Author: Worldwatch Institute

Microgrids Get Big Test In Connecticut

One of the most underreported stories in the U.S. energy industry today is Connecticut’s ambitious electricity pilot project—one that could have a widespread ripple effect across the country. On July 24, state government officials announced plans for nine microgrid projects… Read More

Chinese Electric Vehicle Industry Not Meeting Targets

Over the past 30 years, China’s rapid economic growth and industry development have been driven in large part by specific national plans that set very ambitious targets for certain industries. The electric vehicle (EV) industry is no exception. Yet even… Read More
One Degree Solar

Solar Lamp Countries And The Developing World

Across the developing world, retailers are selling solar-powered portable lamps that can meet basic lighting demands, reduce dependence on expensive and inefficient kerosene lighting, and contribute to important development goals like energy access and improved literacy rates. Small solar portable… Read More
geothermal energy

Geothermal Energy, Along With Hydro, Slowing In Growth

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Worldwatch Institute. Author credit goes to Evan Musolino. Hydropower and geothermal technologies are some of the oldest and longest-standing renewables in use today. In 2011, the total capacity and… Read More

Renewable Energy And The Dominican Republic

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of the Worldwatch Institute. Author credit goes to Mark Konold. Since October 2012, the energy sector in the Dominican Republic has been in the spotlight as a result of President… Read More
Geothermal power

El Salvador Looks To Be A Geothermal Energy Hotspot

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Worldwatch Institute. Author credit goes to Sean Ahearn. During the last two decades, the global installed capacity for geothermal electricity hasnearly doubled. Despite this recent expansion, geothermal energy is… Read More
President Obama

Americans Vote for A New Energy Future

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Worldwatch Institute. Author credit goes to Chris Flavin. After months of retrograde discussion of energy policy on the campaign trail, the United States woke up on Wednesday to a… Read More