Renewables


​Tesla strikes deal to buy cobalt from Glencore for EV plants

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 7:03 AM MDT

Tesla Inc. will buy cobalt from Glencore plc, the world’s biggest miner of the metal, as the carmaker looks to…

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Scotland launches $10 billion contest to build wind farms at sea

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 6:19 AM MDT

Scotland, home to a quarter of Europe’s offshore wind resources, is seeking proposals to install turbines off the coast in…

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Floating wind farms could supply the world's electricity by 2040

Friday, June 5, 2020, 6:28 AM MDT

The turbine inventor Henrik Stiesdal is small in the shadows of gigantic curves of steel, watching workers weld towers that…

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​New York approves construction of state’s biggest wind farm

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6:11 AM MDT

New York regulators approved the state’s largest wind farm to date on land, covering 30,000 acres southeast of Buffalo.The $454…

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​Oil major Total shifts to clean energy with U.K. wind farm stake

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:07 PM MDT

French oil company Total SA has bought a 51 per cent stake from utility SSE plc in the development of…

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​Pandemic shows a low-carbon future in dire need of batteries

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 6:15 AM MDT

Coronavirus has exposed a lack of investment in the big batteries crucial to unlocking solar and wind power.A drop in…

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​Old U.S. oil refinery to pursue new green life after crude crash

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 7:07 AM MDT

In a sign of changing times, a U.S. oil refining company is converting one of its plants into a producer…

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​EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd begin construction of $2.2 billion offshore wind farm

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:52 AM MDT

Electricite de France SA and its Canadian and German partners have finalized the funding of a 2-billion euro ($2.23 billion)…

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​China to dominate nuclear as Beijing bets on homegrown reactors

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:45 AM MDT

China probably won’t hit its nuclear energy target this year, but that’s unlikely to derail a broader ambition to become…

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​Solar power will soon cost less than coal

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:38 AM MDT

New solar and wind farms will soon cost less than many of the world’s coal-fired power plants, and governments should…

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​This won’t be U.S. solar’s best year ever—but it’ll be close

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:30 AM MDT

This year was shaping up to be Sunnova Energy International Inc.’s best ever.California—already the biggest U.S. solar market — had…

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​U.S. renewables outstrip coal for first time since 19th century

Friday, May 29, 2020, 6:55 AM MDT

The U.S. consumed more energy from renewable sources last year than from coal, the first time that’s happened since the…

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