Few people know solar energy like Vote Solar's Executive Director Adam Browning. In today's Hero podcast, Adam discusses Vote Solar, how he got into the solar field, and what's on the horizon for his team and the US solar industry.
Different states have chosen different policies to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency to achieve various goals. In order to assess progress, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued the "State of the States" report.
On a late night in early October, "Rolling Sunlight," Greenpeace’s mobile solar power center, pulled up to the curb near Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan and hooked up its power to Occupy Wall Street. Off went the gasoline-powered generators to huge applause.
For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.
Long Island flipped the switch on the largest solar installation east of the Mississippi River. The project will provide enough energy to power 4,500 Long Island home and abate 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide as well as sulfur and nitrogen dioxide emissions.
When electric utilities declare that they will need new power capacity, most people think of new power plants and transmission lines. But some companies are proposing something novel: grid energy storage systems.
Ringing in the New Year, states continue to take the lead in clean energy policy. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his support for solar power in his State of the State speech, while two major solar groups joined forces to be more effective at the state level.
Barring any cataclysmic events, here are our predicted trends for 2012 in Food, Water and Energy (Fwenergy, if you will). And while there are no doomsday scenarios, not everything looks rosy for 2012.