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Plug Power to Expand Hydrogen Fuel Cell Service for Food Logistics Firm
Renewable Energy
Plug Power to Expand Hydrogen Fuel Cell Service for Food Logistics Firm
2022-11-28 21:47:57
by Dan McCue

CARTERET, N.J. — FreezPak Logistics, a leading third-party logistics company in the consumer foods sector, has announced plans to expand its operations by utilizing the advantages offered by green hydrogen fuel cells provided by Latham, New York-based Plug Power Inc.... Read More

In The States
Youngkin Releases ‘All-of-the-Above’ State Energy Plan for Virginia
2022-10-03 21:01:03
by Dan McCue

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin unveiled his “2022 Energy Plan” for the state on Monday, adopting an “all-of-the-above” approach that includes natural gas, renewable energy, hydrogen and, most notably, nuclear power to meet the state's current and future... Read More

Transportation
Agencies to Collectively Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2022-09-19 12:53:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Four federal agencies on Friday entered into a memorandum of understanding to work collectively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. The commitment by the departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental... Read More

Employment
Energy Department Hosts Virtual Career Fairs for Renewables Sector
2022-09-12 13:50:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Dept. of Energy is hosting a series of virtual events in September for people interested in pursuing a career in the green economy. The series of virtual career fairs are essentially networking opportunities during which staffers... Read More

Energy
Americans Used More Energy in 2021; Coal and Petroleum Make Biggest Jump
2022-08-24 13:48:27
by Dan McCue

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Americans used 97.3 quadrillion British Thermal Units of energy in 2021, an increase of about 5% from 2020, a new analysis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows. However, both 2020 and 2021 annual energy consumption totals... Read More

Geopolitics
Analysts Consider Areas of US-Japan Collaboration for Energy, Environmental Risk Reduction
2022-08-15 22:17:51
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are two countries known for protecting and promoting leading-edge technologies, but given lessons learned over the past few years, “just having innovation is not sufficient,” according to Tatsuya Terazawa, chairman and CEO of... Read More

Congress
House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Sends on to President
2022-08-13 15:42:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to President Joe Biden. The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. In a tweet from... Read More

Trade
US, Canada Demand Talks Over Mexican Energy Policies
2022-07-22 16:11:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Just days after the second anniversary of the USMCA trade agreement, two of its three signers, the U.S. and Canada, are demanding dispute settlement talks with the third, Mexico, over domestic energy policies they say are undermining cross-border... Read More

U.S. Senate
Sen. Manchin Dashes Administration’s Hope of Addressing Climate Change
2022-07-15 16:02:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In something of a stunner, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told Democratic party leaders on Thursday that he could not support funding for climate or energy programs in a proposed “slimmed down” reconciliation bill that had been the subject... Read More

Renewable Energy
Sky's the Limit on Offshore Wind, but Greater Competition Will Define How Sector Grows
2022-07-13 16:51:17
by Eden Metzger

EDINBURGH, Scotland – As nations around the world combat the climate crisis, corporations are increasingly embracing offshore wind as a sustainable and profitable solution, a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie, the U.K.-based research firm, suggests. "Offshore wind resources in the... Read More

Environment
Georgia Power to Launch Largest Ever Coal Ash Harvesting Project
2022-06-29 15:42:08
by Kate Michael

ATLANTA — Georgia Power on Wednesday unveiled a new project with a leading U.S. producer of sustainable cement alternatives. The project calls for millions of tons of stored coal ash to be excavated for use in concrete to construct bridges,... Read More

Energy
Hydropower Offers Potential for Energy but Only With Revisions, Lawmakers Told
2022-05-12 20:48:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Hydropower offers a promising clean energy option for producing electricity but only if the current regulatory obstacles can be overcome, according to energy industry and environmental officials who testified to Congress Thursday. Last year, hydroelectricity generation produced about... Read More

Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin’s New Puzzle: How to Ditch Fossil Fuels and Go Green

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — For the past year a company that “mines” cryptocurrency had what seemed the ideal location for its thousands of power-thirsty computers working around the clock to verify bitcoin transactions: the grounds of a coal-fired power plant... Read More

Political News
Republican Senators Urge Biden Administration to Ramp Up Oil and Gas Production
2022-03-23 23:39:57
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Republican senators took the podium during a press conference on Wednesday to call on the Biden administration to increase domestic oil and gas production to stifle rising gas prices. The conference featured remarks from Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho,... Read More

Geopolitics
Energy Policy Commitments Needed to Reduce Russian Energy Reliance
2022-03-16 21:49:05
by Reece Nations

OAKLAND, Calif. — Energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute published a report on Wednesday detailing policy recommendations to reduce global reliance on Russian energy following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Much of Europe and portions of Asia need to make... Read More

Renewable Energy
DOE Releases Strategy to Secure Clean Energy Supply Chain
2022-02-24 22:12:35
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy released a first-of-its-kind comprehensive strategy to ensure the stability of the country’s energy supply and increase its independence on Thursday. “America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition” was... Read More

Geopolitics
US to Keep Europe Energized If Putin Pulls Plug
2022-01-25 21:39:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If Russian President Vladimir Putin chooses to “weaponize” the oil and gas he currently supplies to Europe, the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are prepared to make up a significant amount... Read More

Renewable Energy
Biden Administration Advances Renewable Energy Projects
2022-01-12 21:38:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seven federal executive branch agencies have begun rolling out wind, solar and other clean energy projects, the White House announced Wednesday morning. According to a senior administration official, the effort builds on President Biden’s commitment to “pull every... Read More

Climate
Biden Administration Pulls Support for Coal Plants, Carbon-Intensive Projects Overseas
2021-12-29 16:16:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has ordered an end to federal support for the construction of coal plants and other carbon-intensive projects overseas. The policy, which was communicated to U.S. embassies earlier this month, is expected to be fully in... Read More

Energy
White House Pushing Utility and Energy Providers to Prevent Shut-Offs This Winter
2021-11-18 21:44:53
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is calling on energy providers to proactively coordinate American Rescue Plan Act funds to prevent utility shut-offs this winter. In a press briefing issued on Thursday, the Biden-Harris White House urged states, localities and tribes... Read More

Energy
Biden Pushes Electric Vehicle Chargers as Energy Costs Spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting billions of dollars in his giant bipartisan infrastructure deal to pay for the installation of electric vehicle chargers across the country, an investment he says will go a long way to curbing planet-warming carbon emissions while creating good-paying... Read More

Congress
Joint Hearing Planned on America’s Clean Energy Supply Chain
2021-11-10 21:34:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the transition to a clean energy economy. The House Energy subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and the Environment and... Read More

Climate
Study: Fossil Fuel Plans Would Far Overshoot Climate Goals

LONDON (AP) — The world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels, according to a U.N.-backed study... Read More

Energy
Navajo and Hopi Tribes Push for Equitable Renewable Energies for Northern Arizona
2021-08-05 13:52:52
by Brock Blasdell

A recently released documentary is showing how the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribes are pushing for equitable and renewable energy sources for the many people living without electricity in the Black Mesa territory of northern Arizona.  “Local Leadership, Global Change:... Read More

Justice
Ohio Utility Settles for $230 Million After Bribing State Officials
2021-07-23 20:17:28
by Tom Ramstack

Electric utility company FirstEnergy Corp. agreed to settle a Justice Department complaint Thursday by paying $230 million to avoid a federal wire fraud conspiracy charge. Company officials admitted they conspired with former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to pay millions... Read More

Energy
New Report Shows Biden’s Energy Policies Could Save Lives and Money
2021-07-13 18:22:41
by TWN Staff

A new report from Harvard University, Syracuse University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Resources for the Future looks at the energy, economic, environmental, and health outcomes of an illustrative Clean Energy Standard design that reaches 80% clean electricity by 2030... Read More

In The States
Survey Identifies Most and Least Energy-Expensive States
2021-07-08 12:30:27
by TWN Staff

With residential electricity use projected to increase by 2.8% this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub on Wednesday released its report on 2021's most and least energy-expensive states. For the sake of its study, WalletHub compared the average monthly energy bills... Read More

Climate
Renewable Integration Study Highlights Opportunities for a Coordinated Low-Carbon Grid
2021-06-29 16:53:10
by TWN Staff

With a series of reports released last Thursday by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the North American Renewable Integration Study aims to inform grid planners, utilities, industry, policymakers, and other stakeholders about challenges and opportunities for continental system integration of... Read More

Energy
US Solar Energy Market Eclipses 100 Gigawatts
2021-06-15 18:07:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. solar energy market has surpassed 100 gigawatts of installed electric generating capacity, doubling the size of the industry over the last three-and-a-half years, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood... Read More

Climate
Senate Reinstates Obama-Era Controls on Climate-Warming Methane
2021-04-29 13:27:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Wednesday to reinstate an Obama-era regulation intended to reduce methane gas leaks from oil and gas facilities. In September, former President Donald Trump rolled back the regulation, which required facility operators to regularly monitor their... Read More

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