Veteran Pollster Says Americans More In Sync on Climate Than Most Think
Opinion Polls
Veteran Pollster Says Americans More In Sync on Climate Than Most Think
2024-06-16 18:43:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Americans might be sharply divided on a number of issues these days, but when it comes to climate change, they’re surprisingly in sync, according to Jon Krosnick, a professor of communication, political science and psychology at Stanford University.... Read More

Boston School District Goes All Green With Geothermal Energy
In The States
Boston School District Goes All Green With Geothermal Energy
2024-06-10 21:26:54
by Dan McCue

BOSTON — A Boston school district is reaping the benefits of clean energy after deciding that its most recently built elementary school will run entirely on a geothermal system, with no fossil fuel use on-site. In the year since it... Read More

New Nuclear Facility Opens Near Waynesboro, Georgia
In The States
New Nuclear Facility Opens Near Waynesboro, Georgia
2024-04-29 18:56:02
by Dan McCue

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — Plant Vogtle Unit 4, a nuclear power project that backers describe as one of the “largest clean energy projects in the nation” has begun commercial operation near Waynesboro, Georgia, a bucolic town about 30 miles south of... Read More

Shopping Mall Finds It’s Not Always Easy to Go Green
Business
Shopping Mall Finds It’s Not Always Easy to Go Green
2024-04-12 20:02:24
by Dan McCue

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — With a nod toward Kermit the Frog, it’s not always easy going green, no matter how good one's intentions. At least that appears to be the experience of shopping center giant Tanger, which wants to install... Read More

Sen. Blumenthal Lauds Expansion of Tax Credit for Offshore Wind Projects
Renewable Energy
Sen. Blumenthal Lauds Expansion of Tax Credit for Offshore Wind Projects
2024-03-26 16:00:10
by Dan McCue

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., visited State Pier in New London, Connecticut, on Monday to tout and celebrate the Biden administration’s decision to expand eligibility of federal tax credits for offshore wind projects. “This tax credit has... Read More

White House Unveils Sweeping Rules to Speed Switch to Cleaner Cars
Climate
White House Unveils Sweeping Rules to Speed Switch to Cleaner Cars
2024-03-20 20:53:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Wednesday rolled out an ambitious new regulatory regime aimed at bolstering the standards of electric and hybrid vehicles by placing new restrictions on tailpipe emissions. According to administration officials, who briefed reporters on the... Read More

The Link Between Energy and Exercise
Health
The Link Between Energy and Exercise
2024-03-06 14:55:13
by Jesse Zucker

WASHINGTON — When you have a busy life packed with work, family and other obligations, it can be challenging to find time to exercise. Even if you carve out the time, you may find yourself so tired and stressed that... Read More

Firm With Iowa State U Roots Nets $2M for New Algae Project
Climate
Firm With Iowa State U Roots Nets $2M for New Algae Project
2024-02-05 21:57:05
by Dan McCue

AMES, Iowa — Gross-Wen Technologies, a company founded by two Iowa State University professors, will share in a $2 million grant with project partners to develop carbon-sequestering molecular films to capture carbon dioxide with algae. In addition to Gross-Wen Technologies,... Read More

Potential of US Hydrogen Market Takes Center Stage at Summit
Renewable Energy
Potential of US Hydrogen Market Takes Center Stage at Summit
2023-10-30 14:15:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Events large and small happen in the nation’s capital all the time, but few seem to represent the level of promise manifested at the recent Hydrogen Americas 2023 summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.... Read More

Future of Hydrogen the Talk of Major Green Summit
Energy
Future of Hydrogen the Talk of Major Green Summit
2023-10-02 23:05:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Just weeks after the Biden administration rolled out its national strategy for incorporating hydrogen into the nation’s clean energy mix, entrepreneurs, engineers and energy officials converged in a downtown conference center on Monday to discuss how to harness... Read More

Oil and Gas Lease Sales Announced in Michigan, Louisiana
Energy
Oil and Gas Lease Sales Announced in Michigan, Louisiana
2023-05-15 20:57:26
by Dan McCue

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Bureau of Land Management on Monday announced that competitive oil and gas lease sales in Michigan and Louisiana will be held online on Thursday, June 29, 2023.  The agency will offer one parcel in Michigan... Read More

Justices Opt to Stay Out of Climate Change Suit Forum Fight
Supreme Court
Justices Opt to Stay Out of Climate Change Suit Forum Fight
2023-04-24 15:56:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a series of legal cases raising the question of whether climate change suits brought by state and local governments against fossil fuel companies ought to be heard in federal court.... Read More

Innovation Is the Invisible Hand That Moves the Political Debate on Energy
Innovation
Innovation Is the Invisible Hand That Moves the Political Debate on Energy
2023-03-24 20:56:00
by Dan McCue

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It almost seems here in Washington that the debate over energy, over the future of fossil fuels versus renewables, never changes. Most everyone these days will advocate for an “all of the above” solution to meet... Read More

Pallone Asserts GOP Missed Opportunity for Bipartisan Support of First Energy Bill
Congress
Pallone Asserts GOP Missed Opportunity for Bipartisan Support of First Energy Bill
2023-01-12 16:42:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are expected to approve a measure Thursday that would prohibit sales of oil from the United States’ strategic petroleum reserve to the People’s Republic of China. But Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., the ranking member of... Read More

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

Youngkin Releases ‘All-of-the-Above’ State Energy Plan for Virginia
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

Agencies to Collectively Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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

Energy Department Hosts Virtual Career Fairs for Renewables Sector
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

Americans Used More Energy in 2021; Coal and Petroleum Make Biggest Jump
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

Analysts Consider Areas of US-Japan Collaboration for Energy, Environmental Risk Reduction
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

House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Sends on to President
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

US, Canada Demand Talks Over Mexican Energy Policies
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

Sen. Manchin Dashes Administration’s Hope of Addressing Climate Change
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

Sky’s the Limit on Offshore Wind, but Greater Competition Will Define How Sector Grows
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

Georgia Power to Launch Largest Ever Coal Ash Harvesting Project
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

Hydropower Offers Potential for Energy but Only With Revisions, Lawmakers Told
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

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

Republican Senators Urge Biden Administration to Ramp Up Oil and Gas Production
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

Energy Policy Commitments Needed to Reduce Russian Energy Reliance
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

DOE Releases Strategy to Secure Clean Energy Supply Chain
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

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