From Oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia Plots a Shift to Renewables

Read the full story in the New York Times. Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Over decades, the vast wealth it pumped out paid not just for gleaming towers and shopping malls but also for a government sector that employs a majority of working Saudis. …

Why airports are embracing renewable energy

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. The largest airports in the world have the land areas and populations of small cities. They operate around the clock and move tens of millions of passengers each year. They are constantly looking for ways to source the power needed to keep their energy-hungry operations on track. …

Cincinnati signs deal to run most facilities on 100% green energy

Read the full story in Smart City Dive. Cincinnati has entered a contract with Dynegy to purchase 100% renewable energy for most of its municipal facilities, starting next month and running through at least 2021. The green energy will power police and fire stations, health clinics, recreations centers and most administrative buildings including city hall.

The Energy 202: Tax debate opens door for renewables to get same break as fossil fuels

Read the full story in the Washington Post. One of the biggest boons for the oil-and-gas sector is the use of a legal entity called a master limited partnership, or MLP, which allows firms to lighten their tax loads and get easier access to investment in pipelines and other projects. Now a group of bipartisan …