Transforming Appalachia’s Coal-Powered Economy One Community At A Time

Grassroots organizations in coal states have been reaching out to people in coal communities — and seeking financial support from local, state, and federal governments — with initiatives to help ea… Conversation should be what's the best way to transition to renewable energy, not … Continue reading

Look Fast: Solar Is Blowing Past Coal…And Gas…And Wind

Now, here’s a surprise. Wind power has been growing at a rapid clip, but it looks like solar is sneaking up from behind with a Negasonic Teenage Warhead-scale weapon in hand: it’s cheaper. In fact, according to data studied by … Continue reading

Tesla signs lease for I-10 showroom, its first in San Antonio

Tesla has signed a lease for its first San Antonio showroom along Interstate 10 close to the Dominion, ending its struggle to establish a presence in the Alamo City. The Silicon Valley automaker has entered a lease with an affiliate … Continue reading

Altman Z-Score Q3 2016: which PV manufacturers are financially most stable?

In March this year we released the first Altman Z-Score on Sinovoltaics.com, outlining which Asian PV manufacturers are most likely to go into brankruptcy and which PV manufacturers come out strongest. Since March this year the PV market has changed … Continue reading

Why Efficiency Is Now King in Rooftop Solar Energy

More and more companies are realizing that efficiency is key in rooftop solar. What makes the residential solar market unique, and sets it apart from very large-scale solar projects in particular, is that it's more sensitive to differences in solar-panel … Continue reading

Straight outta Lubbock: Scientist and TV station aim at ‘myths’ with new videos

When the Canadian atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe moved to Lubbock 11 years ago to take a faculty position at Texas Tech University, she was well known and regarded in the field of climate-change research, but not too far beyond it. … Continue reading

UTSA researching battery that can store renewable energy | WOAI

SAN ANTONIO —  Right now professors and students at UTSA are conducting tests on a special battery that could help the nation when it comes to storing renewable energy. It's still early in the testing phase as a team of … Continue reading

As solar price drops, utility interest spurs growth in non-traditional markets | Utility Dive

It’s becoming a somewhat redundant story: Solar prices are continuing to fall, and utilities are developing more and more of the resource, especially on the utility-scale side of things. This is a fact highlighted by recent reports from the Lawrence … Continue reading

Solar Power Does Work, Even Better Than Expected | CleanTechnica

One of the prices we have to pay for our ideological divide on renewable energy is that we have to read headlines like this, particularly in the Murdoch media: “Solar and wind power simply don’t work, not here, not anywhere”. It was written by … Continue reading

Upend the Tax Havens to Fund Clean Energy Revolution, Group Urges

Two birds. One stone. How to recoup and put to good use the billions of dollars corporations and the super-wealthy hide from governments each year while also funding the renewable energy revolution scientists and experts say is necessary—and technologically possible—to … Continue reading

Microsoft Corp. NRG Energy Inc. Primus Power Inc. and University of San Antonio work on battery technology – San Antonio Business Journal

As data centers continue to slurp massive gulps of electricity to power cloud computing, Microsoft is taking steps to reduce its draw on the grid — using San Antonio as a testing ground. Source: Microsoft Corp. NRG Energy Inc. Primus … Continue reading

Being Smart About Solar – BuildSAGreen.org – Build San Antonio Green

Before going solar…. consider these points So…. you’re thinking of going solar. Congratulations! It’s a big step, and a worthy one. By embracing solar power, you help reduce the load on our local energy grid, which cuts down on air … Continue reading

Janine Benyus: What Can Today’s Designers Learn From Nature?

Science writer Janine Benyus believes innovators should look to nature when solving a design problem. She says the natural world is full of ideas for making things waterproof, solar-powered and more. Source: Janine Benyus: What Can Today's Designers Learn From … Continue reading

The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution — invironment — Medium

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my … Continue reading

How fast can we transition to a low-carbon energy system?

Starting later this month, the world’s nations will convene in traumatized Paris to hammer out commitments to slow down global climate change. Any long-term solution will require “decarbonizing” the world energy economy – that is, shifting to power sources that … Continue reading

Moving to Renewable Energy Would Boost Disposable Income And Create A Million Jobs

A new report has found that transitioning to a clean energy economy would be an economic boon to the United States, increasing employment, reducing costs to consumers, and benefiting investors.The report, from NextGen Climate America, showed that investment in efficiency, … Continue reading