A new report investigating the importance of public opinion and policy priority on renewable energy development has concluded “winning community consent is the only sustainable way to deliver affordable, green energy to the UK in the long term.” The report, published by the Fabian Society, described by Jessica Shankleman from BusinessGreen as a “left-leaning think Community Consent Vital To Affordable Renewable Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email...

GM made big news last week with the unveiling of the new plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt and the all-electric concept car they’re calling the Bolt. The new Volt is a thing of beauty and immediately made me contemplate how to get out of my new lease on my little Fiat 500e. The all-electric range is now improved from 38 to 50 miles, and the normal hybrid drive mode fuel efficiency is also improved from 38 miles per gallon to 41...

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has shown that if the targets set by the Gulf Cooperation Council are met, it will result in a 22% reduction in water consumption for power generation. The report analysed how renewable energy can address a variety of challenging issues in the region, including water, Gulf Cooperation Council Energy Targets Will Reduce Water Consumption was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+...

Danish wind energy juggernaut Vestas Wind Systems has announced it will be providing 149 wind turbines to the Kingfisher Wind project in Oklahoma, which is expected to begin operation in 2016. Vestas Wind will provide 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines to the project, which is ‘construction ready’ and expected to be completed by the end of 2015.  First Vestas Signs On To 298 MW Oklahoma Wind Project was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...

If you care about the world's transition to clean power, then you should pay attention to the emerging market for energy storage. A lot of times when "grid-scale" energy storage is…

Big reports emerging in the oil space this week. Showing that the recent fall in oil prices is spurring some major project shuffling from the world's leading firms. The company in question is Shell--which recent filings suggest is close to a deal to divest long-time holdings in one of its key oil-producing regions. Offshore Brazil. The company will reportedly sell its 80% stake in the Bijupira and Salema fields to Brazilian operator HRT. The price tag for the deal wasn't...

Bloomberg: Defective Panels Threatening Profit at China Solar Farms Flaws found in some Chinese solar panels can drastically eat into their efficiency, reducing how much power the panels will produce as the country races to meet aggressive goals to hold the line on fossil fuel emissions. The defects, found in products set to be used only in China, are in a coating that suppresses reflections on glass, allowing the panels to capture more light. About 23 percent of samples taken...

Fossil fuel companies have taken up majority positions in key renewables trade groups steering them towards a pro-gas stance that influenced Europe’s 2030 clean energy targets, industry insiders claimMajor fossil fuel companies and energy utilities have used their financial power to take control of key renewable energy lobby groups in Europe in an effort to slow the continent’s transition to clean energy, according to industry insiders. Continue reading...

A retired Coast Guard official testified Wednesday the massive oil spill response BP managed out of Houston in 2010 fell short of typical efforts to remove crude from the ocean.

Bidness ETCProblems For Tesla Motors Inc In China May Have Just BegunBidness ETCA slump in the Chinese economy does not bode well for any automaker in the region; however, one major automaker which might be facing particularly tough times ahead is Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), which has already been struggling with declining ...Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Despite In Trouble it Opens One More New ...Mr. Green Car: Tesla S sedan — a test drive, part four: chargingMaidstone Superchargers Open UK...

The world's largest solar powered desalination plant is under construction in one of the world's leading oil-producing countries...what gives? World’s Largest Solar Powered, Jellyfish-Fightin’ Desalination Plant To Be Built In Saudi Arabia was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has avoided substantial cuts to social programs amid the slide in crude, the commodity that provides 97 percent of Venezuela’s dollars.