Canada & UK Form Alliance To Dump Coal

At the COP 23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany this week, Canada and the UK announced that they are spearheading a global alliance to phase out the use of coal completely. The two countries expect 9 other nations to join their alliance shortly and anticipate a total of 50 countries will have signed on to …

Wisconsin Businessman Creates Fund for Solar Energy

A Wisconsin businessman has created a fund that awards grants to nonprofits trying to move toward solar energy. Milwaukee Public Radio reports that Cal Couillard created Solar for Good, which awards the grants with the help of the advocacy group RENEW Wisconsin. Couillard is president of Componex, an Edgerton-based manufacturer. He’s contributed $125,000 to start …

Puerto Rico Gov. to Bolster Island’s Electric Grid With Renewables as Lights Go Out...

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello sent out a tweet boasting about the island finally reaching a 50 percent power threshold after Hurricane Maria wiped out the electric grid 56 days ago. “Then ‘boom’ (a witness reported) the lights went out,” tweeted CBS News reporter David Begnaud, who has been extensively reporting on the U.S. territory’s …

Facebook Signs PPA With Enel Green Power NA — 320 Megawatt Rattlesnake Creek Wind...

Enel Green Power North America has announced this week it has begun construction on the 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm, which will also provide 200 MW of renewable energy to Facebook’s new data center in Nebraska. US renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America, part of the Enel Group, announced several big items …

India’s Tata Power Doubles Profit From Renewable Energy Division To $27 Million

One of India’s leading private power generation companies, Tata Power, has reported a huge jump in profit from its renewable energy division. In a press release, Tata Power reported that the profit from its renewable energy portfolio doubled to Rs 173 crore ($27 million) in the quarter ending September 2017. Tata Power counts large hydro …

MATT MCGRATH: Are Vehicles Greener on the Other Side as Well

With Matt McGrath, BBC journalist specialized in reporting on science and ecology, we discussed the steps that are being taken in the United Kingdom to alleviate the apparent climatic changes caused by the increased concentration of carbon dioxide. Ever since the European Commission warned the government of the United Kingdom about the poor quality of …