Job growth in the wind industry
Job growth in the wind industry
Wind power is a nascent industry in the United States, but has the potential to spur job creation. Several studies show that wind power creates more jobs than power generation from fossil fuels.
SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor.
This piece is adapted from a speech that was delivered on June 25th at the 5th Asia Clean Energy Forum: Meeting the Technology Transfer Challenge. The forum, hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Resources Institute, is the premiere knowledge sharing platform on best practices in policy, technology, and finance for clean energy in the Asian region.
This summary provides a concise overview of the American Power Act (APA) released as a discussion draft by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman on May 12, 2010.
Policymakers seem to face a trade-off when designing national trade and investment policies related to clean energy sectors. They have pledged to address climate change and accelerate the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, which would benefit
An update on UNFCCC efforts to promote technology transfer between countries.
The commercial sector of the U.S. economy is in a unique position to drive growth in the solar photovoltaic (PV) market, widening it geographically as well as increasing its total size. The retailers, multinational companies, and
Wind energy needs stable policy support in the United States in order to keep creating jobs.
The political debate concerning climate change and global trade and investment flows has increasingly taken on a defensive posture in the United States and other developed countries. The spotlight has been
China's announcement signals its commitment both to the climate conference in Copenhagen, and its intent to achieve significant domestic emissions reductions.
This review is based on the Clean Technology Fund Investment Plans that have been publicly disclosed on the Climate Investment Fund website as of 25 October 2009.
In the Southwest United States, an enormous solar energy resource remains largely untapped. There is already more than 500 MW of concentrating solar thermal power in the United States and Spain primarily, but there is significant scope to scale up development. As Congress oversees the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy, a homegrown renewable energy technology---concentrating solar thermal power---can help cut emissions and enhance energy security with American resources.
The state will receive $75.9 M to promote efficiency and renewable power as it looks to lead the Southeast in green job creation.
Australia and other nations rich in solar resources should invest in concentrating solar thermal (CST), a key low-carbon technology.
Concentrated solar thermal power (CSTP or CST) is alternately referred to as concentrated solar power (CSP). This report uses the acronym CST throughout.
As of 2006, the Southeast relied on fossil fuel sources for approximately 80 percent of its total energy consumption (see chart), a total that is similar to, but slightly below, the national average o
This chart shows near-term energy efficiency potential in the Southeast, compared to DOE projections for electricity consumption through 2015.
The United States has made green spending a key part of its stimulus packages in response to the domestic and global economic crisis.
In October 2008, Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabi