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Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of the Republic of Iceland, speaks at IHS Energy CERAWeek.

CERAWeek: Arctic energy should include renewables, foreign leader says

Arctic oil gets plenty of talk, but Arctic wind also offers big potential, Iceland’s president says.
Chile's Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco speaks to FuelFix after an industry breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, July 02, 2014. (Dave Rossman photo)

Chile officials visit Houston to urge renewable investment

Typically, when foreign energy ministers visit Houston, they’re in town to pitch the oil and gas sector on investing in their country in order to tap a bounty of oil and gas resources. Officials from Chile in town Wednesday worked a different angle.
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The growth of renewable energy could slow unless the industry gets more certainty about policies surrounding them, the International Energy Agency said in a new report. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas ranks high for green job growth

Texas added nearly 800 clean jobs during the first three months of the year according to a new analysis, but across the nation, the number of new renewable energy and clean transportation projects is dropping.
Chevron's geothermal plant in Indonesia (Bloomberg News)

Report: Geothermal market booming abroad, flat in U.S.

A new report says the geothermal industry is booming internationally but is stagnant closer to home.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Company plans $2B Ethiopian power project on imploded volcano

Reykjavik Geothermal, the Icelandic power-plant builder, plans to begin drilling in Ethiopia by July as part of a $2 billion project to develop the renewable energy source, Chief Operating Officer Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson said.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Retailers save millions by curbing energy use

Energy efficiency improvements had helped Gap, Walgreens, Cinemark and TCS Basys Controls save more than $200 million annually.
Chevron's geothermal plant in Indonesia (Bloomberg News)

Geothermal power rising worldwide

Worldwide geothermal power generating capacity will hit 12 gigawatts by the end of the year, according to a report published this week.
(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Geothermal leaders: Don’t overlook us

Ratepayers, policy makers and utilities continue to overlook geothermal energy, a renewable power resource with that can provide clean, consistent electricity, geothermal industry leaders said at an annual gathering in Nevada this week.
(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Interior approves renewable energy sites in West

The Interior Department has approved three renewable energy projects in Nevada and Arizona that officials say will generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes.
A thick cloud of fog and morning light engulfs wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Fort Stockton. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

Oil-friendly Texas also gives a howdy to renewables

The nation’s oil capital rose two places in the biannual Ernst & Young ranking for renewable energy, thanks to its robust wind energy program and solar energy potential.