After decades of false starts, the federal approval of a new testing site off the coast of Oregon could give the technology a much-needed jolt. PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Deskcollaboration. At first glance, waves have the makings of an ideal renewable energy source. […]

GETTY IMAGES “As Saudi Arabia is to oil, the UK is to wind” – that’s how Boris Johnson described the country’s potential to capitalise on renewable energy recently. For Scotland, it’s not the first time comparisons have been drawn with Saudi Arabia. Back when he was first minister, Alex Salmond said […]

The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands off Block Island, Rhode Island, on September 22, 2016 Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, despite US President Donald Trump’s moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like coal, experts say. Five months after Trump declared […]

Transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy can lead to more mixed land use—like blending ranching with wind farms. Deposit Photos The planet is pretty much ready to go 100 percent renewable by 2050. The country’s energy mix is under scrutiny. A report commissioned by Energy Secretary Rick Perry acknowledges that low natural […]

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A man visits to the China-U.S. Clean Energy Research Center exhibition booth on display during the China Clean Energy Ministerial conference in Beijing, Thursday, June 8, 2017. America and China have “extraordinary opportunities” to work together on clean energy, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday, amid global criticism of […]