Renewable energy reached 1/3 of global power capacity

According to statistics, hydropower accounts for the largest share with an installed capacity of 1,172 GW, wind and solar energy account for most of the remainder with capacities of 564 GW and 480 GW respectively.

Jet fuels made from plants could be competitive with fossil fuels

It's challenging to electrify aviation using batteries or fuel cells in part because of the weight restrictions on aircraft, so liquid biofuels have the potential to play a big role in greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

The Mad Science Plan to Power the World With Poop

Plants all over the developed world take advantage of this salvageable energy to subsidize their operations. One UK-based treatment plant, for example, gets 50 percent of its power using poop.

Etihad flies world's first flight using UAE-made 'green fuel'

Etihad Airways has become the world's first airline to fly a commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel derived from plants grown in saltwater.

Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

Spain’s state-owned chain of grand hotels often housed in ancient castles and monasteries, has announced that all 97 of its establishments will use only electricity from renewable sources from the start of the new year.

Norwegian Cruise Liners Will Soon Be Powered by biogas

Cruise liners are a surprisingly large source of greenhouse gases and pollution, but Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten says it's on its way to carbon neutrality – and all thanks to dead fish.

Norway to implement biofuel mandate for aviation fuel in 2020

Norway is taking action to require the use of renewable aviation fuel. It will require aviation fuel to contain at least 0.5 percent advanced biofuel starting in 2020.

Richard Branson welcomes landmark Virgin Atlantic biofuel flight

Sir Richard Branson has welcomed the first commercial flight powered partly by a new form of biofuel converted from alcohol.

First hydrogen-powered boat begins three-year expedition

A research team, led by Sandia National Laboratories, has discovered a way to power research ships with zero-emission hydrogen. The hydrogen-powered engine could effectively replace commonly used diesel.

Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach

Portugal's electricity consumption was met fully by renewable energy for a 70-hour period beginning on March 9 and for a 69-hour period beginning on March 12.

Biofuel the forgotten renewable energy

Australia's biofuel industry has the potential to add more than 8000 jobs and $1 billion a year in revenue to the economy despite being neglected for more than a decade.

Airline to operate first US-Australia biofuel flight next year

Qantas recently announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year.

Costa Rica Just Ran 300 Days On 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

It appears that Costa Rica just bested its 2015 achievement, having run for 300 days on a mixture of hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass, and solar energy.

Masdar Institute's Harvests its First Crop For Aircraft Biofuel

The oil-rich Salicornia being grown as part of the pilot project is being used to produce aviation biofuel. It is an important milestone in the life of the project — which aims to begin producing “sustainable” jet fuel for the local aviation industry.