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Geothermal Power Rises Worldwide

According to an analysis by the Earth Policy Institute, the world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown...

Solar Installations Increase Across the U.S – But Who is Responsible?

Homeowners across the United States have begun a rooftop solar revolution. Since 2000, more than 1,460 megawatts of residential solar installations have been installed across the country, and more than 80 percent of that capacity was added in the past four years. In 2012 alone, rooftop solar installations reached 488...

Solar and Wind Power to be Cost-Competitive

According to a recent study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar and wind power have the potential to be cost-competitive — without federal subsidies — with conventional power sources as long as new renewable energy development is focused around highly productive locations. The report, titled Beyond Renewable Portfolio...