Renewable Energy: Common Myths Debunked

Critics of renewable energy often cite two reasons for why they think a transition from fossil fuels will take half a century. Firstly, that sources of renewable energy are too intermittent to be reliable and secondly, that governments cannot bear the costs of switching entire economies to clean energy. It’s …

Wind and Solar Are the Final Nails in Coal’s Coffin

During the 2016 campaign and in various postelection rallies, President Trump promised to save America’s flagging coal industry and put the nation’s coal miners “back to work.” While Trump continues to labor under the delusion that easing emissions standards will somehow resuscitate the coal industry, his administration’s own numbers tell a different story. In …

Global Solar Installations to Soar 18% in 2019

A new report expects new worldwide solar capacity to total 123GW in the next year. Global solar installations are forecast to rise 18% through 2019. That’s the verdict from a new report published by IHS Markit, which expects new capacity to reach 123GW in 2019. It expects around two-thirds of new solar capacity …

Australia leaps up global renewable energy investment rankings

Australia has leaped up the rankings of the most attractive countries for renewable energy investment, thanks to the record sums of more than $7.5 billion committed to large-scale wind and solar, not to mention rooftop installations, over the past year. Ernst & Young’s Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index – published twice …

The Sun Irrigates a Carrot

Droughty, hot, summer day will no longer worry Marko Čarnić, vegetable grower from Begeč, near Novi Sad. From now on the sun also works for Čarnić, who is one of the biggest manufacturers of carrots not only in Serbia but also in the region. Part of his tilths seeded with …

Stanford Completes Rooftop Solar On 15 More Buildings

Starting in 2012, Stanford University began an ambitious program to bring solar power to its Silicon Valley campus. The University’s Department of Sustainability and Energy Management reviewed 20 proposals from solar energy companies and analyzed 60 potential sites for solar installations before selecting 15 buildings most suited to rooftop solar. …