts quickly on Vineyard Wind
By Colin A. Young, State House News Service, on
March 8, 2021

» US’ ‘largest’ floating solar farm completed in wine country
By Edith Hancock, PV Tech
March 4, 2021

» Connecticut solar developers enlist sheep to cut grass and ease tensions
Several projects before the state’s siting board propose integrating sheep grazing with photovoltaic installations.
By Lisa Prevost, Energy News Network
March 3, 2021

» Inside Clean Energy: The Right and Wrong Lessons from the Texas Crisis
The state experienced an “all-of-the-above” failure, and previewed a future of winter peaks in energy demand. The Ted Cruz scandal was also instructive.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
February 25, 2021

» On U.S. East Coast, Has Offshore Wind’s Moment Finally Arrived?
After years of false starts, offshore wind is poised to take off along the East Coast. Commitments by states to purchase renewable power, support from the Biden administration, and billions in new investment are all contributing to the emergence of this fledgling industry.
By Jon Hurdle, Yale Environment 360
February 24, 2021

» Conservatives Are Seriously Accusing Wind Turbines of Killing People in the Texas Blackouts
Tucker Carlson and others are using the deadly storm to attack wind power, but the state’s independent, outdated grid and unreliable natural gas generation are to blame.
By Kate Aronoff, New Republic
February 16, 2021

» Frozen Wind Farms Are Just a Small Piece of Texas’s Power Woes
By Will Wade, Naureen S Malik, and Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg
February 15, 2021

» Doubling Down on a Centralized Grid Is More Expensive Without Distributed Energy
Two former state utility commissioners highlight new modeling that shows distributed energy lowers the total costs of decarbonization.
By Anne Hoskins, Jeanne Fox, Green Tech Media
February 15, 2021

» As Vermont nears 75% renewable power, advocates question if it’s clean enough
Most of the power being used to satisfy the state’s renewable electricity standard comes from Hydro-Québec as local wind and solar development lag.
By David Thill, Energy News Network
February 15, 2021

» Carbon-free future is in reach for the US by 2050
America could have a carbon-free future by 2050 with a big switch to wind and solar power, say US government scientists.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
February 11, 2021

» When power most needed, ‘peaker’ polluters fire up in Berkshires. Should that continue?
By Danny Jin, The Berkshire Eagle
February 7, 2021

» California’s Plan: Crowdsource Distributed Energy to Replace Grid Upgrades
The Partnership Pilot could start to enroll solar, batteries, EVs and other behind-the-meter assets as non-wires alternatives later this year.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
February 5, 2021

» This popular and proven climate policy should be at the top of Congress’s to-do list
The case for a national clean electricity standard.
By Leah Stokes and Sam Ricketts, Vox
February 4, 2021

» Biden administration puts Vineyard Wind energy project back on track
Offshore wind farm proposal’s fate became uncertain after it faced delays under Trump
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
February 3, 2021

» Australia’s Martin Green awarded prestigious Japan Prize for work as ‘Father of solar PV’
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
February 1, 2021

» Biden order aims to double offshore wind, boost transmission, end fossil fuel subsidies
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
January 28, 2021

» Filipino wins sustainability award for solar panel made from waste crop
Called the AuREUS system, the new material derived from rotting fruits and vegetables absorbs UV light from the sun and converts it to electricity
By Kyle Chua,
November 20, 2020

» Report: Renewables Are Suffering From Broken US Transmission Policy
Interconnection backlogs and excessive upgrade costs require ground-up reform to solve, grid advocates say.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
January 12, 2021

» 2021 Outlook: The DER boom continues, driving a ‘reimagining’ of the distribution system
As new customer-owned resources grow, the old way of delivering them will evolve to make load more flexible.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
January 12, 2021

» First tidal energy delivered to Faroese electricity grid
January 11, 2021

» US solar sector welcomes tax clarity in Massachusetts climate bill
By Edith Hancock, PV Tech
January 5, 2021

» 2020: The Year of Green Hydrogen in 10 Stories
Green hydrogen exceeded expectations in 2020 with a spate of huge projects, binding deployment targets and a handful of gigafactories.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
December 29, 2020

» Can Geothermal Power Play a Key Role in the Energy Transition?
Aided by advances in deep-drilling technology for fracking, engineers are developing new methods of tapping into the earth’s limitless underground supplies of heat and steam. But the costs of accessing deep geothermal energy are high, and initial government support will be crucial.
By Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
December 22, 2020

» Why Offshore Wind and Energy Giants are Chasing Off-Grid Green Hydrogen
RWE, Siemens and Shell are among those exploring offshore hydrogen production to decouple ocean wind from Europe’s crowded grid.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
December 18, 2020

» Massachusetts solar loans program leaves banks with confidence to lend
As the program ends, private solar lending will continue but low-income homeowners may be left behind.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
December 17, 2020

» Newport opts for costliest solution to gas shortages on Aquidneck Island
By Sean Flynn, Newport Daily News
December 17, 2020

» New gas boilers to be banned in 15 years to meet emissions target (UK)
By Steven Swinford and Emily Gosden, The Times
December 15, 2020

» Hydrogen Hype in the Air
By Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore, and Abbe Ramanan, Clean Energy Group
December 14, 2020

» No ‘green halo’ for renewables: First Solar, Veolia, others tackle wind and solar environmental impacts
From the toxics and wastewater in manufacturing to the difficulty of recycling PV panels and turbine blades, solar and wind in particular create impacts the industries are trying to reduce.
By Lynn Freehill-Maye, Utility Dive
December 14, 2020

» Major Fossil Fuel PR Group is Behind Europe Pro-Hydrogen Push
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 9, 2020

» New coalition targets 25GW of renewables-based hydrogen production by 2026
By Jules Scully, PV Tech
December 8, 2020

» Pushing Past the Distributed vs. Large-Scale Solar Debate
A new study argues against either/or visions for the renewables powering the future electricity grid.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Green Tech Media
December 4, 2020

» Innovative geothermal micro-district concept moves ahead in Massachusetts
Utilities could prove useful partners in the projects, which involve drilling, trenching and laying pipe to bring underground heat into buildings.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
December 3, 2020

» New Offshore Wind Turbine Can Power a Home for a Day in Just 7 Seconds
By John Rogers, Senior energy analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
December 3, 2020

» S&P: Hydrogen offers opportunity for energy transition, but economics remain difficult before 2030
By Emma Penrod, Utility Dive
November 30, 2020

» Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
November 27, 2020

» Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power
As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
November 25, 2020

» How Renewable Energy Could Power Your State
By Tara Lohan, The Revelator, in EcoWatch
November 20, 2020

» How to Build a Green Hydrogen Economy for the US West
The Intermountain and ACES projects may be the start of a regionwide green hydrogen generation and transmission network.
Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
November 17, 2020

» Net zero target impossible without waste sector overhaul, say campaigners
By Caitlin Tilley, DeSmog UK
November 17, 2020

» A Looming Transmission Crunch for the US East Coast’s Offshore Wind Ambitions
Planning and cost-sharing disconnects could stymie states’ plans for 29 GW of offshore wind. But there are solutions, experts say.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
November 11, 2020

» Australia will benefit from shift to zero emissions, with no gas required
By Michael Mazengarb, RenewEconomy
November 10, 2020

» Local elections are changing America’s energy mix, one city at a time
Renewable energy just won in a few local elections
By Justine Calma, The Verge
November 4, 2020

» Super power: Here’s how to get to 100pct wind, solar and storage by 2030
By Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy
October 28, 2020

» The Koch Operatives Behind the Trump Energy Department’s Renewables Research Censorship
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
October 28, 2020

» Danish research shows “almost no birds” die in collisions with wind turbines
By Joshua S Hill, Renew Economy
October 23, 2020

» So, What Exactly Are Virtual Power Plants?
GTM helps explain a growing grid resource that can mimic power plants without dominating the landscape.
By Jason Deign, GreenTech Media
October 22, 2020

» The next generation of power plants will be virtual
Your next home or electric vehicle could be part of a virtual power plant
By Justine Calma, The Verge
October 20, 2020

» New York City Is About to Get an Injection of Tidal Power. Is This Time Different?
A tidal energy startup plans to install a small generator in New York’s East River over the coming weeks.
By Jason Deign, GreenTech Media
October 20, 2020

» So, What Exactly Is Floating Offshore Wind?
Floating wind turbines atop the ocean could be the next big renewables market. GTM helps explain the weird and wonderful world of clean energy.
By Jason Deign, GreenTech Media
October 19, 2020

» New York says goodbye to 6 dirty power plants and hello to working with communities
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
October 15, 2020

» NYPA to consider swapping gas peakers for batteries in novel deal with environmental justice groups
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
October 14, 2020

» Clean ‘transition’ for peaker plants: New York Power Authority, environmental justice groups team up
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
October 14, 2020

» Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace
Facing a climate crisis, environmental groups and industry agree to work together to bolster hydropower while reducing harm from dams.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
October 13, 2020

» ‘A troubling reality’: Study claims swathes of US solar projects underperforming
By Jules Scully, PV Tech
October 8, 2020

» Nuclear power hinders fight against climate change
Countries investing in renewables are achieving carbon reductions far faster than those which opt to back nuclear power.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
October 6, 2020

» Already the World’s Leading Market, UK Doubles Support for Offshore Wind
U.K. expands renewable auctions, releases funds for the offshore wind supply chain and sets a new floating wind target.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
October 6, 2020

» New York and New England Need More Clean Energy. Is Hydropower From Canada the Best Way to Get it?
Two massive projects, requiring hundreds of miles of transmissions lines, have left Indigenous communities in Canada, and some U.S. activists, up in arms.
By Ilana Cohen, InsideClimate News
October 4, 2020

» Grid operator calls for ‘net carbon pricing’
Says approach deals with political impediments
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magaziine
October 2, 2020

» California’s solar energy gains go up in wildfire smoke
Pollution from wildfires blocked sunlight and coated solar panels
By Justine Calma, The Verge
October 1, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: Net Zero by 2050 Has Quickly Become the New Normal for the Largest U.S. Utilities
New plans from Ameren and Entergy show the trend to renewables is accelerating because coal just can’t compete. Some activists want it to go even faster.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
October 1, 2020

» Podcast: Can the planet support a clean energy transition?
By Mike Gaworecki, Mongabay
September 30, 2020

» In South Carolina, a Happy Compromise on Net Metering
The agreement between Duke Energy and Sunrun may allow other states to resolve the debate after years of conflict.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
September 24, 2020

» This tiny device can scavenge wind energy from the breeze you make when you walk
By Cell Press, in EurekAlert!
September 23, 2020

» Maine company looks to tidal power as renewable energy’s next generation
After years of development, tidal and river energy supporters say the technology is on the cusp of wider commercial deployment, especially if it can win federal support.
By David Thill, Energy News Network
September 23, 2020

» Solar buildout must accelerate by up to six times 2019 levels to achieve net zero
By Jules Scully, PV Tech
September 16, 2020

» Meet Perovskite, the Mystery Mineral That Could Transform Our Solar Energy Future
Someday, solar panels may be light and cheap enough that they could be hung on a clothesline, thanks to a synthetic mineral called perovskite. Physicist Sam Stranks explains the science and the challenges that stand in its way.
By Karen Frances Eng, TED Ideas
September 15, 2020

» Renewables Start to Outpace Fossil Fuels on Europe’s Grid
This week on The Energy Gang, we survey Europe’s electricity transition.
By Stephen Lacey, GreenTech Media
September 11, 2020

» Biofuels are a controversial climate solution. Could they still help save the planet?
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
September 11, 2020

» Game changer: Violet Power to offer 50-year solar panel warranty with US-made IBC technology
By Mark Osborne, PV Tech
September 8, 2020

» Collaborative European study offers hope for fishing, offshore wind industries
Recent research concluded that construction of 35 wind turbines in the North Sea had no impact on the area’s lobster fishing grounds.
By Lisa Prevost, Energy News Network
August 31, 2020

» Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global study
Vast majority of world’s electricity companies remain heavily invested in fossil fuels
By Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian
August 31, 2020

» Global Power Sector Embracing Renewables but Ditching Fossil Fuels Too Slowly
A new study of 3,000 power companies around the world shows even those leading on renewables are still locking in more carbon.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
August 31, 2020

» Fossil fuels face rapid defeat by UK’s wind and sun
The cost of UK energy from renewables like wind and sun continues to plunge, beating British official expectations.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
August 31 2020

» Why Trump’s Energy Department Quashed a Supergrid Report
This week on The Interchange, we dig into an investigation of Trump’s suppression of clean energy.
By Stephen Lacey, GreenTech Media – podcast
August 28, 2020

» Virtual power plants are coming to California apartment buildings
Apartments are “an important new focus” for German company Sonnen
By Justine Calma, The Verge
August 27, 2020

» 5 Research Priorities for Making Sure More Solar PV Materials Get Recycled
The solar industry is a long way from being part of the circular economy. Focusing research efforts on the right areas is critical to help it get there.
By Jason Deign, GreenTech Media
August 27, 2020

» In Blow to Natural Gas, Puerto Rico Regulators Affirm Solar-Centric Grid Overhaul
A regulatory order this week calls for a more extreme build-out of renewables than utility PREPA proposed.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant, GreenTech Media
August 25, 2020

» Government inaction, investment shortfalls hindering global green hydrogen push
By Liam Stoker, PVTech
August 25, 2020

» 5 technologies propelling the energy transition
By Utility Dive Editors – series
August. 24, 2020

» New York City’s hottest new energy fight
By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffpost, in Grist
August 23, 2020

» Propelling the transition: Small changes are making big impacts on wind, solar, but challenges remain
Cutting-edge wind and solar may evolve differently in the near term, but advocates for both share concerns over grid reliability and preventing energy curtailment.
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
August 20, 2020

» As Europe’s Green Hydrogen Excitement Grows, Profits Look a Long Way Off
Utilities and power generators are lining up to invest in green hydrogen projects, but executives say profits could be a decade away.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
August 18, 2020

» Propelling the transition: Green hydrogen could be the final piece in a zero-emissions future
For the many things renewables and batteries don’t do, green hydrogen can be the zero-GHG alternative.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
August 17, 2020

» Solar panels are starting to die. What will we do with the megatons of toxic trash?
By Maddie Stone, Grist
August 13, 2020

» Vast majority support Vineyard Wind in federal comments for permit decisions
About 85% of comments at a recent series of virtual public meetings were in favor of allowing the offshore wind project.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
August 12, 2020

» Global offshore wind industry takes huge strides
The global offshore wind industry is booming, rapidly growing in size and earning vastly more across the globe.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
August 12, 2020

» US solar-storage hybrid pipeline exceeds 100GW
By Andy Colthorpe, PV Tech
August 12, 2020

» Staying on-grid: Domestic solar provider Sunrun sees big opportunity in networked services
By Liam Stoker, Energy Storage News
August 12, 2020

» Researchers Develop New, Cheap Way to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
August 10, 2020

» Europe is going all in on hydrogen power. Why isn’t the US?
By Shannon Osaka, Grist
August 6, 2020

» Massachusetts set to pass landmark clean energy law to reach net-zero by 2050
By David Iaconangelo, E&E News, in Energy News Network
August 6, 2020

» Massachussets policy to decarbonise grid at times of peak demand gets underway
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
August 5, 2020

» New program will promote clean-energy generation during peak periods
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
August 5, 2020

» Maine’s $100M Floating Offshore Wind Project Finds Major Backers: RWE and Mitsubishi
Two heavyweight global offshore wind investors will acquire UMaine’s demonstration project, which could be built by 2023.
By Karl-Erik Stromsta, GreenTech Media
August 5, 2020

» In Massachusetts, more houses of worship are turning to solar power
The state trailed only California in the number of houses of worship with solar installations in operation last year.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
August 3, 2020

» Floating Offshore Wind on Cusp of Unlocking Big Source of Finance, Experts SayFloating Offshore Wind on Cusp of Unlocking Big Source of Finance, Experts Say
Non-recourse finance is the largest source of funding for offshore wind, and lenders are becoming more comfortable with floating turbines.
By Jason Deign, GreenTech Media
August 3, 2020

» Colorado’s Eastern Plains is big-time producer of renewable energy, ripe for even more, report says
New report highlights renewable energy’s economic benefits for eastern Colorado: thousands of jobs, millions of dollars a year
By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post
July 29, 2020

» Sununu Blocks Bill To Expand N.H.’s Required Renewable Energy Use, Now Lowest In New England
By Annie Ropeik, NHPR
July 24, 2020

» How stored electricity can make cleaner fuels
EU industry is seeking ways to save surplus power. Now it’s also hunting for methods to use that stored electricity to make green fuels.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
July 21, 2020

» NextEra Energy to Build Its First Green Hydrogen Plant in Florida
The largest U.S. renewables generator says it’s “really excited” about green hydrogen, revealing a $65 million pilot for Florida Power & Light.
Karl-Erik Stromsta, GreenTech Media
July 24, 2020

» Healey reluctantly rejects Brookline bylaw
Measure banned most oil, gas pipes in new buildings
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
July 21, 2020

» FERC shuts down petition to upend net metering, McNamee signals issue could return
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
July 17, 2020

» FERC Unanimously Dismisses Effort to Undermine Solar Net Metering
All four FERC commissioners voted to dismiss a petition to declare solar net metering policies illegal.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
July 16, 2020

» The Natural Gas Divide
States are confronting the future of gas in buildings — and facing a set of high-stakes questions.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
July 15, 2020

» Ohio State power plant case pits clean energy technologies against each other
The Sierra Club is seeking evidence that the university fully considered renewable alternatives before natural gas.
By Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network
July 13, 2020

» Can the Clean Energy Industry Deliver On the Biden-Sanders Climate Plan?
The campaign’s unity task force wants 100 percent carbon-free power by 2035.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
July 9, 2020

» ‘Simple’ or a ‘band-aid’? ISO-NE leans toward Eversource/National Grid $49M solution for Mystic plant replacement
New England’s grid operator chose the lowest-cost proposal, but one developer says that doesn’t make it the most effective or efficient.
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
July 2, 2020

» So, What Exactly Is Green Hydrogen?
For a colorless gas, hydrogen gets described in very colorful terms. A new GTM series helps explain the weird and wonderful world of clean energy.
By Jason Deign, GreenTech Media
June 29, 2020

» Tesla program aims to cut costs, sell solar like a household appliance
By Emma Penrod, Utility Dive
June 29, 2020

» $50 Million Prime Impact Fund Launches to Invest in Early-Stage Cleantech
The fund screens startups for gigaton-level carbon-reduction potential.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
June 22, 2020

» German hydrogen economy to spark traded market for imports: consultants
By Vera Eckert, Reuters
June 22, 2020

» US demand for clean energy destroying Canada’s environment, indigenous peoples say
Push is inadvertently causing long-term environmental damage to the traditional hunting grounds on Inuit public lands
By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, The Guardian
June 22, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: Rooftop Solar Could Lose Big in Federal Regulatory Case
Regulators are considering a proposal one opponent called “pretty close to saying solar is illegal.”
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
June 18, 2020

» GE will make taller wind turbines using 3D-printing
Turbines with a 3D-printed base could be taller than the Seattle Space Needle
By Justine Calma, The Verge
June 17, 2020

» An innovative anchor that could help floating offshore wind take hold
The concrete anchors borrow a resilient pattern found in the shells of arthropods such as shrimp, crabs and lobsters.
By Kari Lydersen, Energy News Network
June 16, 2020

» Carbon Capture Will Require Large Public Subsidies to Support Coal and Gas Power
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
June 15, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: The Racial Inequity in Clean Energy and How to Fight It
The industry is growing, but jobs and financial benefits are not distributed equally.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
June 11, 2020

» Feds release Vineyard Wind environmental assessment
Project 2,000 turbines along E. Coast over next 10 years
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
June 9, 2020

» Falling renewable, storage costs make 90% carbon-free US grid feasible by 2035, UC Berkeley finds
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
June 9, 2020

» So, What Exactly Is Building Electrification?
Only one of the most important pieces of the decarbonization puzzle. A new GTM series helps explain the weird and wonderful world of clean energy.
By Justin Gerdes, GreenTech Media
June 5, 2020

» Utilities stay silent on proposal to federalize net metering as states call it a ‘threat’ to solar policy
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
June 4, 2020

» A New Weapon Against Climate Change May Float
The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing windmills to be pushed into deeper water.
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
June 4, 2020

» National Grid Releases Latest Results on Massachusetts Distributed Solar ‘Cluster’ Study
Most, but not all, of the studied solar projects can move forward without added cost.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant, GreenTech Media
May 29, 2020

» US Treasury Gives Renewables More Time to Meet Tax Credit Deadlines
The wind and solar sectors both got something to like in new tax-credit guidelines issued by the Treasury Department.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant, GreenTech Media
May 28, 2020

» Trump administration slaps solar, wind operators with massive retroactive rent bills
By Nichola Groom, Reuters
May 18, 2020

» Conservation group plots solar potential for retired Appalachian coal mine land
The Nature Conservancy is seeking a partner to help develop solar on up to 13,000 acres of cleared minelands.
By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network
May 18, 2020

» S. David Freeman, 94, Tireless Advocate for Clean Energy, Dies
A folksy but forceful “Green Cowboy,” he helped shape energy policy in the White House and at local utilities for seven decades.
By John Schwartz, New York Times
May 17, 2020

» Closing of North Dakota Coal Plant, Energy Transition Comes Home to Rural America
The move may signal a turning point for rural cooperatives, which have been slow to embrace renewable energy
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
May 14, 2020

» In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.
The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
May 13, 2020

» Duke CEO decries ‘assault’ on natural gas as shareholders, others blast company’s resource plans
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
May 13, 2020

» Electrifying Space Heating Will Require a Herculean Effort
The technology is here today, but the sector has a long way to go, according to Wood Mackenzie.
By Fei Wang, GreenTech Media
May 12, 2020

» Billions in Clean Energy Loans Go Unused as Coronavirus Ravages Economy
As Congress rushes out trillions of dollars to prop up businesses, the Energy Department is holding on to tens of billions in clean energy loans.
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
April 30, 2020

» So, What Exactly Is Community Solar?
Not everyone can have solar on their own roof. A new GTM series helps explain the weird and wonderful world of clean energy.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant, GreenTech Media
April 30, 2020

» Community Choice Aggregation: A Local, Viable Option for Renewable Energy
By The Climate Reality Project, EcoWatch
April 25, 2020

» Rooftop Wind Power Might Take Off by Using Key Principle of Flight
By Scientific American, in EcoWatch
April 22, 2020

» Green energy could drive Covid-19 recovery with $100tn boost
Speeding up investment could deliver huge gains to global GDP by 2050 while tackling climate emergency, says report
Jillian Ambrose, the Guardian
April 20, 2020

» Solar Net Metering Under Threat as Shadowy Group Demands Intervention in State Policies
A fast-tracked FERC petition during a pandemic could “end net metering as we know it,” one legal expert warns.
Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
April 20, 2020

» The Limits of Clean Energy
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
By Jason Hickel, Pocket
April 18, 2020

» Six-junction solar cell sets two world records for efficiency
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50%.
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Press Release
April 14, 2020

» Advocates call for methodical approach to make sure offshore wind benefits all
Low-income populations and people of color were largely left out of Massachusetts’ biotechnology and cannabis booms.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
Photo by Wind Denmark / Flickr / Creative Commons
April 13, 2020

» New York becomes first state to establish renewables siting office in an effort to speed up deployment
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
April 7, 2020

» Oil Companies Are Collapsing, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing
The renewable-energy business is expected to keep growing, though more slowly, in contrast to fossil fuel companies, which have been hammered by low oil and gas prices.
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
April 7, 2020

» Utility Customers Will No Longer Fund State’s Solar Projects, BPU Rules
While a permanent program is still in the works, transition program will drastically cut incentives, a concern for some solar developers
By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight
April 7, 2020

» Coronavirus is Forcing Home Solar Companies to Sell Virtually. Maybe That’s a Good Thing.
Kitchen table sales are out. Zoom meetings and “social canvassing’ on Facebook are in. Residential solar adjusts to life in a pandemic.
By Julian Spector, Green Tech Media
April 06, 2020

» 100% clean energy group launches, with eyes on coronavirus
By David Iaconangelo, Energywire; Photo: Gerry Machen/Creative Commons
April 3, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: 7 Questions (and Answers) About How Covid-19 is Affecting the Clean Energy Transition
From EV sales to the solar market to states’ commitments to clean energy, the coronavirus pandemic is turning everything on its head.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
April 2, 2020

» Analysis: Is It Possible to Have Wind Power While Keeping Birds Safe?
By Gustave Axelson, All About Birds – Cornell
March 31, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: At a Critical Moment, the Coronavirus Threatens to Bring Offshore Wind to a Halt
The wind farms, in development off several East Coast states, are an essential part of how those states plan to meet emissions reduction targets.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
March 26, 2020

» For Wind and Solar Sectors, Biggest Coronavirus Risk May Be a Damaged Economy
It seemed that nothing could slow the global renewable-energy juggernaut. Nothing, that is, until COVID-19.
By Karl-Erik Stromsta, Green Tech Media
March 15, 2020

» Could the Oil Price Collapse Drive More Investment Into Renewables?
Oil companies have long argued that renewables projects offer lower returns. “That argument no longer holds at $35 per barrel.”
By John Parnell Green Tech Media
March 13, 2020

» Wind, solar and storage take up 95% of ISO-New England interconnection queue, marking ‘dramatic shift’
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
March 9, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: An Energy Snapshot in 5 Charts
New data from the Energy Information Administration show coal tanking, solar surging, wind growing fast and electricity usage remaining stable.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
March 5, 2020

» Green hydrogen gets real as utility business models and delivery solutions emerge
The fuel may be the only way to meet power system needs in zero emissions scenarios and the market signals to produce and use it are finally clear.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
March 2, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: A Michigan Utility Just Raised the Bar on Emissions-Cutting Plans
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
February 27, 2020

» As Massachusetts solar installs plummet, stalled interconnections, land use questions are key hurdles
Last year, solar installments slowed and jobs disappeared in Massachusetts. Now, developers are trying to overcome regulatory barriers and local opposition to land development.
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
February 27, 2020

» FERC deals blow to New York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
February 21, 2020

» New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’
By University of Massachusetts Amherst
February 17, 2020

» Geothermal heating district could rise in Mattapan
City officials say they’re backing the project because it would further Boston’s ‘commitment to climate action’
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
February 11, 2020

» Vineyard Wind Announces New Delay In Offshore Wind Project
By Colin A. Young, State House News Service, on WBUR
February 11, 2020

» New solar array at old Saugerties landfill ready to start generating
By Christina Coulter, Hudson Valley One
February 7, 2020

» Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills
Companies are searching for ways to deal with the tens of thousands of blades that have reached the end of their lives.
By Chris Martin, Bloomberg Green
February 5, 2020

» Geothermal’s surprise: Cheap renewables could keep states from achieving climate goals
Planners must think beyond the levelized cost for renewables to the value that each resource brings to the grid.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
January 27, 2020

» A Trump administration ruling could quash Maryland’s renewable energy efforts, regulators say in appeal
By Scott Dance, Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2020

» SF bans natural gas in new city buildings, plans all construction ban
By Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2020

» 2020 Outlook: US renewable resources on steady course for increased deployment
“In 2020, there’s sort of a ‘come on in, the water’s warm’ element of excitement and momentum” around renewable energy procurement, one analyst said.
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
January 16, 2020

» Three-Quarters of New US Generating Capacity in 2020 Will Be Renewable, EIA Says
2020 will be a record year for U.S. renewables construction as 6 gigawatts of coal capacity goes offline, according to new government figures.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
January 14, 2020

» How A Climate Change Nonprofit Got Eversource Thinking About A Geothermal Future
By Bruce Gellerman, WBUR
January 13, 2020

» N.A.A.C.P. Tells Local Chapters: Don’t Let Energy Industry Manipulate You
The civil rights group is trying to stop state and local branches from accepting money from utilities that promote fossil fuels and then lobbying on their behalf.
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
January 5, 2020

» Trump administration set to approve NV Energy’s 690 MW solar farm, largest in US
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
January 2, 2020

» Brookline’s ban on natural gas connections spurs other municipalities to consider the idea
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
December 11, 2019

» Sacramento Wants to Electrify Its Homes, Low-Income Families Included
How does a municipal utility committed to eliminating carbon from buildings ensure its most disadvantaged customers aren’t left behind?
By Justin Gerdes, Green Tech Media
December 6, 2019

» The hidden costs of New England’s demand for Canadian hydropower
By VTD Editor, Vermont Digger
December 1, 2019

» Road to 100: How one man’s mission to power his hometown by wind created a Northwest Missouri boon
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
November 21, 2019

» Can America’s First Floating Wind Farm Help Open Deeper Water to Clean Energy?
The floating turbines off Maine’s coast could be operational by 2022. The technology could be a model for other states with deep waters, and deep local opposition.
By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Climate News
November 20, 2019

» New money: Green banks and green bonds are bringing billions to utilities for the energy transition
The financial mechanisms are bringing investors to renewables and distributed energy as utilities, co-ops and munis move away from uneconomic legacy assets.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
November 19, 2019

» Natural Gas or Renewables? New Orleans Choice Is Shadowed by Katrina
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
November 8, 2019       

» France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels
By Emily Murray, Healthy Holistic Living
November 7, 2019

» Farms can harvest energy and food from same fields
By John Fialka, Climatewire
November 6, 2019

» New Estimates Predict a Lot More Renewable Power Growth in the U.S. Very Soon
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
November 5, 2019

» First cyberattack on solar, wind assets revealed widespread grid weaknesses, analysts say
New details of a denial-of-service attack earlier this year show an energy sector with uneven security.
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
November 4, 2019

» Mayflower Wind Picked For 800-Megawatt Project Off Of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard
By Colin A. Young, State House News Service, on WBUR
October 30, 2019

» Global offshore wind prices drop 32%: BloombergNEF
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
October 24, 2019

» Richmond Council Limits Commerical Solar Sprawl
October 21, 2019

» New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery
Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.
By John Weaver, PV Magazine
October 18, 2019

» Baker’s latest solar goal called too small
Pacheco, advocates push administration to think bigger
Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
October 4, 2019

» Edgartown, Vineyard Wind Settle Cable Dispute
Noah Asimow, Vineyard Gazette
October 1, 2019

» The Hamptons Love Green Energy. But That Wind Farm?
The transmission line would go through an area where homeowners include the billionaire Ronald Lauder and Marci Klein, daughter of Calvin Klein.
By Debra West, New York Times
September 14, 2019

» Offshore wind delays highlight increasing challenge to Massachusetts’ climate goals
By Benjamin Storrow, Climatewire in E&E News
September 10, 2019

» Renewable Energy’s Booming, But Still Falling Far Short of Climate Goals
Power sector emissions would have been 15 percent higher in 2018 without the past decade’s renewable energy growth, a UNEP report shows.
By Kristoffer Tigue, InsideClimate News
September 6, 2019

» Latest round of offshore wind bid details released
By Colin A. Young, State House News Service in South Coast Today
September 5, 2019

» The unknown costs of a 100% carbon-free future
State approaches to a 100% carbon-free future vary and while several costs remain unknown, some solutions are emerging.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
September 3, 2019

» Rocky Mountain Power prepares to operate largest US residential battery demand response project
Sonnen and the utility are partnering to build a virtual power plant at the new 600-unit apartment complex, with 12.6 MWh of energy capacity from a 5.2 MW solar array.
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
August 27, 2019

» Bay State Wind submits RFP for offshore wind project in Massachusetts
By Dave Kovaleski, Daily Energy Insider
August 27, 2019

» Haddad: Federal delay of Vineyard Wind ‘discouraging’; Anbaric committed to Brayton Point
By Peter Jasinski, The Herald News, in South Coast Today
August 26, 2019

» Bay State Wind submits second proposal for wind farm in Martha’s Vineyard
By Douglas Hook, MassLive
August 26, 2019

» Solar panels could be cash crop for farmers
By Jay Greene, Craine’s Detroit Business
August 25, 2019

» Vineyard Wind project gains bipartisan support from federal lawmakers
By Mary Ann Bragg, Cape Cod Times, in
August 21, 2019

» Government Delays First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm. Is a Double Standard at Play?
It ordered an expanded review for Vineyard Wind at the same time Trump is weakening environmental rules for fossil fuel projects that contribute to climate change.
By Phil McKenna & Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
August 19, 2019

» Vineyard Wind to Move Forward with Project Despite Federal Delays
By State House News Service, on WBSM
August 13, 2019

» Shareholders Affirm Commitment to Deliver Offshore Wind Farm but with Revised Schedule
Vineyard Wind press release
August 12, 2019

» Industry group knocks ‘regrettable’ move on Vineyard Wind
By Colin A. Young / State House News Service, in Taunton Gazette
August 12, 2019

» Vineyard Wind shareholders commit to Mass. offshore wind project despite federal delays
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
August 12 2019

» Vineyard Wind Project Delayed
By The Maritime Executive
August 11, 2019

» Mayors of Salem, Holyoke call for carbon fee
70% of revenue would go back to homeowners, businesses
By Kimberley Driscoll and Alex Morse, Commonwealth Magazine
August 10, 2019

» Federal Review Will Further Delay Vineyard Wind
By Colin A. Young, State House News Service on WBUR
August 09, 2019

» Feds call for more study on Vineyard Wind
Delay could be fatal; developer said it needed approval by end of August
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
August 9, 2019

» Massachusetts looks to follow California with solar mandate for new homes
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News
August 7, 2019

» Here’s The First American Airport Powered Entirely By Solar Energy
By Dan Q. Dao, Forbes Magazine
July 30, 2019

» In Push For Massachusetts Clean Energy Targets, Advocates Point To Pioneer Valley Initiatives
By Paul Tuthill, WAMC
July 24, 2019

» Mass. delegation pushing to advance Vineyard Wind
By Michael P. Norton / State House News Service in Southcoast Today
July 24, 2019

» State lawmakers advance Vineyard Wind project
By The Barnstable Patriot
July 23, 2019

» Project Update: Massachusetts Legislature Enacts Bipartisan Legislation to Advance Vineyard Wind Project
Vinyard Wind Press Release
July 23, 2019

» State net-zero carbon goal under review
By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Worcester Telegram
July 23, 2019

» Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes
By Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle
July 17, 2019

» Compost heating test going well!
RoseWessel, Old Stone Mill Center (blog post)
July 12, 2019

» Vineyard Wind Project Receives Potential Setbacks
By Sarah Mizes-Tan, WCAI
July 11, 2019

» In Setback for Vineyard Wind, Conservation Commission Denies Cable
By Noah Asimow, Vineyard Gazette
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

» US renewable energy transition to move faster than anticipated by 2022: FERC report
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
July 9, 2019

» Even FERC can’t deny the energy transition
By Christian Roselund, PV Magazine
July 8, 2019

» It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
July 8, 2019

» Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future
By Marisa Peñaloza, Greg Allen
July 5, 2019

» Conservative Indiana Chooses Renewables Over Gas As It Retires Coal Early
By Jeff McMahon, Forbes
July 2, 2019

» Los Angeles solicits record solar + storage deal at 1.997/1.3-cents kWh
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
July 2, 2019

» L.A. Looks to Break Price Records With Massive Solar-Battery Project
by Jeff St. John, Green Tech Media
July 1, 2019

» VRF Program Closure
By Peter McPhee, Program Director, Renewable Thermal, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
June 28, 2019

» The Price of a Fully Renewable US Grid: $4.5 Trillion
by Chloe Holden, GreenTech Media
June 28, 2019

» The Invisible Killer: Stories on the Fight to Curb Air Pollution
by Julia Pyper, GreenTech Media
June 28, 2019

» Maine Decides to Go Big on Heat Pumps: An ambitious target of 100,000 heat pumps by 2025 is part of a surge of clean energy bills passed recently by Maine lawmakers
by Justin Gerdes, GreenTech Media
June 27, 2019

» For the first time, the U.S. got more electricity from renewables than coal
By Irina Ivanova, CBS News
June 27, 2019

» Why I replaced my new gas boiler with a heat pump
By Jan Rosenow, RAP
June 26, 2019

» Nuclear Power & Natural Gas Hit A Wall In US: Now What?
By Tina Casey, Clean Technica
June 22, 2019

» Engineers lead study for replacing natural gas
By Real Estate Weekly
June 21, 2019

» North Adams, Williamstown teaming up to educate residents on benefits solar energy
By Adam Shanks, The Berkshire Eagle
June 18, 2019

» Congress pushes for storage, renewables to have same private investment incentives as fossil fuels
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
June 17, 2019

» US initiative to reduce storage, EV reliance on Chinese minerals amid trade uncertainty
HJ Mai, Utility Dive
June 13, 2019

» Mass. Plan Could Double Demand For Offshore Wind Power
Colin A. Young, State House News Service
May 31, 2019

» Renewable Energy Costs Take Another Tumble, Making Fossil Fuels Look More Expensive Than Ever
By Dominic Dudley, Forbes
May 29, 2019

» Effort to Trade Gas for Hydropower in Northeast Meets Resistance
Some residents are concerned about environmental impacts from proposed transmission lines
By Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American – E&E News
May 22, 2019

» Want to know if California can make zero emissions by 2045? Here’s what to watch
To reach a zero emissions economy, California needs to eliminate natural gas by regionalizing the Western grid and coordinating local and state system planning
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
May 21, 2019

» Trump Likes Fossil Fuels. Investors Don’t.
Shares of sustainable-energy companies are soaring. Oil, gas and coal? Not so much.
By Matthew A. Winkler, Bloomberg Opinion
May 15, 2019

» House approves bipartisan plan for wind power off New London
By Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant
May 14, 2019

» Anbaric to flip Massachusetts coal plant site into offshore wind facility with 400 MW storage
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
May 14, 2019

» Brayton Point to become renewable energy center
By Peter Jasinski, Herald News
May 13, 2019

» America’s renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever
By Matt Egan, CNN Business
April 29, 2019

» Democratic midterm wins in 11 states lead to a wave of clean energy legislation
By Associated Press
April 27, 2019

» Washington and Nevada join the swelling list of states aiming for 100% clean power
By Nathanael Johnson, Grist
April 24, 2019

» Podcast: Batteries and storage
By Bruce Gellerman, host; MIT Energy Initiative
April 22, 2019

» Green Mountain Power aims for 100% renewables by 2030 with up to 100 MW storage
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
April 16, 2019

» Montana judge rules PSC intentionally set PURPA rates to kill solar projects
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
April 8, 2019

» Floating solar offers unique bargains — U.S. utilities are missing out
Siting photovoltaics on water is proving reliable worldwide and the PVs could meet almost 10% of U.S. electricity needs at market-competitive costs, according to NREL.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
April 4, 2019

» As Maine re-ups net metering, fight over solar tariffs brews in Connecticut
Connecticut last year quietly passed a law to end net metering and lawmakers are now struggling to find answers for the future of solar.
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
April 4 2019

» Controversial $1B Canada-US transmission line gets nod from Maine PUC staff
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
April 2, 2019

» As 100% renewables goals proliferate, what role for utilities?
The momentum behind demand for renewables is growing; utilities lose if they ignore it and there is much to gain in planning ahead.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
April 2, 2019

» Goodbye to Arguments Against Renewables? New Studies Find them as Reliable and Cheap as Fossils
By Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge
April 1, 2019

» FPL unveils plans for largest solar-powered battery in the world
Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
March 28, 2019

» Idaho Power targets 100% carbon free energy by 2045, joining the ranks of Xcel
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
March 28, 2019

» Electricity costs from battery storage down 76% since 2012: BNEF
By HJ Mai, Utility Dive
March 26, 2019

» In hot water: New Mexico battles the dark side of renewable energy
Lauren Villagran for Searchlight New Mexico, in The Guardian
March 26, 2019

» Puerto Rico passes 100% renewable energy bill as it aims for storm resilience
Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
March 26, 2019

» Majority of coal plants are uneconomic to nearby wind, solar, report finds
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
March 25, 2019

» Sunrun: Localized Solar and Batteries Reduce Grid Fire Risk
Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
March 19, 2019

» Overwhelming support for Vineyard Wind at hearing
By Rich Saltzberg, MV Times
February 13, 2019

» Green New Deal resolution calls for 100% zero-carbon power within 10 years
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
February 7, 2019

» Propelling clean energy innovation forward: What does the industry need from regulators?
Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
February 7, 2019

» The first lawmakers lining up behind AOC’s Green New Deal resolution
By Ben Geman, Alexi McCammond, Axios
February 4, 2019

» New Massachusetts energy efficiency plan to push storage, heat pumps and ‘demand response’
By Mary C. Serreze, MassLive
February 4, 2019

» Is 100% renewable energy for the US possible? Yes
By Grant Smith and Bill Walker, Utility Dive (Opinion)
January 30, 2019

» As solar-plus-storage surges, can smart devices help overcome deployment barriers?
As utilities move to reap the benefits of solar-plus-storage, manufacturing and interconnection barriers threaten to impede growth.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
January 29, 2019

» Scientists Create Liquid Fuel That Can Store The Sun’s Energy For Up to 18 Years
By CARLY CASSELLA, Science Alert
January 25, 2019

» A new lease on life for Holyoke, Massachusetts’ former coal-fired power plant
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
January 22, 2019

» Minnesota study finds it cheaper to curtail solar than to add storage
A report studies Minnesota’s options for 70% renewable penetration and finds surprising results regarding energy storage.
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
January 22, 2019

» 2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
January 11, 2019

» Colorado could save $2.5B through 2040 by replacing coal with clean energy: report
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
January 10, 2019

» Minnesota-Vermont partnership will offer solar to low-income families
By Demetria Lee, Energy News
January 4, 2019

» Three Big Energy Ideas to Watch in 2019
By Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
January 4, 2019

» Getting to 100% zero emissions in California: Beyond CAISO’s eight-solution menu
The state’s IOUs are on track for 50% renewables by 2020, but the goal is 100% clean energy by 2045 and there are still unanswered questions on how to reach it.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
January 3, 2019

» Staring down tariffs and rollbacks, US renewables rang in a record year
Building on more favorable clean energy economics and the resulting increases in corporate clean energy uptake, three main factors suggest 2019 could be a game changer, writes CERES’ Winston Vaughan
By Winston Vaughan, Utility Dive
January 2, 2019

» How Does Your State Make Electricity?
How the United States generated electricity from 2001 to 2017
December 24, 2018

» Clean tech hiring shows a slowdown
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
December 22, 2018

» Fifth Year is the Greenest for Greenfield Light & Power
By City of Greenfield, Press Release
December 20, 2018

» New Jersey moves to end solar RECs, take next steps toward 100% renewables
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
December 20, 2018

» DC passes ‘most ambitious’ mandate for 100% renewables by 2032
Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
December 19, 2018

» D.C. Just Passed A Historic Bill Mandating 100 Percent Renewable Power By 2032
By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post
December 18, 2018

» ISO-NE analyzes potential impact of offshore wind during historic cold spell
By ISO Newswire
December 18, 2018

» New York Gov. Cuomo pledges 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
December 18, 2018

» Record-breaking $405M US offshore wind leasing auction shows ‘bullish’ interest
Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
December 17, 2018

» Tariffs prompt nearly 50% drop in US utility solar installations: Wood Mackenzie
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
December 13, 2018

» Waste of Energy
Burning garbage? Chicken poop? Your state could be getting renewable energy from nasty sources.
By Greta Jochem, Grist
December 12, 2018

» JP Morgan enters $200M joint venture to fund solar+storage developer
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
December 11, 2018

» Watertown Becomes 1st Town In New England To Require Solar Panels On New Commercial Constructions
By WBUR Newsroom
December 9, 2018

» Enormous ‘energy kite’ promises a new way to harness wind power
The experimental device is part of the secretive Google X research lab.
By Denise Chow, NBC News
December 4, 2018

» Newton signs historic green energy contract
By Wicked Local Newton
November 29, 2018

» DC City Council unanimously advances 100% renewable energy bill
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 28, 2018

» Newton Signs Historic Green Energy Contract: Mayor
By News Desk, News Partner,
November 28, 2018

» Connecticut initiatives help low-income people go solar
By Jan Ellen Spiegel, Yale Climate Connections
November 27, 2018

» NY simplifies interconnection standards to ensure ‘robust’ clean energy pipeline: PSC chair
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
November 19, 2018

» It’s now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running
By Irina Ivanova, CBS NEWS
November 16, 2018

» America’s Wind Farms Are Ready to Go It Alone
With tax credits expiring, it’s time for the industry to grow up.
By Chris Martin and Jim Efstathiou Jr, Bloomberg Businessweek
November 15, 2018

» No, Wind Farms Don’t Kill 75% of Birds Nearby — Birds Just Don’t Hang Out Around Turbines
By ClimateDenierRoundup, Reposted on DeSmog Blog with permission from DailyKos
November 9, 2018

» Storage will replace 3 California gas plants as PG&E nabs approval for world’s largest batteries
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 9, 2018

» The cost of energy storage has stalled adoption of renewable power. Energy Vault has a solution.
By Jonathan Shieber,
November 7, 2018

» In the war against climate change, are solar panels our victory gardens?
By Energy Geeks, Sponsor Content in National Geographic
November 5, 2018

» Puerto Rico Considers 100% Renewable Energy, But Natural Gas May Come First
A bill in the hurricane-battered territory’s legislature allows for privately owned natural gas plants in the short-term. Some fear that could crowd out renewables.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
November 2, 2018

» Sacramento Leads By Example On Cleaner Energy With Help From Electrification
By Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog
October 30, 2018

» Can Illinois Handle a 2000% Jump in Solar Capacity? We’re About to Find Out.
A new state law could turn Illinois into a Midwest solar energy leader in just a few years. First, it has to build a solar industry almost from scratch.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
October 30, 2018

» Braintree adds electricity storage
By Fred Hanson, The Patriot Ledger
October 25, 2018

» Even in Indiana, new renewables are cheaper than existing coal plants
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
October 25, 2018

» Longer lasting storage needs cheaper chemistries, MIT prof tells CAISO symposium
Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
October 25, 2018

» More Momentum for US Offshore Wind
By Christina W, Mass Audubon Blog
October 19, 2018

» Solar Access helping low income homeowners access cost-saving renewable energy
By Nicholas Aresco, WWLP
October 15, 2018

» DOE energy storage grants look to the day when renewables rule the grid
DOE program aims at low cost, long duration storage to meet grid needs when renewable penetration rises above 50%.
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
October 9, 2018

» Orsted, a Giant in Offshore Wind Farms, Makes a Move in U.S.
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
October 8, 2018

» Carbon emissions and costs associated with subsidizing New York nuclear instead of replacing it with renewables
By Felix Cebulla and Mark Z. Jacobson, Journal of Cleaner Production
Volume 205 (2018) 884 – 894

» No More Storing Dirty Energy: California Works to Cut Emissions Due to Energy Storage
By Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge
September 28, 2018

» BOEM looking at traffic lanes, buffers for offshore wind power
By Kirk Moore, National Fisherman
September 27, 2018

» Cheaper Battery Is Unveiled as a Step to a Carbon-Free Grid
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
September 26, 2018

» How Zinc Batteries Could Change Energy Storage
Making the batteries rechargeable and lowering their cost are seen as important advances in enabling the electric grid to depend on power from renewable sources.
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
September 26, 2018

» Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick
The industry is groping for ways to talk the public down.
By David Roberts,
September 16, 2018

» U.S. utility solar contracts ‘exploded’ in 2018 despite tariffs: report
Nichola Groom, Reuters
September 13, 2018

» Groundbreaking ‘spinning’ wind turbine wins UK Dyson award
The O-Wind Turbine captures wind from any direction and, unlike traditional turbines, could be effective in cities
By Rebecca Smithers, The Guardian
September 5, 2018

» University of California system commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2025
Press Release, Environment America
September 4, 2018

» Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
August 31, 2018

» Renewables push CAISO prices lower, threaten inflexible generation
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
August 28, 2018

» Vineyard Wind has a big selling point for its power: cheaper prices
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
August 14, 2018

» Renewables on the Rise: A decade of progress toward a clean energy future
The 2018 edition of a report by Frontier Group and Environment AMERICA Research & Policy Center
Posted on

» Are you getting greenwashed by your electricity supplier?
By Erin Taylor, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance Blog Post
August 7, 2018
Sign Up For Green Electric Power

» Eversource offered to drop out of offshore wind procurement team
Feared participation on both sides of table would undermine confidence in selection process
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth
August 6, 2018

» Ambri Is Still Alive and Chasing Its Liquid Metal Battery Dreams
Julian Spector, Green Tech Media
August 3, 2018

» First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Offers $1.4 Billion to Customers
By Jim Efstathiou Jr, Bloomberg
August 1, 2018

» New technology to come to the Southern Tier
By Jordan Brown,
July 30, 2018

» Sierra Club Disappointed With Energy Bill, Says Does Not Match Urgency of Climate Change
By Emily Norton, Sierra Club
July 30, 2018

» Clean energy bill a base hit, not a home run
By Ben Hellerstein, Environment Massachusetts
July 30, 2018

» Whoa! Heatwave Savings for All GMP Customers Could Reach $500,000 Thanks to Innovation and Storage newsletter
July 24, 2018

» Beyond weatherization: Are utilities doing enough to engage low-income customers?
One woman’s quest to bring resources to impoverished communities highlights the great need for action from power providers.
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
July 24, 2018

» MA House Lawmakers Slip Garbage Burning into “Clean Energy” Proposal
By Partnership For Policy Integrity
July 24, 2018

» The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
July 24, 2018

» Solar’s About to Hit a Cap in South Carolina, and Jobs Are at Stake
Solar energy’s popularity jumped with net metering. Now, utilities plan to cap the program 3 years earlier than expected, and it’s an issue in the governor’s race.
By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News
July 24, 2018

» No Longer a Novelty, Clean Energy Technologies Boom All Across the US
A new report documents the democratization of renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles in America.
By Julia Pyper, Greentech Media
July 19, 2018

» In Northeast, net metering in flux as states look to reform solar policy
Written By Jan Ellen Spiegel, Energy News
July 17, 2018

» Buchanan plant’s rooftop solar installation will be state’s largest
Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
July 12, 2018

» California Bill Would Make it Easier to Develop Clean Energy Microgrids; Nixes Fossil Fuels
By Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
July 9, 2018

» Energy Community sets stage for clean energy transition in South-East Europe
By Oleg Savitsky, Energy Post (EU)
July 4, 2018

» Letter to Jeffrey Browning, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Comments on Request for Feedback on BOEM’s Proposed Path Forward for Future Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf
By many organizations including Natural Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Federation, and Mass Audubon
July 3, 2018

» New grid transparency tools improve distributed generation siting
Mari Hernandez, regulatory program manager at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC); Viewpoint published in
June 26, 2018

» New York Plans Trip to Energy Storage Future. Takes Along Swiss Army Knife
By Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
June 26, 2018

» State Taps First-Ever Offshore Wind Power In Clean Energy Program
By Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant
June 13, 2018

» Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff
By Nichola Groom, Reuters
June 7, 2018

» A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
June 1, 2018

» If solar panels are so clean, why do they produce so much toxic waste?
By Michael Shellenberger, Energy Post
May 30, 2018
Website Note: Mr. Shellenberger is founder of the pro-nuclear citizens movement Environmental Progress (EP). We also offer this information from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on End-of-Life Management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels

» Good idea
Letter to the Editor by Mary Beth Raven, The Nashua Telegraph
May 27, 2018

» Mass. Selects Vineyard Wind For 800-Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm
Matt Murphy, State House News Service
May 23, 2018

» Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S., Wins Foothold in Massachusetts
The wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, but the United States has largely not pursued the technology.
By Stanley Reed and Ivan Penn, New York Times
MAY 23, 2018

» Climate disruption has real impact on health in Massachusetts and we should be doing more (Viewpoint)
Guest Viewpoint By John Messervy and Dr. Regina LaRocque, Springfield Republican / Mass Live
May 18, 2018

» Researchers Look at Tidal Turbines as Renewable Energy Source
By Sarah Tan, WCAI (NPR, Cape & Islands)
May 15, 2018

» U.S. Energy Company Halts 1.5 GW of Solar Projects Due to Trump Tariffs
By  Yale E360 Digest
May 15, 2018

» Why the offshore wind industry is about to take off
By Matthew Lackner, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
May 15, 2018

» State’s high court shoots down appeal against Antrim Wind; project can go forward
By Paul Cuno-Booth, Keene Sentinel Staff
May 12, 2018

» Appalachia’s struggling coal communities find hope in transition to clean energy
Solar company founder wants to prevent migration of West Virginians in need of jobs.
By Mark Hand, Think Progress
May 11, 2018

» Swedish steel boss: ‘Our pilot plant will only emit water vapour’
By Frédéric Simon, Euroactiv
May 11, 2018

» State Clean Energy Laws Make New England Grid More Resilient
Bruce Ho, National Resource Defense Council
May 09, 2018

» California Will Require Solar Power for New Homes
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
May 9, 2018

» Renewable Sources Account For Most New U.S. Power Capacity
By Robert Rapier, Contributor, Forbes Magazine
May 6, 2018

» Phasing out fossil fuels for renewables may not be a straightforward swap
By Anthony James and Josh Floyd, Energy Post
May 6, 2016

» California set to become first US state requiring solar panels on new homes
State ‘is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards’
By Josh Gabbatiss, Science Correspondent, The Independent
May 5, 2018

» U.S. Added 2,000 Wind Turbines in 2017—AI Would Add 2,200 More Today
By Ryan Blitstein, Renewable Energy World
May 4, 2018

» Solar at the crossroads: Is utility-scale, distributed or both the way to go?
Sunrun’s CEO sees a “war on solar” but others say changes can bring big opportunities
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
May 3, 2018

» Lithium-ion domination could block promising storage technologies, MIT finds
Lithium-ion batteries are the market leader in energy storage. But is the market right?
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
May 1, 2018

» Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050
By International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
April, 2018

» Managing the Future of Energy Storage
Implications for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Madison Condon, Richard L. Revesz, Burcin Unel, Ph.D., Institute for Policy Integrity / Electricity Policy Insights
April 2018

» Unpacking All The Bad News About Renewable Energy & Energy Storage
By Tina Casey,
April 30, 2018

» Batteries have a dirty secret
Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions.
By David Roberts,
April 27, 2018

» Using Three Approaches To Determine Whether Renewable Energy Sources Have Replaced Fossil Fuel
By António Cardoso Marques, Diogo A. Pereira & José A. Fuinhas , Science Trends
April 27, 2018

» As Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching Closely
How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question
By John Fialka, E&E News, Scientific American
April 27, 2018

» Communities team up for solar
Plan calls for network of sites that will produce 45 megawatts annually
By Paul Nelson, Times Union
April 26, 2018

» How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream
APRIL 23, 2018

» Agreement with Illinois’ Largest Utility Could Jump-Start Private Microgrids
By Christie Hicks, Environmental Defence Fund – published in Microgrid Knowledge
April 19, 2018

» Advocates seek more momentum for Massachusetts offshore wind
By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network
April 19, 2018

» Cost, Schmost! Energy Dept. Touts Coal-Killing Atlantic Offshore Wind
By Tina Casey,
April 19, 2018

» VW vows to build massive electric car charging network across US
It hopes to rival Tesla in scope
By Andrew J. Hawkins, the Verge
Apr 18, 2018

» Study: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Still Boosting Northeast Economies
By Annie Ropeik, NEPR
Apr 17, 2018

» Renewable Energy Advocates To Unveil New Campaign In Portsmouth
By Annie Ropeik, NHPR
April 4, 2018

» Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York Energy Efficiency in Industrial Compressed Air Systems, 2014-2017
Berkshire Hathaway Business Wire
April 4, 2018

» Liberty Utilities Proposes Battery Program for Lebanon Homes
By Tim Camerato, Valley News Staff Writer
April 04, 2018

» Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Residents’ Access to Home Energy Information: Bill Will Support Consumer Choice and Increase Energy Efficiency
Governor’s Press Release
April 3, 2018

» US Energy Storage Broke Records in 2018, but the Best Is Yet to Come
by Julian Spector, Green Tech Media
March 5, 2019

» A Stanford professor drops his ridiculous defamation lawsuit against his scientific critics
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times
Feb 23, 2018

» Solar Plus Batteries Beat Out Natural Gas In Two US Electricity Markets
By Steve Hanley, Clean Technica 
February 15, 2018

» A Powerful Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas
By Chris Martin and Mark Chediak, Bloomberg
February 12, 2018

» Tesla’s giant battery in Australia is already eating away at ‘gas cartel’s’ profits, report says
By Fred Lambert, Electrek
February 6 2018

» One Square Mile: New Bedford’s Gamble On Offshore Wind Energy
By Avory Brookins, Rhode Island Public Radio
February 6, 2018

» Nebraska Republican seeks to hobble wind power by redefining it as not ‘renewable’. Yet Facebook is building a data center in Omaha because it can be run on 100 percent renewable wind.
by Joe Romm, Think Progress
February 5, 2018

» A better battery? MIT researchers say discovery could improve storage of energy from wind, sun
By Laney Ruckstuhl, Globe Correspondent
January 26, 2018

» 15,000+ Solar Panels: 5 Buildings & 2 Parking Lots
Sustainable UMass, UMass Amherst
2017 Recap

» Microgrid to Support US Navy’s Mission-Critical Activity in Hawaii
By Renewable Energy World Editors
December 27, 2017

» Tesla’s enormous battery in Australia, just weeks old, is already responding to outages in ‘record’ time
By Brian Fung, Washington Post
December 26, 2017

» Under Trump’s Nose, US Offshore Wind Energy “Revolution” Stirs Like A Mighty Beast
By Tina Casey,
December 22, 2017

» NYSERDA and Hudson Solar Announce the First State-Supported Community Solar Project in Columbia County
Hudson Solar Press Release
December 20, 2017

» Rhode Island Looks to First Battery-Storage Project; Massachusetts has Funded 26 Such Projects
By Tim Faulkner, ecoRI News
December 19, 2017

» Solar, wind and nuclear have ‘amazingly low’ carbon footprints, study finds
Simon Evans, Carbon Brief
December 8, 2017

» Old Massachusetts coal plant, eyed for offshore wind power tie-in, to change hands
By Mary C. Serreze, Springfield Republican / MassLive
November 23, 2017

» Tesla Battery Supply Constraints Weigh on a Young Storage Industry
By Julian Spector, Green Tech Media
November 22, 2017

» Missouri company buys Brayton Point, eyes offshore wind industry
By Eli Sherman, Providence Business News
November 21, 2017

» Tax plan may eliminate $7,500 electric car credit, sparking fears for EV sales
By Jay Ramey, AutoWeek
November 6, 2017

» Massachusetts net metering caps strand $78 million in plans
By Frank Andorka, PV Magazine
October 3, 2017

» Navajo Nations first solar project now producing electricity for 13,000 homes
White Wolf
September 2017

» US Solar Industry Could Be Devastated By Today’s Tariffs Ruling — May Lead To Crushing Tariffs
By Jeremy Bloom, Clean Technica
September 22, 2017 

» Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages
By Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
September 18, 2017

» Hurricanes wreak the havoc of climate change – but is a green energy solution in sight?
By Jonathan Watts, the Guardian
September 12, 2017

» What happens to solar panels in a hurricane?
By Ben Zientara, Solar Power Rocks

» Gigantic Batteries Help Grow Renewable Energy In Maine, New England
By Fred Bever, WNPR
August 30, 2017

» Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon the solution to going 100 percent renewable
By Joe Romm, Think Progress
August 24, 2017

» US grid untroubled by total eclipse despite plunge in solar output
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
August 22, 2017

» Look What Happened to California Solar Production During the Eclipse
By Sophie Caronello, Bloomberg
August 21, 2017

» Can the world thrive on 100% renewable energy?
A transition away from fossil fuels is necessary, but it will not be painless
By (Author Unlisted), The Economist / At What Cost?
July 13, 2017

» Forget coal, solar will soon be cheaper than natural gas power
By Dr. Joe Romm, Think Progress
June 15, 2017

» China Turns On the World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm
By Jason Daley, Smithsonian Magazine
June 7, 2017

» Your View: With the chance to lead on wind, Massachusetts dithers
By Bradley Campbell and George Bachrach, South Coast Today
June 4, 2017

» China just switched on the world’s largest floating solar power plant
By Simon Brandon, World Economic Forum
June 2 2017

» Hail No! National Lab’s Solar Panels Survive Severe Storm
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
May 15, 2017

» Three Boston Congregations Team Up for Community Solar Project
Barr Foundation
Guest Author, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
Associate Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel AME Church
May 9, 2017

» What went wrong with that weird wind turbine on Deer Island?
By Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe
May 05, 2017

» Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy
By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
January 16, 2017

» New Study: Regional Carbon Cap-and-Trade Has Saved Lives
By Heather Goldstone, Cape and
January 12, 2017

» Solar Power Saves Everyone Money
By Nancy Averett, Boston University
June 8, 2016

» First US offshore wind farm opens off Rhode Island’s coast with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty
December 13, 2016

» Made in America: First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Now Online
By Kit Kennedy, NRDC
December 12, 2016

» India unveils the world’s largest solar power plant
The country is on schedule to be the world’s third biggest solar market next year.
By Al Jazeera News
November 30, 2016

» Holyoke leads the way towards 100 percent renewable energy
Guest commentary By Ben Hellerstein & Alex Morse, MassLive
September 1, 2016

» State and towns looking at tapping into hydropower
By David Abel, Boston Globe 
May 14, 2016

Solar Industry
Massachusetts Legislators Finally Reach Solar Deal

By Joseph Bebon
April 06, 2016

WBUR – 90.9
Legislative Negotiators Reach Deal On Solar Energy Roadmap
April 05, 2016

Common Wealth Magazine
100 reps break ranks on solar

Lawmakers flip-flop on net metering cuts
By Bruce Mohl
March 15,  2016

Boston Globe
Clean energy industry goes mainstream amid investments
By Jay Fitzgerald
March 12,  2016

Sutherland LNG
New Report Finds Renewable Energy Competitive to LNG for Overseas Power Generation
January 19, 2016 

MetroWest Daily News
Baker-Polito admin launches $30 million solar loan program

By Brad Avery
December 17, 2015

Utility Dive
2015: A banner year for energy storage

Energy storage hit many milestones in 2015 and reached its highest level of deployment to date
By Peter Maloney
December 15, 2015

PBS NewsHour – WGBH57
How building a better battery would change the game for renewable energy
December 15, 2015

Times Union
Nassau supervisor wants to take town off the grid
By Larry Rulison

Environmental League of Massachusetts
Time Runs Out on Solar Net Metering Legislation

November 19, 2015

Greentech Media
Even Without Subsidies, Energy Storage Is Starting to Rival Conventional Resources

By Stephen Lacey
November 18, 2015

Common Wealth Magazine
House manufactures a solar industry crisis

By Josh Craft
November 13, 2015

» Bloomberg Business
Utilities Buying Gas Pipelines Better Watch Out For Batteries
by Harry Weber
Nov. 11, 2015

Boston Globe
Interfaith group presses state lawmakers for energy reforms
By Katie Lannan
November 11, 2015

» Boston
European Firm Pitches Huge Wind Farm of Martha’s Vineyard 
by Jay Fitzgerald
Nov. 10, 2015

Peterborough To Turn On State’s Largest Solar Power facility
by David Brooks
Nov. 6, 2015

Green Banks To Finance Microgrid
by Elisa Wood
Nov. 2, 2015

»MASS Energy Consumers Alliance
Why I Voted Against the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Three Year Plan
posted by Larry Chretien
October 30, 2015

Environmentalists Push Carbon Fee in Massachusetts
by Shira Schoenberg
October 27, 2015

» The Economics of Battery Storage

»Bring Me The News
Xcel Says Wind Is Now Cheaper Than Natural Gas-Plans For More Wind Farms
by Adam Uren
October 24, 2015

Eco Watch
50 Ways You Can Help Save the Earth

By Cole Mellino
October 18, 2015

»Breaking Energy
Can Smart Buildings Boost Demand Response In An Era Of Capacity Performance
Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog
October 12, 2015

»Energy Efficient
New Report Tectonic Shift In U.S. Energy Use-Renewables Surging Coal Oil And Electricity Down 
by Ralph Cavanagh
October 9, 2015

»New York Governor’s Press Office
Governor Cuomo Announces 1366 Technologies Construct Advanced Manufacturing Facility Genesee 
October 7, 2015

»Boston Globe
Former A123 Boss Aims Beyond Electric Cars 
by Jack Newsham
October 7, 2015

» gtm
The Northeast Represents A 67.5B Market For Mid Scale Commercial Solar 
by Julia Pyper
October 5, 2015

Biz Opportunities in Clean Energy: Branson
Sept. 28, 2015

»RE New Economy
Moody’s Why Battery Storage Is Bad News For Coal Gas Generators 
by Giles Parkinson
September 27, 2015

Mass Live
Massachusetts, Quebec lawmakers to explore energy issues

By Shira Schoenberg
September 25, 2015

» California’s New Energy Bills Could Help Transform Energy Efficiency
by Stephen Lacey
Sept. 24, 2015

Mass Live
North Adams solar landfill now powering city buildings, streetlights, skating rink

By Mary Serreze
September 24, 2015

New Hampshire Public Radio
N.H. Business Leaders Call for Climate Action

By Sam Evans-Brown
September 23, 2015

Common Dreams
‘It Can Be Done’: New Report Details Path to 100% Renewables by 2050

ByJon Queally
September 21, 2015

Massachusetts state senator pushes wind power after trip to Denmark

By Shira Schoenberg
September 21, 2015
The night they drove the price of electricity down: Wind power was so plentiful in Texas that producers sold it at a negative price. What? 
By Daniel Gross,
September 18, 2015

The Boston Globe
The Argument: Should Massachusetts lift the cap on “net metering” to allow for greater solar energy development?
Read the arguments for and against and answer the survey
By Michael D. Yunits and Robert Rio
August 28, 2015

The Nation – Instigating Progress daily
Why Are Americans Switching to Renewable Energy? Because It’s Actually Cheaper
By Tara Lohan
August 5, 2015

Climate Progress
This 45-Ton Buoy Might Change The Way You Get Your Power

By Samantha Page
July 9, 2015

Renewable Energy Co-op Races Toward Milestone Project

By Erik Hoffner
May 20, 2015

Energy Post
French government study: 95% renewable power mix cheaper than nuclear and gas

By Terje Osmundsen
April 20,  2015

One Weird Trick Prevents Bird Deaths At Solar Towers
By Susan Kraemer, Clean Technica
April 16, 2015

The Berkshire Eagle
Jiminy Peak to go 80 percent renewable through new solar project
By Scott Stafford
April 15,  2015

Clean Technica
US Business Says Hello To US Wind Energy, Goodbye To Fossil Fuels

by Tina Casey
April 10,  2015

Wicked Local
Solar advocates say cap on incentives is blocking projects
By Gerry Tuoti
April 09,  2015

New Hampshire Union Leader
Solar bill before NH House panel has both sides shifting stances
By Dave Solomon
March 24, 2015

Berkshire County node of 350MA
Will Solar Be the Clean Shale Boom?
March 13, 2015
Lawsuit seeks strict limits on Mass. greenhouse gas emissions

By Steve LeBlanc
March 10, 2015
AG Healey Gives Keynote Address at Northeast Energy and Commerce Association 12th Annual Conference

By Christopher Loh
March 12, 2015

Good – a magazine for global the citizen
Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

By Rafi Schwartz
February 24, 2015

Science Alert
World’s first grid-connected wave power station switched on in Australia

February 23, 2015

The Verge
Why Tesla’s battery for your home should terrify utilities

By Josh Dzieza
February 13, 2015

RMI Outlet – plug into new ideas
Bringing Shared Solar to Scale

How Community Solar Can Increase Customer Access to Distributed Solar PV
By Mathias Bell
February 12, 2015

Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.
Feb 12, 2015
Clean Energy Advocates Bootcamp: Understanding Supply and Demand in New England

» MassCEC Energy Efficiency Job Training

Mass Energy Consumer Alliance
New England Green Power
Fill out the form below to switch to green power!

Massachusetts  Clean Energy Center
Air-Source Heat Pump Grants

Climate Progress
Utility To Allow Customers To Receive All Their Electricity From Community Solar
By Katie Valentine
February 5, 2015

eco’Ri news
Four Offshore Wind Projects; Four Different Tracks
By Joyce Rowley
February 1, 2015

Mother Nature Network
Why everyone is talking about energy storage

By  Sami Grover
January 31, 2015

Bloomberg Business
Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can’t Stop Renewables Now
By Tom Randall
January 30, 2015

Climate Central
California Takes Lead In Developing Energy Storage

By Bobby Magill
January 13, 2015

Climate Progress
A New Report Says Distributed Generation Like Solar Will Double Globally By 2023

By Jeff Spross
December 9, 2014

New York Times
Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels
By Diane Cardwell
November 23, 2014 – Vermont’s largest consumer and environmental organization
News Release: Environmental Advocates, Businesses and Low-Income Groups Launch Campaign for an Energy Independent Vermont
By Liz Edsell
November 13, 2014

The New York Times
A Tricky Transition From Fossil Fuel -Denmark Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

By Justin Gillis
November 10, 2014

Tree Hugger
Large solar selling cheaper than fossil fuels in Texas, Georgia, India, Brazil, and Chile

By Zachary Shahan
November 8, 2014

Renewable Energy
Energy Storage Will Soon Replace Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Peaker Plants
By Chet Lyons
November 5, 2014

Climate Progress-
Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power Every Home In October
November 5, 2014

By Dave Levitan
October 24, 2014

The Boston Globe
As electricity costs rise, market for heat pumps takes off

By Jack Newsham
October 6, 2014

Berkshire Eagle
Zero energy homes are available

By Phil Demers
October 5, 2014

Las Vegas Review-Journal
For sustainability, time has come for solar power

October 4, 2014

Cape Cod Times 
Patrick: Region’s clean energy industry roaring
By Patrick Cassidy
September 30, 2014

The Washington Post
The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

By Vivek Wadhwa
September 19, 2014

Future Tense
If Fixing Global Warming Is Free, What’s the Holdup?

By Eric Holthaus
September 17, 2014

Market Watch
Ilios Sales Grow With New Water-Source High Efficiency Water Heater
September 16, 2014

New York Times
Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

By Justin Gillis
September 13, 2014

Al Jazeera America
The New Face of Electricity
By Kristyn Martin
August 25, 2014

Union of Concerned Scientists
How Much Does Rooftop Solar Power Cost? Grid Parity Here or Coming in More Than Half of U.S. States
By Mike Jacobs
August 20, 2014

» Barclay’s Downgrades Electric Utility Bonds, Sees Viable Solar Competition
Barron’s, May 23, 2014

» Are renewables stormproof? Hurricane Sandy tests solar, wind.
By David J. Unger, Christian Science Monitor
November 19, 2012

» Rooftop Solar Stood Up to Sandy
By Dave Levitan, IEEE Spectrum
Nov 16, 2012

Environment 360

August 22, 2012

Environmental Leader
Liberty Paper Mill to Self-Power with Anaerobic Digester

March 22, 2012

Grid Energy Storage: Beyond Batteries

 Dec 16, 2012

Ice Energy – Discover the Power of Ice 2011 (Energy Storage)

Jan 14, 2011

» The Electrical Worker: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Newsletter

Feature story:
IBEW Takes on Strategic Challenge of Renewable Energy Expansion
Vol. 3, No. 5, May 2009