Most of DOE's home page erased after inauguration
Most of the Department of Energy's home page disappeared into the ether shortly after President Trump's inauguration Friday. The deletion of blog entries, news updates, info boxes and video content is far beyond the tinkering that President Obama's DOE did when taking the reins from George W. Bush.
Clean-energy accelerator goes global
Energy "accelerators" are in vogue right now as a way to speed young clean-energy companies to market and curb climate change. Most focus on one geographic area, but a new one will span the globe, drawing the participation of utilities from Singapore to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Ireland.
Is Amazon's secrecy preventing a greener grid?
Amazon.com, that seller of all things, offers endless information on its products. But the sharing stops cold when it comes to its own energy use and carbon footprint, and that reticence might be slowing the greening of the electric grid, a new report claims.
As U.S. wavers, China prepares to invest $360B in 4 years
China said today that it would invest more than $360 billion over the next four years to accelerate its use of renewable energy, with the goal of lowering its carbon emissions and clearing the smog that chokes its cities.
Benefits of state-level policies outweigh costs — report
A new report from the national laboratories examined states' renewable energy goals and found that, while renewables add costs, they more than make up for it in avoiding pollution and saving water.