Posts tagged: Bloomberg L.P.

Germany’s green energy boom is leaving a ‘trail of blood’ on coal companies

BY: Sharif Sakr Since the beginning, the commercial growth of renewable energy has been a laborious, often painful matter of government pushes, tax incentives and campaigning for greater awareness. In Germany, however, the energy market is on the cusp of evolving to the next step: An era in which the sun and the wind replace […]

China’s Solar Market Beat All Expectations For 2013

China’s Solar Market Beat All Expectations For 2013 — Installed More Solar Power In 2013 Than USA Has In Its Whole History (via Clean Technica) Despite predictions all through 2013 suggesting that Japan would walk away the dominant solar PV market, Bloomberg New Energy Finance has revealed that China “outstripped even the most optimistic forecasts” […]

Gold miner going green: Sibanye looks at building solar power plant

Sibanye Gold is looking at ditching South Africa’s biggest electricity provider in favour of the sun. In response to rising electricity costs, the company says it’s considering building a 10-megawatt solar power plant, CEO Neal Froneman told Bloomberg. Since 2007, the firm’s power costs have risen 60%, even as operations began using less power. Eskom […]

Apple’s Data Centers Now Running on 100% Renewable Energy

Bloomberg notes that Apple has posted the 2012 update of its environmental policy pages, noting that the company has now achieved 100% renewable energy usage at all of its data centers. On a worldwide basis, the company’s corporate facilities are now running on 75% renewable energy, up from 35% just two years ago. Our goal […]