Posts tagged: solar

Chicago Wants to Become a Renewable Energy Powerhouse

By: Anmar Frangoul   City buildings in Chicago are to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2025, the city’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced. In a release over the weekend Emanuel – along with figureheads from Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago Park District and City Colleges of Chicago – said […]

The King of Beers Joins the Renewable Energy Bandwagon

Another giant corporation makes a commitment to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy. By: Travis Hoium As politicians and interest groups debate the future of climate change policies and renewable energy mandates across the country, a big power in the world of energy is making its strategy well-known. The business community has made […]

Renewable Energy is a Huge Opportunity—With or Without Donald Trump

By: Dan Woynillowicz and Merran Smith The U.S. president is moving to roll back climate-change related regulations, but clean tech is an international growth area for ambitious Canadian firms “We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables.” Those were the words of Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency—an institution […]

Indigenous Communities Get Clean Energy Boost in Budget, New Network

Indigenous communities in Canada are at the forefront of the transition to a clean energy economy, representing an investment of more than $30 billion in the past five years alone, and leaders in the Indigenous Clean Energy sector have two more reasons to celebrate this week: on Wednesday the federal budget included commitments of $715 […]

Liquid Battery Could Last for Over 10 Years

It might be an ideal form of energy storage for solar and wind power. By: Jon Fingas Modern batteries aren’t hampered so much by their capacity as their long-term lifespan — a lithium-ion pack can easily become useless after a few years of heavy use. That’s bad enough for your phone, but it’s worse for […]