In the race for greater energy efficiency, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are taking on a widening role. The conversion to LEDs is well underway in the home, where they are quickly displacing compact fluorescent lamps, which are a recent replacement for incandescent lamps. READ MORE
Already an early-adopter in the fight against climate change, California has taken another step to bolster its reputation by more quickly reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases.
Building on the success of the previous administration, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order in late April that will ramp up the path toward lower emissions. READ MORE
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain, may be the victim of its own success in the renewable-energy quest for mainstream market share. The state’s wind-power industry has been growing like a summer storm. At the same time, opposition has been stirring up its own cyclones of political opposition in the state legislature. READ MORE
Progress in the renewable-energy industry is often measured in outsized terms—the best, the biggest, the fastest and the cheapest. When it comes to packing a wallop of solar potential, no place does it like Nevada. READ MORE
California, long considered a pioneer of renewable-energy technologies, has lagged in one area.
By various accounts, the Golden State has not done much to advance the role of demand-response programs in meeting its overall energy needs. That trend may be coming to an end with a rule recently adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). READ MORE
Innovation and entrepreneurialism are driving forces in the age of renewable power and digital technology. When it comes to thinking outside of the box, the city of Portland, Ore., has a well-earned reputation. READ MORE
In the global battle against climate change, renewable targets have been an indispensable weapon. National, state and local governments have set targets for renewable power and continue to raise the bar as those targets are met. While many people dream of a world powered by 100 percent renewable sources, only a few of the world’s governments have approached or reached that milestone. READ MORE
Last fall, the Obama administration trumpeted a joint announcement with China to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For its part, the United States committed to cutting net greenhouse gas emissions 26–28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. READ MORE