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For the price of the Iraq War, U.S. could power half of the country with renewable energy

Discussions of how to respond to climate change often involve Very Large Numbers — the needed investments to transition to a fully renewable energy system are in the hundreds of billions. The brain sort of shuts down when it encounters…  …

Wind power expanded by nearly 20 percent globally in 2012

A relative slowdown in new wind turbine construction in China was offset by big increases in the US, followed by Germany, India and the UK – though renewable energy as a whole has fallen Wind power expanded by almost 20% in 2012 around the world to reach a new peak…

China’s spending on renewable energy soars

World’s biggest polluter spends £4bn a year on wind and solar power generation in single region as it aims to cut fossil fuel use. The remote, wind-blasted desert of northwestern Gansu could be the most unloved, environmentally abused corner of China. It is home to the country’s first oilfield and…

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