Solar Energy Brings A Ray Of Hope To Salt Farmers In Gujarat

A vast majority of India’s salt comes from Gujarat’s Little Rann of Kutch desert. Here, about 43,000 salt farmers, mostly women, work in brutal heat to produce salt from briny tidal water. It is hard work for little pay. Most of these salt farmers barely earn enough to support their …

Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Gets Green Light

New York State made clean energy history today when the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) approved a contract for the nation’s largest offshore wind project, which will be located in the waters off Eastern Long Island. The approval is the first step toward meeting a historic commitment announced by Gov. …

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Goes Online

With the flip of a switch Monday, the country’s first offshore wind power project began commercial operations. That’s something to celebrate—and it’s only the beginning for this abundant energy resource! Developed by U.S.-based Deepwater Wind, the Block Island Wind Farm is located three miles southeast of Block Island, in Rhode …

Solar & Wind Cheaper To Replace Coal In UK Than Biomass

A new study has concluded that transitioning to wind and solar power would be a cheaper option for the United Kingdom to replace its coal fleet than using biomass electricity generation. According to a new study published this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and conducted by London-based …