100% Clean, Renewable Energy Is Possible, Practical, Logical - Setting The Record Straight 
Since 2009,  Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world's energy infrastructures to 100% clean, renewable wind, water, and solar (WWS) power for all purposes by 2050, namely electricity, transportation, heating, cooling, and industrial energy uses. More

Hawaii Utility's 100% Renewable Energy Plan Gets the Green Light
Hawaiian Electric Companies, tasked with powering multiple island grids with 100 percent green energy by 2045, has finally secured regulator approval for a plan to get there -- as long as it includes customers and third parties in the mix. On Friday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved (PDF) the utility's Power Supply Improvement Plan, or PSIP, a sprawling document that contains the recipe for hitting the state's 100 percent renewables mandate by 2040, five years ahead of schedule. More

SolarCity Co-Founder and CTO Peter Rive Is Leaving Tesla
Peter Rive, the co-founder and chief technology officer of SolarCity, is leaving the company in the wake of Tesla's acquisition.A Tesla spokesperson confirmed Rive's departure. "We can confirm that Pete Rive will be leaving the company to explore new opportunities," according to the spokesperson."As co-founder and CTO of SolarCity, Pete has played an instrumental role in expanding access to solar to hundreds of thousands of people across the country, helping to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy," More

DOE's SunShot Awards $46M for Solar Tech-to-Market Research
The Department of Energy may be facing  potentially massive budget cuts and interference in how it gives out green technology research grants, but it's still getting the money out there. The latest installment is $46.2 million from DOE's SunShot Initiative, aimed at bringing a host of solar PV, solar thermal, energy storage and inverter technologies closer to market. More

Solar Leads a Recovery in Global Clean Energy Investment   
Global clean energy investment has rallied from a months-long slump, thanks to solar. The second quarter of 2017 saw $64.8 billion invested in clean energy around the world, up 21 percent from the first quarter of this year, according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). This marks the highest for any quarter since Q2 2016.The financing of two enormous photovoltaic projects in the United Arab Emirates helped to drive a recovery in global clean energy investment. More

China Adds Record 24.4 Gigawatts Of New Solar In First Half Of 2017
  China installed a record 24.4 gigawatts worth of new solar capacity across the first half of 2017, according to new figures from the country's solar PV association, a new year-on-year record of 9% up on 2016's own record installation numbers. The China PV Industry Association (CPIA) has released its latest figures for the country's solar installations, and it is big news and good news for the solar industry. Chinese policy has been pushing solar development. More

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