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The energy industry has historically been a male-dominated sector. In fact, according to a 2014 white paper by the U.S. Agency for International Development, women comprised only 20 percent of the oil and gas industry in the United States.
As we settle into the new year, let’s take a look at what the passing year meant for the clean-energy sector. In fact, we wouldn't be amiss to say that both 2015 and 2016 were truly game-changing for the industry.
We all know that the future belongs to renewable energy, and sooner or later we may all power our homes, cars and devices from renewable energy sources. However, some companies think that this future has already arrived.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are most grateful for, from friends and family to pumpkin pie. At Ecotech Institute, we are additionally thankful for the innovation and hard work that makes clean energy technology a reality. In honor of the holiday, we’d like to give thanks to renewable energy.
2016 has been a big year for renewable energy. Jobs in the field are on the rise, the price of clean energy technology is continuing to drop, and more and more people — both at the residential and corporate level — are adopting renewable energy. Here are five reasons to be hopeful about the new energy economy.
By Walter Christmas
Many politicians from coal-producing states have talked about investing our energy future in “clean coal technology.” But what does that mean? And is that our best move with regards to energy costs and environmental concerns like global climate change?
Still trying to decide what you’ll be for Halloween this year? Why not get a little creative and create your own costume with a renewable energy theme? Here are a few ideas that are sure to make you the life of the party.
New data shows clean energy employed more than 8 million people globally in 2015, Google receives an award from AWEA for its leadership in wind energy, and the UK unveils its first solar PV bus stop. Read these stories and more in this week’s roundup.
San Diego makes plans to use 100% renewable energy by 2035, Massachusetts moves forward with a bill that could lead to a boom in offshore wind energy, and the Tesla Powerwall goes to market in the US. Read these stories in more in this week's news roundup.
When you're in need of an energy boost, it often can be found in something as simple as a well-curated playlist. And because energy is all around us, it's no surprise that the topic comes up so often in music. The next time you're in the mood for some tunes, consider cranking up the volume on these energy-themed songs perfect for anyone working in the energy field, from linemen and electrical engineering technicians to solar installers and wind turbine technicians.
New York becomes the model state for adopting renewable energy, Virginia adds jobs in wind energy, and a solar powered plane travels around the world. Read these stories and more in this week's news roundup.
Etsy commits to solar energy, more than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, and Iowa puts faith in wind energy. Read these stories and more in this week's news roundup.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 bring awareness to environmental issues. Over four decades later, the holiday continues to drive our focus toward finding sustainable solutions for a healthier planet. That can mean a lot of different things for different people. From making individual choices to use less and recycle more, to advocating for policies that increase our use of renewable energy sources, building a sustainable future relies on everyone doing their part, from giant organizations, to local communities and individuals.
Facebook and other major corporations incentivize sustainability, renewable energy investment outpaces gas and coal 2 to 1, and new solar panels generate energy in rain. Read these stories and more in this week’s news roundup.
Manufacturing goes green, new report shows renewable energy investments broke records in 2015 and March proved to be a good month for clean-energy reform. Read these stories and more in this week's news roundup.
A new app calculates the carbon-footprint of employees' daily commutes, a South Korean company develops a hydroelectric turbine that can fit in your backpack and solar energy heats up in the state of Virginia. Read these stories and more in this week’s news roundup.
March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women and the impact they have made on society. Countless women have paved the way for others in STEM professions, including renewable energy. The following four individuals are just a few examples of women making a difference in the industry today.
One of the most exciting things about the renewable energy industry is that there is no end to innovation — everyday there is something new. From new designs for wind turbines and updates to solar panels to trendy gadgets that help people power their electronic devices, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs are working constantly to improve the way we use and conserve energy.
President Obama discussed climate change in his final State of the Union, a new Solar Foundation report finds ongoing strong growth in U.S. solar energy employment, and New York plans to invest $5 billion in clean energy. Read these stories and more in this week's news roundup.
2015 was a big year in renewable energy. In August, President Obama took a historic step in tackling climate change in the United States when he announced the Clean Power Plan.
Congress looks to pass a new renewable energy tax break extension, Google nearly doubles its renewable energy capacity for data centers and more of the world's biggest companies join the White House's climate pledge. See how public and private sectors are both making strides towards a sustainable future in this week's renewable energy news roundup.
Sin City announces plans for 100 percent clean energy use, LM Wind looks to hire in North Dakota and underwater balloons could be the answer for storing unused renewable energy. Check out these and other stories in this week's renewable energy news roundup.
In this week's renewable energy news update, the USDA provides funding for over 1,110 renewable energy projects, the price of solar energy has fallen to an all-time low and large-scale renewables begin to dominate electrical generation installation in the United States.
In this week's renewable energy news update, GM looks to Mexico for wind energy, tech companies invest big in clean energy initiatives around the world, and the American Wind Energy Association releases their latest market summary.