China says it'll invest an additional $361 billion in renewable energy projects by 2020, and in the process create 13 million new jobs. The move's in sharp contrast to Donald Trump's promise to reinvigorate the coal industry in the US. Mary Kay Magistad of The World's "Whose Century Is It?" podcast says China seems to have a clearer vision of the future.
The Bureau of Land Management has issued a new rule for the leasing of public land for solar and wind energy development — and it has bipartisan support in Congress.
Solar and wind power are important, but really solving the climate crisis will take a whole new generation of energy-efficient technologies, and even new companies to develop them. But there's a growing force in the field — the green tech incubator.
Wind and solar power have the potential to reduce the growth of greenhouse gases and slow the progression of climate change. But since the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow, the big hurdle in expanding the use of renewables is the lack of cheap and efficient storage of that energy. That could be about to change.
Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has pledged to create and expand market-based incentives to boost renewable energy in the US, as part of her fight against global warming. Her plan includes installing half a billion solar panels in her first four years in office and producing a third of all US electric power from renewable sources by 2027.
Some members of the Tea Party are leading a movement to reclaim conservation as a conservative value. But their efforts to back solar power in the name of economic freedom are still far from mainstream in the conservative world.
Solar power and natural gas seem like competitors in the race to create new power generating capacity. And that's true — to an extent. But they both may be crucial to helping meet future global energy needs — and reducing the risks of climate change.
The tiny German village of Feldheim, about 50 miles southwest of Berlin, has sworn off fossil fuels and nuclear power. It produces every bit of its electricity and heat from local sources, and a key way it does that is by using manure from local farms.
Humanity has been trying to harness the power of the ocean for centuries, with little success. A new venture off the northern coast of Scotland is trying to change that.
Offshore wind power has huge potential in the United States, but few wind farm projects are being approved. Now, a project on Lake Erie that once looked promising has lost federal grant money and may also be in jeopardy.