Posts tagged: green energy

5,500 U.S. Schools Use Solar Power, and That’s Growing as Costs Fall, Study Shows

As renewable energy prices drop, schools are saving millions, while teaching students about technology. Their solar capacity has nearly doubled in three years. By: Lyndsey Gilpin In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools Superintendent Peter Gretz and other […]

California Set to Eclipse Renewable Energy Target

By: Peter Miller California has consistently set the bar high when it comes to climate action, and in the case of renewable energy, the state has consistently over-performed. The latest report from the California Public Utilities Commission shows that major utilities have already met or will soon exceed the state’s renewable energy target of 33 percent clean […]

Transparent Solar Panels Slated to Innovate Green Energy

Researchers developed transparent solar panels that will turn every window into a power source: here’s how they did it. Solar panels have become commonly associated with the image of large black squares covering an expansive landscape. But the latest advancement in solar panel technology indicates this could soon change, as a team of researchers at Michigan State […]

Wind Powered All of Scotland in October and Other Renewable Success Stories

The Trump strategy of slapping penalties on these technologies and giving fossil fuels subsidies has a very limited shelf life By: Juan Cole Wind and solar keep falling in price—each fell 6 percent in 2016. That fall was not as big as the two previous years, but there is every reason to expect price drops much bigger […]

Green Energy Wind Turbines Generate More Power Than Expected

Energy being sold to NS Power for next 20 years By: Carla Allen Yarmouth County – After a full year of operation the amount of clean electricity produced by wind turbines erected last year by the Green Energy Committee has exceeded original estimates by 30 per cent. The community energy project, which consists of two 50kW […]

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