A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) indicates there are more than 9.8 million people (nearly 10 million) employed in the renewable energy industry in 2016. And some sectors within the renewables industry are seeing big job growth.
The built environment is an energy hog. Whether it’s using natural gas for heating or electricity for cooling, buildings of all sizes consume a considerable amount of energy, and as a result spew a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. District energy (DE) can be part of the solution, if only there was greater collaboration, according to Dennis Fotinos, executive chair of the board at Enwave Energy Corp.
Solar Alliance Energy Inc. has partnered with Crius Solar to develop residential solar projects in five states across the Northeast US as well as Northern California.
Quebec’s public sector pension fund manager La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is giving Potentia Renewables Inc. $107 million in debt financing so the company can continue to invest in solar and wind development projects in North America and abroad.