Renewable Energy Industry

Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next half of the decade leading up to 2030, powered by a resurgence in solar energy and The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in the four years that led up to 2020.

Its latest report in 2019 predicted that by the middle of the next decade a new dawn for cheap solar power could see the world’s solar capacity grow by 600GW which equates to almost double the installed total electricity capacity of Japan that year. Overall, renewable electricity is expected to grow by 1,200GW in the next five years, the equivalent of the total electricity capacity of the US in 2019.

Renewable energy sources make up 26% of the world’s electricity today, but according to the IEA its share is expected to reach 30% by 2024. The resurgence follows a global slowdown in 2019, due to falling technology costs and rising environmental concerns. The IEA also expects solar energy to play the biggest role in jumpstarting fresh growth in global renewable energy due to the fact that falling costs are already below retail electricity prices in most countries. Solar PV is the single largest source of additional expansion potential, followed by onshore wind and hydropower.

The cost of solar power is expected to decline by a further 15% to 35% by 2024 which should spur further growth over the second half of the decade and the increasing requirements of energy-hungry businesses and factories is expected to be the main driver of the solar power boom as company bosses exploit falling costs to help cut their energy bills.

The number of home solar panels is also expected to more than double to reach around 100 million rooftops by the middle of the decade leading into 2030 with the strongest per capita growth expected in Australia, Belgium, California, the Netherlands and Austria. Despite this forecasted growth expected for solar over the next five years, panels will still cover only 6% of the world’s available rooftops, leaving room for further growth into the remainder of the decade.

China will account for 40% of global renewable capacity expansion leading up to 2024 and this will be in part due to improved system integration, lower curtailment rates and enhanced competitiveness of both solar PV and onshore wind. A more optimistic outlook for the European Union results from higher planned renewables auction volumes and faster distributed solar PV growth in member states to meet renewable energy targets. In the United States, wind and solar PV developers are rushing to complete projects before federal tax incentives end, while corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and state-level policies contribute to growth.

Industry News

  • Bill McKibben on Social Trust, Science, & Cryptocurrency — CleanTechnica Interview
    by Zachary Shahan on October 24, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    This is the third article in a three-part series based around my recent interview with Bill McKibben, a legend in the world of climate activism and climate communication. In the first part, McKibben talked about climate grief, the climate crisis, climate activism, and US climate policy. In the beginning of the second episode, we talked

  • Q3 Saw Europe’s EV Share Break New Ground Above 20% & Overtake Diesel For First Time
    by Dr. Maximilian Holland on October 24, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Europe’s auto market saw plugin electric vehicles climb above 20% share for the first time in Q3 2021, up almost 2x year-on-year.  Plugin share also overtook diesel’s falling share (15.4%) for the first time – diesel will now quickly fade to nothing. The overall auto market was down 21.3% year-on-year, with Q3 volume at 2,681,735

  • Bill McKibben On Unions, Tesla, & Elon Musk — CleanTechnica Interview
    by Zachary Shahan on October 24, 2021 at 6:08 am

    In the second part of my two-part interview with Bill McKibben, we spent a lot of time talking about Elon Musk, Tesla, and social trust. That included getting into the topic of unions, the UAW itself, cryptocurrency, and whether or not people with nefarious — or at least selfish and greedy — motives have intentionally

  • The Gas Car Death Spiral
    by Remco van der Horst on October 24, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Editor’s note: A little more than a month ago, I wrote an article about 500 million gallons of gasoline being displaced by electric vehicles in 2020. In response, friend and longtime reader Remco van der Horst sent along an email that teased out some superb points about what that means more broadly for the auto

  • Utilities & EV Dreams in India
    by NRDC on October 24, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Guest blog by Nitish Arora and Jessica Korsh India needs to exponentially increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to power the potential 102 million EVs on the road in 2030. Reaching this target is essential to prevent a climate catastrophe and improve the unhealthy air quality for millions of Indians. A robust public charging network is essential for

  • Nevada Becomes 16th Clean Cars State, & Model For Others
    by NRDC on October 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Originally published by NRDC, Expert Blog. By Simon Mui Nevada became the 16th state in the nation to adopt clean cars yesterday, after the Legislative Commission approved the Clean Cars Nevada program in a bipartisan vote. The vote marked the final approval step after the Nevada State Environmental Commission voted unanimously supported the program in July. The

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s Security Details Drives A Ford Mustang Mach-E
    by Jennifer Sensiba on October 23, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    While many Tesla fans aren’t happy with the Biden Administration right now, it’s important to look for the good and congratulate it. Today, we’re seeing U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg walk the walk instead of just talking the talk like most politicians do. The @ford Mach-E is @SecretaryPete brand new security detail car pic.twitter.com/AOjnrw3pqp —

  • Are Wall Street Analysts The Best At Predicting Tesla’s Future?
    by Matt Pressman on October 23, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    When I see Wall Street analysts trying to predict Tesla’s performance, I often chuckle. Oftentimes, I feel as if I have exclusive court side seats — especially as Tesla’s quarter ends. As the leading aftermarket accessories company in the Tesla space, I closely observe how Tesla is performing and pick up on trends long before

  • Tesla Owner With FSD Beta Shares Thoughts On His Experience
    by Johnna Crider on October 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    I just had a chat with Dr. Earl Banning, aka @28DelaysLater, who has had FSD Beta since November of last year. Earl recently wrote a Twitter thread which we will dive into momentarily. First, I wanted to share what he told me. Earl told me that his mother has multiple sclerosis and is unable to

  • How To Go To Jail: 1. Buy A Tesla With Counterfeit Cash. 2. Steal It If 1 Doesn’t Work. 3. Run But Get Caught.
    by Johnna Crider on October 23, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office shared on Facebook that a gentleman by the name of Cortavious Rey-Ray Johnson did something rather silly — and illegal. According to the information given to the deputies, Johnson attempted to buy a 2018 black Tesla Model 3 from its owner … with counterfeit currency. SacBee reported that Johnson then

  • The Bar For Climate Ambition Is Set By Science, Not Congressional Politics
    by Guest Contributor on October 23, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Julie McNamara, senior energy analyst with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists In April 2021, President Biden committed the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, in line with science-informed targets, in line

  • Apple Battery Talks With CATL & BYD Collapse
    by Steve Hanley on October 23, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Apple continues to pursue is electric car ambitions.

  • Update: Tesla Model 3 v. Nissan LEAF v. Chevy Bolt (We Have a Winner)
    by Jo Borrás on October 23, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    In 2018, the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF, and Chevy Bolt were new electric cars with 200-ish miles of range and sub-40K price tags. It was anyone's guess who would win-- but now we know.

  • Largest Depot for Electric Buses in Australia
    by David Waterworth on October 23, 2021 at 6:02 am

    Transit Systems (owned by Sealink Travel Group) is currently operating 15 electric buses in Sydney’s Inner West urban streets.  With 40 more ordered, the time has come to create the largest electrified depot in Australia. Australasian Bus and Coach writes, “The Leichhardt depot retrofit will include: the use of 40 electric buses with a combination

  • EV Revolution Gathers Pace in New South Wales
    by David Waterworth on October 23, 2021 at 5:34 am

    If you cross the ditch from New Zealand, the best Australian state in which to buy an electric vehicle is New South Wales. Legislation was passed on Wednesday which provides a $3,000 rebate for eligible EV purchases cars under $68,000, waives stamp duty fees (approximately $2,500), and provides funding for the rollout of a statewide

  • Tesla Cost of Ownership: Model 3 Long Range — 2 Years & 50,000 Miles of Maintenance
    by Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler on October 23, 2021 at 4:30 am

    This “Tesla Cost of Ownership” article is a companion piece to CleanTechnica Chief Editor Zach Shahan’s recent article about his maintenance costs on two years with his Tesla Model 3 Standard Range+. Zach and I are compadres because we bought our Model 3s at about the same time in 2019 and both sprang $6,000 for

  • Interbrand: Tesla Is The Fastest Growing Brand Of 2021
    by Johnna Crider on October 23, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Interbrand has published its Best Global Brands 2021 list, and in that it named Tesla as the fastest-growing brand of 2021. In the “Biggest Risers” section, Interbrand noted that this year’s top risers shared strong performance on three brand strength factors: Participation. Agility. Direction. It noted tech giants Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft continue to shine

  • Tesla To Triple Size Of Supercharger Network Within 2 Years
    by Steve Hanley on October 23, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Tesla VP Drew Baglino said last week that Tesla plans to triple the number of Supercharger locations.

  • Tracing the Ancestry of Today’s Electric Vehicles (Part 4)
    by Jennifer Sensiba on October 23, 2021 at 2:13 am

    This article is part of a short series. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. How Far We’ve Come While electric cars were once dominant (around 1900), they fell from use because the battery technology of the time just wasn’t really up to most drivers’ needs. Once Cadillac started

  • The Build Back Better Act is a Bridge to the Future We Need. Senator Manchin, Don’t Blow It Up!
    by Guest Contributor on October 23, 2021 at 1:51 am

    Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Rachel Cleetus  In the last week, Senator Manchin (D-WV) has become increasingly public with his opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), a policy designed to drive down power sector carbon emissions which is part of the reconciliation bill under consideration in Congress. With the vote margins so slim in

  • Record Month For Plugin Vehicle Sales In China!
    by José Pontes on October 23, 2021 at 1:14 am

    3 plugin vehicles made it into the overall automotive top 10 in September!

  • Energy Storage Ecosystem Offers Lowest-Cost Path to 100% Renewable Power
    by U.S. Department of Energy on October 22, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    NREL Analysis Shows That Multiple Storage Technologies Can Enable High-Renewable Operation

  • Electric Aircraft — Coming Soon to Save Us, or All Hype & Greenwash?
    by Guest Contributor on October 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Electric aircraft have arrived, but a lot has to happen to make commercial flights a reality. Can they live up to the hype, and can they reduce aviation emissions? We run the numbers.

  • India X Cleantech — October 2021
    by Saurabh on October 22, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments 15 Companies Propose To Invest $15 Billion In Solar Manufacturing Leading industrial conglomerates

  • “Not Everyone Should Drive A Battery Electric Car,” Claims Toyota Chief Scientist
    by Steve Hanley on October 22, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Toyota's chief scientist said this week that governments shouldn't support battery electric vehicles exclusively.

  • Ford Seeks Renewable Energy For New EVs In … Tennessee?
    by Tina Casey on October 22, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Tennessee busts into renewable energy spotlight with new Ford electric vehicle campus and an assist from the TVA.

  • Special announcement on offshore wind planned Monday in Virginia
    by John Engel on October 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Dominion Energy CEO Robert Blue, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will participate in a "special announcement on offshore wind" Monday in Portsmouth, Va., according to a press release.

  • Eat Just, Inc. Gets Nod From European Food Nutrition Experts
    by Carolyn Fortuna on October 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    European consumers who are focused on plant-based foods will soon be able to add eggless eggs from Eat Just, Inc. to their menus.

  • Bill McKibben Is Optimistic About Climate Change, But Greta Thunberg Is Not
    by Steve Hanley on October 22, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Bill McKibben and Greta Thunberg have different opinions about the future of climate action. Which one is right?

  • Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Globally
    by Guest Contributor on October 22, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    “Renewable energy’s ability to create jobs and meet climate goals is beyond doubt. With COP26 in front of us, governments must raise their ambition to reach net zero,” says Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General. “The only path forward is to increase investments in a just and inclusive transition, reaping the full socioeconomic benefits along the way.”

  • Wallbox Pulsar Plus 48 Amp Hardwired EVSE — CleanTechnica Review
    by Kyle Field on October 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    The EV charging geniuses at Wallbox have been building up their residential EV charging lineup over the last few years and recently rolled out a higher amperage 48 amp version of the Pulsar Plus. The new version carries forward the same compact form factor and ditches the wall plug for a hard wired connection into

  • Demand-side emission reduction key to meeting decarbonization goals, report says
    by Jennifer Runyon on October 22, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    New study from Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges
    by John Engel on October 22, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    The study found that solar PV employs a third of the renewable energy industry at 4 million workers, followed by bioenergy, hydropower, and wind.

  • Tracing The Ancestry of Today’s Electric Vehicles (Part 3)
    by Jennifer Sensiba on October 22, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    This article is part of a short series on the history of electric vehicles. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. The GM Sunraycer, and The Quiet Achiever Wikipedia and most other sources will state that GM’s Impact (the EV1’s prototype) grew out of GM’s Sunraycer project. This is definitely true, but

  • Renewable Energy for Your Self-Build
    by Ellie Richardson on October 22, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Self-building is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and the potential to create an energy efficient home has become an important factor in this.   There has never been a better time than now to invest in carbon neutral technologies with renewable energy prices falling and incentives to go green. This is particularly true for … Continue reading "Renewable Energy for Your Self-Build" The post Renewable Energy for Your Self-Build first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • PJM: Offshore wind and renewable targets could require $3.2 billion in grid upgrades
    by John Engel on October 22, 2021 at 11:26 am

    A new study by PJM estimates that up to $3.2 billion in grid upgrades could be needed to support offshore wind and states' renewable energy targets in the region by 2035.

  • Microgrids bring first-time electricity access to 80,000 people in West Africa
    by John Engel on October 22, 2021 at 10:27 am

    The Movamba project -- which will add 1.3 megawatts of renewable energy capacity -- aims to increase system capacity and improve resilience by connecting directly to hospitals and clinics in rural Sierra Leone.

  • Episode 290: Countdown to COP26
    on October 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Plus, we speak with VERGE 21 keynote speaker Yishan Wong, founder and CEO of a startup working on 'reforestation in a box.'

  • 2 big ideas for counting down emissions by 2050 (or sooner)
    on October 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Al Gore, Tzeporah Berman and Susan Ruffo offer solutions for addressing the impacts of climate change.

  • Lightsource bp enters Polish renewables market with $582 million deal
    by Power Engineering Editors on October 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Lightsource bp has reached an agreement with a local energy company to develop 757MWp of solar energy capacity in Poland.

  • Navigating the emotional rollercoaster of climate change
    on October 22, 2021 at 8:30 am

    A conversation with Dr. Renee Lertzman, climate psychologist, researcher and strategist.

  • For the world’s athletes, COP26 is no game
    on October 22, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Athletes and the broader sports community traditionally have not had much of a presence at prior global climate conferences. That will change at COP26.

  • Where to focus your emissions-reduction efforts
    on October 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Where can we significantly reduce GHG emissions? Where do we get the best GHG reduction bang for our buck?

  • Amazon, Unilever, IKEA back zero-emission shipping initiative
    on October 22, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Nine global corporations adopt ambition statement that commits them to transitioning their freight vessels to zero-carbon fuels by 2040.

  • NTSB Found That “Driverless” Tesla Crash Wasn’t So Driverless After All
    by Johnna Crider on October 22, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Remember that so-called “driverless” Tesla crash in Houston that the media went nuts over? Jennifer Sensiba did a very good job covering that for CleanTechnica, and unlike the wild headlines suggesting killer robot cars and whatnot, her coverage was fair and balanced. Also, from the beginning, CleanTechnica CEO and Tesla owner Zach Shahan noted that

  • New York Voices Initiating Change — “You Had Us At Page One”
    by Cynthia Shahan on October 21, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    In case you’ve not had the fortune of reading humansofny yet, this is a good time to start. Every story is unique, sharing the breadth of human experience in New York. The stories are diverse, authentic, and most often shining in some way with hope. They include the best glow of humankind — the inspirations,

  • Tesla CFO: There’s A “Profound Awakening” In The Electric Car Sector
    by Matt Pressman on October 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Once again, Tesla broke records and exceeded expectations in the latest quarter. But, the company’s third quarter earnings call was quite different this time around. As expected, there was no commentary from company CEO Elon Musk. Instead, CFO Zachary Kirkhorn helmed the call, with input also provided by a few other top execs. Even without

  • Tesla Switching To LFP Batteries For Standard Range Model 3 & Model Y Cars
    by Steve Hanley on October 21, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Tesla has confirmed it is switching to LFP batteries for all standard range Model Y and Model 3 cars.

  • XPeng Sales Grow 199% Year Over Year
    by Zachary Shahan on October 21, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    There are a few car companies out there that are now essentially building computers on wheels. Tesla is clearly the most famous and successful among them, but a few of the companies out of China have also been growing fast and keep sharing exciting updates. The big news from XPeng at the moment is that

  • EV Technology Presents Condo Associations With Dilemmas
    by Carolyn Fortuna on October 21, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    More and more people will be driving EVs in the next 5 years. What are condo associations doing now to plan for EV charging by condo owners?

  • There Are More Electric Cars Than Gas Cars On The Road In Oslo
    by Steve Hanley on October 21, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    EVs are starting to outnumber petrol-powered cars in Oslo.

  • U.S. EIA Projects That Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Will Rise Over The Next 30 Years
    by U.S. Energy Information Administration on October 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    In our International Energy Outlook 2021, we project that global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will increase for countries both inside and outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over the next 30 years under current laws and regulations. Between 2020 and 2050, we project that total energy-related CO2 emissions will increase by 5%

  • Compass Minerals Found A Way To Convert Sustainable Lithium Brine To Battery-Grade Lithium Hydroxide
    by Johnna Crider on October 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Compass Minerals has announced the success of the conversion testing of its sustainable lithium brine resource into both lithium carbonate and battery-grade lithium hydroxide. The testing was performed by a third party, Veolia Energy, which used a proven, commercially viable conversion process. The company stated that at a concentration of >56.5% lithium hydroxide monohydrate, the

  • Batteries Made From Recycled Materials “Better Than New”
    by Steve Hanley on October 21, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Battery Materials says its recycled cathodes are better than new.

  • Post-Industrial & Toxic Sites Can “Exude Optimism” When Reclaimed Aesthetically (Video)
    by Carolyn Fortuna on October 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    The winner of a major landscape architectural award explains that there exists massive potential and sublime beauty in places that may seem, at first blush, to be trashed.

  • DOE Invests Nearly $27 Million In Energy Storage Projects
    by Jake Richardson on October 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Energy storage has been the proposed solution to the renewable energy intermittency problem (or opportunity, depending on your perspective). Increasingly, it has become a very real practical solution. (Pumped hydro has been used for large-scale storage in Europe for many years.) For smaller scale storage, the Tesla Powerwall and other residential battery systems have been

  • Big-Shot Lawyers Don’t Understand Steven Donziger’s “Eat Me” Strategy
    by Jennifer Sensiba on October 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    A couple weeks ago, Steven Donziger was convicted of contempt of court. The maximum sentence for that crime is six months in jail, but people are only rarely ever given jail time for that misdemeanor offense. Despite that, Donziger has been on house arrest for over two years while awaiting and undergoing trial, and remains

  • Tracing The Ancestry of Today’s Electric Vehicles (Part 2)
    by Jennifer Sensiba on October 21, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    This article is part of a short series on the history of EVs. You can find Part 1 here. The Tesla Roadster Both the compliance cars and the serious cars since 2010 have one big thing in common: they were forced into existence by pressure from the Tesla Roadster. Like the newer non-compliance EVs, it

  • Mississippi green hydrogen hub would be one of world’s largest
    by John Engel on October 21, 2021 at 10:45 am

    A $3 billion green hydrogen storage hub planned for Mississippi would be 10 times larger than any other project of its kind in the U.S., and one of the largest in the world, according to the startup behind the project.

  • DoE aims to increase the lifespan of solar plants from 30 to 50 years
    by Power Engineering Editors on October 21, 2021 at 9:47 am

    The US Dept. of Energy has announced funding for research and development of technologies that can help increase the lifespan of solar energy power plants.

  • These three apps can help you become a more conscious eater
    on October 21, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Many apps claim the can and want to change the world. These three are focusing on the emissions coming from your kitchen.

  • How a strong state-industry partnership can help the GCC move to green energy
    by John Engel on October 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

    The ongoing energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy requires that governments and the corporate sector collaborate in new ways.

  • Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs
    by Rao Konidena on October 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

    While retiring old units and replacing them with new and efficient units is rewarding both to the utility investors and the customers, it is coming at the expense of distributed solar.

  • 5 ways to help reduce seafood waste and loss
    on October 21, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Much of seafood is discarded including byproducts like skin, bones and head. To reduce food loss and curb emissions we should be using all parts of the fish.

  • Apollo, Lendlease, McDonald’s bring on new CSOs
    on October 21, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Plus, former EPA chief Lisa Jackson will chair the board of a new climate action nonprofit.

  • Data dive: How much do clean energy industry jobs pay?
    on October 21, 2021 at 7:30 am

    A bygone talking point of the fossil fuel era was that high-paying oil, gas and coal jobs are irreplaceable. But the data show a more encouraging reality.

  • How Your Organization Can Buy Paris Agreement-Verified Rainforest Carbon Credits for the First Time
    on October 20, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Date/Time: November 18, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) As governments step up efforts to strengthen the Paris Agreement at COP26 and tackle the climate emergency, corporate action has never been more critical. Join our webinar and learn how, for the first time, corporations can achieve carbon neutrality, protect tropical rainforests, and directly support the global climate agreement. Formalized in Article 5 of the Paris Agreement, the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) Mechanism was designed to "slow, halt and reverse forest cover and carbon loss" globally. The initiative has led to sequential declines in emissions and helped protect over 90% of the world's tropical rainforests for over two decades. Previously only available through the UNFCCC to governments and multilateral banks, Paris Agreement-verified rainforest carbon credits can now be purchased directly from countries by corporations, institutional investors, and consumers.  In March this year, Papua New Guinea was the first country to join a new trading platform called REDD.plus when it onboarded 9 million metric tons of carbon reductions. These credits will be followed by over 110 million tonnes from Belize and Gabon in the next twelve months. Join the webinar and learn about: Natural-based solutions and how they can help tackle the climate emergency The global rainforest conservation initiative UNFCCC REDD+ mechanism, and how effective it has been Paris Agreement-verified REDD+ rainforest carbon credits, and what makes them high quality How corporations can purchase UNFCCC REDD+ carbon credits Moderator: Jim Giles, Carbon Analyst, GreenBiz Group Speakers: Kevin Conrad, Executive Director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations Federica Bietta, Managing Director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations Peter Boyd, Advisor, REDD.plus & Resident Fellow, Yale Center for Business and the Environment Mark Grundy, Director, Marketing & Communications, Coalition for […]

  • Panera bakes a plan to go climate positive
    on October 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    By switching to circular packaging, increasing renewable energy and adding climate-friendly items to the menu, the fast-casual chain aims to remove more carbon than it emits by 2050.

  • How COP fails — by proxy
    on October 20, 2021 at 9:11 am

    As COP26 beckons, the United States is being held hostage. Is there hope?

  • The 'Big Lag' Index
    on October 20, 2021 at 8:00 am

    How much additional pain or effort it will take to act tomorrow if we procrastinate today?

  • Lessons on resilience from the US military and Caribbean islands
    on October 20, 2021 at 7:30 am

    From U.S. military bases in Afghanistan to The Bahamas, solar- and battery-powered microgrids have proven that they can provide a higher level of resilience, including during major disasters.

  • Circular materials startup Made of Air raises seed round
    on October 20, 2021 at 7:15 am

    The German company, which won the Accelerate contest at Circularity 21, is developing a process that turns wood waste into thermoplastics.

  • How sustainable fiber procurement will affect future forests
    on October 20, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Sponsored: As more companies shift to fiber-based or paper packaging, strong forest management practices will be essential for the sustainability of a company’s operations.

  • Blue carbon can help climate change code red
    on October 19, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Countries need to commit to 30x30, a plan to protect 30 percent of the world's oceans and lands by focusing on blue carbon ecosystems.

  • Delta, JetBlue, United give sustainable aviation fuel a lift
    on October 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Aside from their individual efforts, these airlines and others are flying in formation to support the SAF cause:

  • How to leverage COP26 to its full potential
    on October 19, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Advice from a veteran communications pro on how to seize the moment.

  • Expect All of UK’s Energy to be Sourced from Renewable by 2035, Says PM
    by Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on October 15, 2021 at 11:40 am

    In early October, England’s Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson established a plan of sourcing 100% of the country’s energy from emission-less sources. He hopes to reach carbon neutrality by 2035, increasing the demand for sustainable technological advances. Before examining the major societal and technological shifts necessary to achieving the goal, we must assess the UK’s … Continue reading "Expect All of UK’s Energy to be Sourced from Renewable by 2035, Says PM" The post Expect All of UK’s Energy to be Sourced from Renewable by 2035, Says PM first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • How Startups Can Make a City Smarter
    by Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on October 15, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The world is progressing towards the development of smart cities, and with each passing day, the role of digital technology is increasing. Innovations in science and technology are becoming increasingly in frequency, and as gradually this tech reaches a level of development at which it is commercially viable. These innovative technologies have the power to … Continue reading "How Startups Can Make a City Smarter" The post How Startups Can Make a City Smarter first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • According to Industry Experts, An Earlier Shift to Renewables Would Have Lessened the Energy Crisis
    by Ellie Richardson on October 11, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Industry experts believe that renewable energy and low-carbon heating could have done a great deal to help reduce the effect of this winter’s soaring gas prices. The government needs to expedite the move to low carbon solutions sooner rather than later to assist in alleviating the gas supply problems of the future.  The gas supply … Continue reading "According to Industry Experts, An Earlier Shift to Renewables Would Have Lessened the Energy Crisis" The post According to Industry Experts, An Earlier Shift to Renewables Would Have Lessened the Energy Crisis first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • What Part Will Heat Pumps Play in Achieving a Net-Zero Britain?
    by Ellie Richardson on October 11, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Heat pumps are a key low carbon heating system that will be vital in helping to decarbonise heat in our homes over the next decade. It is crucial that we address the challenge of installing these systems at the pace and scale necessary for meeting the UK’s net-zero targets. Millions of homeowners will have to … Continue reading "What Part Will Heat Pumps Play in Achieving a Net-Zero Britain?" The post What Part Will Heat Pumps Play in Achieving a Net-Zero Britain? first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Solar Farm Requirements
    by Ellie Richardson on September 28, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Solar farming is the most popular method of harvesting sunlight in order to create energy and is an excellent way to generate an additional revenue stream. It has quickly become one of the most attractive new investments for companies and independent investors. Solar farms are made up of rows of ground mounted solar panels placed … Continue reading "Everything You Need to Know About Solar Farm Requirements" The post Everything You Need to Know About Solar Farm Requirements first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • There’s never been a better time to invest in renewable energy
    by Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on September 21, 2021 at 8:14 am

    We’ve all seen the climate change headlines that are getting more dramatic every week. Just this morning, there’s a new study that has discovered the World now sees double the number of 50C days each year than the 1980s (1), and another Global survey has revealed the depth of anxiety that young people feel about … Continue reading "There’s never been a better time to invest in renewable energy" The post There’s never been a better time to invest in renewable energy first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • UK Households Demand National Retrofit Plan
    by Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on September 21, 2021 at 8:04 am

    In August this year, UK households wrote an open letter to COP26 president Alok Sharma to persuade him to push the government to develop a national strategy for decarbonising existing buildings. The open letter was convened by Households Declare, a new campaign which was an offshoot of the Architects Climate Action Network. Households Declare was … Continue reading "UK Households Demand National Retrofit Plan" The post UK Households Demand National Retrofit Plan first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • New £450m Fund launched by Ofgem to Support Green Innovation in the UK
    by Ellie Richardson on September 21, 2021 at 8:02 am

    The UK’s energy regulator, Ofgem has announced a £450 million fund for green energy projects. The money will be made available to energy network companies to come up with innovative ideas that will help the UK meet its net zero climate targets and turn the UK into the “Silicon Valley” of energy. It is anticipated … Continue reading "New £450m Fund launched by Ofgem to Support Green Innovation in the UK" The post New £450m Fund launched by Ofgem to Support Green Innovation in the UK first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • How Easy Is It to Generate Your Own Energy?
    by Ellie Richardson on September 2, 2021 at 8:54 am

    There has never been a better time to consider generating your own electricity. We’re all used to seeing solar farms and towering wind turbines on our travels, but it is entirely possible to generate your own energy from renewables at home just on a smaller scale. There are a few reasons why you might want … Continue reading "How Easy Is It to Generate Your Own Energy?" The post How Easy Is It to Generate Your Own Energy? first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.

  • 6/18/20 - Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?
    on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    immigration.procon.org - DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an Obama administration policy implemented on June 15, 2012. DACA prevents eligible undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children from being deported, and it allows those immigrants to get work permits.

  • 6/15/20 - Sanctuary Cities: Top 3 Pros and Cons
    on June 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    immigration.procon.org - While there is no official legal definition of "sanctuary city," the term generally refers to towns, cities, or counties that decline to cooperate completely with federal detention requests related to undocumented immigrants, often with a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Some argue that sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago should not receive federal funding because they are not enforcing federal immigration laws. Others say that sanctuary city policies protect both citizens and undocumented immigrants.

  • 6/12/20 - Kneeling during the National Anthem: Top 3 Pros and Cons
    on June 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    www.procon.org - The current debate over kneeling or sitting in protest during the national anthem was ignited by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and has escalated to become a nationally divisive issue. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Aug. 26, 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Since that time, many other professional football players, high school athletes, and professional athletes in other sports have refused to stand for the national anthem. These protests have generated controversy and sparked a public conversation about the protesters' messages and how they've chosen to deliver them.

  • 5/29/20 - Encyclopaedia Britannica Acquires ProCon.org
    on May 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    www.procon.org - The Britannica® Group today announced that it has acquired ProCon.org, the country's leading source for information and research on all sides of the controversial issues of the day.